In a disturbing story out of Shanghai, Roger Federer is under extra security after receiving a death threat. The World No. 1 just landed in Shanghai in preparation for the Rolex Masters which begins this weekend.
According to reports, a psycho blogger who goes by “Blue Cat Polytheistic Religion Founder 07” wrote on the website Baidu.com, “On October 6, I plan to assassinate Federer for the purpose of tennis extermination.” The blogger also posted a photoshopped image of a decapitated Federer.
in lieu of the threat, however credible or not, the tournament has stepped up security and will provide Federer with added protection. The top seeded Federer will make his first appearance in Shanghai since 2010.
It’s a sick world we live in, sometimes.
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