Earlier this week the psycho blogger who nearly turned tennis on its axis came out and issued an apology to Roger Federer for making a death threat against the Swiss.
“I’m terribly sorry. I was arguing with Federer fans and then I wrote something stupid … I hope that the organizers can understand me, forgive me, and if possible send my apologies to Federer and his family,” wrote user “Blue Cat Polytheism” on baidu.com.
The tournament added security, but Federer shrugged off the threat, pointing out that it was just message board banter.
“It was something just very small on a website, nothing clear and concrete, people just debating,” Federer said on Sunday. “That it makes that big news is a bit surprising to me.”
Back on court, Federer moved safely into the third round today at the Shanghai Rolex Masters, beating Yen-Hsun Lu 63, 75. Next is good friend and countryman Stanislas Wawrinka.
Moral of the story: In these times be careful what you post on the internet.
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