In response to a massive security breach on Sunday that saw a youngster easily elude guards surrounding the main show court at the French Open to walk up next to Roger Federer in hopes of getting a selfie, the tennis star demanded more security. It’s safe to say that when Roger speaks, people listen. Here was Federer’s security escort on Friday as he went to the Tennis Channel set following his third-round win.
I count 14 men in various pictures, all tasked with escorting The Fed around the tiny walkways of Roland Garros.
And, as if the security entourage didn’t tell how big a star Federer was, notice how he looked at his phone the whole time, thus avoiding eye contact with the public that he usually engages but had to ignore, lest a member of his purple-tied, 14-man detail have to rough up some dude named Pierre.