French Open

Froome tells Federer to harden up!

2015-05-27 13:07
British cyclist Chris Froome has won the Tour of Andalucia. (AFP)

Cape Town - British 2013 Tour de France winner Chris Froome has - jokingly - suggested 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer "harden up" after the Swiss star was angered by a security breach after his first round match at Roland Garros on Sunday.

Federer was left fuming after a teenage fan sauntered onto the court and began trying to snap a selfie with a mobile phone before he was belatedly removed by a security guard.

"I'm not happy about it. Obviously not one second I'm happy about it. It happened yesterday in the practice, too," a ruffled Federer told reporters, adding that organisers had apologised.

Froome took to Twitter, writing: Wonder what RF would have to say about ASO security on Alpe d'Huez?Give me a couple of kids wanting selfies any time

Froome then posted a picture of him riding in the yellow jersey with a a fan letting off a flare in close proximity.

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