Masters has security in place for our players and every precaution is taken to make sure players are kept safe and comfortable.”
The security alert was raised after hate messages from the blogger, who calls himself ‘Blue Cat Polytheistic Religion Founder 07’ appeared on the popular baidu.com site. “On October 6, I plan to assassinate Federer for the purpose of tennis extermination,” read the threat.
The user also posted a doctored image showing a decapitated Federer on his knees on a tennis court, with an axe-wielding executioner standing next to him. Police and other government agencies have been contacted to increase security around Federer, an official was quoted as saying.