Roof panel falls on fans

A long rectangular side panel fell from a commentary box terrace on to the crowd, forcing the evacuation of two rows of seats at the upper end of Court Philippe Chatrier.

Play was suspended for 15 minutes and organisers said they needed ’10 more minutes’ to make the area safe before the quarter-final between France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Kei Nishikori of Japan resumed.

One spectator was led out of the stadium by medics holding the man’s right??wrist, but he did not appear seriously hurt as he departed smiling and waving to??the crowd.

Strong winds have been blowing in Paris all day.??

A Roland Garros statement read: “A sheet of metal fell from the scoreboard on??to members of the public, three of whom sustained minor injuries.

“The area was secured and the match will recommence shortly. Spectators are??taking their places in the stands.”

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