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Security upped for Federer after threat

Security for the Shanghai Masters championship is being tightened after an online death threat was made against World No. 1 tennis star Roger Federer. The tournament official Yang Yibin said that the police were notified about the threat and security would be increased for Federer during the tournament starting which starts this weekend. The threat, posted last month on a Federer fan site by 'Blue Cat Polytheism Founder 07' vowed to assassinate Federer. It was accompanied by a gruesome image of a decapitated Federer.

An officer in the Internet security office of the Shanghai Police said on Friday that the threat was being investigated. In a statement, the tournament said that it was aware of the threat and had proper security in place. 'We are fully aware of the comments that have been made and we take all such issues seriously,' the statement said.


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