Shanghai Masters organisers said they were taking a bizarre online death threat against Roger Federer "seriously" Friday and pledged to keep the world number one safe.
A security guard stands under a giant poster of top-ranked men's tennis player Roger Federer in Shanghai. The organisers have tightened security around Federer, who has arrived in Shanghai with his family, after he was targeted by an unknown blogger who said he planned to "assassinate" the player, in a bizarre posting on a popular Chinese website.
A tournament official made the assurances after an unknown blogger threatened to assassinate the Swiss player, who will headline the tournament starting on Sunday.
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