The French Open men's final was held up by a flare-carrying protestor on Sunday, who came within just a few feet of defending champion Rafael Nadal, to demonstrate against France's same-sex marriage law.
An anti gay-marriage activist holding a flare is evacuated by members of the security as he protests on the central court during the 2013 French Open final match at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on June 9, 2013. The men's final was held up by a flare-carrying protestor on Sunday.
The match between Nadal and David Ferrer was in the second set when a shirtless spectator, wearing a white mask, leapt from the stands and onto the court brandishing a flare before he was wrestled away by security officials.
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