Court invader interrupts Australian Open men's final

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Posted: Feb 01, 2015 7:01 AM
Court invader interrupts Australian Open men's final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A protester was stopped on court by security during the Australian Open men's final between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray on Sunday night, causing a short delay in play during the second set.

Australian Open organizers said two people had been arrested by police.

"Security responded immediately. Both were quickly removed with minimal disruption to play," organizers said in a statement.

Security guards caught one court invader, who was wearing a white shirt with the message "Australia Open for Refugees," near the baseline during a changeover after the seventh game of the second set. The players were surrounded by security staff while stadium officials took action.

A group of other people who had unfurled a large banner with the same message was escorted out of the Rod Laver Arena.