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Swedish Open semi interrupted by man shouting Nazi slogans

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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish Open tennis semi-final between Fernando Verdasco and David Ferrer was briefly disrupted on Saturday when a spectator walked on to the court and shouted a Nazi slogan.

Wearing a black T-shirt and tan trousers, the man calmly walked on during the second set before raising his right arm, fist clenched, and shouting “Hell Seger!”, a Swedish translation of the Nazi slogan “Sieg Heil”.

The umpire stopped play and the man was led away by security guards. Play resumed after a brief interruption.

The disruption occurred with Ferrer leading his fellow Spaniard by one set to love. Verdasco bounced back to win the second set but Ferrer took the decider for a 6-1 6-7(3) 6-4 victory and will meet Alexandr Dolgopolov in Sunday’s final.

Reporting by Philip O’Connor; Editing by Clare Fallon

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