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Report: Shanghai ups security after Federer threat

Updated: October 5, 2012, 4:05 AM ET
Associated Press

BEIJING -- A Chinese state media report says security for the upcoming Shanghai Masters is being tightened after an online death threat against Roger Federer.

Shanghai's Youth Daily quoted tournament official Yang Yibin as saying police were notified about the threat and that security will be increased for Federer at the tournament, which starts this weekend.

The report says the threat, posted last month on a Federer fan site by "Blue Cat Polytheism Founder 07," vowed to assassinate ...

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