The match between Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt was delayed when a note containing a bomb threat was discovered on one of the walls at the tournament.
After a search of the grounds, the match was allowed to begin, where Roddick defeated Hewitt 7-6(2), 7-6(4).
Tournament officials, who initially said the match was being delayed because of technical issues, disclosed that a spectator had discovered a bomb threat message pinned to a wall. However, a security sweep found nothing.
While waiting for about 20 minutes, the two former champions chatted at the net.
“Obviously, your concern is making sure everyone is safe,” Roddick said.(Via AP; Image via Yahoo! Sports)
“There wasn’t really much to be done, and I know they were trying to decide what they were going to do.
“Obviously, we were hoping we were going to get a chance to stay out there and play the match, but that (bomb scare) was a first for me.”