Tennis: Side panel falls on crowd at French Open

A spectator is helped by medicals after he was hit and injured by a falling object in the stands as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France plays against Kei Nishikori of Japan during their quarterfinal match for the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garr
A spectator is helped by medicals after he was hit and injured by a falling object in the stands as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France plays against Kei Nishikori of Japan during their quarterfinal match for the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, 02 June 2015. The match was interrupted. -- PHOTO: EPA

PARIS (REUTERS) - A long rectangular side panel fell from a commentary box terrace on to the crowd, forcing the evacuation of two rows of seats at the upper end of Court Philippe Chatrier at the French Open on Tuesday (June 2).

Play was suspended for about 15 minutes and organisers said they needed "10 more minutes" to make the area safe before the quarter-final between France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Japanese Kei Nishikori resumed.

One man was taken away by medical staff but he seemed okay as he waved at the crowd.

Strong winds have been blowing in Paris all day.