Roger Federer is used to getting a lot of attention, but usually not of the scary kind. On a Chinese website, a user who goes by the name of "Blue Cat Polytheistic Religion Founder 07" posted this:
On October 6, I plan to assassinate Federer for the purpose of tennis extermination.
The user also apparently posted a doctored image of Federer decapitated on a tennis court with a masked executioner dressed in black holding an axe standing next to him.
The tournament director has stepped up security with an increased police presence for the the Shanghai Masters Tournament which Federer is competing in starting next week. He was quoted as saying,
We hope that it was an oral threat only, and the fan won't take substantive action. However, we have to take it seriously.