Watch moment French Open is interrupted by SONIC BOOM after jet breaks sound barrier as cops called over 'explosion'
TENNIS STARS had to stop their booming aces today – after being interrupted by a SONIC BOOM!
Switzerland No.2 Stan Wawrinka and German Dominik Koepfer temporarily halted play in the second game of the first set of their second-round clash at the French Open.
A loud noise was heard over the Roland Garros site which observers court-side initially thought was a nearby explosion.
Koepfer paused his service and looked up at the sky in disbelief.
The loud bang was also heard on TV and sent social media in to a frenzy about what had called the loud noise.
Annabel Croft, the former British No.1, asked on Twitter: “Anyone know what that almighty explosion noise was in Paris?”
French Police later confirmed it was a fighter aircraft breaking the sound barrier over the capital.
According to reports, the explosion prompted walls to shake at Gare de Clichy-Levallois railway station in the north-western suburbs of Paris.
The Paris Police Prefecture tweeted: “A very important noise was heard in Paris and in the Paris region.
“There is no explosion, it is about a fighter plane which crossed the sound barrier.
“Don't clutter up the emergency lines!”
Wawrinka secured his spot in the second round of the competition after knocking out Andy Murray.
Murray suffered the joint worst Slam display of his career as he lost 6-1 6-3 6-2.
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