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Laver Cup: an activist sets his arm on fire, the Tsitsipas-Schwartzman match was briefly interrupted

2022-09-23T17:45:31.228Z

The Laver Cup in London was the scene of an impressive event. An environmental activist entered the court before me



As the tennis world eagerly awaits Roger Federer's last dance, the second Laver Cup match between Stefanos Tsitsipas, with a royal bench (Federer, Nadal, Djokovic) behind him, against Diego Schwartzman on Friday in London was briefly interrupted after the irruption on the court of an activist who tried to set fire to his arm to protest against the use of private jets.

The Greek had just won the first set 6-2 and the players were on the bench for their respective teams when a young man, wearing a t-shirt that read 'End private jets in the UK' rushed to the net.

He sat down in the middle of the court before setting fire to a flammable substance on his arm, but the flames were quickly extinguished and the youngster was evacuated by security.

Officials briefly checked the surface of the court for damage and play resumed without delay, with Tsitsipas finishing his work by winning the second set 6-1 to give the European team a 2-0 advantage against the rest of the world.

A fright for the organization which quickly cut the TV beams.

The first day of the Laver Cup will end with the last match of Roger Federer's career, in doubles, associated with Rafael Nadal, to face the Americans Jack Sok and Frances Tiafoe.

The match that all the public and tennis lovers are looking forward to.

Source: leparis

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