Laver Cup match briefly halted after protester sets arm on fire on court | Tennis News

A man ran to court in London O2 Arena and set his arm on fire on Friday to protest the use of private jets in Britain, briefly interrupting the Cup of the tank meeting between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Diego Schwartzman.
Security staff acted quickly to drag the man off the field before play resumed after a quick check of the surface which was undamaged in the bizarre incident.
British media reported that the protester was a member of the Ending the British private jet groupwhich asserts that “carbon emissions in 2022 are genocide”.
Tsitsipas went on to win the match 6-2 6-1 to give Team Europe a 2-0 lead over the rest of the world in the competition after Casper Ruud beat Jack Sock 6-4 5-7 10-7.
Switzerland great Roger Federer is due to take to the pitch later today for the final game of his career, with the 41-year-old joining forces with arch-rival Rafa Nadal to take on the American duo of Sock and Frances Tiafoe.

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