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

A person ran on to the court docket in London’s O2 Area and set his arm on fireplace on Friday to protest the usage of non-public jets in Britain, briefly halting the Laver Cup assembly between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Diego Schwartzman.

Safety personnel acted rapidly to pull the person off the court docket earlier than play resumed following a fast examine of the floor which was not broken in the course of the weird incident.

British media reported that the protestor was a member of the Finish UK Non-public Jets group, which claims “carbon emissions in 2022 are genocide.”

Tsitsipas went on to win the match 6-2 6-1 to present Group Europe a 2-0 lead over the Relaxation Of The World within the competitors after Casper Ruud had earlier crushed Jack Sock 6-4 5-7 10-7.

Swiss nice Roger Federer is because of take to the court docket later within the day for the ultimate match of his profession, with the 41-year-old partnering his nice rival Rafa Nadal to face the American duo of Sock and Frances Tiafoe.

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