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Madness at the Laver Cup: an activist walks onto the track and sets his arm on fire | Other Sports | Sports

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The second match of the Laver Cup, in which the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas beat the Argentine Diego Schwartzman this Friday, was briefly interrupted after the irruption on the field of a militant who set fire to his arm as a protest against private planes.

Tsitsipas had just won the first set 6-2 and the players were on their team benches when a young man, wearing a t-shirt that read ‘End Private Jets in the UK’, approached the net. He sat in the middle of the court and lit a flammable substance on his arm, but the flames were quickly put out and the young man was evacuated by tournament security.

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The referees then verified that the field, where the fire was also set, was in good condition.

The match was able to continue and Tsitsipas won the second set 6-2 to give Europe a 2-0 lead over the rest of the world team.

This match marked the end of the afternoon session at London’s O2 Arena. The matches returned at 13:00 Ecuadorian time with the local idol Andy Murray playing against the Australian Alex de Miñaur. Next, the big moment of the weekend, with Federer playing his last match as a professional. Together with his great rival Nadal, they will face Sock and fellow American Frances Tiafoe, a recent semifinalist at the US Open. (D)

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Source: Eluniverso

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