Laver Cup: Protester runs onto court and briefly sets fire to his arm during opening session at The O2 | Tennis News

A protester set fire to his arm during the opening session of this year’s Laver Cup at The O2 in London.

The incident happened during the match between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Diego Schwartzman on the first day of the competition.

Tsitsipas clinched the first set 6-2 and during the changeover, a man ran onto the court and lit a fire, which briefly set his arm ablaze.

The individual was wearing a t-shirt which read: “End UK Private Jets” and was quickly dragged out of the court after the fire had been extinguished.

A man is taken away by security after he sets fire on his hand during protest at a match Team World's Diego Schwartzman against Team Europe's Stefanos Tsitsipas on day one of the Laver Cup tennis tournament at the O2 in London, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
The protester was quickly taken away by security before the match resumed

After a brief delay, the match, the second of day one, was able to resume.

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