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Laver Cup 2022 interrupted by climate change activist who lights his arm on fire

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The 2022 Laver Cup was briefly interrupted by a climate change activist who burst onto the court and lit his right arm on fire during Friday’s day session.The incident occurred during Stefanos Tsitsipas’ singles match against Diego Schwartzman – with both players, match officials and fans left unharmed.The protester wore a white t-shirt which read ‘end UK private jets’ and he was dragged off the court at The O2 in London by members of security.‘It came out of nowhere,’ Tsitsipas said after winning his match to put Team Europe 2-0 up. ‘I had no idea what this was all about.‘I’ve never had an incident like this before on court.

I hope he’s alright.Quizzed on if his discussion with the match umpire was to ensure the court was playable after the incident, Tsitsipas added: ‘Correct.‘I wanted to proceed that match without having any minor changes to the court.

I wanted to make sure it was playable, especially that area. To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video‘It also got in my way, the way I saw the court later, there was a big mark and I wanted it to be cleaned up.’Broadcasters chose not to show the incident, but courtside pictures showed the man was screaming in agony.The men’s Wimbledon final between Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios was also interrupted by a protester this year.During the third set, Australian activist Drew Pavlou held up a sign which read, ‘where is Peng Shuai?’, and shouted, ‘where is Peng Shuai, Chinese tennis star persecuted by the Chinese government, why won’t Wimbledon say something?’.Why is the Laver Cup court black?Laver Cup: Schedule, tickets, teams and how to watch on TVLaver Cup 2022: How much prize money does the winning team

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