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Protester sets fire to his arm during Laver Cup opening session

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A protester set fire to his arm during a dramatic incident which left Stefanos Tsitsipas stunned and disrupted the opening session of this year’s Laver Cup.

The protest occurred during the second match of the Ryder Cup-style team competition at the O2 Arena in London, where Team Europe’s Tsitsipas and Diego Schwartzman of Team World were doing battle in a singles tie.

After Tsitsipas had won the first set 6-2, the spectator ran on to the court during the changeover and set his arm ablaze before security staff were able to put the fire out with the protester ushered away.

It failed to knock Tsitsipas off his stride with the second set clinched quickly to beat Schwartzman 6-2, 6-1 and put Team Europe 2-0 up at the end of the afternoon session but the Greek player admitted it left him and everyone inside the O2 shocked. “It came out of nowhere.

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