London (AP) – An incident occurred at the Laver Cup in London on Friday. After the first set of the second match between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Diego Schwartzman, a man ran onto the court in the o2 arena and lit a fire.
As an eyewitness to the German Press Agency reported, the troublemaker’s arm briefly caught fire. Security personnel immediately extinguished the fire and carried the man out of the hall. The match between Tsitsipas and Schwartzman continued without delay.
“It came out of nowhere,” said the Greek Tsitsipas afterwards: “I’ve never had an incident like this on the pitch. I hope he’s fine.” The sixth in the world rankings won the match 6-2, 6-1 and gave Team Europe a 2-0 lead after Casper Ruud (Norway) had previously won against Jack Sock (USA). The tabloid “The Sun” published a short video of the incident on Twitter.
At the Laver Cup, a European team plays against a selection of tennis players from the rest of the world from Friday to Sunday. It is the last tournament where tennis star Roger Federer will be. The Swiss announced last week that he would have to end his career after three knee operations.
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