Roger Federer: Protester sets arm on fire on tennis court ahead of Roger Federer’s final match at Laver Cup in London

Ahead of Roger Federer’s final tennis match at the Laver Cup in London, a protester seemed to have accidentally fired his arm on the court. The incident caused quite a stir before the farewell dinner.

It was when Stefanos Tsitsipas and Diego Schwartzman’s opening match for the first day at the Laver Cup was about to start. The protester wearing an “End Private Jet” t-shirt set fire to his arm while sitting on the tennis court.

The first day of the 2022 Laver Cup

On the first day of this year’s Laver Cup, the opening match was between Diego Schwartzman and Stefanos Tsitsipas. Stefanos Tsitsipas led the first set with a score of 6-2. It was during the changeover when suddenly a man ran over to the tennis court and set his arm ablaze. The officials started dragging the man out of the court immediately after the accident caught their notice.

He wore a white t-shirt with “End UK private jets” printed on it. Fans at the Levar Cup were stunned by the incident, and the match was also halted for a while. After the security personnel dragged the man out of the court, the match was immediately resumed.

Reports claim that along with the protestor, the court was also set alight momentarily, but the fire was immediately controlled with no harm to anyone except the protestor.

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  1. What is the Laver Cup?
    The Laver Cup is an international celebration of team tennis. It is an international men’s team tennis tournament. This year, the Levar Cup is also a platform for Roger Federer to play his final match before retiring.
  2. Who was the man protesting during the Laver Cup?
    It is still unknown who the protestor was or what the protest was about. According to reports, the protest was over climate control. The man was wearing an END private jet in a UK t-shirt. According to the t-shirt, the man was a member of a climate activist group that claimed that carbon emissions would lead to genocide in 2022. He rushed towards the court, poured flammable liquid on his arm, and lit it on fire. The security was quick to rush me out of the tennis court.

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