Laver Cup protester sets arm on fire on court as Roger Federer’s farewell overshadowed

The group’s Twitter account was only created in July of this year and has just 25 followers, with one previous post featuring Kai delivering a recorded message. The post is accompanied with the caption: “Carbon emissions in 2022 are genocide. We’re accelerating towards the cliff of runaway collapse – every second takes us closer to human extinction. And the elites are still flying in private jets.”

Tsitsipas – who had just clinched the first set for Team Europe – was able to continue his match with Schwartzman once the court clean-up operation was complete where he went on to seal a 6-2, 6-1 victory.

Speaking after his win, Tsitsipas said: “It came out of nowhere. I [have] never had an incident like this happen on court so I hope he’s all right. I wanted to proceed with that match without having any minor changes to the court and I wanted to make sure it’s playable, especially that area. There was a big mark over there and I wanted it to be cleaned up in order for me to proceed the way I did before.”

The incident came just hours before 20-time Grand Slam tennis champion Federer is due to appear on court for his farewell appearance in a doubles match alongside great rival Rafael Nadal as the pair face the American duo of Francis Tiafoe and Jack Sock.


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