The man made the protest in the break between the first and second sets to show his concern over global pollution. The players were shocked and the match was suspended for a few minutes.
Unfortunately, the first major Laver Cup postcard was not about tennis. In the middle of the match between Argentinian Diego Schwartzman and Stefanos Tsitsipas, a man walked into court and burned his arm in protest against global pollution . A situation that has had an impact on players and the public.
Although television signals could not capture the moment, because came on the break after the first set social networks and photographers present at the O2 quickly made public a situation that caught the attention of the whole world.
The young man, who was evacuated from the field by security agents once the fire was under control, wore a T-shirt with called on the UK to stop private flights to the country . A practice that causes great contamination in relation to the number of people it manages to transport.
Even Diego Schwartzman addressed the situation after being beaten by Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 6-1. “It took me a little while to concentrate after what happened during the chainring change. You saw a lot of people move and you didn’t know if something like this could happen again ”, commented the Argentinian to ESPN.
Remember that in the last round of this Laver Cup day, Roger Federer will play his last match as a professional tennis player. He will do it with Rafael Nadal in a double where they will face Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe.
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