Laver Cup Drama: man tries to catch fire on the court
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In these hours the Laver Cup 2022 is being held in London, a competition that sees some of the best tennis players in the world as protagonists. This event, now in its umpteenth edition, has had even more prominence in recent days due to Roger Federer.
The Swiss champion, twenty times winner of Grand Slam titles, has announced his retirement and will play the last match of his career tonight. Roger will play as a team with Rafael Nadal, the great friend and rival of all time and will team up for Team Europe, playing against Team World, made up of American tennis player Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock.
In these minutes an incredible episode took place, in some ways shocking, which happened during the second challenge of the day, the meeting between the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas and the Argentine Diego Schwartzman (challenge later won by the Greek talent in two sets).
A young boy carried out a field invasion and tried to set himself on fire amidst the general shock. The boy implemented a protest against private jets and environmental pollution. Fortunately, the guards and several people intervened, preventing the situation from escalating into worst-case scenarios.
A particular episode that has had a lot of prominence in the last few hours on the social network. Here are some pictures of a colleague of the Telegraph and the video of all the incident, published by the Sun.
Dramatic scenes moments ago at the #LaverCup as a protester got onto the court, sat down and set something on fire.
He was wearing a shirt which said 'End UK private jets'..
(Pics: PA) pic.twitter.com/xkYm1zryYl — Uche Amako (@UcheAmako) September 23, 2022
Laver Cup, waiting for Roger Federer
After the two afternoon matches there will be room for the evening matches.
The idol of the house Andy Murray and Alex De Minaur will open the dance but the main dish will arrive in the London evening. Federer and Nadal in pairs, the famous Fedal to participate in the last match in the history of the Swiss champion.
Millions of spectators around the world will be tuned in tonight to witness the retirement of one of the greatest icons of the third millennium, Roger Federer's farewell to sport. The Swiss champion announced in a letter a few weeks ago the decision to say enough and now he is ready to greet all the fans, for one last exciting time. It will be a historic day for our sport and everyone wants to take part in this event in some way.