Man sets himself on fire at London tennis court where Roger Federer is due to play his final match

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Stefanos Tsitsipas and Diego Schwartzman’s Laver Cup match was briefly halted on Friday afternoon after a man set his arm on fire in protest at the use of private jets in Britain.

Greece’s Tsitsipas was playing against his Argentinian opponent at the O2 Arena in London when the unidentified man stormed onto the pitch while he was wearing a t-shirt that read ‘End UK Private Jets “.

Switzerland great Roger Federer is due to take to the pitch later today for the final match of his career, with the 41-year-old teaming up with arch-rival Rafa Nadal to take on the American duo of Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe.

Photos showed the man’s arm engulfed in flames.

He was quickly ejected from the field by security before the match resumed.

It is a story of rupture. Check back for updates.

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