The largest headline all week main as much as the Laver Cup has been Friday’s extremely anticipated doubles match together with the pairing of Rafael Nadal and the retiring Roger Federer. Hours earlier than Nadal and Federer have been scheduled to take the court docket collectively for one final time, a scary scene unfolded on the O2 Area.
The spectacle briefly delayed the beginning of the second set of the match between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Diego Schwartzman. In keeping with an ESPN report, the activist was carrying a lighter and carrying a white T-shirt with a message about non-public jets and “made his means onto the black court docket and sat down close to the online,” earlier than being carried away by safety guards.
“It got here out of nowhere. … I by no means had an incident like this occur on court docket,” Tsitsipas mentioned. “I hope he is all proper.”
Tsitsipas ended up with a 6-2, 6-1 victory for Crew Europe over Crew World’s Schwartzman to provide his group a 2-0 lead within the competitors.