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Man sets himself on fire on London tennis court where Roger Federer is set to play his last match

The man, wearing a T-shirt that read “End UK Private Jets,” was quickly removed from the court by security before the game resumed.

A man set his arm on fire on the court Friday during a tennis tournament in London to protest the use of private jets in Britain.

Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece was playing Diego Schwartzman of Argentina in a Laver Cup match at the O2 Arena when the unidentified man stormed the court while wearing a T-shirt that read "End UK Private Jets."

A man sets himself on fire during a protest at the Laver Cup tennis tournament
A man sets himself on fire during a protest at the Laver Cup tennis tournament at the O2 in London on Sept. 23, 2022.Kin Cheung / AP

The Swiss great Roger Federer was due to take to the court later in the day for the final match of his career, with the 41-year-old partnering with Rafael Nadal of Spain to face the American duo of Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe.

Photos showed the man's arm engulfed in flames.

He was carried off the court by three security guards before the game resumed, cellphone video showed.

"A man accessed the court this afternoon and was promptly removed by security," an official with Laver Cup said.

The official said the man has since been arrested.

Tsitsipas ended up winning Friday's match, 6-2, 6-1, giving Team Europe a 2-0 advantage.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.