A protester appeared to accidentally set fire to his arm on court at The Big City’s O2 ahead of Roger Federer’s farewell from tennis later this evening.

The incident happened during the opening session match between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Diego Schwartzman on the first day of this year’s Laver Cup.

Tsitsipas clinched the first set 6-2 and during the changeover, a man ran onto the court and lit a fire, which briefly set his arm ablaze.

The individual was wearing a T-shirt which read “End UK Private Jets” and was quickly dragged out of the court after the fire had been extinguished.

Pic: AP

After a brief delay, the match, the second of the first day, was able to resume.

Tonight, Swiss star Federer, 41, will play for the final time before retiring from tennis.

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The 20-time Grand Slam champion will team up with old rival Rafa Nadal for Europe’s doubles match against Team World at the cup in The Big City.

Federer created the tournament with his agent to honour his idol, Rod Laver.

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