At the start of the second set, a man with a lighter in his hand entered the steel field at The O2 in London. He probably also had a flammable substance on him, but something went wrong when he lit it while sitting on the track. Both the track and his right arm caught fire.
Team Europe led 2-0 against Team World. Casper Ruud and Stefanos Tsitsipas won their matches on Friday night, with everyone waiting for Roger Federer’s final performance.
Casper Ruud helped Europe achieve their first win in the Laver Cup, the match between Team Europe and Team World. He defeated American Jack Sock in London: 6-4, 5-7, 10-7.
The decision fell into the so-called super tiebreak, with Sock initially leading 3-0. Then the next six points went to his Norwegian rival. Rudd hasn’t given up that lead anymore. “It’s great to have the first success of Team Europe,” said the losing US Open finalist and world number two. The balls were always good for me in the important moments. I’m happy to win for the team.”
The highlight of the first day of the fight will undoubtedly be the doubles match, as Roger Federer bids farewell on Friday night. The 40-year-old Swiss plays with 36-year-old Rafael Nadal. They will play against Americans Sock and Francis Tiafoe of Team World. For that final piece for Federer, the match between Andy Murray (Great Britain) and Alex de Minaur (Australia) is a first on the programme.