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Joshua Lees

Protestors attempt to tie themselves to net as Davis Cup descends into chaos

A match at the Davis Cup descended into chaos as a pair of protestors stormed the court and looked to tie themselves to the net. Borna Coric of Croatia was taking on Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut in Malaga.

It was Coric who secured victory, as he defeated Bautista Agut in straight sets 6-4, 7-6 took kick off proceedings. As the crowd waited for the next match between Marin Cilic and Pablo Carreno Busta those watching on were dealt a shock.

This came as the pair of protestors burst their way onto the playing surface before heading over to the net in a frantic few moments at the Malaga arena.

In response, five security guards quickly followed them onto the court, with the female protestor contained first. The male however sparked further drama as he looked to attach himself to the net, leading to a squabble with security.

The man in question was then eventually pulled away from the net, before being pinned to the ground by three of the security team. The pair were then marched off the court in a minute of pure chaos.

Those watching on were clearly less than impressed with the protest, as the disruptors were booed and jeered at as they made their off. This is not the first time a tennis event has been marred by a protest in recent months.

The protestors looked to attach themselves to the net (AFP via Getty Images)

Back in September at the Laver Cup, a protestor made his way onto the court in London whilst Stefanos Tsitsipas took on Diego Schwartzman. The man in question dangerously set fire to his arm, whilst donning a t-shirt reading 'End UK Private Jets'.

The protestor was then dragged from the court, before the security team in London washed his arm with water to put out the flames. As of yet, it remains unknown as to what the meaning behind the protest in Malaga was.

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