After his defeat in straight sets against Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round of the US Open, Andy Murray turned on the Greek for his extended breaks which according to the British player “affect you physically”.
With the words of Alexander Zverev , we had a taste of those of Andy Murray. Once again, the Tsitsipas controversy returned to the table. For their entry into the running at the US Open , Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andy Murray fought a wonderful battle, won by the first city, but which will unfortunately end up marred by the extended breaks of the Greek. As in Cincinnati against the German Olympic champion, the world number 3 has given himself too long breaks according to Andy Murray, enough to gain the upper hand on the Briton, below physically. This has the gift of annoying the 34-year-old tennis player, very upset against Stefanos Tsitsipas .
“I lost respect for him”
“It’s not so much to leave the court. It is the amount of time. I knew I had to prepare for this if things didn’t go his way. But the problem is, you can mentally prepare for it as much as you want, these too long breaks affect you physically. He took his breaks or medical time out before my shift or when I was better. It cannot be a coincidence that it happens at such times. His physical problem did not bother him. The match lasted two more hours. He was fine, he was moving well. It’s just disappointing because I think it influenced the outcome of the game. I’m not saying that I necessarily win this game, that’s for sure, but it had an influence on what happened after those breaks. I have great regard for him. He’s a brilliant player, great for the sport. But I lost respect for him. I told ATP, that I didn’t want to give a press conference, because it was going to seem to destroy him, but I swear I would have said the same if I had won “, Dropped Andy Murray in remarks relayed by We Love Tennis .