TOILET BREAK. “He is cheating,” says Murray about Tsitsipas at the US Open

Andy Murray explains why he lost his respect for Stefanos Tsitsipas

Andy Murray And Tsitsipas

Andy Murray lost a rough 5 setter against Stefanos Tsitsipas in a tasty US Open first round. Unfortunately, things got white animated after Stefanos Tsitsipas got some of his lengthy toilet breaks a couple of times during the match.

Tsitsipas was publicity blasted by Alexander Zverev after taking a prolonged break in his previous match in Cincinnati. Stefanos is used to take its very long breaks and once he hit the headlines for getting one of them after winning the first set in just 23 minutes. Unfortunately, there are strong allegations (not proved) that Tsitsipas gets coaching advice during these breaks.

During the press conference in Cincinnati, Tsitsipas said that he would take his prolonged toilet breaks anyway.

Back to Stefanos’ match against Murray, the Brit went ballistic after Tsitsipas went out of the court before the 5th set. Murray loudly shouted at his box: “He’s cheating.”

Then complaining with the supervisor, Murray said: ” You know as well as I do this is an absolute disgrace… And you guys do nothing.  ‘Let’s talk about it after the match,’ but right now is when it matters.”

Murray gave Tsitsipas an extremely cold handshake at the net.

The Press Conference

Murray had something else to say during the press conference:

“I rate him a lot. I think he’s a brilliant player. I think he’s great for the game. But I have zero time for that stuff at all, and I lost respect for him.”

Then Andy added:

“I don’t think it’s a good look for the players either. I’m sitting in here after a match like that against one of the best players in the world, and rather than talking about how fantastic he is, how good he is for the game, how great it was for me that I was able to put on a performance like that after everything that’s gone on the last four years, but I’m sitting in here talking about bathroom breaks and medical timeouts and delays in matches. That’s rubbish. I don’t think that that’s right.”

Andy Murray in 2021

Andy Murray Stats info

Currently the world no.112, Murray played his last match on the 30th of August when he lost to world no.3 Stefanos Tsitsipas 2-6 7-6(7) 3-6 6-3 6-4 in the 1st round in U.S. Open (draw).

This season Murray owns a 10-8 match record. Andy Murray’s most significant achievement of the current year was getting to the final in the Biella 1 Challenger.

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Murray's Record

Tsitsipas at the U.S. Open, ranking, and results in 2021

Stefanos Tsitsipas Stats info

Ranked no.3 (career-high), the Greek has managed to achieve an overall 49-14 match record in 2021. Tsitsipas is playing at the moment at the U.S. Open where he toppled Andy Murray 2-6 7-6(7) 3-6 6-3 6-4.

Stefanos Tsitsipas will face the world no.44 Adrian Mannarino in the 2nd round. The head to head is 1-1.

The Greek has won 2 titles in 2021 in Monte-Carlo and in Lyon. The Greek was the finalist in Acapulco (Abierto Mexicano Telcel), in Barcelona (Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell) and at the French Open.

The Greek won 7 titles in his career: 3 on clay courts and 4 on indoor courts. (See the list of his titles)

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Tsitsipas's Record

Andy Murray and Stefanos Tsitsipas fought against each other just on 1 occasion. Their actual head to head record is 1-0 for Tsitsipas. When they played, Stefanos Tsitsipas won 2-6 7-6(7) 3-6 6-3 6-4 in the 1st round in New York (U.S. Open) on the 30th of August 2021.