Andy Murray said goodbye to the Grand Slams US Open Already in the first round. The Briton, after a very difficult five-set match, lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas 6:2, 6:7 (7:9), 6:3, 3:6, 4:6. The duel was very well balanced and fought very intensely. However, the behavior of the Greeks sparked controversy, as they requested breaks several times during the meeting.
Andy Murray was angered by Tsitsipas’ behavior. “affected the outcome of the match”
Stefanos Tsitsipas asked for a break three times. First, before the third group he went to the toilet, and before the fourth group he asked for a medical break because of his injury feet. This behavior was annoying Indigo MurayaWhich, however, only broke out before the fifth set.
Just before the decisive match, Tsitsipas left the field for more than seven minutes, causing Murray to argue with the referee. – The toilet is over there. what is he doing there? It didn’t take long to go to the toilet. Never, said the clearly angry Briton. Soon, the Greek appeared on court and won the playoff set.
After the meeting ended, Murray continued to be very irritable, as he expressed at a press conference. – It’s disappointing because I feel it affected the outcome of the match. I’m not saying I’m going to win this match for sure, but these breaks had an impact on what happened next – said the Briton. – I appreciate it very much. He’s a great player, but I lost all respect for him. If everyone thinks it’s totally okay and it’s okay, I’m probably being unreasonable. But I think it’s nonsense and he knows it all too well – he’s wrapped up.
The 34-year-old Andy Murray is currently ranked 112th in the ATP rankings. His recent defeat at the US Open for the disastrous Grand Slam series spans at least four years. Murray last passed the third round of the world’s most important tournament at Wimbledon in 2017, when he was eliminated in the quarter-finals of the tournament.
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