After losing the US Open, Andy Murray insults Stefanos Tsitsipas, who requests a private meeting.
Following his loss at the US Open, Andy Murray was enraged with Stefanos Tsitsipas. During and after their thrilling five-set encounter, the former world number one was not pleased with his opponent.
Andy Murray was enraged after losing in the first round of the US Open to Stefanos Tsitsipas in five sets.
Tsitsipas triumphed 2-6, 7-6 (9-7), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, but Murray was outstanding, showing fans why he is a former world number one and multiple grand slam winner.
However, the 34-year-old was irritated by his Greek opponent, who took many comfort breaks and a medical timeout during their four-and-a-half-hour fight.
During their match, Murray could be heard whining to the chair umpire about how long Tsitsipas had been off the court.
The 2012 US Open winner was candid but harsh in his evaluation of the world number three’s actions during the post-match press conference.
“It’s not so much about getting off the court. Murray fumed, “It’s the length of time, it’s bullshit, and he knows it.” “That irritates me because it sounds like you’re sour grapes since you lost a match.
“I promise I would have said the same thing if I had won.”
“It’s really frustrating because I believe it influenced the outcome of the match,” he continued.
“I’m not saying I’m going to win that match, but it did have an impact on what happened following those breaks.”
“I hold him in high regard. He’s a fantastic player, in my opinion. He’s a fantastic fit for the game, in my opinion. But I don’t have time for that, and I’ve lost respect for him.”
Tsitsipas responded by saying he hopes he and Murray can talk and clear the air after their tumultuous battle at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
“If he has anything to say to me, we should talk the two of us to figure out what went wrong,” the 2019 ATP Tour Finals champion stated.
“I don’t believe I disobeyed any rules. I followed the rules exactly as they were written. Yeah, it’s something that both of us should talk about and be sure of.
“When I’m out there playing the match, I have no idea how my opponent feels. It isn’t a top priority for me.
“I’m playing by the rules and doing what the ATP thinks is fair,” she said.