After yet another US Open lavatory break, Andy Murray takes a subtle jab at Stefanos Tsitsipas.
After Stefanos Tsitsipas took yet another lengthy toilet break during his match against Adrian Mannarino, Andy Murray took aim at the world No 3.
Andy Murray has made a subtle remark about Stefanos Tsitsipas’s lengthy restroom breaks at the US Open. When the third seed left the court for eight minutes during their first-round match, Murray was enraged, calling it “nonsense” and “cheating.” Tsitsipas heard boos from the audience after taking another long restroom break during his second round match against Adrian Mannarino, and Murray has now weighed in on the matter.
On Monday, August 30, Tsitsipas sparked outrage by taking an eight-minute restroom break before his fifth set against Murray.
After losing in five sets, the 2012 champion lambasted his opponent, stating he had lost respect for the Greek star due to the lengthy wait, which Murray feels “influenced the outcome of the match.”
After surrendering the third set against Mannarino in their second round match on Wednesday night, the Greek looked unconcerned with the recent controversy concerning the length of time he departs the court, as he took another lavatory break lasting more than seven minutes.
Murray has now moved to Twitter to make a subtle jab at Tsitsipas, presumably after witnessing his off-court antics.
On Thursday morning, the Brit tweeted, “Did anything fascinating happen overnight @usopen?” with an inquisitive spectacle emoji.
Murray isn’t the first to take aim at his rival on Twitter after their heated first-round match at the US Open.
The day after their encounter, the former world No. 1 made a less subtle jab at Tsitsipas, tweeting: “Fact of the day. Stefanos Tsitipas takes twice as long to go to the bathroom as Jeff Bazos does to fly into space. Interesting.”
The New York crowd was clearly aware of the controversy that erupted during the Greek’s eight-minute break on Monday, as they booed him when he returned to the court after an equally long restroom break during his win over Mannarino.
When asked about the spectators’ jeering, Tsitsipas, who beat Mannarino 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-0 beneath the dome on Arthur Ashe, lashed back at them.
He explained, “I haven’t done anything wrong, therefore I don’t understand.” “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”