Andy Murray has been chastised for his comments on Stefanos Tsitsipas’s ‘cheating’ at the US Open.
Former Grand Slam winner Andy Murray has been chastised for questioning Stefanos Tsitsipas’ extended toilet break during their US Open first-round match.
Andy Murray has been chastised for accusing Stefanos Tsitsipas of cheating. After the Greek took a lengthy toilet break at the end of the fourth set, the former world No. 1 slammed his opponent during their explosive first-round match at the US Open on Monday night. Mats Wilander, a seven-time Grand Slam champion, supported Tsitsipas, saying Murray was too “irritated” during his five-set loss to the third seed.
Murray has been chastised for accusing Tsitsipas of “cheating” during their US Open first-round encounter.
Despite sprinting to a 6-2 lead at the start of the match and securing a two-sets-to-one lead later in the match, the 2012 winner was defeated by Tsitsipas.
Tsitsipas took his second of two permitted toilet breaks during the best-of-five set match at the conclusion of the fourth set, which he won emphatically.
When the restroom break became too long, Murray slammed his opponent, calling it a “total disgrace” and asking the umpire whether he believed it was okay before involving ATP Supervisor Gerry Armstrong.
Throughout the fifth set, Murray continued to voice his frustrations to the supervisor, who was sitting courtside.
Murray shook his head after their handshake at the net and termed the toilet break incident a “f****** farce” as he returned to his bench following Tsitsipas’ comeback five-set victory 2-6 7-6(7) 3-6 6-3 6-4.
In his post-match press conference, the world No. 112 continued to express his displeasure, confessing he had “lost respect” for the top young player.
However, after accusing the world No. 3 of cheating, he has placed himself in hot water, with tennis commentator Mats Wilander criticizing the former champion’s behavior towards his opponent.
Murray can’t let such things happen, according to the Eurosport pundit, who was the 1988 champion at Flushing Meadows.
“All the top players do something that stretches the rules, not purposefully, but they go about their business, they’re in the moment,” Wilander continued.
“Nadal takes a few injury timeouts, Djokovic takes a few injury timeouts, McEnroe screamed, Connors did his thing – champions do it all the time.
“I don’t believe I disobeyed any rules. I followed the rules exactly as they were written. Yes, without a doubt.”Brinkwire Summary News”.