Andy Murray takes another go at Stefanos Tsitsipas over the toilet break saga.
Andy Murray joked about Stefanos Tsitsipas’ long potty breaks during his post-match news conference, and he repeated the joke on Twitter many hours later.
After losing in five sets against Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round of the US Open, Andy Murray doubled down on his criticism of the Greek. Murray was obviously enraged during the fifth set of their match in New York, after Tsitsipas took an eight-minute bathroom break between the fourth and fifth sets, which Murray interpreted as an attempt to derail his momentum ahead of the deciding game.
Murray slammed Tsitsipas at his post-match press conference, and the 34-year-old has now moved to Twitter to fire another one at his rival.
“Fact of the day,” Murray wrote. Stefanos Tsitipas takes twice as long to go to the bathroom as Jeff Bazos does to fly into space. Interesting.”
His remark came after the 2012 US Open champion blasted his opponent for taking a long toilet break during the fifth set of their heated match.
The world No. 112 proceeded to yell at ATP Supervisor Gerry Armstrong, who was sitting courtside, screaming, “The toilet is right there, what’s he doing?” I’ve never gone to the bathroom in such a long time. And it’s right in front of you.”
Following his eight minutes off-court, Tsitsipas was able to break Murray’s serve in the first game of the fourth set, which proved decisive as the Greek won 2-6 7-6(7) 3-6 6-3 6-4.
Former world number one Murray proceeded to express his displeasure at the end of the match, shaking his head after a handshake with his opponent at the net and calling the episode a “f***ing joke.”
He then went off in his news conference, claiming he didn’t think Tsitsipas’ long rests at important periods in the match were a “coincidence.”
“It’s not so much about getting off the court. It’s the length of time,” he explained.
“I told my team about it before the game and told them to expect it and prepare for it if things didn’t go his way. So that’s what I was trying to do.”
After clawing his way back from 0-5, the three-time Grand Slam champion believes the eight-minute restroom break altered the outcome. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”