‘Not the warmest handshake,’ says the narrator. As he loses at the US Open, Andy Murray gives Tsitsipas a cold slap.
ANDY MURRAY has given US open adversary Stefanos Tsitsipas the cold shoulder after a tense five-set loss in the first round.
Following a tough battle that lasted over four and a half hours, Andy Murray was knocked out by the Greek World number three. The former world number one was defeated by Stefanos Tsitsipas 2-6, 7-6 (9-7), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, but the manner of his victory irritated Murry. The 34-year-old was enraged after his opponent took a series of long bathroom trips and was heard yelling aggressively to officials.
An enraged Murray conveyed his displeasure with the Greek’s behavior at the conclusion of the match.
Murray didn’t linger to exchange pleasantries with Tsitsipas as the two shook hands throughout the night.
The commentator did not miss the frosty conversation.
The commentator observed, “Not the warmest handshake you are likely to see.”
“It’s not so much about getting off the court.
Murray stated a post-match press conference, “It’s the amount of time, it’s ridiculous, 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.”