Stefanos Tsitsipas was left red-faced after attempting to dig out Andy Murray at the US Open.
After the controversy surrounding their US Open first-round match, Stefanos Tsitsipas wanted to make a point regarding Andy Murray’s earlier restroom visits.
Stefanos Tsitsipas was humiliated after attempting to smear Andy Murray during their US Open toilet break spat. When the world No 3 took an eight-minute bathroom break during their first-round match, the Brit lambasted him, labeling it “cheating” as he fumed during the final set and later confessing he “lost respect” for his opponent. After spending days at the center of controversy over his lengthy off-court breaks, Tsitsipas retaliated following his second round triumph, but was quickly shut down by a reporter after attempting to claim Murray had done the same earlier in his career.
After Murray was obviously enraged throughout the fifth and final set of their opening round match on Monday, Tsitsipas’ lengthy restroom break has been the buzz of the tennis world.
“It was rubbish and he knows it,” the former world No. 1 said after the match, questioning how much of a coincidence his moments of choosing for pausing the match were.
After losing the third set to Adrian Mannarino in round two, the argument over the duration of lavatory breaks and whether they should be timed only grew as the third seed left the court for more than seven minutes for the second consecutive match.
Tsitsipas has been bombarded with concerns about his lengthy comfort breaks in recent days, and he took advantage of the opportunity to retaliate after winning the second round on Wednesday.
While Murray has been vocal about the need for shorter breaks, Tsitsipas pointed out that the current world No 112 took a restroom break during his victory in the 2012 US Open final.
In his post-match press conference, the current Roland Garros runner-up questioned the former champion’s decision to leave the court during his final nine years ago, while criticizing Tsitsipas for taking such a long hiatus.
“I’d want to ask you a question. I don’t follow other people’s lives, but I recall doing so when I was younger. Can you please dig it up and let me know when Andy Murray played Novak Djokovic in the final here, before the fifth set, that break? ”Brinkwire Summary News,” as it is known.