The brother of Stefanos Tsitsipas has retaliated against Andy Murray in the US Open rivalry.
Following their tense US Open match, Andy Murray took another shot at Stefanos Tsitsipas, and the Greek’s brother has now joined the fray.
Andy Murray’s feud with Stefanos Tsitsipas has taken a fresh twist as the Greek’s brother got involved. After taking a long restroom break before of the final set in their US Open match, the former world No. 1 accused Tsitsipas of “cheating.” In a now-deleted post, he took aim at the third seed, prompting a rebuke from Tsitsipas’ younger brother Petros.
Following their tense first-round battle at the US Open, Murray doubled down on his criticism of Tsitsipas, slamming the world No. 3 on Twitter.
The third seed’s lengthy toilet break during their play, according to the past champion in Flushing Meadows, altered the outcome of the match.
He was extremely enraged during the fifth set, accusing his opponent of “cheating,” and was overheard for eight minutes challenging Tsitsipas’ actions to ATP Tour Supervisor Gerry Armstrong, who was seated courtside.
Murray, in yet another dig at the 23-year-old, resorted to Twitter to slam his opponent for the duration of his toilet visit, writing: “Fact of the day.
Stefanos Tsitipas takes twice as long to go to the bathroom as Jeff Bazos does to fly into space. Interesting.”
Petros Tsitsipas, Tsitsipas’ younger brother and a fellow tennis player, then into the fray, criticizing Murray in a since-deleted remark.
“Never anticipated this type of behavior, from an allegedly tennis legend,” the world No 733 replied, quoting the British tweet.
He then took a step back and deleted the tweet, replacing it with new mysterious messages on his account.
He tweeted, using tongue-out and laughing weeping face emojis, “Twitter is so entertaining, I can’t,” before adding, “Not a place to be for Wild Card [king crown emoji]like me.”
The 21-year-old has already drawn criticism for earning wild cards into tournaments including as the ATP 250 in Marseille earlier this year, with many claiming that he was only granted opportunities to play in the main draw due of his older brother’s prominence in the sport.
The eldest Tsitsipas sibling has yet to respond to Murray’s recent remark, but when addressing after the match on Monday, he insisted on following the rules (August 30).
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