Si there was a hot match on the first day of the US Open is the one starred Andy Murray, former world number one, with Stefanos Tsitsipas, third racket on the men’s circuit.
The Greek was forced to come back from a score of two sets to one against to end up winning 2-6, 7-6 (7), 3-6, 6-3 and 6-4. Tsitsipas went to the bathroom for eight minutes at the conclusion of the fourth set, which infuriated the Murray when he considered that it had been a tactic to cool him down.
“I think a player like him is good for tennis, but I have lost all respect for him,” he concluded. “The time he wanted is gone and that has had an impact on my body. I don’t want to say that I would have won either, but that it has affected me is a fact.”
Murray bitterly complains to Gerry Armstrong, tournament supervisor, so he creates an unjustified waste of time: “It takes 20 minutes every time when the bathroom is next door. I never did that.” The score was 2-0 against him in the tiebreaker sleeve.
Hours later, The anger that Scottish tennis player, far from disappearing, was increasing, based on a tweet in which he assured that “Tsitipas needs twice the time to go to the bathroom than Jeff Bazos to fly into space.”
It should be remembered that the champion of the big three has been intervened twice on the hip and in 2019 everything pointed to a withdrawal that has not occurred because of his love of the game.
Tsitsipas defends himself: “I play by the rules and I don’t think I have broken any“. The Hellenic tennis player will now face the French Adrian Mannarino.