Andy Murray takes another cheeky shot at Stefanos Tsitsipas
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Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray has sent another cheeky shot at world No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas. Murray, who captured his maiden Grand Slam title at the US Open in 2012, clashed Tsitsipas in the US Open first round on Monday.
Murray competed extremely well against Tsitsipas but he ended up losing in five sets. After the fourth set, Tsitsipas went on a seven-minute long bathroom break and Murray cooled off and was absolutely irate and frustrated.
Two days later, Tsitsipas left the court after losing the third set to Adrian Mannarino and took a seven-minute long bathroom break. Tsitsipas ended up bageling Mannarino in the fourth set and clinching a four-set win.
The morning after their US Open clash, Murray took a shot at Tsitsipas on Twitter.
Did anything interesting happen overnight @usopen ?ð§ — Andy Murray (@andy_murray) September 2, 2021
"Fact of the day. It takes Stefanos Tsitsipas twice as long to go the bathroom as it takes Jeff Bazos to fly into space. Interesting," Murray wrote on Twitter.
Murray lost his respect for Tsitsipas
"Every single (time) it was either -- well, before my serve as well.
I think when he took the medical timeout, it was just after I had won the third set. Also in the fourth set when I had Love-30, he chose to go -- I don't know if he changed his racquet or what he was doing," Murray said in press conference.
"But, yeah, it can't be coincidence that it's happening at those moments. I don't believe it was causing him any issue at all. The match went on for another two and a bit hours after that or something. He was fine, moving great I thought," Murray claimed.
"Yeah, it's just disappointing because I thought it influenced the outcome of the match. I'm not saying I necessarily win that match, for sure, but it had influence on what was happening after those two breaks. "I rate him a lot.
I think he is a brilliant player. I think he is great for the game. But I have zero time for that stuff all, and I lost respect for him."