Former world No. 1 Andy Murray was happy with the way he played at the US Open. Murray, now ranked at No. 113 in the world, put up a great performance against world No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas but in the end fell just short of claiming an upset win.
Murray, who received a wild card into the US Open, lost in five sets to Tsitsipas as the Greek edged out the Briton 2-6 7-6 (7) 3-6 6-3 6-4. "I played a great match a the US Open. I am happy to see that my level of tennis is still there against the best players in the world," Murray said, per We Love Tennis.
Murray unloaded on Tsitsipas
Tsitsipas took a seven-minute long bathroom break after the fourth set and Murray accused him of unsportsmanlike behavior after the match. "Every single 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 his 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.
"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."