“Fact of the day. Stefanos Tsitsipas takes twice as long to go to the bathroom as Jeff Bezos to go to space. It’s interesting.” Here is the scathing tweet posted on Monday by Andy Murray, just hours after his US Open first round defeat to the Greek.
Tsitsipas did everything to break the rhythm
The Scottish tennis player recalled the American billionaire’s nearly ten-minute return trip between Earth and space in July to atone, once again, about the various poses his opponent had taken during their duel.
Changing racket, stopping for medical reasons, going to the toilet, changing clothes… Tsitsipas doubled the downtime for this meeting by nearly five hours at Flushing Meadows.
“I lost all respect for him”
“He abused all these rules that break the rhythm of the match. It’s no coincidence that he took all these breaks when I was going to serve or when I put him in difficulty, as in serving him at 0-30, when I was very bitter, said Murray at a press conference after Match: “He leads two sets for one… He knows very well what he did, I lost all respect for him.”
The 34-year-old Scot had just given up after nearly five hours on the court Arthur Ashe 2-6, 7-6 (9/7), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 and was holding on after several times “It’s a joke!” he shouted. arranging his belongings.
“When you play a difficult game like this and you pause for seven or eight minutes, you calm down. You can prepare for it mentally as much as you want, but the point is that it affects you physically, and it does. Several times during the game,” Murray develops.
“Seven minutes is the time it takes to change”
“If he has something to tell me, we should talk about it. I don’t think I broke any rules,” he defended at a press conference about the Greek, who is ten years his junior, in a slurred tone.
Seven minutes, “That’s the time it takes to change. It takes a while to get back on the field. As far as I know, you’re allowed to take two bathroom breaks in a five-set match.” , He said. .
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