New York | Tsitsipas spends “twice the time” in the bathroom as Jeff Bezos in space: Andy Murray did not digest his first-round defeat at the US Open on Monday and several hours later still mocked the breaks the Greek took during the match.
“Fact of the day. It takes Stefanos Tsitsipas twice as long to go to the bathroom than Jeff Bezos to go into space. It’s interesting,” tweeted the Scotsman, referring to the nearly ten-minute round trip between Earth and space that the American billionaire made in July.
Murray got into the details a few hours ago at a press conference.
“He abused all these rules that allow you to break the tempo of the match. It’s no coincidence that he took all these breaks when I was about to serve or when I hit him hard, as in serving at 0-30, when I was leading two sets to one… He He knows very well. What he did, I lost all respect for him,” he declared very bitterly.
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 going strong after several Times shouted “It’s a joke!” “Hiding his belongings.
During the meeting, Tsitsipas took several breaks, for the physiotherapist to treat the arch of his right foot, change his racket or go to the bathroom and into the locker room to change at the end of the fourth set. A long absence of seven minutes.
“When you play a difficult game like this and you stop 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, many times during the match,” Murray said.
“It’s just frustrating because I think it affected the bottom line,” said Murray, who barely conceded his opponent at the net after the match point converted.
“If he has something to tell me, we should talk about it.” I don’t think I broke any rules,” the Greek, who is ten years his junior, defended himself at a press conference in a slurred tone.
Seven minutes, “That’s how long it takes to change. Getting back on the field takes time. As far as I know, we’re allowed to take two toilet breaks in a five-set match.”
Murray concluded by calling for a rule change, which he considered “ridiculous.” “Because it’s not good for the sport, for the fans. I don’t think that’s a good image that the players brought back either.”
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