Stefanos Tsitsipas lands himself in an awkward situation at US Open 2021 press conference

Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated the Frenchman, Adrian Mannarino in four sets in the second round of US Open 2021.

Stefanos Tsitsipas
Stefanos Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas stormed into the second round of US Open 2021, after a four set victory over the Frenchman, Adrian Mannarino. The Greek was all set to take a straight sets victory, before Mannarino won the third set tiebreaker. However, Tsitsipas hit back in style, winning the last set by a score-line of 6-0.

Andy Murray had criticized Stefanos Tsitsipas during his first round loss at the Flushing Meadows on Monday. The Briton was disappointed with the second seed taking long and unnecessary toilet breaks, which seemed to have disrupted the flow of the game. Murray stated that he had no time for all these tricks, and had lost all respect for Tsitsipas.

While appearing in the post-match conference after his second round clash, Stefanos Tsitsipas pointed out to a match where Andy Murray had taken a toilet break during the US Open 2012 final against Novak Djokovic.

I have a question for you. I don’t want other people’s business. But I remember watching it when I was younger. Can you please check when Andy Murray faced Novak Djokovic at the final here, before the fifth seed, that break, can you please look it up and let me know next time,” Tsitsipas asked the reporter.

Stefanos Tsitsipas defends his stance of taking toilet breaks

The reporter to whom Stefanos Tsitsipas asked the question, was quick to find out the real facts. He stated that the real break taken by Andy Murray was no longer than three minutes, something which Tsitsipas was shocked to know.

“I did, it took less than three minutes,” the reporter said. “Less than three minutes, Okay. So three minutes more make a difference,” Tsitsipas replied.

Although, Stefanos Tsitsipas believes that he has done no wrong in taking toilet breaks, yet Andy Murray was totally disappointed with the Greek. He also posted a Tweet on his official Twitter account, showing his dismay towards the tactics used by Tsitsipas.

Next up for Stefanos Tsitsipas, is a clash against the Spanish teen prodigy, Carlos Alcaraz in the third round. The duo will lock horns on Friday, to claim a spot in the last 16 of US Open 2021.

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