Tsitsipas defeated Murray in a five-set first spherical epic in 2021
STEFANOS TSITSIPAS insisted that his US Open rest room break feud with Andy Murray has been “forgotten” forward of their second spherical Wimbledon conflict.
Tsitsipas defeated Murray in a five-set first spherical epic which stretched to virtually 5 hours in New York in 2021.
Murray was livid that the Greek took a medical timeout after dropping the third set after which an eight-minute rest room break on the finish of the fourth.
Former world primary Murray sarcastically tweeted: “Reality of the day. It takes Stefanos Tsitsipas twice as lengthy to go the lavatory because it takes Jeff Bezos to fly into house. Fascinating.”
Nevertheless, forward of their conflict on Centre Court docket on Thursday (7) for a spot within the final 32, Greek world quantity 5 Tsitsipas claimed the 2 males have buried the hatchet.
“I believe it has been settled already a very long time in the past. We needed to play Laver Cup collectively in the identical workforce. I’ve forgotten about it. He has forgotten about it,” mentioned Tsitsipas after seeing off Dominic Thiem in 5 units on the All England Membership on Wednesday (5).
“He’s somebody that I respect. He has completed nice issues in tennis. I’m wanting ahead to this match.”
Tsitsipas has by no means performed on Centre Court docket the place Murray captured the 2013 and 2016 Wimbledon titles.
Whereas he needed to play his opening match with Thiem over two days because of the torrential rain which worn out a lot of the programme on Tuesday, Murray had the benefit of seeing off Ryan Peniston beneath the Centre Court docket roof.
That gave the 36-year-old an additional day of relaxation on Wednesday.
“I gained’t know until I’ve to face him,” mentioned Tsitsipas when requested if his virtually four-hour conflict with Thiem will have an effect on him bodily.
“He (Murray) is a powerful opponent, he has performed on this court docket so many instances. Grass fits his sport superb.”