Andy Murray Asserts He is Going to Win ‘More Matches’ Against Stefanos Tsitsipas After US Open 2021 Loss

Published 09/22/2021, 12:00 PM EDT
Aug 30, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece after beating Andy Murray of Great Britain on day one of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports


Vintage Andy Murray was on full display as he defeated the World No. 26, Ugo Humbert, in the round of 32 at the Moselle Open. Notably, in his post-match interview, the former World No. 1 opened up on his opening day thriller against Stefanos Tsitsipas at the US Open 2021.

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At the Flushing Meadows, the three-time Grand Slam champion was challenged in the first round as he faced an in-form Stefanos Tsitsipas. The high octave clash took a lot of turns as the drama continued right up to the fifth set.

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After almost five hours, Stefanos Tsitsipas broke the deadlock, bagging the victory in a thrilling fashion. Despite its conclusion, controversy continues to surround the two, as Murray accused Tsitsipas of cheating, referencing the Greek’s toilet breaks, 8 minutes long to be precise.

Andy Murray on his performance at the US Open 2021

In a post-match interview at Metz, the Brit said, “Obviously against Tsitsipas, I played well and lost the match. And that was extremely disappointing for me, in a grand slam and everything. It was very frustrating. But then tonight, I didn’t play well and won. And that’s really, really important to win those sorts of matches.”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 30: Andy Murray of Great Britain instructs his team to find him a replacement pair of shoes during his match against Stefano Tsitsipas of Greece in the first round of the men’s singles at the US Open 2021 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)

Andy Murray felt he performed far better against Tsitsipas at US Open but couldn’t get the desired ending. Hence, he emphasized more on better results than better performances. “I do believe that if I play that match with Tsitsipas again, I think more often than not I come through that match, with the opportunities I created.”

“I’m not saying I’d beat him every time, but if I put myself in those positions and I’m playing well, I’m going to win that match more often,” he added.

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Former world number one enters round of 16 at Moselle Open

At 34, with a metal-hip, Andy Murray is still giving it all on the court. Setting aside recent setbacks, Murray has now entered the round of 16 at the Moselle Open in Metz.

Aug 30, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts to a winner against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece (not pictured) on day one of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

In the opening match of the competition, he defeated the sixth-seeded Ugo in a three-set thriller. Murray smashed 18 aces against Humbert during the game and will next face Vasek Pospisil of Canada. How far do you think Andy will go this time?

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a tennis author at Essentially Sports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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