Stefanos Tsitsipas defeats Andy Murray in nail-biting US Open first round match


Greek tennis star, Stefanos Tsitsipas, has defeated Andy Murray in the first round of the US Open after five sets 2-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Murray overcame a bizarre shoe debacle to lead one set to nil, before Tsitisipas fought his way back to win despite accusations of cheating.

In all, the contest lasted nearly five hours.

Tsitsipas took his time between the fourth and fifth sets — much to the anger of Murray, who was broken by the 23-year-old in the first game of the deciding set.

“He’s cheating,” Murray was heard saying, according to multiple reports, after the Tsitsipas break.

After Murray fell into an 0-2 hole in the fifth, the one-time US Open champion fumed to the supervisor Gerry Armstrong.

“What, for 20 minutes every time? There’s a toilet right there, what’s he doing? What’s he doing in there?” Murray asked.

With both players struggling physically, it was Tsitsipas who was able to outlast Murray.

“It’s not easy, lots of sacrifices I had to make out there to get back,” Tsitsipas said after his match.

“The atmosphere was great. The New York crowd is one of the best in the world and the fact that we’re out here able to compete again with people and have an electric atmosphere is something we’ve been waiting for for almost two years.”




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