Andy Murray Not Done With Stefanos Tsitsipas, Takes Another Shot At Greek
by Staff | August 31st, 2021, 4:13 pm

After unloading on Stefanos Tsitsipas last night for taking lengthy bathroom breaks, Andy Murray woke up this morning feeling like he had to take another dig at the 23-year-old.

“Fact of the day. It takes Stefanos Tsitipas twice as long to go the bathroom as it takes Jeff Bazos to fly into space. Interesting. 🚽 🚀”, Murray tweeted.

Following his victory today, Reilly Opelka, who also took a long break after winning the second set, came to the defense of Tsitsipas.

“To change or to go after, you know, two sets we’re drinking, we’re hydrating a lot, we have to use the bathroom,” Opelka said. “To change my socks, shoes, my inserts in my shoes, shorts, shirt, everything, the whole nine yards, hat, it takes five, six minutes. Then by the time I walk to and from the court.”

“I don’t know Tsitsipas, I don’t know his situation,” he added. “I doubt he’s getting coached. I highly doubt it. Today, you know, I couldn’t even take my bag in to change. I’m like, Guys, my clothes and shoes are in here. You can come stand in here with me if you want. I don’t like being coached on court, that stance, I don’t think we should have on-court coaching at all, but I strictly go to change because it’s hot and it’s humid.

“If people don’t understand that, then clearly they’ve never spent a day in the life of a professional athlete or come close to it.”

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5 Comments for Andy Murray Not Done With Stefanos Tsitsipas, Takes Another Shot At Greek

Chico Says:

Oh this is priceless hehe. Probably got it wrong but is Opelka suggesting Sir Andy don’t have a clue about a day in a professional athletes day?

Maybe I’m old school but.. “Where’s my beaty bag”?!?

Where’s the popcorn?

Wog Boy Says:

You would think that after night sleep Andy would be somehow smarter in the morning but he definitely lost it, he hasn’t even checked the spelling of their respective surnames, it’s “Tsitsipas” and “Bezos”, he is still mad.
Let it go Andy, that’s childish and sore loser behaviour, people are now laughing at you, you don’t need that, you are legend.
Somehow I agree with Opelka, he looks like very nice and down to earth bloke too.

Chico Says:

No Woggie, even if the truth comes from a child, it is still the truth.

Andy has a point. And somewhere it was said that this Tsitsy behaviour has rooted in junior classes too??

Venue: Professional tennis.
Speaker: Andy Murray

What do you do? Shut up and listen ;)

chrisford1 Says:

Tsitsipas is another one that is coached by Daddy, and if Daddy is a win over sportsmanship type of turd, you have a less professional athlete.

Dave Says:

And Tsitsipas calling out Murray on how long his bathroom break was before the 5th set in the 2012 US Open Finals backfired. Less than 3 minutes. I’m totally fine with bathroom breaks that long. But these 7 to 10 minute breaks every match is too much. This has been talked about way too much by way too many people for a rule change not to happen.

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