Before the decisive set, Tsitsipas said goodbye to the catacombs for more than seven minutes and also took a long time after returning to the ring. Number three in the seeding list got a time violation for that.
Murray complained at the direction of the chair umpire: “Damn joke. I didn’t take long to go to the toilet,” indirectly accusing his opponent of a deliberate play of time. After changing the match point to a Brit, there was a short, cold handshake on the net.
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Tsitsipas responded in the post-match press conference: “I don’t think I broke the rules. As long as I stick to the rules and what the ATP claims is fair, everything is fine.”
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