Match between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andy Murray goes to day 2

Andy Murray raises concerns that his Wimbledon match against Stefanos Tsitsipas won't be able to continue

(Tennis news) On the penultimate point of his dramatic Wimbledon match against Stefanos Tsitsipas on Friday night, Andy Murray let out a horrible yell of pain that cast doubt on his capacity to win. The 36-year-old, who was chasing a ball wide, turned on the ground and held his groin as he fell on the grass. 

Andy Murray was able to hit one more first serve, which Tsitsipas returned long, and at 10.39 p.m. The umpire stopped play because the Wimbledon curfew of 11 pm was 20 minutes away. After a night of intensive therapy, Murray is anticipated to start today’s match with a 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 advantage.

When Andy Murray provided the ideal response to yet another protracted Stefanos Tsitsipas comfort break, it appeared that yet another epic under the dome had come to an end. A wonderfully relaxing break.

Both players left the court after splitting two tie-breaker sets, and when Tsitsipas came back a full two minutes after Murray, the fans booed him to his seat. The Greek dropped the very next game to love on his own serve, the game’s lone break, as Murray appeared to be becoming better and better.

After the Greek vanished for more than eight minutes during their 2021 US Open match before reappearing to win in five sets, both men had sworn there was no unfinished business. It did indeed get off at a brisk pace at first, with no games reaching even a deuce before Murray attempted to serve to stay in the opening set at 5-6. 

A carelessly leaked set point was swiftly cleaned up, but the former world number one appeared to lose steam halfway through the tie-break. The 36-year-old Tsitsipas was exposed whenever he was able to wind up his forehand.

Stefanos Tsitsipas won the final four points of the set to grab the lead despite scurrying about the court looking for lost causes like the Murray of old. He had to do a lot of the work himself. In the past, the Centre Court performed a lot of the laborious tasks underneath the roof in appreciation of Murray’s efforts.

A quick coo of approval was given when a whiplash backhand fizzed past Tsitsipas as he cautiously retreated toward the net. However, the moron who yelled “Out” as Murray was waiting to play an overhead shot that he angrily threw into the net was less helpful. In actuality, the audience was uneasy, doubting that the man with the metal hip could endure the Greek god’s seeming youth and energy.

Although Tsitsipas served at 4-5, Murray unleashed a massive backhand to tie the score at 30-30, demonstrating his continued faith. Nevertheless, neither man blinked; this was going to be another tie-break.

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