Andy Murray sparks fears he won’t be able to resume Stefanos Tsitsipas Wimbledon match

Andy Murray’s Wimbledon match against Stefanos Tsitsipas took a dramatic turn in the final moments when Murray let out a piercing cry of pain, raising concerns about his ability to finish the gruelling encounter. While chasing a wide ball, the 36-year-old twisted and clutched his groin, causing him to fall to the ground. Despite the injury, Murray displayed his determination by managing to hit one more first serve, which Tsitsipas returned long. However, with the Wimbledon curfew approaching at 11 pm, the umpire made the decision to halt the play at 10:39 pm. Murray received intensive treatment and is expected to resume the match with a 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 lead.

The match took an unexpected turn when Andy Murray brilliantly responded to Stefanos Tsitsipas taking a lengthy comfort break. The Greek player was booed by the crowd as he returned to the court two minutes after Murray, following their departure from the court after two tie-breaker sets. This break seemed to work in Murray’s favour as Tsitsipas lost the subsequent game to love on his own serve, giving Murray a crucial break and strengthening his position in the match. Both players had previously stated that there was no lingering animosity after Tsitsipas’s extended absence during their 2021 US Open encounter, which Tsitsipas eventually won in five sets.

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The match started at a fast pace, with no games reaching deuce until Murray served to stay in the first set at 5-6. However, as the tie-break unfolded, Murray appeared to run out of steam, leaving him vulnerable whenever Tsitsipas unleashed his powerful forehand. Despite Murray’s efforts to chase down lost causes and showcase glimpses of his past agility, he lost the final four points of the set, allowing Tsitsipas to take the lead. The crowd, unsure if Murray, with his metal hip, could withstand Tsitsipas’s youthful energy and fitness, seemed uneasy.

Andy Murray and Stefanos Tsitsipas

Murray’s Determination Shines Through

Nevertheless, Murray remained resolute in his determination. At 4-5 while Tsitsipas served, Murray hit a thunderous backhand that brought the score to 30-30, prompting him to appeal to the crowd for support. Both players remained solid, leading to yet another tie-breaker. This time, the outcome favoured Murray, and the spectators in Centre Court could sense the shift in momentum. Murray started playing mind games, causing Tsitsipas to make errors. A loose forehand return from the Greek player resulted in a convincing 7-2 win for Murray in the tie-break, levelling the match.

The subsequent toilet break proved pivotal as Tsitsipas faced backlash from the crowd. Murray capitalized on the opportunity and broke his opponent’s serve without dropping a point, earning the loudest cheer of the night. Demonstrating his fighting spirit, Murray saved break points with aces in the third game, determined not to relinquish his unexpected advantage easily. Eventually, he served to secure the third set. However, the late drama and Murray’s injury leave uncertainty hanging over his physical condition as he prepares to return to the court. Despite the challenges, Murray’s resilience and skill continue to captivate the Wimbledon audience.

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