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Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Andy Murray in five-set thriller

Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Andy Murray in five-set thriller

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US Open 2021: 3rd seed and World No 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas holds his nerve to see off former World No 1 Andy Murray in five-set thriller
US Open 2021: 3rd seed and World No 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas holds his nerve to see off former World No 1 Andy Murray in five-set thriller

US Open 2021: Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Andy Murray: In one of the biggest-ever battles in the opening round of the Grand Slam tournament ever, 3rd seed Stefanos Tsitsipas averted an upset, defeating 2012 champion and former World No 1 Andy Murray 2-6, 7-6 (9-7), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a gruelling four hours and 48-minute battle at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

US Open 2021 LIVE: Andy Murray vs Stefanos Tsitsipas, 5th Set, Tsitsipas wins 6-4

Set 5: Game 10: Tsitsipas to serve: Tsitsipas wins, takes the set 6-4 and match

  • Tsitsipas wins.
  • Tsitsipas has three match points.
  • Tsitsipas takes 30-0 lead as Murray makes an unforced error.
  • Tsitsipas takes the first point, leads 15-0
  • Tsitsipas to serve for the match.

Set 5: Game 9: Murray to serve: Murray wins, trails 4-5

  • Murray keeps his hopes alive, holds on to his service.
  • Murray takes 30-15 lead.

Set 5: Game 8: Tsitsipas to serve: Tsitsipas wins, leads 5-3

  • Tsitsipas inching closer to a win, wins Game 8.

Set 5: Game 7: Murray to serve: Murray wins, trails 3-4

  • Murray takes the game easily with a loud crowd support.

Set 5: Game 6: Tsitsipas to serve: Tsitsipas wins, leads 4-2

  • Tsitsipas takes the game to take a 4-2 lead.
  • Tsitsipas bounces back to lead 40-30
  • Murray takes 0-30 lead.

Set 5: Game 5: Murray to serve: Murray wins, trails 2-3 

  • Murray takes the game with a forehand.
  • Murray leads 30-15.

Set 5: Game 4: Tsitsipas to serve: Tsitsipas wins, leads 3-1

  • Tsitsipas saves a break point and wins the game.
  • Murray has a break point here.
  • Tsitsipas makes 15-15 with a 123-mph ace.
  • Murray is on the edge here after being broken in the first game. Can he break back?

Set 5: Game 3: Murray to serve: Murray wins, trails 1-2

  • Murray holds on to his nerves and serve to take the game.
  • Can Andy Murray bounce back?

Set 5: Game 2: Tsitsipas to serve: Tsitsipas leads 2-0

  • Tsitsipas wins second game to take 2-0 lead.
  • Murray wins a long rally to take 0-15 lead.

Set 5: Game 1: Murray to serve: Tsitsipas wins, leads 1-0

  • Murray broken in the very first game. Tsitsipas leads 1-0
  • Tsitsipas has a break point
  • Tsitsipas gets a time violation for an extended medical break.

US Open 2021 LIVE: Andy Murray vs Stefanos Tsitsipas, 4th Set, Tsitspas wins 6-3

Set 4: Game 9: Tsitsipas to serve: Tsitsipas wins, takes set 6-3

  • Tsitsipas wins 4th set 6-3
  • Tsitsipas has a set point.

Set 4: Game 8: Murray to serve: Murray Wins, trails 3-5 

  • Murray holds on to his serve.
  • Tsitsipas makes it 30-30.

Set 4: Game 7: Tsitsipas to serve: Murray wins, trails 2-5

  • Tsitsipas saves two break points with two aces but Murray breaks back.
  • Murray has three break points.
  • Murray leads 30-0.
  • Tsitsipas serving for the set.

Set 4: Game 6: Murray to serve: Murray wins, trails 1-5

  • Murray bounces back to take the game.
  • Tsitsipas leads 30-15.

Set 4: Game 5: Tsitsipas to serve: Tsitsipas wins, leads 5-0

  • Tsitsipas wins the game and is just a game away to take it to five sets.
  • Tsitsipas leads 40-0 with a fantastic backhand down the line shot.

Set 4: Game 4: Murray to serve: Tsitsipas wins, leads 4-0  

  • Tsitsipas takes this game too, leads 4-0.
  • Murray trails 15-30.
  • Murray has started faltering.

Set 4: Game 3: Tsitsipas to serve: Tsitsipas wins, leads 3-0 

  • Tsitsipas wins, leads 3-0
  • Murray bounces back to take it to deuce.
  • Tsitsipas takes a 40-0 lead.

Set 4: Game 2: Murray to serve: Tsitsipas wins, takes 2-0 lead  

  • Tsitsipas has a break point and breaks Murray early to take 2-0 lead.
  • Tsitsipas takes another point to make it 30-40.
  • Tsitsipas takes a point out of the game, makes it 15-40.
  • Murray takes 40-0 lead.

Set 4: Game 1: Tsitsipas to serve: Tsitsipas wins, leads 1-0

  • Tsitsipas takes the game to take 1-0 lead.

US Open 2021 LIVE: Andy Murray vs Stefanos Tsitsipas, 3rd Set, Murray wins 6-3

Set 3: Game 9: Murray to serve: Murray wins, takes set 6-3

  • Murray wins game and set. Takes 3rd set 6-3 to lead 2-1.
  • Murray loses a volley to hand over 15-30 lead to Tsitsipas.
  • Murray serving for 3rd set.

Set 3: Game 8: Tsitsipas to serve: Tsitsipas wins, trails 3-5

  • Murray takes a point to make it 40-15.
  • Tsitsipas leads 40-0

Set 3: Game 7: Murray to serve: Murray, leads 5-2 

  • Murray takes the game after staving off a fightback from Tsitsipas.

Set 3: Game 6: Tsitsipas to serve: Tsitsipas wins, trails 2-4 

  • Tsitsipas wins the game with two aces, trails 2-4.

Set 3: Game 5: Murray to serve: Murray wins, leads 4-1

  • Murray finally takes the game with a fantastic drop shot after five deuces in a 13-minute game. He leads 4-1.
  • Murray keeps coming back, forces yet another deuce.
  • Tsitsipas has a break point, leads 40-30
  • Tsitsipas bounces back to make it 30-30

Set 3: Game 4: Tsitsipas to serve: Tsitsipas wins, trails 1-3 

  • Tistsipas wins, makes it 3-1
  • Tistsipas leads 30-0

Set 3: Game 3: Murray to serve: Murray wins, leads 3-0

  • Murray takes the game, leads 3-0.

Set 3: Game 2: Tsitsipas to serve: Murray wins, leads 2-0

  • Murray breaks Tsitsipas to take 2-0 lead.

Set 3: Game 1: Murray to serve: Murray wins 1-0

  • Murray falters but takes the game to lead 1-0.

US Open 2021 LIVE: Andy Murray vs Stefanos Tsitsipas, 2nd Set, Tsitsipas wins 6-6 (9-7)

Second set Tiebreaker: Tsitsipas wins 9-7

  • Tsitsipas wins tiebreaker 9-7 to take the second set 6-6 (9-7).
  • Murray gifts a point with a double fault. Tsitsipas leads 8-7 and is serving for the set.
  • Murray makes it 7-7.
  • Tsitsipas has a set point, leads 7-6
  • Tsitsipas makes it 6-6 with a smash.
  • Murray loses the point, Tsitsipas to serve for the tie-breaker. 6-5.
  • Murray has two set points, leads 6-4
  • Murray slips while playing a net point, Tsitsipas makes it 4-5.
  • Murray takes 5-3 lead with a wonderful backhand lob.
  • Tsitsipas loses a point with an unforced error, Murray leads 4-3
  • Murray makes it 3-3 with a volley.
  • Tsitsipas takes 3-2 lead.
  • Tsitsipas takes a point on his second serve to drawl level 2-2.
  • Tsitsipas wins a point with a volley to make it 1-1.
  • Murray takes a point, leads 1-0.

Set 2: Game 12: Murray to serve: Murray wins, draws level 6-6

  • Murray bounces back to take the game and makes it 6-6 to force a tie-breaker.
  • Murray misses a volley to hand over a 0-15 lead.

Set 2: Game 11: Tsitsipas to serve: Tsitsipas wins, leads 6-5

  • Tsitsipas holds his serve to take the game, leads 6-5.
  • Tsitsipas has utilised his first serve to the fullest. In fact, he has won 91% of his points on the first serve.

Set 2: Game 10: Murray to serve: Murray wins to level 5-5

  • Murray used only one first serve the whole game but takes the game somehow to draw level 5-5.
  • Murray bounces back, leads 40-30.
  • Tsitsipas takes 30-0 lead.

Set 2: Game 9: Tstsipas to serve: Tstsipas wins, takes 5-4 lead

  • Tsitsipas saves two break points to take the game, leads 5-4.
  • Tsitsipas bounces back to take it to deuce.
  • Murray has two break points.
  • Murray takes a point, 15-15.

Set 2: Game 8: Murray to serve: Murray wins, levels 4-4.

  • Murray wins the game to draw level 4-4.
  • Murray leads 30-0.

Set 2: Game 7: Tsitsipas to serve: Tsitsipas wins, leads 4-3 

  • Tsitsipas wins the game easily to take the lead back, 4-3.

Set 2: Game 6: Murray to serve: Murray wins, draws level 3-3

  • Murray takes the game, draws level 3-3.
  • Murray leads 30-0

Set 2: Game 5: Tsitsipas to serve: Wins, leads 3-2

  • Tsitsipas wins the game with ease, leads 3-2.

Set 2: Game 4: Murray to serve: Murray wins, levels 2-2

  • Murray bounces back to win the game, draws level 2-2.
  • Tsitsipas has two break points.
  • Murray stuns Tsitsipas to take 15-0 lead.

Set 2: Game 3: Tsitsipas to serve: Tsitsipas wins, leads 2-1

  • Easy game for the Greek, takes the game to lead 2-1.

Set 2: Game 2: Murray to serve: Murray wins the game, levels 1-1

  • Murray takes the game, draws level 1-1.
  • Tsitsipas draws level with a fine return, 30-30.
  • Murray leads with an ace 30-15

Set 2: Game 1: Tsitsipas to serve: Tsitsipas wins, leads 1-0

  • Tsitsipas takes the game easily, leads 1-0.

US Open 2021 LIVE: Andy Murray vs Stefanos Tsitsipas, Murray takes 1st set 6-2

Set 1: Game 6: Murray to serve for set: Murray wins, 6-2

  • Murray wins game and set 6-2.
  • Murray serves for 3rd set point.
  • Tsitsipas bounces back after Murray’s unforced error. Deuce.
  • Murray has one set point.
  • Tsitsipas bounces back to level 30-30
  • Murray serving for first set.

Set 1: Game 6: Tsitsipas to serve: Tsitsipas wins, trails 2-5 

  • Tsitsipas holds on to his serve this time, trails 2-5.
  • Murray’s unforced error gives Tsitsipas a lead.

Set 1: Game 6: Murray to serve: Murray wins, leads 5-1

  • Murray takes the service game with ease, leads 5-1
  • Murray begins with an ace.

Set 1: Game 5: Tsitsipas to serve: Murray wins, leads 4-1

  • Tsitsipas misses a smash, Murray takes the game to lead 4-1
  • Murray has a break point.
  • Murray with a thunderous forehand to level scores 30-30.

Set 1: Game 4: Murray to serve: Murray wins, leads 3-1

  • Murray takes the game to lead 3-1 despite a double fault.
  • Another unforced error from Tsitsipas. Murray leads 30-0

Set 1: Game 3: Tsitsipas to serve: Murray takes the game to take 2-1 lead.

  • But Murray broke him early to take a 2-1 lead.
  • Murray took a lead after two unforced errors but Tsitsipas bounced back with two big serves.

Set 1: Game 2: Murray to serve: Murray takes the game with a couple of big serves to level 1-1.

Set 1: Game 1: Tsitsipas to serve: Murray with a great return forces Tsitsipas to make a mistake. 30-30.

  • Tsitsipas wins first game, leads 1-0 in first set.
  • A vintage Murray challenges Tsitsipas’ backhand wins a point, forces another deuce.
  • Deuce in the first game. Tsitsipas struggling with his unforced errors.

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