Stefanos Tsitsipas US Open 2021

Stefanos Tsitsipas relishing chance to ‘go for it’ against Andy Murray


Stefanos Tsitsipas will do battle with Andy Murray for the first time in their first round match to get their US Open campaigns rolling.

The world number three received a tough draw in 2012 champion Murray, and he understands the task ahead.

While the former world number one is far below his best form, Tsitsipas knows that he must be focused to see off the three-time Slam champion.

“He’s someone that has been putting a lot of work to get back and has been playing very good tennis to be standing where he’s at right now,” Tsitsipas told the ATP tour.

“I think I’m going to go for it, try my chances against him. He’s someone that won’t give up. I’ll have to bring some good tennis from my side.”

That never say die attitude certainly rings true for the Brit. When Murray last appeared at the US Open in 2020, he rallied from two sets to love down against Yoshihito Nishioka in his first round match.

Tsitsipas will be hoping to dispatch Murray without so much trouble in their encounter in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Stefanos Tsitsipas US Open 2021
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