Stefanos Tsitsipas US Open 2021

Stefanos Tsitsipas wary of resilient Andy Murray ahead of first-round clash


World number three Stefanos Tsitsipas is wary of Andy Murray ahead of their US Open first round clash and insists the Brit ‘won’t give up’.

The Greek star is one of the favourites to lift the US Open title, though is refusing to look beyond his tricky first-round tie against the returning Andy Murray.

Murray, who is one of three Brits in the men’s main draw, lifted the title back in 2012 and has a 65% win percentage against top 10 opponents.

“I’m focusing on what’s next,” said Tsitsipas. “This is way too deep to look into. I’ve got to stay in the moment.”

“He [Murray] is still on. He’s someone that has been putting a lot of work in to get back and has been playing very good tennis to be standing where he is at right now.

“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.”

The intriguing first round clash will be the first career meeting between the two, with the victor facing either Pierre-Hugues Herbert or Adrian Mannarino.

Stefanos Tsitsipas US Open 2021
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