‘This is just so stupid’: Andy Roddick agrees with Andy Murray as the Brit moans about refereeing after not being allowed to go for ap**s during his five-hour Australian Open win over Thanasi Kokkinakis
Former American tennis star Andy Roddick fully supports Andy Murray’s post-him comments got angry during his clash at the Australian Open against Thanasi Kokkinakis after he was denied a toilet break.
The former British No. 1 bravely fought back from two sets down against the home favorite, losing the first two sets 4-6, 6-7 before winning the third in the tie-break and the fourth set 6-3 to one Prepare dramatic decision set at around 3am in Australia.
But just before the start of the fifth set, Murray seethed with the referee, who stood his ground when the three-time Grand Slam winner asked to be allowed to use the toilet.
Former American tennis player Andy Roddick has backed Andy Murray’s angry comments
Andy Murray was left outraged at the Australian Open after being denied a toilet break
2003 US Open winner and former three-time Wimbledon finalist Roddick took to social media to share his views, agreeing with Murray’s comments after the grueling five-hour match.
Roddick tweeted: “Right. That’s just so stupid.’
His comments came after Murray sat in his chair sipping a bottle of water while fuming at the officer, calling her refusal to give him a short break “a joke”.
“It’s so disrespectful that the tournament has us out here until 3 a.m. and we can’t even go pee,” said Murray, who has used up his allotment.
The former British No.1 bravely fought back after straight sets against Thanasi Kokkinakis
The 35-year-old was understandably frustrated after putting on an incredible comeback in the early hours of the morning – after playing for around five hours on Tuesday following his nerve-wracking five-set win over 13th seeded Matteo Berretini.
Murray defeated the Italian 6-3 6-3 4-6 6-7 7-6 in a thrilling duel as the British star continues to roll back the years and he played similarly bravely to stand his ground against the Australian Kokkinakis on Thursday.
It comes after Murray ranted about using toilet breaks in big tennis matches when his opponent Stefanos Tsitsipas took a series of frequent and lengthy breaks to use the toilet at the US Open in 2021.
Murray then took to Twitter to mock his opponent after losing to him in five sets in the first round.
“Fact of the day. It takes Stefanos Tsitipas [sic] twice as long to go to the bathroom as it takes Jeff Bazos [sic] to fly into space. Interesting.’
Murray claimed Tsitsipas goes to the toilet “for 20 minutes every time”. Amazon founder Bezos’ flight from the Texas desert into space lasted 10 minutes last month.
It came after Murray’s rant against Stefanos Tsitsipas for taking a toilet break at the 2021 US Open
Tsitsipas left the court for almost eight minutes against Murray at the US Open in 2021
Murray remained irritated on Tuesday afternoon when he reported Tsitsipas’ delays on Twitter
During the tennis match, Murray, 34, was heard raging at supervisor Gerry Armstrong: “What, every time for 20 minutes? How long do you think it was?
“In the toilets in there, what is he doing in there? It’s never taken me so long to go to the toilet when she’s right there.
Murray’s prominent voice on toilet breaks led to a rule change – the ATP Tour put in place hard limits that only allowed one visit per game for a maximum of three minutes after entering the facility.
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