Carlos Alcaraz came up with a massive, historic upset on Friday afternoon at Arthur Ashe Stadium, and he survived yet another Stefanos Tsitsipas bathroom break to pull it off.
Alcaraz knocked off No. 3 Tsitsipas 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 0-6, 7-6 (7-5) in their third round match, which made the 18-year-old the youngest player to defeat a top-3 player in the world at the US Open since 1973.
Stefanos Tsitsipas booed after latest bathroom break
Tsitsipas isn’t going to let Andy Murray, or the crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium, get in the way of his bathroom break.
Tsitsipas once again took a break before the fourth set of his match with Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz on Friday afternoon, which drew immense boos from the crowd. He was trailing 2-1 at the time, too, having just lost the third set tiebreaker.
When he came back nearly four minutes later, Tsitsipas won the next set 6-0.
Though he seemingly retook the momentum, it wasn’t enough. Alcaraz survived a tiebreaker in the final set to take the match and knock off Alcaraz.
“It’s just disappointing because I feel it influenced the outcome of the match,” Murray said after the match. “I’m not saying I necessarily win that match, for sure, but it had influence on what was happening after those breaks.
“I rate him a lot. I think he’s a brilliant player. I think he’s great for the game, but I have zero time for that stuff at all, and I lost respect for him.”
Tsitsipas denied any allegations that he was cheating by using the bathroom breaks, and he clearly didn’t let it get to him – as he took another one on Friday.
Alcaraz, however, didn’t let it get to him and still came out on top.
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