Andy Murray loses to Stefanos Tsitsipas at Wimbledon 2023, and Cameron Norrie loses.
In round two, fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas stopped Andy Murray’s hopes of winning Wimbledon on the 10th anniversary of his 2013 win.
The 11 p.m. curfew at Wimbledon stopped the Briton from playing on Thursday, and he lost 7-6 (7-3) 6-7 (2-7) 4-6 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 on Friday.
Since his famous win over Novak Djokovic in 2013, Murray hadn’t beaten a SW19 opponent ranked as high as the Greek.
Just before Murray lost, the number one player from Britain, Cameron Norrie, lost to Christopher Eubanks 3-6, 6-3, 2-6, and 6-7 (3-7).
Murray, who is 36, and Norrie, who is 27, were seen as the best chances for the country to win in the men’s singles. When they lost, the home fans at the All England Club were sad.
Since they lost, British number five Liam Broady is the only home player left in the men’s singles. He will play Canadian number 26 seed Denis Shapovalov in the third round.
On Saturday, the top-ranked British woman, Katie Boulter, will play the defending winner, Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan. If Boulter wins, she will also have a chance to move on to the fourth round.
Murray forces Tsitsipas to “work harder than usual.”
When Murray and Tsitsipas’s exciting match on Centre Court under the lights was stopped on Thursday, Murray had just won two sets to one in front of his home fans.
Who the break helped more, Murray after what looked like a painful fall or Tsitsipas after he lost his momentum?
The delay did give the dreamers a chance to think about what they wanted. Murray came back on Friday with the goal of getting his biggest win by ranking since the 2013 final, which was 10 years ago to the day and where his career turned a corner.
The realists thought that Tsitsipas might do better with the rest. The 24-year-old served like a pro again, just like he did in the first two sets on Thursday. He did not face a break point as he turned around the loss.
When asked if the 18-hour break helped him, Tsitsipas replied, “Not that much.” You have a lot going on in your life.
“On the other side of the net, you have to deal with Andy Murray. He can stretch it out, so I had to work harder.
“My legs hurt because he made me run up and down and left and right for hours.”