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Andy Murray, of Great Britain, reacts after scoring a point against Stefanos Tsitsipas, of Greece, during the first round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Andy Murray, of Great Britain, reacts after scoring a point against Stefanos Tsitsipas, of Greece, during the first round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Andy Murray, of Great Britain, reacts after scoring a point against Stefanos Tsitsipas, of Greece, during the first round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Andy Murray accused his opponent Stefanos Tsitsipas of "cheating" as he push the boundaries of the rules of tennis to breaking point in a feisty first round clash at the US Open.

Murray said he had lost respect for world No.3 Tsitsipas after bowing out of the US Open to the world number three in a dramatic and at times bad-tempered five-setter.

The 34-year-old Scot was livid at the seven to eight minute bathroom breaks Tsitsipas was taking between sets and demanded more should be done to clamp down on the “nonsense” and he posted a Twitter message on Tuesday to taunt his rival:

“It’s not so much leaving the court. It’s the amount of time,” said Murray.

“I spoke to my team before the match about it and said to expect that, prepare for it if things were not going his way. So I was trying to do that.

“But the issue is that you cannot stop the way that that affects you physically. When you’re playing a brutal match like that, you know, stopping for seven, eight minutes, you do cool down.

“It’s just disappointing because I feel it influenced the outcome of 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.

“That’s what I feel. If everyone else feels like that’s totally cool and there’s no issue with it, then maybe I’m the one being unreasonable, but I think it’s nonsense. And he knows it, as well.”

Murray's on court rants with match supervisor Gerry Armstrong were equally feisty, as he suggested his Greek rival needed to be stopped in his antics.

“What, for 20 minutes every time?” Murray said to Armstrong (below). “There’s a toilet right there, what’s he doing? What’s he doing in there?

“It’s never once taken me that long to go to the toilet ever. And it’s right there.”

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Andy Murray complains to Gerry Armstrong during the first round of the US Open tennis championships. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Andy Murray complains to Gerry Armstrong during the first round of the US Open tennis championships. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Andy Murray complains to Gerry Armstrong during the first round of the US Open tennis championships. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Murray’s anger didn’t subside after the match , with the Brit ranking on court as he lost his tempter at the end of the match.

“It’s a f***ing joke,” he said. “Every very f***ing week, f***ing under-12. Everyone knows it. It's a joke.”

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