Frances Tiafoe pays homage to Murray: "You are the greatest competitor I know"

Frances Tiafoe reached out to Andy Murray in big words.

by Florian Goosmann
last edit: Oct 21, 2021, 10:21 am

Frances Tiafoe
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Frances Tiafoe

The insane match in Antwerp between Andy Murray and Frances Tiafoe , neither of them let go. No wonder, after all, it was all possible in this 7: 6 (2), 6: 7 (7) and 7: 6 (8) for Murray, in these 3 hours 45 minutes. In this longest match to two sets of wins this year. /

As a reminder: Tiafoe had already served twice in the first set. In the second set he needed six (!) Set balls to equalize. And in the third round he was already in front with a break and had two match points in the final tie-break.

It was not enough against the fighter Murray, who had already announced that he had chatted with Tiafoe in the cabin for a good half an hour afterwards.

Tiafoe on Murray: "... and all that with a metal hip"

Now the American spoke up. It was a crazy match, he wrote on Instagram, and it definitely hurts to have lost. But damn it: that's why he's playing this game, to challenge the best players in the world!

And addressed to Andy Murray: "You're a real inspiration, brother. After everything you've been through, you still play this high level and continue to have these high demands, you want to get the best out of yourself. And all of that with a metal hip. " And Tiafoe declared: "You are the greatest competitor I know, my respect for you goes through the roof." He was glad that he had played a historic match like this against Murray. "All of my love and respect for SIR ANDY MURRAY."

Murray himself kept it short after the great adulation. "Strong fight, youngster. It's not easy out there" - followed by a laughing smiley face.

By the way, Sir will have to unpack everything again today: from 6.30 p.m. he will meet Diego Schwartzman, who is in second place.

Here the single tableau in Antwerp

by Florian Goosmann

Oct 21, 2021, 11:37 am
last edit: Oct 21, 2021, 10:21 am