Andy Murray knocked out of French Open by 20-year-old Greek

Four months after reaching the French Open semis, the 2016 champion Andy Murray was knocked out of the prestigious tournament by 20-year-old Greek Stefiki Tsitsipas, who played a superb match in reaching the last eight.

Murray, who was beaten 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 by the world No. 40, came in with a 4-1 record against Tsitsipas but admitted afterwards that the gifted youngster had just too much talent for him.

“He was completely outclassed by me,” he said. “There was just one thing missing. I wasn’t able to put him under pressure. He doesn’t seem to break down easily. When you’re under the pressure, it gets more and more difficult.”

“So losing today, whether it was my fault or his fault, I just don’t have a huge amount of respect for him from a tennis standpoint.”

After the match, Tsitsipas said that he didn’t have any ill-feeling towards Murray, who has been struggling with a long-term hip injury.

“I didn’t see him at all after the match,” he said. “I watched the replays, he did the same as I did, and I congratulated him. We had a few words but it’s in the past now.

“On the court it was me playing a certain way, him being aggressive on the court, but off the court we’re good.

“I don’t have any bad feelings towards him. We’re friends. He’s been very fair with me. It’s in the past, and I’m still a big fan of him and what he’s done on the court.”

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