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“I don’t sit down and watch a match that lasts 4 or 5 hours,” says Andy Murray on whether women should also play best-of-5 sets, as suggested by Stefanos Tsitsipas

Andy Murray and Stefanos Tsitsipas
Andy Murray and Stefanos Tsitsipas

Former World No. 1 Andy Murray joins many others in offering their opinions on the bizarre proposal Stefanos Tsitsipas that since women have equal prize money in Grand Slams, they should also play best-of-5 like the men do to maintain equality.

Stef also pointed out that he and Alexander Zverev both could have won a Major had the men played best-of-3, as both players lost their first Major final despite leading a set 2-0 but failed to win another set Novak Djokovic (French Open 2021) and Dominik Thiem (2020 US Open) or.

However, Murray didn’t think much about it and gave a fairly politically correct answer. He spoke from the perspective of both a player and a spectator. Having been part of many 5 set thrillers at Grand Slams over the years he certainly enjoys the format but as a spectator he had a different attitude.

“I think it’s good that all Grand Slams have the same rules. If you’re going through a very stressful time, don’t stop thinking about the rules of each tournament. As for the 3 or 5 sets debate, it’s difficult. As a player I’ve always enjoyed the five sets, I think that was a good thing. I personally will not sit down and watch a game that lasts 4 or 5 hours.

“Some people like that. I think ultimately it comes down to what the fans and the players prefer.” said Murray in his press conference after leaving 2022 Miami Masters in the second round after a straight-set loss against Daniel Medvedev but still close to entering the top 80 of the ATP rankings.

Andy Murray is staying away from the tour for the next two months

Andy Murray
Andy Murray

As the Miami Masters pulls the curtain on the hard court season and you’ll see Golden swing of the ATP Tour The months of April and May begin, the three-time Grand Slam champion will not be present at any clay event for the next two months. Given the surface slowness and physically demanding playstyle on Clay, Murray decided to skip the Clay season to maintain his fitness.

Murray is known to have a metal hip and his ability to play at the highest level is amazing. With the grass season following the clay season, the Briton has assessed his chances of winning a Silver medal on grass than on any other surface and will train on grass to win his first title since 2019 in the months of June and July.

Also read: ‘Rafa did it in Australia, he can too’ – Ivan Lendl backs Andy Murray to return to top spot with Wimbledon in sight

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