The Wimbledon match between Andy Murray and Stefanos Tsitsipas was suspended on Thursday evening, with Murray leading 6-7(3), 7-6(2), 6-4 when play was halted at 10:38 p.m. The decision to stop the match was made in light of the 11 p.m. curfew, as it was deemed unlikely that the match could conclude before that time.
Andy Murray who is the former world No. 1 is making a remarkable comeback at Wimbledon after his last appearance in 2017. Seeded 40th this year, he has been displaying excellent form, reaching the third round without dropping a set.
On the other side of the net, Tsitsipas, the tournament's fifth seed, is considered a strong contender for the title. With two Grand Slam finals under his belt, he has reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon for the past two years.
The match between Murray and Tsitsipas has been tightly contested and with both players exchanging breaks of serve. Murray gained control in the second set tie-break, securing it with a 7-2 victory. Andy then broke Tsitsipas in the opening game of the third set, maintaining his dominance.
Murray now needs to win one more set to advance to the third round. The match will resume on Friday at 1:00 p.m. BST when the players will pick up where they left off on Centre Court. Murray's inspiring comeback from hip surgery has been one of the feel-good stories of the year. Displaying some of his best tennis in recent months, his victory over Tsitsipas marks a significant milestone since his return to the tour.
Murray remains a formidable opponent with his vast experience and ability to win crucial matches. Andy could emerge as a dark horse in the Wimbledon tournament. His game is capable of defeating any opponent on any given day, making him a tough contender for anyone he faces in the third round.
Tsitsipas' aspirations for the title have taken a blow following his loss to Murray. Stefanos now faces the challenge of winning two consecutive matches just to reach the fourth round. He has experienced a dip in form recently, with quarterfinal exits at the French Open and the Halle Open. Notably, he also lost to Murray in the Madrid Open.
Tsitsipas will need to swiftly rediscover his best form. While possessing the talent to win the tournament, his success hinges on achieving greater consistency in his performances. The eagerly anticipated match between Murray and Tsitsipas will recommence on Friday at 1:00 p.m. BST, captivating fans as they battle it out on Centre Court. Murray will aim to seal his victory and secure a spot in the third round, while Tsitsipas will seek to bounce back and keep his title aspirations alive.