“I haven’t done anything wrong, so I don’t understand,” he said, after firing a career-best 27 aces to seal victory.
“The people love the sport, they come to watch tennis. I have nothing against them. I love the fans. But some people don’t understand. That’s all. They don’t understand. They haven’t played tennis at high level to understand how much effort and how much difficult it is to do what we are doing. Sometimes we need a short break to do what we have to do.”
It was clear that the majority of fans inside the biggest stadium in tennis were likely clued up on the drama from the previous couple of days, with Murray having slammed the Greek following their match.
The former world No 1 labelled the eight-minute break “nonsense” as he took issue with the length of time rather than the break itself, and said he thought the pause in play influenced the outcome of the match, before taking to Twitter to double down on his criticism of Tsitsipas the following day.