Wimbledon: Stefanos Tsitsipas back on grass for the Aegon Championships

Andy Murray was beaten by Stefanos Tsitsipas in the third round of the 2017 US Open

Andy Murray said he “lost some respect” for Greek youngster Stefanos Tsitsipas after their US Open meeting last year.

Tsitsipas made headlines for his 6-3 6-2 6-4 win over the Scot in New York last September.

“He’s not a bad player, he was playing well at the time,” Murray said.

“I didn’t lose a match on tour for a good while afterwards, but I did lose some respect for him after that match.”

The 20-year-old is now ranked 14th in the world but refused to be drawn on an opinion on whether he wanted to end his Wimbledon playing career at London’s Queen’s Club, where he will take on British compatriot Kyle Edmund in the first round.

“First and foremost, I just want to focus on this tournament, this tournament,” he said.

Tsitsipas started his Wimbledon preparations with a 6-4 6-3 6-2 victory over German qualifier Jordan Krumpholz

“I’ve played four matches here before, I’ve won all four times.

“I’m just excited to get out there and compete.”

While Tsitsipas’ tennis ability is undoubted, others questioned whether he would have the temperament to deal with the demands of the grand slam draw in the future.

“In terms of myself, I don’t think it really matters,” he said.

“Winning or losing matches is not as important. It’s about performing, trying to perform at a high level.

“I can’t control how my opponent plays and how he feels at the time.”

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