ANDY Murray rolled back the years at the US Open as he narrowly lost a five-set thriller to third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.

The Scot blasted the Greek over his lengthy bathroom breaks after a dramatic and at times ill-tempered affair.

In a match lasting just short of five hours, the two-time Wimbledon champion went down 2-6 6-7 (7) 3-6 6-3 6-4.

Afterwards the Scot said: "It's not so much leaving the court. It's the amount of time.

"It's just disappointing because I feel it influenced the outcome of the match. I'm not saying I necessarily win that match, for sure, but it had influence on what was happening after those breaks.

"I rate him a lot. I think he's a brilliant player. I think he's great for the game. But I have zero time for that stuff at all, and I lost respect for him.

"That's what I feel. But if everyone else feels like that's totally cool and there's no issue with it, then maybe I'm the one being unreasonable.

"But I think it's nonsense. And he knows it, as well."

Tsitsipas, however, bending the rules.

He said: "If there's something that he has to tell me, we should speak, the two of us, to kind of understand what went wrong.

"I don't think I broke any rules. I played by the guidelines, how everything is. I don't know how my opponent feels when I'm out there playing the match. It's not really my priority.

"As far as I'm playing by the rules and sticking to what the ATP says is fair, then the rest is fine. I have nothing against him. Absolutely nothing."

Meanwhile, Scot Cameron Norrie found Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz too hot to handle as he tumbled out.

The British number two has enjoyed such a successful 2021 that he was seeded 26 at Flushing Meadows.

But he was beaten in straight sets by US Open debutant Alcaraz 6-4 6-4 6-3.

British number one Dan Evans fought off the lasting effects of Covid-19 as he overcame the heat and Brazil's Thiago Monteiro 6-3 7-6 (6) 6-4 6-1.

Evans, 31, arrived in New York on the back of four defeats in his last five matches since Wimbledon after missing the Olympics because he contracted coronavirus.

He said: "It wasn't easy. I felt pretty bad and I just hung in there really.

"I was playing better than I had been, but physically I wasn't feeling great. I had a pretty bad headache - that's something that I've never had before.

"I think the lack of matches in my legs played a big part and made me feel tired - at least that's what I hope it is.

"Usually I enjoy playing in hot and humid conditions and I feel that I am pretty good in those conditions, but today I wasn't. I don't know if it is because I haven't played a lot and I am not very fit at the minute or if it is the lasting effects."