23 July, 2014 / Ramazan 24, 1435

US Open: Men's Final

History-making Andy Murray ended Britain’s 76-year wait for a men’s Grand Slam champion when he beat 2011 winner Novak Djokovic 7-6 (12/10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 in an epic US Open final on Monday.

Murray became Britain’s first major champion since Fred Perry claimed his third American title in 1936, the year the Spanish Civil War started and Franklin D. Roosevelt was re-elected US president.

In a roller-coaster final, which witnessed a 54-shot rally, numerous 30-stroke exchanges, as well as a record-setting tie-breaker, the 25-year-old Murray held his nerve in a knife-edge final set.

The Olympic champion led 3-0 in the decider, dropped serve but broke again for 5-2 when Djokovic called a medical time-out.

But Murray wasn’t to be denied, taking the historic crown when Djokovic went long with a forehand on a second match point in what was, at four hours and 54 minutes, the second-longest US Open final of all time. - Photos by AFP

Andy Murray of Great Britain (3) after he wins against Novak Djokovic  of Serbia (2) during their 2012 US Open men's singles finals match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 10, 2012.
Andy Murray of Great Britain (3) after he wins against Novak Djokovic of Serbia (2) during their 2012 US Open men's singles finals match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 10, 2012.
Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts during his men's singles final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on Day Fifteen of the 2012 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 10, 2012.
Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts during his men's singles final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on Day Fifteen of the 2012 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 10, 2012.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns a shot to Britain's Andy Murray during the championship match at the 2012 US Open.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns a shot to Britain's Andy Murray during the championship match at the 2012 US Open.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after falling while playing Britain's Andy Murray during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, September 10, 2012, in New York.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after falling while playing Britain's Andy Murray during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, September 10, 2012, in New York.
Britain's Andy Murray serves to Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the championship match at the 2012 US Open.
Britain's Andy Murray serves to Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the championship match at the 2012 US Open.
Britain's Andy Murray returns a shot to Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the championship match at the 2012 US Open.
Britain's Andy Murray returns a shot to Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the championship match at the 2012 US Open.
Andy Murray of Great Britain returns against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their 2012 US Open men's singles finals match.
Andy Murray of Great Britain returns against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their 2012 US Open men's singles finals match.
Andy Murray of Great Britain serves during his men's singles final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on Day Fifteen of the 2012 US Open.
Andy Murray of Great Britain serves during his men's singles final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on Day Fifteen of the 2012 US Open.
Andy Murray of Great Britain (3) after he wins against Novak Djokovic of Serbia (2) during their 2012 US Open men's singles finals match.
Andy Murray of Great Britain (3) after he wins against Novak Djokovic of Serbia (2) during their 2012 US Open men's singles finals match.
Britain's Andy Murray poses with Serbia's Novak Djokovic after the championship match at the 2012 US Open. His considerable lead, and a chance at history, slipping away, Murray dug deep for stamina and mental strength, outlasting Djokovic in a thrilling five-set U.S. Open final.
Britain's Andy Murray poses with Serbia's Novak Djokovic after the championship match at the 2012 US Open. His considerable lead, and a chance at history, slipping away, Murray dug deep for stamina and mental strength, outlasting Djokovic in a thrilling five-set U.S. Open final.

Comments (1) (Closed)


Sayeed
Sep 11, 2012 05:03pm
Historical Win!!!!!