Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Andy Murray Defeats Novak Djokovic To Win US Open
Murray, 25, finally emulated Fred Perry's 1936 achievement, winning 7-6 (12-10) 7-5 2-6 3-6 6-2 in four hours 54 minutes on Arthur Ashe Stadium. Murray also reached the Wimbledon final and won Olympic gold this summer.
"When I realised I had won, I was a little bit shocked, I was very relieved and I was very emotional," said Murray. Despite his other successes, this result will arguably have a greater impact on his career and the future of tennis in the United Kingdom.
Murray - the new world number three - lost his first four Grand Slam finals to share an Open era record with coach Ivan Lendl, but like the Czech he has triumphed at the fifth time of asking.
And while it is a dream of Murray's to win Wimbledon, the British number one has long been tipped to make his breakthrough at Flushing Meadows in the final major of the year.