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Andy Murray Wins 2012 US Open Championship

Sep 11th, 2012
Staff Writer

Andy Murray won the US Open Championship in front of || 24,000 fans at New York City's Arthur Ashe Stadium.It took just under five hours for Andy Murray to win the first Grand Slam title of his career, and the first major tennis title for the United Kingdom in 76 years.

Tennis fans around the world witnessed a world-class slug-fest that tied the longest match ever played at the US Open: 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 in four hours fifty-four minutes.

“It was an incredibly tough match. Relieved is probably the best word I would use to describe how I’m feeling just now,” Murray told interviewers after the match. After winning the first two sets, it looked like Andy might win the final in dominant fashion, but after flailing about and complaining of the wind, Djokovic regained his championship form in the third and fourth sets.

The match featured several 30-shot rallies, including one 54-shot battle. Djokovic hit the court four times in the match, including early in the first set, scraping both knees in an effort to reach a stabbing backhand. But Djokovic had no complaints after the matches end, “I’m disappointed to lose the match, but in the back of my mind I knew that I gave it all.” Of his British opponent, Novak conceded, “He deserved to win this Grand Slam more than anybody, I’m sure, because over the years he’s been a top player.”

The US Open match moves Djokovic and Murray past Nadal as the number two and three tennis players in the world, respectively, still trailing Federer as he maintains his status as number one at the end of the 2012 tennis season, according to