New York â€“ September 10, 2012 Andy Murray wroteÂ new British tennis history by capturing the US Open. The Gold medalist of the London Olympics won a HEAD to HEAD battle of racquet rebels, winning his first Grand Slam title with a 7-6(10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 win over Novak Djokovic in the US Open final.
Murray, swinging his YouTek IG Radical Pro, won the second-longest final in tournament history, lasting 4:54 hours as he claimed a tough final set over Djokovic (YouTek IG Speed MP). Between them the two racquet rebels now hold two of the top three spots in the ATP rankings.
Murray got a huge weight off his shoulders as he became the first British man since Fred Perry in 1936 to lift a grand Slam trophy: “I don’t know how I did it,” said Murray. “There were incredibly tricky conditions. After the third and fourth set, it was tough mentally. Novak is so strong; he fights to the end in every match. I’ve had some long tough matches in the past with Novak, I just managed to get through it.”
Djokovic was defending the title he won a year ago, with the Serb having won four Grand Slam titles since the start of 2011. “It wasn’t meant to be,” said Djokovic. “I want to congratulate Andy and his team. He absolutely deserves this. I tried my best,” said the world No. 2 who came back from two sets down to force a fifth set.
The Scot’s victory ended his summer of success after playing the Wimbledon final against Federer and then beating the Swiss three weeks later in the Olympic gold medal match. He is the first male player to win the Olympic tennis tournament and the US Open in the same season.
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