11 Sep 2012

Andy Murray wins his first Grand Slam at US Open

Andy Murray finally proved he has what it takes to win a Grand Slam last night, winning his first title after an epic US Open final. This was actually his fifth Grand Slam final and, after losing the first four, he made fifth time lucky by defeating Novak Djokovic in five, long sets: 7-6 7-5 2-6 3-6 6-2, becoming the first British guy in 76 years to win a Grand Slam title.

Murray won a close first set, that took almost an hour and a half to complete and ended in a 22 point tiebreaker, and then added the second set as well, even though he nearly lost a 4-0 lead. But the defending champion Djokovic raised his game and came back in the final, winning the next two sets easily and forcing a final set.

In the final set though, Andy Murray showed everyone why he managed to win the Gold medal at this year’s Olympics, gaining a 3-0 lead and hanging on to seal his first victory in a Grand Slam. This final tied the record as the longest final at US Open.