Murray wows crowds in New York with Grand Slam win

11th Sep 2012
Murray wows crowds in New York with Grand Slam win

Andy Murray has claimed the first British male Grand Slam title for 76-years in New York beating Novak Djokovic in the US Open final.

The Scot wowed crowed in the largest tennis arena in the world, the Arthur Ashe Stadium, to win 7-6 (12-10) 7-5 2-6 3-6 6-2 in four hours 54 minutes.

Fred Perry was the last player from the UK to take a Grand Slam title, winning in New York exactly 76 years ago.

Murray also reached the Wimbledon final and won Olympic gold this summer.

After the hard fought match Murray said: “When I realised I had won, I was a little bit shocked, I was very relieved and I was very emotional.”

Murray will now move into number three in the world rankings.

He has previously lost his first four Grand Slam finals.



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