US Open Finals: Andy Murray beats Djokovic for 1st Grand Slam Title
Andy Murray becomes Britain’s first player to win a Grand Slam singles title since 1936 by defeating Novan Djocovic in the finals of the US Open 2012. The classic 5 set game was played at Flushing Meadow’s Arthur Ash Stadium for a span of 4 hours and 52 minutes.
The 25-year-old from Scotland won the first set after a historic 22 point tie breaker which was never seen in the history of the US Open. Ending a nations need for the Title, the British phenomenon is now just two steps behind No 1 Roger Federer and No 2 Djocovic.
Murray had lost his first four grand slam finals to share the Open Era Record with coach Ivan Lendi. The game was exciting as Djocovic had lost the first two sets to win the next two and force a deciding fifth set, seizing the momentum as Murray started to wilt.
But at the end of the finishing set, Djocovic, who had won eight consecutive five set matches, started looking fragile. His breath count increased and he started doing deep knee bends at the base line to stretch his aching groin muscles. It was a 2-0 lead for Murray thereafter as he pounded a 131 mph service winner and then used some terrific defence leading to a 3-0 lead in the final set before hanging on to seal an emotional victory.
Amongst the crowd who applauded the triumphant victory of Murray were actor Sean Connery and Kevin Spacey. Murray had become the first British to capture a grand slam singles championship since Fred Perry in the year 1936.