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Monday, September 10, 2012
Andy Murray Wins Breathtaking US Open
Andy Murray became the first Briton in almost 80 years to win a Grand Slam singles event Monday night, upending defending champion Novak Djokovic 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 in Flushing Meadows, New York. The win was the first Grand Slam victory of Murray's career, and put a huge exclamation point on the end of the Scot's year. After losing in the final at Wimbledon, Murray would then win gold at the London Olympics and close at the season's final major with a win.
This is a tremendous accomplishment for Murray, who seems to be one of the only men left who can beat Roger Federer or Djokovic. With Rafa Nadal's knees and back in shambles, Murray is at the top of his game at the moment and a class champion. It must be well worth the wait for the 25 year old, and is sure to be one of many.