News Americas, FLUSHING, NY, Tues. Sept. 11, 2012: British-born Andy Murray made history in Flushing, Queens last night, September 10th, winning his first career Grand Slam singles title at the 2012 US Open.
The match tied the US Open record for the longest men’s singles final and it was the first five-set men’s final since 2009 when Juan Martin del Potro defeated Federer.
The win also makes Murray one of just two men to win a Grand Slam since Wimbledon in 2005, helping solidify his status as one of the ‘Big Four’ currently on the ATP Tour.
“After the third and fourth sets, it was tough mentally for me,” Murray said after the match. “I don’t know how I managed to come through in the end.”
Djokovic was gracious in defeat, and complemented his opponent, who he knew fought just as hard as he did.
“I want to congratulate Andy for his first Grand Slam, he absolutely deserves it,” he said. “I really tried my best. I gave it all I had and it was another tremendous match to be a part of.”