by Sampad Sengupta
|Andy Murray wins the US Open|
(source: NY Daily News)
Seven years since turning pro and five Grand Slam finals later, Andy Murray wins his first Grand Slam title in fine style after beating Serbian Novak Djokovic to clinch the US Open crown in what ended up being a thrilling five-set encounter. Murray, cheered on by fellow Scots Sean Connery and Sir Alex Ferguson, came out on top in a match that lasted nearly five hours to win his second major tournament in two months after winning gold in the 2012 London Olympic Games.
This US Open final has probably been
’s best performance. The match started on a sedate note, gradually gaining momentum, and the first set ended with Murray winning 7-6 (12-10) in the tie break. He went on to win the next set as well but then succumbed to some superb tennis from Novak Djokovic, who clinched the third and fourth sets 6-2, 6-3 respectively. You would expect Djokovic to carry on with the momentum and seal the match but Murray showed his class once again, winning the final set 6-2 to become the first Brit to win a major tournament since Fred Perry in 1936. Murray