Murray wins U.S. Open

  • Andy Murray beat reigning champion Novak Djokovic in five sets to capture his first-ever Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open final on Monday.

    The Scotsman is the first British man in 76 years to win a grand slam singles title.

    He has been beaten in his four previous grand slam finals but was fifth time lucky with a 7-6 7-5 2-6 3-6 6-2 victory at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

    At 4 hours, 54 minutes, the match tied the record for the longest-ever final at the U.S. Open.

    Murray’s win follows his Olympic success in London earlier this summer after he beat Roger Federer to take home the gold.

    A few weeks prior to the London Games, Murray made the final at Wimbledon but lost to Federer.