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Andy Murray wins US Open Grand Slam title, ends Britain’s 76-year wait

Written on:September 11, 2023
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Andy Murray brings Britain’s glory back after 76 years’ of wait

It took 76 years for a Brit to do it again. Yes, Andy Murray has created history by winning the tennis singles Grand Slam US Open in New York, beating Serbia’s Novak Djokovic.

The 25-year-old Scot was preceded by Fred Perry who had won the title in 1936. The nearly five-hour victory over Novak Djokovic included the longest tie-breaker in a US Open final.

In the 4 hours 54 minutes match, Murray faced the fierce Djokovic in a rain-delayed final at Arthur Ashe Stadium scoring 7-6 (10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2, which got him prize money of $1.9 million (£1.19 million).

Speaking of his first emotion after the win, Murray said, he felt “relieved.”” “’Relief’ is probably the best word I would use to describe how I’m feeling just now,” he said. “You do think, ‘Is this ever going to happen?’”, said the third-seed who defeated Djokovic.

Djokovic had won three or four majors last year sped through the third and fourth sets, finding his comfort zone in the swirling winds that made an atmosphere at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. But Murray regained his composure and steadied himself in the fifth set, accepting the power of Djokovic, he said, “Novak is so, so strong. He fights until the end in every single match. I don’t know how I managed to come through in the end.”

After a rally of 54 shots, and many points which lasted more than 30 shots, it was proven as to who was the strongest. Keeping his nerves intact, Murray served the final game, and ousted Djokovic out with an easy overhead and embraced those winning points by dropping to his knees and covering his mouth at the end in disbelief.

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