Andy Murray Takes Home 2012 U.S. Open Victory

Posted Monday September 10, 2012 10:48 PM GMT

After a thrilling five set against Novak Djokovic, Britain’s Andy Murray took home the win at the U.S. Open in New York on Monday night (September 10).

It’s been 76 years since a British man has won a Grand Slam in the singles championship, and the 25-year-old athlete almost saw history slip between his fingertips.

Murray ended up pulling through and beating the defending champion Djokovic's comeback bid to win 7-6 (10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2.

''Novak is so, so strong. He fights until the end in every single match,'' he said to the press. ''I don't know how I managed to come through in the end.''

Djokovic was also singing praises for the young victor and said, “I want to congratulate Andy for his first Grand Slam. He absolutely deserves it.”

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