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Video: Andy Murray Beats Novak Djokovic to Win 2012 U.S. Open

| by Alex Groberman

The drought is over.

In what was one of the most thrilling tennis showings we’ve seen thus far this year, Andy Murray held off a seemingly inevitable comeback from Novak Djokovic to win Monday’s U.S. Open final 7-6 (10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2. With this victory, Murray became the first British man in 76 years to win a Grand Slam singles title.

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"Novak is so, so strong. He fights until the end in every single match," Murray said after the match (via ESPN). "I don't know how I managed to come through in the end."

For his part, Djokovic was all class after the defeat.

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“I want to congratulate Andy for his first Grand Slam,” Djokovic said. “He absolutely deserves it.”

Here is the match point that locked up the win for Murray (via SportsGrid):

All in all, this showdown lasted 4 hours, 54 minutes – tying the record for longest U.S. Open final ever.

(Kudos SportsGrid, ESPN)

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