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.
"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.
“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.