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Murray Finally Turns Big 3 Into Big 4

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For a moment – actually several moments – it appeared that Novak Djokovic, the indefatigable magician, would do it again. That he’d come back from the brink just as he had at the previous two U.S. Opens.

After Andy Murray raced to a two-set lead, Djokovic immediately shifted momentum and grabbed the next two sets and looked to be on his way to his second consecutive victory in New York.

But it was not to be as Murray played a brilliant fifth set and finally – finally! – delivered a Slam for the United Kingdom for the first time since Fred Perry won the U.S. championships in 1936. Murray won the thrilling and at times error-prone...

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