Murray Outlasts Djokovic for 1st Major

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It was a match of exceptional fitness and mental resolve. And every shot in each player’s arsenal was deployed: Slices, lobs and drop shots, laser-like groundstrokes, impossibly angled passing shots, crushing service returns and graceful kisses to the ball.

In the end, Scotland’s Andy Murray turned back defending champion Novak Djokovic to win his long awaited first major, tying the record for the longest U.S. Open final with a 7-6 (12-10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 victory that took 4 hours 54 minutes to complete.

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