US Open 2012: Andy Murray beats Novak Djokovic

Major Murray! Grand slam glory for Andy after one of history's greatest matches

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01:04 GMT, 11 September 2012

Andy Murray ended 76 years of hurt for British tennis as he emerged victorious from one of the greatest grand slam finals of all time.

The 25-year-old left every ounce of his being on the court as he finally ended a run of four major final defeats at the scene of his first heartache four years ago.

Credit must be given to his opponent Novak Djokovic – himself a five-time slam winner – who overturned a two-set deficit with some of his most brutal and brilliant hitting.

However it was the Olympic champion who found that little bit extra in the final set to eventually run out 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 winner and so become the first British man since Fred Perry to win one of tennis' biggest prizes.

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Just awesome: Andy Murray is a grand slam champion, the least he deserves for an astounding display

Just awesome: Andy Murray is a grand slam champion, the least he deserves for an astounding display

Stunning: Both players had to contest with high winds early on, but Flushing Meadows still looked beautiful

Stunning: Both players had to contest with high winds early on, but Flushing Meadows still looked beautiful

Stunning: Both players had to contest with high winds early on, but Flushing Meadows still looked beautiful

Stunning: Both players had to contest with high winds early on, but Flushing Meadows still looked beautiful

Reaching for the top: At times Djokovic seemed out on his feet but he kept on fighting for each point

Reaching for the top: At times Djokovic seemed out on his feet but he kept on fighting for each point

Eyes on the prize: Murray, too, wobbled when seemingly comfortable, but regained his full focus

Eyes on the prize: Murray, too, wobbled when seemingly comfortable, but regained his full focus

Famous faces: There was no shortage of interest from the usual, and not so usual, suspects

Famous faces: There was no shortage of interest from the usual, and not so usual, suspects

Famous faces: There was no shortage of interest from the usual, and not so usual, suspects

Famous faces: There was no shortage of interest from the usual, and not so usual, suspects

Famous faces: There was no shortage of interest from the usual, and not so usual, suspects

Tit for tat: There were occasions when both players seemed to let the occasion get to them

Tit for tat: There were occasions when both players seemed to let the occasion get to them

Tit for tat: There were occasions when both players seemed to let the occasion get to them

Tricky times: Murray and Djokovic had to find that little bit extra as they teetered on the brink of despair

Tricky times: Murray and Djokovic had to find that little bit extra as they teetered on the brink of despair

Tricky times: Murray and Djokovic had to find that little bit extra as they teetered on the brink of despair

Court coverage: The athleticism of both men was awesome, with rallies lasting more than 30 shots

Court coverage: The athleticism of both men was awesome, with rallies lasting more than 30 shots