In 1936, Fred Perry won the United States Championships. That tournament would go on to become the United States Open, but no other British man would win the tournament. After 76 years and a staggering 287 different Grand Slam tournaments, that winless streak by Britain’s tennis champions has ended. Two months after narrowly losing Wimbledon to Roger Federer and a month after winning a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics, Andy Murray is now a Grand Slam champion. Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic 3 sets to 2 to claim the 2012 US Open championship.
Much like the thrilling final with Serena Williams, Murray and Djokovic put on a real show for the crowd at Flushing Meadows. Murray and Djokovic pushed one another to the limit, with the defending champion pushing the opening set and the second set to tiebreakers. Djokovic took the second two sets, then Murray roared back and claimed the final set and the first major championship for a British male tennis player. The final score for the match was 7-6 (10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 in favor of Andy.
Tags: andy murray, us open, andy murray wins the us open, andy murray beats novak djokovic, novak djokovic, andy murray beats novak djokovic 3 sets to 2, tennis, sports, andy murray wins first grand slam, first grand slam win by a british man since 1936, united states open, flushing meadow, new york, fred perry