Andy Murray ended his long wait for a Grand Slam with a 7-6 (12-10) 7-5 2-6 3-6 6-2 win over Novak Djokovic in Flushing Meadows last night.
The Scot ended the summer where he picked up an Olympic gold at Wimbledon by battling past Djokovic in blustery conditions, which troubled both players throughout the match.
Murray spoke afterwards with a visible relief, saying, “when I realised I had won, I was a little bit shocked, I was very relieved and I was very emotional.
“They were incredibly tricky conditions. Novak is so strong, he fights until the end of every match and I don’t know how I managed to come through in the end.”
Five time Grand Slam winner Djokovic, who shares a good relationship with Murray after coming through the ranks together, offered his congratulations.
“I’m disappointed to lose, but I gave it my all. I had a great opponent today. He deserved to win this Grand Slam more than anybody. I would like to congratulate him.”