bhtttttt bhttttttttttttt mubaaarikkkkkkk ho murrayyyNew York saw a personal and national catharsis as Andy Murray finally won a Grand Slam and Britain got its first major winner in 76 years...It so nearly didn't happen. After losing two tight sets, Djokovic resurrected his game, racing through sets three and four to put the match on a knife edge. The Murray of old would have wilted away, but this one held on and roared on by a fiercely partisan crowd, romped through the fifth.
History was created as the Scot became the first man to win both the Olympic gold and the US Open in the same year, along with becoming first British man in the Open era to win a Slam.
History was avoided as well - as Murray's triumph saw him avoid the ignominy of becoming the only player to have lost five major finals on the trot. At the moment, he holds the record with the man who watched on from the players' box - and to whom the 25-year-old paid rich tribute later.
"He's one of the greatest players to have ever played. Here he made eight consecutive finals," Murray said.
"It's great to have him supporting me and helping me in the tough moments and not just him, but everyone else has been there from the start so thank you very much."