Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Andy Murray Wins US Open, Sean Connery Loves It
It took nearly five hours, but Andy Murray finally won his first Grand Slam event over Novak Djokovic Monday night.
The match finished at 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2, looking like someone just banged their head against the scoreboard several times. But Murray really showed what he was made of in this match, outlasting one of the game's strongest players, especially on the hard court. No one was happier to see Murray do well than fellow Scotsman Sean Connery, in attendance, donning a straw US Open hat among the crowd.
"He fights until the end in every single match," Murray said. "I don’t know how I managed to come through in the end."
Murray became the first British player to win a Grand Slam event since 1936. He had lost his previous four Grand Slam finals appearances, dating back to 2008.
Murray's US Open record is now pushed to 29-7 all-time, and with this victory, the 25-year-old has solidified himself as one of the game's best, alongside Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.