September 10, 2012
Britain’s Andy Murray poses with the trophy after defeating Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, background, in the men’s singles championship match Monday night at the U.S. Open in New York. Murray won, 7-6 (10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2, to capture his nation’s first men’s tennis major since Fred Perry in 1936 and end one of the longest droughts in professional sports.
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After 76 years of pain and anguish — marking one of the longest droughts in all of professional sports — Great Britain finally has a men’s grand slam tennis champion again after Scotland’s Andy Murray beats Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in the U.S. Open final late Monday night in New York, becoming Britain’s first major champ since 1936.