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U.S. Open 2012: Andy Murray Outlasts Novak Djokovic For 1st Grand Slam Title

Andy Murray of Great Britain served for the match as he captured his first Grand Slam title in a 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 5-2 defeat of Novak Djokovic on Monday night at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., at the 2012 U.S. Open.

The third-seeded Murray outlasted Djokovic, the second seed, and wore down the Serb with his outstanding court coverage en route to the win. It capped off a banner year for Murray following a gold medal victory at the 2012 London Olympic games.

The first set began with each competitor breaking the other's serve -- Murray would go on to win that set in a tiebreak, 7-6. It was the return game of Murray that proved to be too much for Djokovic. With the win, Murray becomes the first British man to win a Grand Slam title since 1936.

Murray managed just 31 winners to Djokovic's 40, but committed 56 unforced errors against 65 from the runner-up.

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