Thursday, April 17, 2014

Murray wins U.S. Open

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Andy Murray

The Scot became the first Briton to win a grand slam in 76 years. 

The Scot, Andy Murray, broke a 76-year-old British jinx to win a grand slam title, Monday Night (Nigerian time).

Murray beat world number one, Novak Djokovic to claim the U.S. Open in a tightly contested game.  He won the game 7-6 (12-10) 7-5 2-6 3-6 6-2 in a four hours, 54 minutes thrilling encounter.

The Briton’s victory comes 76 years after another British tennis player, Fred Perry (1936), last won a grand slam tournament.

Murray, 25, the British number one tennis player, lost four previous grand slam finals that he qualified for. He had played in 28 grand slam tournaments before his victory. He is currently the world number three behind Djokovic and Roger Federer.

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