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Elation as Andy Murray ends Britain's 76-year wait to win US Open

First came gold in the Olympics, now Andy Murray has served up another stellar performance – winning the US Open.

The Scottish hero ended Britain's 76-year wait for a male to snare a Grand Slam singles championship with his win over Novak Djokovic.

At the end of the thrilling final, an elated Andy looked skyward, and covered his face with his hands, keenly aware of the enormity of his achievement.

Speaking after the match he said: "I'm very, very happy that I managed to come through because if I had lost this one from two sets up, that would have been a tough one to take.

"I am just so relieved to finally have got there and I can put this one behind me and hopefully win more."

The tennis ace was cheered on by thousands in his hometown of Dunblane, who stayed up into the early hours to watch the 25-year-old bag the historic victory.

He was also supported, as ever, by his mum Judy, who had clearly enjoyed the whole New York experience, particularly after a glass or two of wine with Sir Alex Ferguson during her son's earlier semi-final win.

Andy, 25, emulated Fred Perry's 1936 achievement, winning 7-6 (12-10) 7-5 2-6 3-6 6-2 in four hours 54 minutes in the Arthur Ashe Stadium 

The home town of the Grand Slam champion was in ecstatic mood after his win at the US Open. Thousands in Dunblane, near Stirling, stayed up into the early hours to watch the 25-year-old bag the historic victory 

He was cheered on by girlfriend Kim Sears 

Another Great Scot, Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, was also in the crowd 

The tennis ace ended Britain's 76-year wait for a male Grand Slam singles champion 

"When I realised I had won, I was a little bit shocked, I was very relieved and I was very emotional," said Andy 

"They were incredibly tricky conditions," said the right-hander from Dunblane. "Novak is so strong, he fights until the end of every match and I don't know how I managed to come through in the end" 

"It is what I have been working towards for the last 10 years of my life," Andy told the BBC. "It means the world to me." 

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