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

11 September 2012
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First came gold in the Olympics, and 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.

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