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Andy Murray ends Great Britain's 76-year-long grand slam drought
Andy Murray has finally won his first major grand slam title, which was missing from his cabinet of trophies. It was the sheer grit and determination that helped him win the title by defeating Novak Djokovic in the finals of the championship.

ANDY MURRAY has won his first Grand Slam title after outclassing his opponent, Novak Djokovic in the finals of the US Open on Monday. The grueling Tennis match was played over five sets, with first two going the Murray way and the next two Djokovic's way.

With his win in the final set, Murray ended the Britain's wait for a grand slam. The score read 7-6 (12/10) 7-5 2-6 3-6 6-2, according to espnstar. The match lasted for almost 5 hours. Murray's kiss on the US Open trophy showcased his desire to win the title, since he turned pro in 2005. It was Fred Perry, who was the last Great Britain player to win a grand slam title in 1936. Murray has thus put an end to a 76-year-long wait for British fans.

Murray was up for the challenge against the Serb with the conditions not to the best of his liking. During the initial phases of the game, both players had to tackle windy conditions apart from the lusty and powerful Tennis that was on display at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. But, it was the Brit who got the better of the Serb in such harsh conditions. Though, there was not much to choose between the two during the finals, but it was the Brit who prevailed. It was for the fifth time that the player was playing in a grand slam final only to be second best on all four previous counts. His fifth final proved lucky.

Murray may not possess the class and the deft touches of Federer, aggression of John McEnroe, quality of Sampras, but he does match the determination that a grand slam champion requires. If an honest opinion is to be brought forward, Djokovic is a better player than Murray (as his record suggests), but it was Murray's perseverance that helped him overcome all obstacles to lift aloft the title. He looked determined to clinch the title. After his victory in the London Olympics, his confidence has already sky-rocketed, which was evident in the finals as well. It would not be surprising if Murray starts to win other grand slams in the near future.

Murray needs to thank Ivan Lendl in a very special way, as he helped him take his game to another level. He, for sure must have passed some necessary information so as to make him a grand slam champion at last.

Finally, the game has a new grand slam champion, after Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, who had made it a habit to walk away with a grand slam title every time it was played. This augurs well for various other grand slams that are going to be played next year onwards. Will we see Murray dominate Men's tennis? Why not? He has the much required game to be one of the best Tennis players in the ATP circuit. But, as of now, let's savour the time to enjoy Murray's first grand slam title.

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