Andy Murray – Now officially in the Big Four

Congratulations Andy!

Andy Murray of Great Britain defeated Novak Djokovic of Serbia with a game count of 7-6(10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 in the finals of the 2012 U.S. Open. Andy Murray is now number 3 in the world rankings, moving down Rafael Nadal by one place.

Andy Murray – Happily ever after. | Photo by The Big Lead

The match was held at the Arthur Ashe Stadium and started at 4:00 PM, and lasted for 4 hours and 49 minutes, which was the longest match in the U.S. Open history. It has been 76 years since a Britain tennis player won a grand slam (who was Fred Perry in 1936), and I am glad that the one to win one was Andy Murray.

Andy Murray kisses his 2012 U.S. Open Trophy

Murray’s first serve went in with a percentage of 65, which is pretty good compared to the 2012 Wimbledon finals stats, which was really poor. Murray also did not hit as much unforced errors compared to Djokovic. Djokovic’s play style is more of a defensive/counter player, who is solid on his ground strokes. However, Djokovic hit 65 unforced errors in this match while Murray only hit 56. Though Djokovic hit 9 more winners than Murray did.

Anyways, congratulations to Murray, and I hope he sparks even more in the future.

Many people are very happy about this win, and Rafael Nadal even posted a picture on Facebook where he is congratulating Murray.

Rafael Nadal congratulates Andy Murray on his win in the 2012 US Open.

A Tweet that I re-tweeted/favorited on Twitter.

And that concludes this year’s U.S. Open. The next MAJOR event will be the Barclays Final. I wonder if Murray will win there as well.