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Andy Murray wins Open, first Slam

Updated: September 11, 2012, 4:04 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- His considerable lead, and a chance at history, slipping away, Andy Murray dug deep for stamina and mental strength, outlasting Novak Djokovic in a thrilling five-set, nearly five-hour U.S. Open final Monday.

It had been 76 years since a British man won a Grand Slam singles championship and, at least for Murray, it was well worth the wait.

Ending Great Britain's long drought, and snapping his own four-final skid in majors, Murray finally pulled through with everything ...

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