9/11/12 3:06 AM | Kelli DeMario
Reigning Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray captured his first Grand Slam title, having held on to upend defending champion Novak Djokovic in five sets. The third seed came through Monday's final, 7-6(10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2.
World No. 4 Andy Murray secured his maiden Grand Slam title after ousting world No. 2 Novak Djokovic on Sunday. The 25-year-old converted eight of 17 break points en route to a 7-6(10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 victory in four hours and 54 minutes.
Murray came away with the first set tiebreak after 87 minutes, having struck an unreturnable serve on his sixth set point. The Scot led 4-0 in set two before Djokovic leveled the match at 5-4. Murray regrouped to earn double set point at 6-5. A forehand miss from the defending champion gave Murray a two-sets-to-love edge.
Djokovic regrouped to break at 1-1 and 4-2 in the third. Set point came at 5-2 for the defending champion, who took set three on an overhead smash. A steadied world No. 2 broke to 2-0 in the fourth before closing the set on a backhand miss from Murray at 5-3.
A solid defensive effort helped Murray to a 2-0 advantage in the decider. The No. 3 seed snagged an insurance break to 3-0, aided by a netted forehand from Djokovic. Murray held on to reach championship point at 5-2, with a missed forehand by Djokovic sealing the victory.
Murray completed his first Grand Slam success with 31 winners.
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