Sep 10, 2012
An almost 5 hour, 5 set match resulted in victory for Andy Murray of Great Britain.
September 10, 2012, Flushing, New York
The early fall weather was nearly perfect for the Men's Singles Final:
Brilliantly clear New York skies, 68F/20C, low humidity
The matchup at Arthur Ashe Stadium:
Andy Murray of Great Britain vs. Novak Djokovic of Serbia
It was your author's first time attending the US Open so I was lucky to see such a great match and to enjoy the venue, so close to home. The match started at 4pm with many empty seats that later filled to capacity by about 5:15pm.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia - takes home US$950,000 as runner-up
Djokovic's consistent play and lack of mistakes made it all the more difficult for Murray to eke out a win. Djokovic's concession speech at the end showed tremendous grace and respect for the winner of Men's Singles, Andy Murray of Great Britain (below). Murray, age 25, takes home US$1,900,000 as winner.