After 76 years and 287 tournaments, the UK finally has a champion. Andy Murray defeated Novak Djokovic in the US Open final, and also brought me a significant increase in bankroll because I won the two bets I placed on Murray’s victory. Actually, this is Andy’s first Grand Slam title, and he is the first British who won it since Fred Perry in 1936.
The 25 years old Scot imposed himself in 5 sets, which lasted for 4 hours and 54 minutes, which is a time record for the longest final at US Open. As an irony, the previous record was established in 1988 by Ivan Lendl – Andy’s current coach- in a match against Mats Wilander, who eventually defeated him. With this huge victory, Andy also became the first tennis player in history who won both the Olympics and US Open in the same year.
The score was 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2. Novak Djokovic congratulated the champion with his specific fair-play attitude, affirming that the match was awesome, and that he tried to play his best tennis. Moreover, he was happy for Andy’s first Grand Slam title.
This victory leads Andy on the third position in the ATP ranking (still leaded by Roger Federer), surpassing Rafael Nadal.
Result: +15.1 units, bets won