“History is made at the US Open”

This is something I have wanted to begin for a while and with the Coronavirus outbreak and suspension of sport worldwide it is a good time to look back at those moments on a tennis court which meant a lot to me.

The first one is of course the US Open Final from 2012.

I remember staying up all those years ago to watch Andy Murray win the US Open and that phrase from SkySports commentator and former coach of Andy Murray, Mark Petchey sent goosebumps through my spine.

“History is made at the US Open”

It was a moment I will forget in sport and the feeling of Andy Murray winning the US Open will never not give me that feeling of pride and emotion.

It wasn’t just the match but it was the journey to winning that first Grand Slam title, it was truly special.

Like his coach Ivan Lendl the Brit went four finals without winning his first major the fourth of which was a very months earlier at Wimbledon where he broke down in tears after beating Federer but a few months later picked up Olympic Gold against the Swiss.

You can never count Murray out, he never gives up and things did get tricky before the final going 3-6 1-5 down to Marin Cilic in the quarter finals and of course also squandered a two sets to love lead in the final against Djokovic.

From two sets up to level at two sets a piece I did start to worry, the intensity suddenly became pretty much unbearable but the incredible tennis that got Murray to this position was still there and he dug deep as he won his first Grand Slam title.

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