Djokovic pulls even in US Open final
Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts against Andy Murray of Great Britain during their 2012 US Open men’s singles finals match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 10, 2012. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY
NEW YORK — Defending champion Novak Djokovic, the second seed from Serbia, won the fourth set of the US Open men’s final against British third seed Andy Murray on Monday by 6-3 to force a fifth set.
Murray won the first set 7-6 (12/10) and the second set 7-5 while Djokovic won the third 6-2.
Not since 1949 has a player lost the first two sets and recovered to win the US Open men’s final.
If he wins, Murray would become the first British man to win a Grand Slam title since Fred Perry in 1936.
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