The U.S. Open final was a dramatic, five-set thriller that saw Andy Murray win his first career major. Novak Djokovic put up a valiant fight, but came up short in defense of his title at the season’s final Grand Slam event. Here are some stats from the men’s final.
76: Years since a British man won a Grand Slam, dating back to Fred Perry at the U.S. Open in 1936.
240: Minutes of playing time during the final, tying the record for the longest U.S. Open final in the Open Era. (The record was first set in 1988 in a five-set affair between Mats Wilander and Ivan Lendl.)
22: Points played in the 25-minute first-set tiebreak, which Murray won 12-10, the longest ever in a U.S. Open final.
25,101: Attendance Monday for the men’s final.
14: Consecutive matches between Murray and Djokovic where the winner of the first set went on to win the match.
9: Years since a single season ended with four different men’s Grand Slam champions.
0: Grand Slam titles held by the opponents of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic when they won their first Slam titles of their careers.
5: Grand Slam titles held by Djokovic when Murray defeated him on Monday.
5: Times Murray has made a major final.
8: Consecutive five-set matches won by Djokovic going into the final.
4: Falls to the ground by Djokovic, according the ATP.
55: Strokes in a grueling rally, the longest of the match.
007: Sir Sean Connery was in attendance, living and dying with every rally.
3: Murray’s new ranking, supplanting the injured Rafael Nadal who drops to No. 4.
0: Number of men who have lost in their first five Slam finals. Murray avoided the distinction.
– Chris Sesno