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Go Figure: Notable stats, figures from 2012 U.S. Open men’s final

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Andy Murray US Open Novak Djokovic

Andy Murray won his first career major title, beating Novak Djokovic in a five-set U.S. Open final. (Getty Images)

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

  • Published On Sep 10, 2012
  • 1 comments
    MatthewNeiger
    MatthewNeiger

    The only thing missing was a small picture-in-picture of 007.  Every time they cut to him it was magic!