New York: Andy Murray's Grand Slam breakthrough title at the US Open on Monday has secured the Scotsman's spot among the "Big Four" in this men's tennis era, according to the man he dethroned as champion.
Murray's 7-6 (12/10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 victory over World No. 2 Novak Djokovic was the first Grand Slam title by any British man since Fred Perry won the 1936 US championship and Murray's first in five Grand Slam finals trips. (Read:Andy Murray beats Novak Djokovic)
"He deserved to win this Grand Slam more than anybody because over the years he has been a top player, he has been so close, lost four finals," Djokovic said.