NEW YORK -- Andy Murray won a U.S. Open final-record 22-point tiebreaker against Novak Djokovic in the first set Monday.

The 7-6 (10) score for Murray, who converted his sixth set point, made it the longest tiebreaker ever played in the tournament's men's title match.

The tiebreaker alone lasted 25 minutes.

There had been two 20-point tiebreakers.

In 1987, Ivan Lendl – now Murray's coach – lost the first set 7-6 (9) to Mats Wilander before coming back to win the title. In 1976, Jimmy Connors won the third set 7-6 (9) during a four-set victory over Bjorn Borg.

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  • Britain's Andy Murray reacts after beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Novak Djokovic

    Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts while playing Britain's Andy Murray during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

  • Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray

    Britain's Andy Murray poses with the trophy after defeating Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the championship match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York. Murray won 7-6 (10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

  • Andy Murray

    Britain's Andy Murray poses with the trophy after beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

  • Andy Murray

    Britain's Andy Murray returns a shot to Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.

  • Novak Djokovic

    A trainer works on Serbia's Novak Djokovic during his match against Britain's Andy Murray during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York. Djokovic lost the match. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Novak Djokovic

    Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns a shot to Britain's Andy Murray during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.

  • Novak Djokovic

    Serbia's Novak Djokovic argues a call while playing Britain's Andy Murray during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

  • Andy Murray

    Britain's Andy Murray returns a shot to Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.

  • Andy Murray

    Britain's Andy Murray reacts while playing Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.

  • Novak Djokovic

    Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts before resuming play against Britain's Andy Murray during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.

  • Novak Djokovic

    Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts while playing Britain's Andy Murray during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.

  • Andy Murray

    Britain's Andy Murray returns a shot to Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.

  • Sean Connery

    Sean Connery watches Britain's Andy Murray play Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.

  • Novak Djokovic

    Serbia's Novak Djokovic serves to Britain's Andy Murray during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.

  • Novak Djokovic

    Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns a shot to Britain's Andy Murray during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.

  • Andy Murray

    Britain's Andy Murray returns a shot to Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.

  • Andy Murray

    Britain's Andy Murray reacts while playing Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.

  • Andy Murray

    Britain's Andy Murray reacts while playing Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.

  • Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray

    Britain's Andy Murray, right, returns a shot to Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.

  • Andy Murray

    Britain's Andy Murray reacts while playing Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.

  • Andy Murray

    Britain's Andy Murray returns a shot to Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.

  • Novak Djokovic

    Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts while playing Britain's Andy Murray during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.

  • Novak Djokovic

    Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns a shot to Britain's Andy Murray during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.

  • Novak Djokovic

    Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts while playing Britain's Andy Murray during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.

  • Andy Murray

    Britain's Andy Murray returns a shot to Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.

  • Novak Djokovic

    Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns a shot to Britain's Andy Murray during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.

  • Andy Murray

    Britain's Andy Murray returns a shot to Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.

  • Kevin Spacey, Sean Connery

    Kevin Spacey, top left, and Sean Connery, bottom right, react after a long rally between Andy Murray, of Great Britain, and Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.

  • Novak Djokovic

    Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns a shot to Britain's Andy Murray during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.

  • Novak Djokovic

    Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns a shot to Britain's Andy Murray during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.

  • Novak Djokovic

    Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns a shot to Britain's Andy Murray during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.

  • Andy Murray

    Britain's Andy Murray returns a shot to Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.

  • Sean Connery

    Sean Connery watches Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Britain's Andy Murray play during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.

  • Andy Murray

    Britain's Andy Murray returns a shot to Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.

  • Andy Murray

    Britain's Andy Murray reacts while playing against Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.

  • Novak Djokovic

    Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns a shot to Britain's Andy Murray during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.

  • Andy Murray

    Britain's Andy Murray returns a shot to Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York. =

  • Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray

    Serbia's Novak Djokovic, left, and Britain's Andy Murray pose for a photo before the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.