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Andy Murray Defeats Novak Djokovic In Record 1st Set Tiebreaker In 2012 U.S. Open Final

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Andy Murray reacts while playing Novak Djokovic during the championship match at the 2012 US Open, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.
Andy Murray reacts while playing Novak Djokovic during the championship match at the 2012 US Open, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.

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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