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Article updated: 9/11/2012 3:27 PM

Murray's victory caps amazing summer for Britain

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2012 U.S. Open tennis men's singles champion Andy Murray poses Tuesday in Central Park.

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After reveling in a rousing Olympic summer of sporting success, Britain awoke Tuesday to another major milestone: Finally, after 76 years of waiting, the country has a male Grand Slam tennis champion. Andy Murray's five-set victory over Novak Djokovic in the U.S. Open final Monday provided the perfect bookend to a summer in which a British rider won the Tour de France and British athletes scooped heaps of medals at the hugely successful London Olympics and Paralympics.
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