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

Tuesday September 11th, 2012

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

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