Andy Murray defeated Novak Djokovic in five sets to win the 2012 U.S. Open, 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6 and 6-2.
The match was tightly contested from the beginning with Murray winning the first set 7-6 including 12-10 in the tiebreaker. The two were evenly matched during the first set with Murray's major advantage being on the second serve. Murray won 8 of 14 second-serve points compared with Djokovic's 7 of 19 .
Murray took a 2-0 lead in the match with a 7-5 win in the second set. Both players were especially effective on serve during the second set with Murray completing 71 percent of his first serves while Djokovic completed 74 percent of his first serves. The biggest difference came down to unforced errors, with Djokovic committing 19 unforced errors to Murray's nine.
Djokovic got a set back in the third, winning 6-2. After struggling with unforced errors during the first two sets, Djokovic committed just six unforced errors in the third set. He also held serve well in the third set, winning 77 percent of his first serve points and 54 percent of his second-serve points.
Djokovic took another set in the fourth, 6-3, behind three aces and 13 winners. He forced the final set in close to 51 minutes. The final needed a fifth set before a winner was decided. Murray jumped out to an early 3-0 advantage, then pushed the lead to 5-2 before finally closing it out, 6-2