"The Big Three is finally and undeniably the Big Four", writes Christopher Clarey in the New York Times.
And this game was epic, a 4-hour-54-minute mettle detector of a United States Open Final. Murray beat Djokovic at his own game "by appearing weary and down on his luck then finding deep and decisive reserves of energy". Pegged back from two sets up, the Scotsman found the requisite steel to win 7-6 (10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2.
"Britain’s remarkable summer of sport has acquired an even deeper shade of gold now."