ANDY Murray has made history by becoming the first Brit to win a Grand Slam title in 76 years.
The Scot – whose roots are in Moray where his grandpa was raised – beat Novak Djokovic in five sets to win the US Open in New York.
It took nearly five hours for the 25-year-old to beat the Serbian player by three sets to two.
Murray finally overpowered the world number two by 7-6 (12-10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 to lift the trophy before a capacity crowd at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.
It was gone 2am in Britain, but a nation remained glued to the television as the championship point played out, with Murray falling to his knees and covering his face as Djokovic's forehand return went long.
Among those were tennis fans from Fochabers, where Murray’s grandpa Roy Erskine was brought up and where his great-grandfather was the local chemist.
After the game, Murray told reporters he was in shock, having worked towards that moment for the past 10 years. Fred Perry was the last Brit to win a Grand Slam title, having taken the US Open trophy in 1936.