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Scotland basking in glow of Andy Murray's U.S. Open victory

September 11, 2012|By Lisa Dillman
  • Andy Murray with the U.S. Open Championship trophy next to the British Consul-General Danny Lopez and his wife, Susan Grieve, during his New York City trophy tour Tuesday.
Andy Murray with the U.S. Open Championship trophy next to the British Consul-General… (Clive Brunskill / Getty…)

The emotion came through loud and clear during Tuesday night's World Cup soccer qualifier between Macedonia and Scotland at Hampden Park in Glasgow.

"There's only one Andy Murray," chanted the fans.

Yes, that would be the Grand Slam-champion-in-waiting ... no longer. The tennis star Murray fulfilled his vast promise and destiny with Monday's victory at the U.S. Open, beating Novak Djokovic in a compelling five-set final.

This ended a 76-year wait for a British male Grand Slam singles champion.

You might say the singing fans at the venerable soccer park were the soundtrack of a proud nation.

The headlines in Scottish newspapers were reflective of the scope of Murray's victory.

The Daily Record: "LEGEND"

Of course, the Scottish Sun had a nice headline that certain NFL football fans could appreciate: "NEW YORK GIANT"

And then there was this offering on the Web from Britain's Sun: "Yankee Doodle Andy"

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