Andy Murray has won the US Open in five gruelling sets to become the first British man since 1936 to capture a Grand Slam title.

Murray beat defending champion Novak Djokovic 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 in his fifth attempt at the final of a major tournament.

The 25-year-old Scot was reeling going into the decisive set after Djokovic rallied from two sets down to even the match. But Murray broke the Serb's serve in the first game, then broke again to go up 3-0.

When it was finally over after a record 4 hours, 54 minutes, Murray crouched to the court with both hands over his face.

Fred Perry won Britain's last Grand Slam men's title 76 years ago at the US Championships, the Open's predecessor.