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US Open final photos

Military planes fly over Arthur Ashe Stadium before the start of the men's final between Andy Murray and Roger Federer

Military planes fly over Arthur Ashe Stadium before the start of the men's final between Andy Murray and Roger Federer

Andy Murray faces Roger Federer in New York

Murray is appearing in his first Grand Slam final, but he is up against the might of a four-time defending champion in Federer

Roger Federer

Federer is unbeaten at Flushing Meadows since 2003 and it is no surprise when he makes a confident start on serve

Actors Charlize Theron and Stuart Townsend

Actors Charlize Theron and Stuart Townsend are among the celebrities on Arthur Ashe Stadium

Andy Murray

Murray is soon being given the runaround as Federer hits top form early on

Judy Murray, Kim Sears and Richard Branson (Back right)

The Murray support camp, which includes Judy Murray, Kim Sears and Richard Branson (back right), remains in good spirits

Andy Murray

Murray can do nothing to stop the Swiss breaking twice as the first set races by in just 26 minutes

Roger Federer

Federer is in fantastic form, dominating the rallies with his heavy forehand and grabbing an early break in set two

Spiderman actor Toby Maguire

Spiderman actor Toby Maguire joins the A-List cast at Flushing Meadows

Andy Murray

Murray finally has something to cheer about when he breaks back to level early in the second set

Andy Murray

The sixth seed earns three break points in game five but Federer survives by the skin of his teeth

Murray fans watch on a big screen at the Dunblane Hotel

Murray fans watching in his hometown of Dunblane can hardly bear to watch as the Scot battles to take control of the crucial second set

Roger Federer

But Federer shows all the experience of a 12-time Grand Slam champion by hitting top form at 6-5 to snatch a two-set lead

Tony Bennett (bottom) and Ralph Lauren watch the US Open final

The crowd - including singer Tony Bennett and fashion designer Ralph Lauren (top) - get behind Murray as they hope for a classic final

Andy Murray

After falling 5-0 down in the third, a determined Murray summons one final effort to claw his way back to 5-2

Roger Federer

But Federer will not be denied, the Swiss maestro sealing his fifth US Open title in a row with a 6-2 7-5 6-2 win after less than two hours

Andy Murray

As world number two Federer celebrates his 13th major title, 21-year-old Murray contemplates defeat in his first Grand Slam final

Andy Murray

Murray pays tribute to Federer as the "best player to have played the game" as he collects the runners-up plate

Roger Federer

But it is Federer's day. The world number two gets his hands on a Grand Slam trophy for the first time in a year

Roger Federer

The 27-year-old is now one away from Pete Sampras' record of 14 Grand Slam titles. "I'm not going to stop at 13," he tells the crowd



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