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Murray swept aside by Federer in US Open final

Andy Murray is back to being Scottish rather than British after being beaten in the US Open final by Roger Federer. The erstwhile world No.1 swept Murray aside in straight sets, winning the match 6-2 7-5 6-2.

The British No.1 was not lacking in gritty determination, but the heroics of the previous rounds seemed to have caught up on him. While Federer outclassed the plucky Scot it is worth noting that the Swiss player had enjoyed an extra day's rest ahead of the final.

So Murray failed to become the first British player to win a grand slam title since Fred Perry back in 1936, but he is in a different league to former golden boy Tim Henman. Hopefully yesterday's final will be the first of many for the 21-year-old.

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