Carlos Alcaraz defeats Casper Ruud to win the US Open final 6-3, 7-6 (7-5).
The match lasted 11 hours and 52 minutes, with most players remaining on court for a combined total of more than two hours and 45 minutes.
As soon as the match started, Alcaraz took control, winning just 25 of the first 62 points.
He looked to be on course for victory late in the first set, only to miss a few opportunities and make a couple of mistakes.
It became clear that he could not take much more of the match, as the US Open champion was struggling to find the level necessary to claim victory.
It was becoming increasingly difficult for the world number two but by the time the tie-break came he had recovered from his mistakes, and was again in the driver’s seat.
He had three chances to break Alcaraz on the service game and a couple of other chances to break early in either set, but they were all gone.
He was clearly struggling, as he had to battle to keep his composure.
The only positive for him was that he had recovered from the first set of matches to start his second, and his movement had improved.
He was again under pressure when he broke Alcaraz in the second set, and took advantage of the errors made by the player to go on to win the match.
The players share a long embrace after their US Open final
Casper Ruud, right, and Carlos Alcaraz compete against each other in the second and third sets at the US Open final
It took 11 hours and 52 minutes for the players to play their third-round match at the US Open
The final scoreline read 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)
The final was played in front of a crowd of 20,000 people
Casper Ruud is shown celebrating after winning the US Open final
Casper and Carlos Alcaraz hug as they compete in the finals
The men’s final was played on an indoor surface
Casper Ruud celebrates after defeating Carlos Alcaraz to win the US Open
Carlos Alcaraz celebrates after