There are some bleary eyes among tennis fans this morning after Andy Murray became the first British man to win a grand slam since Fred Perry.
In almost five hours of nail-biting tennis Murray beat favourite Novak Djokovic at one of the longest US Opens in history.
No more can commentators wheel out the tired old statistic quoting Perry and a 'golden age' of British tennis. After 76 years waiting in the wings, a British man has finally won a tennis grand title.
Mock disbelief was expressed among some on Twitter, with one account (rather mean-spiritedly) posting:
Another praised his dedication to the sport:
Some suggested that Murray's gold medal in the 2012 Olympics was a 'psychological breakthrough' for the Scot, after years of coming frustratingly close to grand slam glory.
Others clamoured for Murray to be handed sports personality of the year, while lamenting that the title couldn't be handed to both the tennis champ and Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins.
David Cameron said Murray's win was a fitting end to a "golden summer of sport."