Murray returns to cheers
Andy Murray has returned to British soil following his US Open victory
US Open champion Andy Murray has arrived back on British soil to cheers following his historic win in New York.
The tennis ace flew into Heathrow's Terminal 5 at around 9am with girlfriend Kim Sears and was greeted by British Airways staff and excited members of the public.
The Scot became the first British man in 76 years to win a grand slam singles title when he beat Novak Djokovic over five sets in the US Open final.
Murray, dressed in jeans and a hooded top, was photographed by waiting media and posed for pictures with holidaymakers and airport staff as he collected his luggage.
The US win completed a successful few months for the 25-year-old, who followed a Wimbledon final with Olympic gold.
Following his victory Murray hailed the effect Britain's magical sporting summer has had on the country.
He said on Tuesday: "Being around the Olympics and seeing how the nation came together, from the public to the athletes to the press, everyone was just right behind it.
"Sport has been this huge part of my life since I was a kid and it's been the best summer of sport in my lifetime and I'm sure in most people's. It's been so much fun and I'm just happy I was able to contribute towards it."
It is not yet known whether Murray will take part in a parade for Scotland's Olympic athletes in Glasgow on Friday.
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Yet another opportunity to say it:
Well done Andy Murray OLYMPIC AND US OPEN CHAMPION 2012
ITS such a shame some people reduce these forums to RUBBISH BIN quality
to talk about dunblane[something murray doe not talk about] and refernces to him being hid in a cupboard while his school mates were shot
BUT andy murray was not in that particular class------though i am sure like many of the kids he never forgets
LET THE BOY HAVE HIS TIME OF TRIUMPH and let him get on with his job [ TENNIS ] and his life with his lovely girlfriend
I stayed the distance and enjoyed every moment well done Andy you made an old lady very happy.looking forward to the new year of tennis to come can't wait.lolxx
Well done Andy Murray, I didn't see the match but read about it and your fight to win was a total credit to your focus - brilliant result, let's hope this has stopped all the cynics. Looking forward to watching your progress to the next Grand Slam. so pleased for you and your coach and family.