Updated: 12/09/2012 17:11 | By pa.press.net

Murray returns to cheers



Andy Murray has returned to British soil following his US Open victory

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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12/09/2012 14:14
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I was afraid that Murray would be a 'nearly man' like grrrr Tiger Tim, but he's beaten the world no.1 in the US final, doesn't get much better than that, except of course Wimbledon. Well done Andy Murray.
12/09/2012 18:49
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fantastic result and it was only a matter of time until you won a major title congratulations on becoming the US Open 2012 Champion.
12/09/2012 21:32
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To all the racist xenophobes. A quote from Andy Murray.                   
                   "Being around the Olympics and seeing how the nation came together,"

Please keep your own racist comments to yourself and stop using Murray to bait each other.
12/09/2012 17:16
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Well done Andy on the success of winning the us open tennis this year, I always knew you had it in you to win a grand slam, congratulations to you, Im going the the atp tournament in London on November 6th and realy do hope you are playing on that day, would be lovely to see you in person rather than just on the tv!, im going to apply for wimbledon tennis tickets too for next year, so hope to see you play there next year, once again congratulations to you Andy, you deserve to win and thank you for winning the gold olympic medal for us all in the uk take care christine brailsford
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Well done Andy, you have done the country proud.
12/09/2012 17:50
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Yet another opportunity to say it:

 

Well done Andy Murray OLYMPIC AND US OPEN CHAMPION 2012

12/09/2012 21:29
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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

12/09/2012 20:21
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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

 

12/09/2012 21:16
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Fantastic. Well done. From a Man of Kent.
12/09/2012 17:28
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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.

 

12/09/2012 18:40
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bravo andy well done i hope one day laura robson she do like you
12/09/2012 18:24
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Well done Andy - Wimbledon next year!!
12/09/2012 22:03
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I am sure that many Englishmen like myself will be having a bowl of porridge for breakfast to celebrate.
12/09/2012 17:12
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terrific Andy-knew you could do it.Please come along to the big parade in Glasgow.Wish the Scottish footballers were half as ambitious as you,we might then beat the minnows of world football.
12/09/2012 18:15
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Welcome back to the UK Andy...Well done and Congratulations on your first class achievements for this year .
12/09/2012 23:35
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I am from Pakistan but  an admirer of Andy Murray. Great job. Well done Andy.
12/09/2012 22:20
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well   done     Andy  what   game   .
12/09/2012 19:30
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well done andy,absolutely fantastic match.you deserved to win.will look forward to wimbledon 2013 ,where you will win the mens singles.i predicted that about 3 years ago.2013 will be your year andy.now you have ivan on your side,the sky is the limit.
12/09/2012 18:38
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like they say never hoary a murray and you never gave up well done
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