Andy Murray's bid to win back-to-back grand slams ended in disappointment after he lost in the Australian Open final to Novak Djokovic.
The nation waits with bated breath as Andy Murray aims to put down a marker and claim the first Grand Slam title of the new season.
Andy Murray has told ITV News that he can "retire happy now" as he posed for photographs in Central Park after his historic US Open win.
Andy Murray, the world number three in tennis, has tweeted:
Andy Murray has won the Sony Open in Miami with a 2-6 6-4 7-6 (7/1) victory over David Ferrer to climb back to number two in the world rankings
Tennis star Andy Murray has branched out into the hospitality industry with the purchase of a £1.8 million luxury hotel close to his home town of Dunblane in Stirlingshire.
The US Open and Olympic champion has bought Cromlix House Hotel, a former Victorian mansion that was the venue for his brother Jamie's wedding to Colombian bride Alejandra Gutierrez three years ago.
The property is set in 50 acres of woodlands and has 14 bedroom suites, a chapel, reception hall, two drawing rooms, conservatory, dining room, library and meeting rooms.
Murray plans to boost tourism in the area by re-opening the hotel as a luxury five-star venue next spring, ahead of the 2014 Ryder Cup, which is being staged a short drive away at Gleneagles.
Murray, 25, said: "I am pleased to have acquired Cromlix House and look forward to securing its future as a successful business.
"By re-establishing Cromlix as a leading luxury hotel at the heart of the Dunblane community we will be able to attract new visitors to the area, create a number of new jobs and focus on supporting other local businesses.
"I'm pleased to be able to give something back to the community I grew up in."
Its previous owners of more than 30 years, the Eden family, said they were happy the venue was staying in local hands.
Novak Djokovic said it was an "incredible feeling" winning the Australian Open again and described it as his favourite Grand Slam to play.
The Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic congratulated Andy Murray and his team "for a great two weeks".
He added: "We've played so many thrilling matches in the last two years and hopefully we can have many more to come. Bad luck tonight and I wish you the best of luck for the rest of the season."
Following the match Andy Murray congratulated Novak Djokovic and said he was a "very well deserved champion". Murray said: "His record here is obviously incredible. There are very few people who have managed to do what he's done here."