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 doesn't do euphoria, but now the amazing and uplifting British sporting summer has received its exclamation mark.
Andy Murray wins the US Open against Novak Djokovic to become Britain's first male grand slam champion for 76 years
US Open champion Andy Murray has arrived back on British soil to cheers following his historic win in New York.
The champion 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 major singles title when he beat Novak Djokovic over five sets in the US Open final.
The US win completed a successful few months for the 25 year old, who followed a Wimbledon final with Olympic gold.
In Andy Murray's home town of Dunblane, supporters celebrated his US Open win at pubs, which were kept open until 2am.
Murray's grandparents told ITV News that he had "made his transition" through "hard work, dedication and commitment".
Andy Murray's first major win has been celebrated by his family back in Dunblane.
His uncle Neill Erskine and aunt Tracey posed with the tennis star's nine-year-old twin cousins Cora and Ailsa at the Dunblane Sports Club, where the now US Open champion first picked up a racket.
Former British player Andrew Castle predicted that Andy Murray "could well be world number one by the end of the year".
David Cameron said he was "absolutely delighted" for Andy Murray after his historic US Open win. The Prime Minister added that the Scot should have "all our praise for such a magnificent game".
Andy Murray told ITV News that he had goosebumps when he went to serve for the US Open title as he realised "how important the moment was for British tennis".
Moments after Andy Murray's glorious win at New York's Flushing Meadows there was a moment of panic for the 25-year-old when he was unable to find his watch by sponsors Rado ahead of the trophy presentation.
He was seen grimacing and removing his shoes before hobbling over to girlfriend Kim Sears and shouting up at the box: "Do you have the watch?"
Fortunately for the Scot, Sears knew exactly where the watch, reportedly a Rado D-Star Automatic Chronograph worth £2,580, was - in his bag on the court.
She seemed more concerned about why Murray was wandering around the court in his socks though, asking him twice: "Where are your shoes?"