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
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?"
Andy Murray told ITV News it has "been the best summer in my life" and he hopes that winning gold at the Olympics and now the US Open title will give him a "good push and motivation to go on and work hard and try win some more big titles".
Andy Murray's grandparents, Shirley and Roy Erskine, said they were "very relieved" but also "thrilled and delighted" after the British number one secured his first Grand Slam win.
Andy Murray's home town of Dunblane was very emotional after he triumphed in the US Open:
@andy_murray Massive congratulations. What a champion.
Congratulations @andy_murray on your well deserved, brilliant win at US Open. I cheer your victory & everyone back home is so happy for you!