Andy Murray greeted by cheers on returning to Britain

US Open winner Andy Murray arrives back at Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport, west London Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.