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Murray back in Britain after triumph



US Open champion Andy Murray arrived back in Britain on Wednesday being greeted by British Airways staff and members of the public at Heathrow's Terminal 5.

The 25-year-old Scot on Sunday became the first British man in 76 years to win a Grand Slam major singles title when he beat Novak Djokovic over five sets in the US Open final in New York.

Dressed in jeans and a hooded top, Murray was photographed by waiting media and posed for pictures with holidaymakers and airport staff as he collected his luggage.

The historic win completed a successful few months for Murray, who followed a Wimbledon final loss in July to Roger Federer with Olympic gold a few weeks later defeating the same player in the final.

Following his US 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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