AN “overwhelmed” Andy Murray admitted he was still coming to terms with winning his first grand slam title, as he returned to Dunblane.
The newly-crowned US Open champion began his career at the town’s tennis club and returned yesterday afternoon to celebrate his success this summer.
In the early hours of last Tuesday morning, Murray beat Novak Djokovic in a time of four hours and 54 minutes to be crowned US Open champion and end Britain’s 76-year wait for a men’s grand slam singles title.
The win capped a special year for the 25-year-old, who also won gold at the Olympic Games.
“It’s overwhelming and I’ve never had anything like that before,” Murray said, after around 15,000 people came to celebrate his return.
“I think it [the US Open win] will sink in over the next couple of days. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind since the match with all the stuff the day after and travelling back, then all the stuff today with so many people.
“It’s been a bit overwhelming and I think it will take a few days.”