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Following his recent victory at the US Open, Andy Murray returned to his hometown of Dunblane on Sunday where thousands of people turned out to show their support.
The newly crowned US Open men's singles champion and Olympic gold medalist arrived in Dunblane on an open-top bus before taking part in a walkabout to sign autographs and celebrate in his hometown.
"It's overwhelming and I've never had anything like that before" said Murray afterwards.
Thousands of fans cheered the Briton during the walkabout which overran after he decided against travelling on the bus with his family and friends and instead spent time signing autographs and meeting his fans.
Murray's mother Judy, who travelled on the bus decorated by children from Dunblane Primary school, told Sky Sports: "I'm absolutely amazed. I thought it was going to be mobbed but I didn't realise it was going to be as mobbed as this.
"It's wonderful for Andy to come back and share the success of the summer with people of the town."
The 25-year-old travelled through the town, stopping at his golden Olympic postbox, before heading to the tennis courts at the Dunblane Tennis Club where he got on court and had a hit with local children.
Murray told BBC Scotland: "It was great, I've really, really enjoyed it. I had all my family here and a lot of friends from school and teachers who taught me - all sorts - my old tennis coaches. It was a great day, I'm really happy to have been part of it.
"These are the courts where I started playing and to come back now and see so many kids on them is unbelievable. They used to be very quiet when I was playing here so to see so many kids back on the court and enjoying it is great and I hope that stays the same."
He added: "Throughout my whole career the support I've had from back here at all times, in tough losses and hard moments and tough moments in my career, has always stayed the same and everyone kept believing in me, so that was important."
Murray will now focus on ending the season on a high as he strives to claim the ATP world number one ranking, sighting the support he received following his Wimbledon final defeat to Roger Federer as a major source of inspiration in trying to achieve his goal.
"I know that the support I got after I lost at Wimbledon was something that I hadn't really experienced before. It made me want to get back in the gym and start training hard again.
"When I had lost in big finals before, I hadn't wanted to get back in the gym - I struggled with motivation for a while afterwards."