Murray revels in great British summer

12 September 2012 / 07:56

Andy Murray has revealed his pride at being able to cap a golden summer of sport for Great Britain after he became the first British man in 76 years to win a grand slam singles title when he beat Novak Djokovic over five sets in the US Open final.

The success completed a fine few months for the 25-year-old, who followed reaching the Wimbledon final with winning Olympic gold. It also came hours after Britain's Olympic and Paralympic athletes were saluted with a parade around the streets of London, attended by hundreds of thousands of people.

Murray hailed the effect Britain's magical sporting summer has had on the country, saying: "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. I saw some of the pictures of the parade and it's just amazing to see how pumped everyone was. It's been amazing to be part of it."

He added: "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."

Murray is hoping to be able to take part in a similar parade for Scotland's athletes in Glasgow on Friday.