Murray returns home
US Open champion aims to work hard towards more titles
Last Updated: September 12, 2012 12:05pm
US Open champion Andy Murray arrived back on British soil on Wednesday to cheers following his historic win in New York.
"I want to try to win as much as possible, I'd like to try to get to number one if possible."
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The tennis star flew into Heathrow's Terminal 5 at around 9am accompanied by girlfriend Kim Sears and was greeted by British Airways staff and excited members of the public.
Speaking of his victory, he told Sky Sports News: "It's been a bit different; I've had, obviously, a lot more attention.
"We travelled back yesterday so I am looking forward to getting back in my own bed tonight."
When asked if this was the start of something special on the road to more major title success, Murray added: "You never know. I know how hard it is to win one, it's taken me a long time so I'll just keep working hard and see what happens."
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 on Monday night.
The US win completed a successful few months for the 25-year-old, who followed a Wimbledon final with Olympic gold in London.
As swarms of media surrounded the champion, he was asked about how quickly he would now like to move up the world rankings.
He said: "I think we are getting a bit ahead of ourselves, I want to try to win as much as possible, I'd like to try to get to number one if possible. But it takes a lot of winning, a lot of hard work, and you need to be mentally strong for the whole year. I've been a bit inconsistent this year outside of the grand slams so I need to improve on that."
It is not yet known whether Murray will take part in a parade for Scotland's Olympic athletes in Glasgow on Friday.