Home’s best as Andy Murray goes walkabout in Dunblane
US OPEN champion Andy Murray returns to Scotland tomorrow, to thank his army of fans in his home town.
The Olympic tennis champion will arrive in Dunblane in an open-topped bus, before walking through the town where he grew up, it was revealed last night.
He will also visit the tennis courts where he started playing the sport as a schoolboy.
Proud mother Judy will join him for part of his visit, and Stirling provost Mike Robbins will deliver a welcome.
Murray said: “I can’t wait to get back to Dunblane to where it all began and share my US victory with everyone and thank them for all their support.
“It’s definitely going to be emotional. It’s a very special place for me.”
The star will also visit the postbox painted gold in honour of his Olympic gold medal.
Murray, 25, will spend time meetings family, friends and fans when he walks alongthe High Street.
He returned to the UK in triumph on Wednesday after beating Novak Djokovic the US Open final in New York. Weeks earlier, he beat Roger Federer to take the Olympic men’s title.
Murray did not attend yesterday’s official Olympic parade in Glasgow, having been advised to take a couple of days’ complete rest at home.
Police have warned people in Dunblane to expect a number of road closures.
It will also be a special day for Sir Chris Hoy, who will be awarded the Freedom of the City of Edinburgh.
The cycling legend will ride alongside his fellow medallists in an open-top bus tour through the heart of the capital. The stars will be stopping at various spots to meet and greet fans.
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