Andy Murray, winner of the US Open on Monday night, landed back in Britain on Wednesday morning as a grand slam winner for the first time.

The Scot, who beat Novak Djokovic in a five-set thriller at Flushing Meadows, landed back at Heathrow?s Terminal 5 to be immediately met by media wanting to discuss his victory.

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Murray arrives back at Heathrow Airport on Wednesday morningMurray, who was so close to winning the Wimbledon title in July, became the first British player to win a major title since Virginia Wade in 1977 and the first to win?s a men?s singles title since Fred Perry in 1936.

The 25-year-old will take a well-earned three-week break before heading to the Japan Open, which begins on 1 October and the Shanghai Masters the following week.

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Murray flanked by air hostesses as he lands on WednesdayIn the mean time, Murray could make use of the ?100m of sponsorship money he is expected to rake in from his US Open victory.

Now being touted as a ?global ban? after winning his first major ? after losing five straight finals ? with the marketing power of globally-recognised stars such as Roger Federer and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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