24 Apr 2014

Hometown honour reduces Murray to tears

11:32 am on 24 April 2014

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray was fighting back tears after being awarded the ceremonial freedom of his Scottish home town, Sterling.

Murray's voice cracked with emotion on his return home for the ceremony at his former school, Dunblane High.

The 26-year-old was seen to pause and wipe his eyes several times during his speech, as a crowd including local officials, his parents, and girlfriend Kim Sears looked on.

Murray left Scotland and moved to Spain as a teenager, and now resides in London.