In quotes: Reaction to Andy Murray's US Open victory
- 11 September 2012
- From the section Tayside and Central Scotland
Andy Murray has become the first male British tennis player in 76 years to win a Grand Slam.
The Scot beat Novak Djokovic in five sets to lift the US Open title in New York. Here is some of the reaction to his victory.
Prime Minister David Cameron
"Delighted Andy Murray is continuing a golden summer of sport by winning the US Open. A truly great victory."
First Minister Alex Salmond
"Congratulations to Andy Murray on what was a fantastic performance.
"This is another brilliant win over Novak Djokovic and continues an amazing year for Andy.
"Now Olympic and US Open champion, Andy truly is a Scottish sporting legend and I'm certain that more grand slam titles will follow."
Sir Sean Connery, Actor
"Its great for Scotland... and stop saying that he is British, he is Scottish. I have been fighting that for 40 odd years."
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson
"I'm really proud for the boy, I think the hard work and his progress as a really top player showed itself tonight.
"And when he really needed it, he showed it - that was a real test of a champion for me."
Kevin Spacey, Actor
"I don't think I've ever wanted something more for someone.
"It was an extraordinary match, he's been playing so incredibly well.
"For all of us who either live in Britain as I do, or are from Britain, or his home Scotland, I think the place must be going absolutely nuts tonight."
David Marshall, Tennis Scotland
"It was a real real battle, I don't think Andy has ever had any matches that have ended up easy.
"We expected there would be some hard work. It was a gladiatorial battle between the two, a fantastic match, and I am just so happy for him and the team."
Johann Lamont, Scottish Labour leader
"To win at the fifth attempt beats Robert the Bruce - by legend he lost six times before leading his army to victory. This is truly well deserved.
"Andy Murray has shown enormous physical and mental strength, never giving up and always believing in himself.
"Victory at the US Open rounds off a great summer of sport. Andy Murray has done Scotland and Britain proud this year. A grateful nation salutes him."
Keith Brown, SNP MSP for Dunblane
"This has been a fantastic year for Andy, who reached the Wimbledon final, won an Olympic gold and has now earned his first Grand Slam title.
"Dunblane is extremely proud of Andy and inspired by his success.
"That is why I believe he should be given the Freedom of Stirling and the Freedom of Dunblane.
"He is a world-class Scottish sporting star and truly deserves his win."
Scottish Secretary Michael Moore
"It was fantastic to see Andy Murray win his first Grand Slam - he is a worthy champion who has fought his way to the top of the game.
"He has capped off a sensational summer of UK sport with his achievement and the whole of Scotland can be proud of him."