‘Tearful’ Murray apologises to audience for ‘getting emotional’ after hometown award

London, Apr 24: Wimbledon champion Andy Murray had reportedly broken down in tears after accepting the Freedom of the City honour from his hometown of Stirling in Scotland.

The typically reticent Scot, who also famously cried after losing the 2012 Wimbledon final to Roger Federer, was awarded the honour at a formal meeting of the council of his former school Dunblane High, which he visited along with his girlfriend Kim Sears.

According to Sky News, Murray, who is the first British Wimbledon champion since 1936, choked up as he thanked the local council and told them how proud he is to belong to the place and the school and then apologised to the audience for crying.

As Murray left the school hall for a private reception, he hugged his father, who was sitting in the crowd and the former World No.1 explained that he got emotional as he did not get the chance to visit his hometown and his family often.

Murray further said that he believes his journey as a tennis player is almost a success story as tennis players do not often come from Scotland, adding that if one dreams and work hard, then he can achieve whatever he wants to.

The report mentioned that the corridors of the school are decorated with pictures of Murray and his brother Jamie celebrating their various tennis successes.

Murray was also presented with an honorary doctorate from the University of Stirling in a private ceremony, the report added. (ANI)