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Andy Murray greets praise and peanuts with the air of a reluctant hero

Andy Murray

Andy Murray finally goes home on Sunday, spent but still glowing. The new US Open champion will blush as an open-top bus takes him through the streets of Dunblane, where he grew up, where he learned his tennis and where a mixture of memories, warm as well as terrible, were born. This will be the welcome he cherishes most, among friends and family who make the fewest demands on his time and his ability to smile on demand.