His stunning US Open victory over Novak Djokovic kept his fans up half the night, with his win coming after nearly five hours of play – just after 2am,
The win by the 25-year-old from Dunblane came just one day shy of eight years since he first burst on the scene when he became the first British winner of US Open boys’ title in 2004.
And it seemed fitting that his first Grand Slam triumph was on American soil.
It also finally put to bed Britain’s 76-year wait for a men’s grand slam singles champion – 79 years to the day since Fred Perry won the first of his titles, at the US Open.
Prime Minister David Cameron took to Twitter to lead congratulations over the Scottish tennis player’s historic win.
Mr Cameron tweeted: “Delighted Andy Murray is continuing a golden summer of sport by winning the US Open. A truly great victory.”
First Minister Alex Salmond said: “Congratulations to Andy Murray on what was a fantastic performance. Now Olympic and US Open champion, Andy truly is a Scottish sporting legend.”
While the party in the US continues, there are high hopes Murray will appear at the official victory parade for Scotland’s Olympians in Glasgow on Friday. Organisers said Murray has yet to confirm if he will be attending, but fans are keeping their fingers crossed he will appear.
Supporters in Andy’s home town declared him “Dunblane’s hero” today.
At the Dunblane Hotel, posters of the 25-year-old were hung on the walls and champagne was on ice ready for his victory.
A crowd of around 80 fans packed into the bar to watch the nail-biting five-hour game into the small hours of this morning, before erupting into a mass celebration and chanting “There’s only one Andy Murray”.
Gavin Noland, 63, said: “Andy is Dunblane’s hero, not just Dunblane, the whole of Scotland and the rest of Britain.”
Dave Whitton, 62, said: “I’m just so happy for Andy – no tears this time, just complete joy and happiness.”
The supporters were with Murray all the way, celebrating and commiserating every point won and lost.
The bar kept its doors open late to allow the patrons to see the end of the game.
Graham Neeson, 53, from Glasgow, was visiting a friend in Perth and started watching the game there before leaving to get the last train home. However, he hopped off at Dunblane, to make sure he could see “history in the making”.
“I wouldn’t have got home in time to watch the whole thing so I thought, where better to jump off than the epicentre of Murrayland – Dunblane,” he said.
“I’ll need to stay overnight at the hotel now and get the morning train, but it’s been worth it. I couldn’t miss history in the making.”
Holly McCormack, 26, travelled from Paisley to share in the atmosphere.
Draped in a Scotland flag, she said: “I’m delighted for Andy.
“I just couldn’t be happier for him.”