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Murray Takes US Open Victory Lap

New York, U.S.A.

Murray© Getty ImagesThe media comes out in force for Andy Murray's photo shoot in Central Park.

Andy Murray may have slept just one hour following his historic five-set US Open triumph Monday night, but was in good spirits during the champion’s media tour Tuesday in New York City.

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The World No. 3, Great Britain’s first men’s Grand Slam champion in 76 years, began the day with visits to three morning talk shows: CBS This Morning, Today and LIVE! with Kelly and Michael.

Murray had a laugh with CBS This Morning co-hosts Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell as Rose quoted Sean Connery’s reaction to the Scot’s victory: “It’s great for Scotland. And stop saying that he is British! I’ve been fighting that for 40-odd years!”

Murray then joined Today’s Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales on Rockefeller Plaza, where he described his night. “All of my team, we had a nice dinner,” he shared. “A few of them went out to a club afterward, but I was back in my hotel room by 2:45 and couldn’t get myself to sleep.”

He elicited a gasp from Kelly Ripa on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael as he described how his toenail came off during the last game of his grueling match against Novak Djokovic. The Scot, who met actor and tennis fan Matthew Perry backstage, also said he’d yet to have a celebration drink. “I didn’t. I had to get up early this morning to do all this stuff,” he said with a laugh.

Murray’s media tour continued with interviews at CNN, Bloomberg (Watch Interview) and the Charlie Rose Show (Watch Interview), a stop at Sheep Meadow in Central Park for a photo shoot and a visit to the British consulate, where he spoke with members of the press.

He was also a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, where the house band, The Roots, put together a song commemorating his victory.

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