His victory speech at Wimbledon was easy compared to this.

Andy Murray broke into tears Wednesday as he accepted a civic honor in his Scottish hometown of Dunblane.

Murray, who was granted ''the freedom of Stirling'' from the local council, stopped to compose himself and wipe his eyes several times during the ceremony at Dunblane High School.

His voice cracking, he said, ''I think everyone knows I'm extremely proud of where I come from.''

Murray said ''moving away was one of the sacrifices I had to make for my job and every time I come back it's quite emotional.''

He told the crowd: ''I apologize for this behavior.''

Murray's parents, grandparents and girlfriend Kim Sears were among those in attendance.

He also received an honorary degree from the University of Stirling.