Andy, 25, emulated Fred Perry's 1936 achievement, winning 7-6 (12-10) 7-5 2-6 3-6 6-2 in four hours 54 minutes in the Arthur Ashe Stadium
The home town of the Grand Slam champion was in ecstatic mood after his win at the US Open. Thousands in Dunblane, near Stirling, stayed up into the early hours to watch the 25-year-old bag the historic victory
He was cheered on by girlfriend Kim Sears
Another Great Scot, Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, was also in the crowd
The tennis ace ended Britain's 76-year wait for a male Grand Slam singles champion
"When I realised I had won, I was a little bit shocked, I was very relieved and I was very emotional," said Andy
"They were incredibly tricky conditions," said the right-hander from Dunblane. "Novak is so strong, he fights until the end of every match and I don't know how I managed to come through in the end"
"It is what I have been working towards for the last 10 years of my life," Andy told the BBC. "It means the world to me."