"I'm going to keep this very short because there's a good chance I'll get emotional... I'd like to thank all my family and friends and girlfriend for coming to support me... I think everyone knows I'm extremely proud of where I come from. To get this honour means a lot to me so thanks to everyone for coming along, and I apologise for this (emotional) behaviour." British tennis ace Andy Murray was close to tears as he was awarded the freedom of the city of Stirling, Scotland on Wednesday (23Apr14).