Andy Murray and Kim Sears in Burberry
Andy Murray and long-term girlfriend, Kim Sears will tie the knot on Saturday 11 April after almost 10 years togetherKY PRICE/AFP/Getty Images

Tennis champion Andy Murray is set to tie the knot with his long-time girlfriend Kim Sears on Saturday 11 April 2015, bringing to a close their fairytale relationship and marking the start of a long-awaited marriage.

The loved-up couple, both aged 27, will be saying their marriage vows at Dunblane Cathedral in Murray's Scottish home town in front of a carefully selected group of friends and family.

It will be the day that their nearest and dearest, including the tennis player's beloved mother Judy Murray, have been waiting for since Murray finally got down on one knee and proposed to Sears in November 2014.

The Wimbledon winner is believed to have met the artist in 2005 at a US Open party when they were still just teenagers. At the time, Sears was travelling with her father, Nigel Sears, who was head coach at the Lawn Tennis Association.

The rest, as they say, is history. In 2006, the media caught wind of their relationship, forcing them to go public and Sears has been there every step of the way for Murray, anxiously watching courtside.

Even the player's grandmother, Shirley Erskine, couldn't help but gush over how "supportive" the painter is, recently telling Hello magazine: "The whole family has taken to Kim. She's very attractive, very artistic and so supportive."

Now that the wedding ring is almost on her finger, it is only a matter of time before the baby questions arise but Murray seems ready to settle down, telling The Jonathan Ross Show in 2013: "I would like to start a family and try to be a good father. That's important to me."

Congratulations to the happy couple on their nuptials, IBTimes UK takes a look back at when it started:

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Sears joined her enthusiastic future mother-in-law, Judy Murray, as Andy won his match against Andy Roddick at the Wimbledon tennis championships in 2006Kevin Lemarque
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The couple watch Andy's brother Jamie Murray play during a first round doubles match at the Artois tennis championships in 2007REUTERS/Stringer
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Murray and Sears arrive at the Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show in 2010REUTERS/Paul Hackett
British model and actress Huntington Whiteleyi, photographer Testino, British tennis player Murray and his girlfriend Sears watch presentation of the Burberry Prorsum 2012 Spring/Summer collection during London Fashion Week
Murray and Kim Sears watch the presentation of the Burberry Prosum in 2012 Spring/Summer collection during London Fashion Week in 2011. The couple are known to be huge fans of the fashion brandReuters
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The couple share an embrace after Murray defeated Switzerland's Roger Federer in the men's singles tennis gold medal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympic GamesREUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
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The face Sears has pulled many a time during Murray's intense games over the years. This particular moment was captured during his men's singles final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the Australian Open 2015REUTERS/Brandon Malone
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Just a regular couple doing regular things: Murray and Sears take a stroll in New York's Central Park after a Starbucks run in 2012REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Tennis royalty to, well, royalty: The couple arrive at Buckingham Palace in 2013 before Murray was presented with the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal by Prince WilliamREUTERS/John Stillwell/pool