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Andy Murray and Kim Sears are set to tie the knot in April. Reuters

Andy Murray and fiancée Kim Sears have confirmed they are to marry in April at the tennis star's luxury hotel.

The ceremony is set to take place on 11 April at the five-star Cromlix House Hotel, close to Murray's home town of Dunblane.

The 2013 Wimbledon champion bought the hotel - once the home of the Bishop of Dunblane - for £1.8m in 2013.

The hotel has its own chapel and was also the setting for Andy's brother Jamie's wedding in 2010.

Murray and Sears announced their engagement last November, after a nine year long relationship.

The couple first met in 2005 when Kim was just 17 through Kim's father, Nigel, head of the women's section of the Law Tennis Association.

They broke up briefly in 2009 but rekindled the romance soon after. Kim is frequently seen supporting her fiancée at his tournaments and most recently hit the headlines for launching into a foul-mouthed tirade during the semi-final of the Australian Open.

She was caught on camera appearing to be swearing at Murray's semi-final opponent Tomas Berdych. She subsequently took her seat as a spectator for the final - which Murray lost to Novak Djokovic - wearing a "Parental Advisory: Explicit Content" T-shirt while Murray was quick to defend his bride to be.

While her father joked that she inherited "her potty mouth" from her mother, Murray's mother, Judy, has described her future daughter-in-law as "the best thing to happen to Andy".