Andy Murray and girlfriend Kim Sears
Andy Murray has been dating girlfriend Kim Sears since 2006.

Since his Wimbledon victory, the question on everyone's lips has been when would Andy Murray propose to the long-term girlfriend who has stuck by him through the high and lows of his tennis career?

But it seems that the tennis ace may have already plucked up the courage to pop the question.

The 26-year-old sportman has revealed he will marry Kim Sears after this year's Wimbledon championship.

He made the surprise admission during a question and answer session on Twitter.

He told his 2.4 million followers:

His timeline was soon flooded with congratulations:

In his 2013 autobiography, Seventy-Seven: My Road to Wimbledon Glory, Murray, whose parents are divorced, revealed that building a family was very important to him.

"I would like to start a family and try to be a good father," he said. "That's important to me. It's something that I'm starting to think about because Kim and I have been together for eight years."

Wimbledon 2014 will be held from 23 June to 6 July.