Having been beaten by Novak Djokovic in the first two Grand Slams of the year, the British No 1 capitalised on the Serb's early exit at Wimbledon to clinch the title in emphatic fashion - his first major since winning at SW19 in 2013.
Fresh from his Olympic triumph, Murray is arguably in the form of his life heading to New York, a Grand Slam he has always enjoyed but hasn't made the final since his victory there in 2012, when he beat Djokovic in the final to clinch has first Grand Slam title.
The Scot dropped just two sets on his way to victory at Wimbledon, making light work of Milos Raonic as he cruised past him in the final.
Significantly, Murray has Ivan Lendl back in the player's box, the Czech who has helped guide Murray to all three of his Grand Slam titles so far and Olympic gold at London 2012.
Murray suffered a shock fourth-round defeat at last year's US Open to Kevin Anderson, but will be confident of doing far better this year - especially knowing that victory would help take him closer to Djokovic in the battle to become world No 1.