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Andy Murray named ITF World Champion 2016

Murray was awarded by the International Tennis Federation for winning nine titles in a milestone year that ended with him beating rival Novak Djokovic to seal the rankings top spot. Nadal vs Thiem

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Britain's Andy Murray celebrating with the trophy after winning the men's singles final on the eighth and final day of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament in London.
GLYN KIRKAFP

Briton Andy Murray and Germany's Angelique Kerber were named ITF World Champions on Tuesday, capping stellar years for the men's and women's world number ones.

Murray, whose brother Jamie was named doubles World Champion along with Brazil's Bruno Soares, won Wimbledon in July before becoming the first player to win two Olympic singles gold medals when he retained his crown in Rio de Janeiro in August.

Nine titles for Muzza in 2016

He won nine titles in a milestone year that ended with him beating rival Novak Djokovic to win the ATP Tour Finals and seal the year-end rankings top spot.

Andy Murray celebrates after beating Milos Raonic in the men's singles final of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships
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Andy Murray celebrates after beating Milos Raonic in the men's singles final of the Wimbledon Tennis ChampionshipsKirsty WigglesworthAP

"It means a lot to me to be named ITF World Champion. I have had such a memorable year," Murray said in a statement.

Kerber enjoyed an equally impressive season, winning the Australian and U.S. Open titles as well as an Olympic silver medal in Rio.

She becomes the first German to win the award since Steffi Graf claimed the last of her seven in 1996.

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