Arise 'Sir Andy', as Murray set to be knighted in the new year
Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah will each receive a knighthood in the New Year Honours.
Wimbledon champion Andy Murray receive a knighthood in the New Year Honours.
Murray's knighthood caps a dream season for the Scot, who finished as the year-end world number one for the first time after ending Novak Djokovic's long spell at the top.
Second Wimbledon success
The 29-year-old clinched a second Wimbledon title in July before successfully defending his Olympic singles crown and then winning a first ATP Tour Finals crown to stop Djokovic regaining first place.
Murray, previously honoured with an OBE in 2012, became a father for the first time in February and earlier this month was voted the BBC Sports Personality of the Year for a record third time.
"Obviously it is the highest honour you can get in this country. But I feel like I'm too young for something like that," said Murray before the announcement was made on Friday.
"When I win any award or am presented with anything it is nice because it is recognition for what you have given your life to -- up to now anyway.
"I am still young and there are still a lot of things that can go wrong. I could still mess up and make mistakes. I am just trying to keep doing what I am doing, working hard and achieving stuff."
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