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.

Britain's Andy Murray posing with the winner's trophy after his men's singles final victory over Canada's Milos Raonic on the last day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships
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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.

Britain's Andy Murray

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."