Is tennis star Andy Murray tipped for knighthood?

Updated: Nov 22, 2016, 12:22 IST | AFP

Andy Murray was tipped to become 'Sir Andy' after crowning a golden season on top of the world days after brother Jamie topped the doubles standings, prompting their mother to hail the "kings of world tennis"

Judy Murray posted this picture on Twitter of her two sons, Andy and Jamie after the match
Judy Murray posted this picture on Twitter of her two sons, Andy and Jamie after the match

London: Andy Murray was tipped to become 'Sir Andy' after crowning a golden season on top of the world days after brother Jamie topped the doubles standings, prompting their mother to hail the "kings of world tennis".

Murray's victory capped an impressive 2016 that also saw the Scot win the Wimbledon and Olympic singles titles. Leading British bookmaker William Hill promptly installed Murray as a 2/1 chance to be given a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II in Britain's New Year honours list. Were he to be so honoured, Murray would join Sir Bradley Wiggins (cycling) and Sir Ben Ainslie (sailing) as sportsmen with a knighthood.

"Come on your majesty @andy_murray for a knighthood. World number one," tweeted businessman Alan Sugar, a former chairman of Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur. His victory over Djokovic capped a brilliant week for the Murray family after brother Jamie guaranteed the year-end doubles world number one pair ranking together with Brazil's Bruno Soares. Judy Murray, the brothers' mother and herself a tennis coach, posted a picture of her two sons on Twitter, captioned: "Andy & Jamie Murray: Pride of Scotland, Kings of world tennis."

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