As speculation spreads over the possibility of a knighthood for world tennis number one Andy Murray, UWS have launched an exclusive poll to gauge whether people believe the Scot is worthy of the honour.
And the results of our poll so far show that 63% of the UWS sport followers believe that Murray SHOULD be knighted.
The 29-year-old has been tipped to be knighted in the New Year’s Honours List after an incredible 2016, which saw him win the Wimbledon singles title for the second time in his career, his second Olympic gold medal, the ATP tour finals and finish the year number one in the world rankings for the first time.
The Scot however, who already has an OBE after his maiden Wimbledon title in 2013, has said that people shouldn’t be calling him “Sir Andy” just yet.
“Obviously it is the highest honour you can get in this country,” said Murray. “I don’t know, I feel too young for something like that.
“I don’t think about that stuff much, really. 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. Do stuff wrong. I am just trying to keep doing what I am doing, working hard, and achieving stuff.”
While the possibility of a knighthood is still up for debate, it appears almost certain that Murray will be named the BBC Sports Personality of the Year for an unprecedented third time, which he will not be able to attend due to his father’s wedding.
“I don’t think I am going to be able to go this year,” he said. “I’ve got my father’s stag do next weekend, then he is getting married the following weekend.
“So I will go up to Scotland on Saturday, come back down to London for four or five days then come back up to Scotland. Then I go to Miami the day after my dad’s wedding.
When asked about the award, Murray preferred to make a claim for Team GB’s 2016 Olympic stars.
“Andy Butchart did great, he did amazing,” he said. “And the Brownlee brothers what they have done throughout the whole year is pretty amazing and I see that as pretty cool because I have a pretty similar thing with my own brother.
“I have no idea who will win it but in an Olympic year it is always tough to pick because there are always so many great performances.”