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I'm too young for knighthood: Andy Murray

Press AssociationPress Association 22/11/2016

Andy Murray is not too comfortable at the thought of being called Sir Andy just yet.

The 29-year-old has been tipped for a knighthood in the new year after crowning an outstanding 2016 by beating Novak Djokovic in the ATP World Tour Finals on Sunday to ensure himself the end-of-year world No.1 status.

It was a fitting finale to a brilliant season which saw him win a second Wimbledon crown, become the first man to win successive Olympic gold medals and end the year with 24 victories on the bounce, which was enough for him to overhaul Djokovic at the summit of the game.

Murray already has an OBE to his name, awarded after his maiden Wimbledon win in 2013, but there have been calls for a knighthood in the New Year's Honours list - something the Scot thinks he may be too young for.

"Obviously it is the highest honour you can get in this country," he said.

"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."

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