Sir Andy Murray? David Cameron Backs Knighthood For Wimbledon Champion
Andy Murray is likely to become Sir Andy Murray after his Wimbledon success.
David Cameron has backed the men's Wimbledon champion Andy Murray to receive a knighthood from the Queen. The Prime Minster - who watched Murray's straight sets win over the world number-one Novak Djokovic - said he couldn't think of anyone who deserves the top honour more.
Prime Minister Cameron said knighthoods were decided independently though bluntly noted, "Frankly, I can't think of anyone who deserves one more." He said Murray's victory - which saw the Scottish sportsman become the first Briton to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry 77 years ago - "lifted the spirits of the whole country." Cameron and his Tory gang will have been rubbing their hands together after a hugely successful British weekend of sport, with the British Lions beating Australia in Sydney and Lewis Hamilton briefly looking a likely winner of the German Grand Prix. Should England beat Australia in the Ashes - which begins on Saturday (July 10, 2013) - we may as well declare Cameron's party the winner of the 2015 election right now.
Murray, 26, answered questions of a knighthood modestly, saying, "I think it's a nice thing to have or be offered. I think just because everyone's waited for such a long time for this, that's probably why it'll be suggested, but I don't know if it merits that. I don't know," according to the Guardian.
Andy Murray [L] and Girlfriend Kim Sears [R] At The Wimbledon Winner's Dinner
The tennis ace certainly appears a leading contender for the next honours list, particularly given Bradley Wiggins was knighted for winning both the Tour-de-France and Olympic gold. Murray also came out on top in the Olympics and now has Wimbledon and U.S Open titles.
Andy Murray At The Wimbledon Winner's Dinner
Judy Murray, Andy Murray's Mother, At The Wimbeldon Winner's Dinner
Women's Champion Marion Bartoli Was At The Winner's Dinner