Knighthood for Andy Murray?
After he beat Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win his first ATP World Tour Final and become the world’s number one, rumours are going around that Andy Murray should be knighted.
Andy says he does not want to become knighted because he thinks he’s too young! “It is the highest honour you can get in this country, but I don’t know, I feel, like, too young for something like that,” he said after his victory.
Andy is only 29-years-old and some will question whether he is old enough to become Sir Andy. There is no doubt though that he has shown everyone that he is a good sportsman and a world-class tennis player who has made us Brits really proud.
With 41 victories in major tournaments and six trophies from competitions this year he will be a strong contender for knighthood and a near certainty for BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
One Year 6 tennis fan said, “He truly deserves because he never gives up, he has represented the UK and shown himself that he is the world number one.”
Mum Judy Murray is bursting with pride and why not? A former Scottish tennis champion herself, she has been supporting her two amazing sons every step of the way. For many years she was their brilliant coach and inspired them to be the best that they can be. She has been rewarded with a world number one son Andy in singles and a doubles champion in Jamie.
Gary Linker tweeted: ‘don’t mind me admitting I love @andy_murry. In a purely sporting sense,of course but it is heartfelt.’
A tweet from Lord Sugar said: ‘Come on your majesty @andy_murray for a knighthood. World number one.’
Knighthoods for British sporting stars who are still at the top of their game have become more common in recent years. Remember Sir Bradley Wiggins was knighted after winning the Tour de France and cycling gold at London 2012.
Millie, Year 6
Heighington Millfield Primary Academy