8th of July 2013 Author: Johnny Karp
Andy Murray won the 2013 Wimbledon title with an emphatic 6-4 7-5 6-4 success over world number one Novak Djokovic on Sunday. The win makes Murray the first British winner at Wimbledon since 1936 and the historic triumph prompted a call for knighthood by Prime Minister David Cameron. "I can't think of anyone who deserves one more," said Mr Cameron, who watched the match from the Royal Box. Murray replied: "It's a nice thing to have or be offered but I don't know if it merits that."
Mr Cameron added that Murray's win had "lifted the spirits of the whole country". "It was a fantastic day for Andy Murray, for British tennis and for Britain," he said. "We were wondering on Sunday morning, 'do we dare to dream that this is possible?' and he proved absolutely that it was."
The prime minister cannot award an honour to Murray, the procedure has people being nominated for their achievements by members of the public and whether they are given an honour and the type of honour is decided by a committee. The committee's decision then goes to the prime minister and then to the Queen.
Murray was already awarded an OBE in the 2013 New Year's Honours list after winning Olympic gold and the US Open last year. Knight or no knight, Murray will still have to defend his US Open title in the last Grand Slam tournament of the year, here are the outright odds at the moment at Bet365:
Novak Djokovic - 13/8
Andy Murray - 13/8
Rafael Nadal - 11/2
Roger Federer - 8/1
Juan Martin Del Potro - 9/1
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