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Arise Sir Andy Murray!

Andy Murray was awarded a knighthood in the 2016 New YearŠ—Ès Honours list unveiled last night which also includes double Olympic champion Mo Farrah and heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill as a...

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Funding boost for tennis in Scotland

LAWN Tennis Association chief executive Michael Downey has declared it is time for tennis in Scotland to benefit from the Murray Effect. The governing body for British tennis and sportscotland, in partnership with Tennis Scotland, have revealed a joint Σ15m joint fund-raising...

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Andy Murray, first three-time winner

After winning the ATP World Tour Finals to end the year as the World No1 having collected nine titles during 2016, including Wimbledon for a second time and then retaining the Olympic crown, it wasnŠ—Èt surprising to learn that Andy Murray was favourite to win this yearŠ—Ès BBC SportŠ—Ès Personality of the Year. This was confirmed on Sunday night in Birmingham when he received 247,410 of the public votes, nearly twice as many votes as second placed two-time Olympic Triathlete Alistair Brownlee (121,665), and third placed Nick Skelton, the veteran showjumper...

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How Andy Murray has changed British tennis

Andy Murray beat the odds to be crowned ATP Finals champion, securing the year-end world number one spot for the first time. He beat his old rival Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-4 in the last match of 2016 on the ATP tour and has every chance of keeping his top-place ranking early in 2017, as the Serb has a huge number of points to defend in the first half of the season. While Murray has set the bar extremely high, the level of British players underneath him is also rising...

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World Champions Named

Briton’s Andy Murray and Germany’s Angelique Kerber have been named ITF World Champions for this year, capping excellent years for both the men’s and women’s world number ones. They will receive their awards during the French Open when the ITF holds its Champions dinner on the second Tuesday of the grand...

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Six Britons in Australian Open Line Up

Andy Murray and Johanna Konta will lead a contingent of six British players with direct entry into the singles main draw at the Australian Open next month. Kyle Edmund, Dan Evans, Heather Watson and Naomi Broady will join British number one players Murray and Konta in the singles draws in Melbourne. Murray, 29, will be the top seed as he tries to win his first Australian Open, having finished runner-up five...

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Murray looks relaxed and ready again and again

ANDY Murray smiled coyly as he swayed side to side with hands deep inside the pockets of his Team GB tracksuit top with brother Jamie, saying: Š—“I havenŠ—Èt lost it, thatŠ—Ès for sure!Š— The British No.1, egged on by his older sibling and Team GB teammate, made the tongue-in-cheek boast about his footballing rather than tennis skills. The double Wimbledon and Olympic champion had netted a long-range goal in a five-a-side match in Glasgow between GB squad members which was compared to the David BeckhamŠ—Ès effort from the halfwayline at Wimbledon 20 years ago. He looked relaxed and re-charged...

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Murray Triumphant Again

ANDY Murray has done what no other male tennis player on the planet has ever achieved. He has won a second gold medal in the menŠ—Ès singles at the Olympic Games. The British No.1 re-wrote history as he defeated Argentinian Juan Martin del Potro 7-5 4-6 6-2 7-5 in an emotional rollercoaster of a final over 4hr.2min in Rio. Tears filled his eyes as he weakly raised his arms wide after an exhausting marathon against a player who last year considered quitting the sport due to injury. The combatants hugged at the net. The crying gladiators. You can fight...

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