Sir Murray in the offing?
David Cameron recommends Knighthood London (Agencies): Prime Minister David Cameron says Andy Murray deserves a knighthood after becoming the first ...
David Cameron recommends Knighthood London (Agencies): Prime Minister David Cameron says Andy Murray deserves a knighthood after becoming the first Briton to win the Wimbledon men's singles since 1936. Murray won the title with a 6-4 7-5 6-4 triumph against world number one Novak Djokovic on Sunday. "I can't think of anyone who deserves one more," said Mr Cameron, who watched the match from the Royal Box. But Murray said: "It's a nice thing to have or be offered but I don't know if it merits that." "Honours are decided independently but frankly I can't think of anyone who deserves one more" Mr Cameron said 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 added. "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 personally award an honour to the 26-year-old, stressing that they are decided independently. People are 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 goes to the prime minister and then to the Queen. Murray was awarded an OBE in the 2013 New Year's Honours list after winning Olympic gold and the US Open last year. On the possibility of receiving a knighthood, the Scot added: "I think just because everyone's waited for such a long time for this [winning at Wimbledon], that's probably why it will be suggested." In the first of several interviews on Monday, Murray told BBC Breakfast that he had only slept for "about one hour" after his victory. "You don't want to go to sleep in case you wake up and it hasn't actually happened," he said.
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