Murray is BBC’s year’s best Briton
Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray is BBC’s Year’s Best Briton, BBC Sports Personality of The Year. Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, the first British...
London: Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, the first British winner of the men's title for 77 years, was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
The 26-year-old Scot, who was not at the awards ceremony in Leeds because he is training in Florida following a back injury, edged out Wales and British & Irish Lions rugby union fullback Leigh Halfpenny and jockey A.P. McCoy to win the award.
Murray was presented with the trophy by nine-times Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova. "Thanks to Martina Navratilova for giving this to me," Murray said. "She's possibly the greatest tennis player of all time.
"I've got a few people to thank -- my family first. A lot are there in the crowd. They've supported me since I was a kid, making a lot of sacrifices for me. I couldn't have done it without you."
Murray beat Serbian Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the Wimbledon final in July to become the first home winner of the men's singles at the grasscourt Grand Slam tournament since Fred Perry in 1936.
18 Jan 2020 10:11 AM GMT