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Murray caps best year of career with 3rd BBC award

2016-12-19 09:00
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Birmingham - Andy Murray has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year for a record third time after winning the Wimbledon and Olympic singles titles in 2016 and also finishing the season as the world's top-ranked player.

Murray won the domestic award in 2013 and 2015, too.

The 29-year-old Murray capped the best season of his career by beating Novak Djokovic to win the ATP finals in London and claim a fifth straight title, earning him the year-end No. 1 ranking.

He hasn't lost since September 16.

Two-time Olympic triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee was second in the voting and Olympic showjumping gold medallist Nick Skelton came third at a ceremony in Birmingham, central England.

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