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Murray: I'm too young for knighthood

2016-11-23 09:00
Andy Murray (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Reports suggested that Andy Murray might be in line for a knighthood after finishing the ATP year as world tennis' No 1 player.

However, the Scot said he might not be ready for the New Year honour.

“Obviously it is the highest honour you can get in this country,” Murray told BBC Sport. “I don’t know, I feel too young for something like that. I don’t think about that stuff much, really."

After a year that ended with him beating Novak Djokovic at the ATP World Tour Finals after a second Wimbledon crown and a second Olympic gold medal, Murray said he still had work to do.

“I am still young and there are still a lot of things that can go wrong. I could still mess up and make mistakes I am just trying to keep doing what I am doing - working hard and achieving stuff.”

Murray seems certain to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award for the third time, but he will not be at the event because of his father's wedding.

“I don’t think I am going to be able to go this year. I’ve got my father’s stag do (bachelor's party) next weekend, then he is getting married the following weekend," he said.

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