ATP News Update: Andy Murray Named UK’s Greatest Sportsperson Ever!

By Noboru Wataya , Updated Dec 09, 2016 08:29 PM EST
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Andy Murray has been named UK's greatest sportsperson ever in a poll conducted by Telegraph Sports. The tennis champ bested multiple Tour de France winner Chris Froome, Olympic gold medalist Ben Aisle, and Grand Slam-winning golfer Rory McIlroy to name a few.

Judy Murray, Andy's mother, accepted the award from Telegraph correspondent Simon Briggs. 7,000 votes from Telegraph subscribers along with inputs from the publication's sports experts were considered to determine the very best of UK Sports.

"I am honoured to receive this award," Murray said after winning the award, the Telegraph. "It means a great deal, particularly when it has been voted on by the public and a panel of sportspeople - and journalists - I admire and respect.

"When I look at what the other people on the list have achieved it makes me feel very humble to come out on top - it must have been a very close vote."

2016 has been an amazing year for Andy Murray, who not only re-captured the Wimbledon Championships and completed his defense in Olympic men's singles tennis but also ascended to the top of the world rankings for the first time in his career.

Murray, who is also the first Briton to win the Wimbledon Championships after 77 years, promised to provide more spectacular results on the court for his countryman.

"This has been a great year but there are improvements I can make and I'm looking forward to getting back on court in 2017," said Murray, who is also expected to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year next week. It would be Murray's third time to be named as the best Sports Personality of the Year - the most in history.

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