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Arise Sir Andy!

Sir Andy Murray, graphic © BBC News

Andy Murray has had an amazing year both on the Tennis Courts and off them. In February he became a Dad for the first time when his wife Kim gave birth to daughter Sophia. Then in June he became Wimbledon champion for the second time in a row. In August 2016 he successfully defended his Olympic singles title in Rio de Janeiro. A string of successes in various tournaments meant that in November he overtook Novak Djokovic as world number one and was still #1 at the end of the year.

In December he won the vote by the public to be BBC Sports Personality of the Year in a landslide victory, with double the number of votes of the runner-up. It was a record third time he had won the title, having won it in 2013 and 2015.

Then, in the Queen's New Year's Honours List at the end of 2016, he was awarded a "knighthood" and will be "Sir Andy Murray" after the investiture - possibly by the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Buckingham Palace, London

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January 2017

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