Arise Sir Andy Murray
Sir Andy Murray, who claimed prior to the event that he was “too young to be knighted” received his knighthood at Buckingham Palace today – more than two years after he was awarded the honour.
The three-time Grand Slam champion was named in the Queen’s New Years Honours list in 2016, following his second Wimbledon win and second Olympic gold.
Speaking at the time, 32-year-old Andy said being known as a sir “sounds a bit strange” but welcomed “the big honour”.
The investiture ceremony was conducted by the Prince of Wales.
His future plans are unclear following his second hip resurfacing surgery from which is currently rehabbing in the hope of making a return to, and potentially retiring from, the game at Wimbledon this summer.
His proud mother Judy has recently announced that her son was “cautiously optimistic” about a return to action, whilst the player himself says “he feels no pressure to return to the game”
Written by Peter Rowe for Grandslamtennis.online. To read more visit grandslamtennis.online