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Andy Murray receives knighthood from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace

Andrew Hendrie in News 17 May 2019
  • Sir Andy was knighted by Prince Charles on Thursday
  • The former World No. 1 said he was 'proud' to receive the honour
Andy Murray receives his knighthood (PA Images)

Sir Andy Murray officially received his knighthood at Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

More than two years after initially being awarded the honour, Murray was knighted by Prince Charles on Thursday. The former World No. 1 and three-time Grand Slam champion was named in the Queen’s New Years Honours in 2016 for his services to tennis and charity.

"I'm very proud to receive it. It's a nice day to spend with my family; my wife and parents are here," Murray said in a statement. "'I'd have liked to [have brought] my kids but I think they're a bit young. I'll show them the medal when I get home."

Murray also attained an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal from HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, in October 2013 after winning his first Wimbledon title.

The 32-year-old took to social media to celebrate the honour, while his mother Judy and brother Jamie also posted respective tributes.







Murray is currently sidelined after undergoing hip resurfacing surgery in January after losing in five sets to Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round of the Australian Open.

Judy remains cautiously optimistic that her son can return to professional tennis in the future, but Murray himself says he feels no pressure to come back.

"I have been hitting the ball from a stationary position but I haven't been doing any movement," he told BBC Sport last month.
"I don't feel any pressure to get playing again but if my body will allow, I will try. I'm pain-free, happy and enjoying my life.”

Before the Australian Open, Murray said he would like to retire at Wimbledon, but conceded Melbourne could be his last tournament.

Murray has a deadline of June 18 to apply for a Wimbledon singles wildcard. The Championships 2019 begin on July 1.


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