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David Cameron Says Andy Murray Deserves Knighthood for 2013 Wimbledon Win

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07:  British Prime Minister David Cameron and First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond celebrate during the Gentlemen's Singles Final match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Anja Niedringhaus - Pool/Getty Images)
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Tom SunderlandFeatured ColumnistJuly 8, 2013

Less than 24 hours after sealing the Wimbledon men’s singles championship, Andy Murray is already being tipped for knighthood honours by UK Prime Minister, David Cameron. 

Sunday saw Murray bring an end to the 77-year wait Britain had endured after watching their last men’s singles champion, Fred Perry, win the same tournament in 1936.

Following the Scotsman’s momentous victory, BBC Sport reports the UK leader is endorsing the idea of a knighthood for Murray, who now stands as firm favourite to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

Cameron, who watched the final match between Murray and Novak Djokovic from the Royal Box, stated, per BBC, "I can't think of anyone who deserves one more."

Cameron further displayed his support of Murray on Twitter:

Murray commented on the potential of knighthood, as reported by The Guardian: "I think it's a nice thing to have or be offered. I think just because everyone's waited for such a long time for this, that's probably why it'll be suggested, but I don't know if it merits that. I don't know."

Murray entered the 2013 Wimbledon finale on level par with world No. 1, Djokovic, but managed to pull off a comprehensive straight-sets triumph over his Serbian opponent.

Egged on by the considerable support of a home crowd, the 26-year-old Glaswegian won the first set, 6-4, before driving on to claim the next two sets, 7-5 and 6-4, respectively.

Eerily enough, Murray’s victory came on the seventh day of the seventh month, 77 years after Perry’s last Wimbledon title, almost bringing a sense of fate to the honour.

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