Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray Voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year

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(December 15, 2013) Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Murray became the first man from Great Britain to capture the Wimbledon title in 77 years.

The 26-year-old Scot did not attend the awards ceremony. He is training in Florida recovering from a back injury which knocked him off the tour at the end of the year.

Murray received the award from 18-time major champion Martina Navratilova.

“Thanks to Martina Navratilova for giving this to me,” Murray said, Reuters reported. “She’s possibly the greatest tennis player of all time.

“I’ve got a few people to thank – my family first. A lot are there in the crowd. They’ve supported me since I was a kid, making a lot of sacrifices for me. I couldn’t have done it without you.”

“No matter how excited I try to sound my voice still sounds incredibly boring. But I’m actually incredibly excited right now. That’s just my voice. I’m sorry.”