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Andy Murray finishes the year as world number one.

Andy Murray believes he is "too young" to be knighted

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Andy Murray beat rival Novak Djokovic at the ATP World Tour Finals on Sunday to secure his position at the end of the season as world number one and wrap off what has been an incredible year for the Scotsman.

Murray now looks like a certainty to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award for a third time, but insists that he is still "too young" to receive a knighthood.

“Obviously it is the highest honour you can get in this country,” said the 29-year-old. “I don’t know, I feel like I’m too young for something like that."

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Murray also claimed that he might feel "slightly uncomfortable" with receiving such a high honour at such a young age and said that a knighthood wasn't something that he had considered too much.

“Would I feel slightly uncomfortable? Yeah, possibly. I don’t think about that stuff much, really.

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“When I win any award or am presented with anything it is nice because it is recognition for what you have given your life to, up to now anyway."

Despite a fantastic season for Murray, which has seen him win nine tour titles, Wimbledon for a second time, and claim a gold medal at the Olympics in Rio, Murray is not becoming too complacent just yet.

“I am still young and there are still a lot of things that can go wrong, I could still mess up and make mistakes, do stuff wrong. I am just trying to keep doing what I am doing, working hard, and achieving stuff.”

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Murray became the oldest player to ever claim the world number one spot for the first time after his victory at the Paris Masters last month.

The BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award takes place on December 18 in Birmingham, however, Murray will not be present at the ceremony as he will be busy preparing for the start of next season, which starts at the Australian Open on January.

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US Open Tennis
Rafael Nadal
Novak Djokovic
Tennis
Roger Federer
Wimbledon
Andy Murray

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