All in all, it’s been a memorable year for Andy Murray. He led team Britain to its first Davis Cup victory in 79 years, and has attained his best-ever ranking of No. 2 in world tennis. Since ‘luck comes in threes’, Murray rounds off the year by being voted BBC’s Sportsperson of the Year, an award he has received for the second time in three years.
Competing against strong contenders like racing champion Lewis Hamilton and Rugby League star Kevin Sinfield, Murray managed to garner the highest number of votes to win the award. Murray received the award, presented by Irish boxing legend Barry Guigan, at a sold-out ceremony in Belfast’s SSE Arena.
One of the most consistent players in the game of tennis, 28-year-old Andy Murray won the Wimbledon crown in 2013, and is the reigning Olympics champion having defeated Roger Federer in 2012. This year, he was runner-up at the Australian Open, and reached the semi-finals of both the French Open and Wimbledon.
Murray said at the ceremony that he felt gratitude for all the support he has received, in spite of being dubbed ‘a dull player’ by some critics. Going by his achievements, seems like it’s Murray who’s had the last laugh of the year.