Andy Murray hints a knighthood might be 'a bit much'

Despite his historic win at Wimbledon Andy Murray is remaining modest about the prospects of receiving a knighthood.

He told our Sports Editor Steve Scott that such recognition should take "a lot more work". But when asked, he admitted he would not turn one down.

Today, Andy Murray's continuous round of TV and radio interviews culminated in a special reception at Downing Street.

Murray, exhausted after his gruelling triumph and even more gruelling celebrations, was ushered through the door of Number 10 by David Cameron.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Labour's Ed Miliband and members of the SNP joined invited guests in the garden of Downing Street to hear Murray describe the moment of victory.

Downing Street staff applauded Andy Murray as he arrived at Number 10
Downing Street staff applauded Andy Murray as he arrived at Number 10 Credit: Twitter/@Number10gov
David Cameron greets Andy Murray outside 10 Downing Street
David Cameron greets Andy Murray outside 10 Downing Street Credit: Press Association
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Prime Minister David Cameron, labour leader Ed Miliband and SNP Westminster leader Angus Robinson
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Prime Minister David Cameron, labour leader Ed Miliband and SNP Westminster leader Angus Robinson Credit: Press Association

The constant attention surrounding Andy Murray is helping him understand the scale of his achievement, something that still had not sunk in by the early hours of the morning.

I was in bed around 3am and didn't sleep until about 4:30am and was up again at 6am. So, not the best night's sleep but I didn't really want yesterday to be over.

– Andy Murray

The match was watched by an average of 12.1 million viewers, a higher peak than all Olympic sporting events last year except the 100m final, which drew 20 million viewers.