Queen congratulates Andy Murray on historic win

Queen Elizabeth has sent Murray a message. Credit: Ian Georgeson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Andy Murray has been congratulated privately by the Queen following his historic win

.A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: "I can confirm that the Queen has sent a private message to Andy Murray following his Wimbledon victory."

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Murray downplays knighthood

Andy Murray has told ITV News his historic Wimbledon victory "shouldn't be deserving of a knighthood", but admitted that he would not turn one down. David Cameron fuelled speculation by proclaiming: "I can't think of anyone who deserves one more."