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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."

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Andy Murray victory watched by more than 17 million

Andy Murray's Wimbledon victory was watched by a peak of 17.3 million viewers, the BBC said.

The 26-year-old World Number Two beat Serbian world number one Novak Djokovic in straight sets to become the first British man to lift the coveted trophy for 77 years.

Andy Murray on Centre Court during the men's Wimbledon final. Credit: Press Association

The BBC said that Sunday's Men's Final, broadcast on BBC1, attracted a five-minute peak of 17.3 million.

It said that the figure was up on last year's final, which was watched by a peak of 17 million when Murray lost to Roger Federer.

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