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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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Arise Sir Andy? Murray odds-on for knighthood

Andy Murray is odds-on to be knighted before next year's Wimbledon tournament.

Andy Murray stands in front of statue of Fred Perry at Wimbledon. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire

The odds on the Scot receiving a knighthood is just 4/5 following a surge of bets after his historic victory, Ladbrokes said.

The tennis star's girlfriend Kim Sears is expected to become Mrs Murray within the year with odds cut to 1/2 that the couple will get married.

And the odds of the royal baby being called Andrew (20/1) or Murray (250/1) in the wake of his victory have also been slashed.

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