British tennis star Andy Murray wins humanitarian award following charity work

Andy Murray is used to rewards on the court. Credit: PA

British No.1 Andy Murray has been named the ATP's Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award in recognition of his charity work.

The tennis star was instrumental in the Rally For Bally event at Queen's earlier this year in memory of Elena Balatcha, who died of liver cancer in May.

Murray previously assisted his friend and fellow tennis player Ross Hutchins organise last summer's Rally Against Cancer at Queen's Club to raise money for The Royal Marsden hospital, where Hutchins was successfully treated for Hodgkin's lymphoma.

In addition to this he also works closely with other charities, including Unicef, United for Wildlife and Malaria No More.

Roger Federer picked up a number of accolades, winning the Sportsmanship Award for the tenth time and being named the fans' favourite for the 12th successive year.

Roger Federer is a popular man. Credit: PA

The other winners were 17-year-old Croatian Borna Coric, who picked up the Star of Tomorrow Award for being the youngest player ranked in the top 100.

Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut was named Most Improved Player of the Year after climbing from 73rd in the rankings to 15th during 2014 while Belgian David Goffin won Comeback Player of the Year and Bob and Mike Bryan swept the doubles awards.