Andy Murray, who received a knighthood in the Queen's New Years Honours list, has said he will take time to get used to his new title.
Murray, currently in Abu Dhabi where he is playing in a tournament, told the BBC: "I feel more like Andy Murray feels obviously more normal to me, but it's obviously a big honour and [I'm] happy with that. [A] nice way to finish or start the New Year."
His grandfather, Roy Erskine, said the honour was "absolutely fantastic", but that it was "frightening" to think of his grandson being called Sir Andy.
The accolade tops off a special 12 months for the 29-year-old in which he won a second Wimbledon title, retained his Olympic crown and was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year for the third time.
Mark Lowcock has been blamed for controversial allocations of Britain's £12 billion foreign aid budget.
Great Britain's Olympic heroes dominate the New Year Honours list with Mo Farah, Andy Murray and Jessica Ennis-Hill among those recognised.