Murray: I’m ‘too young’ for knighthood

Reports say that Andy Murray might be in line for a knighthood after finishing the ATP year as world tennis' No. 1 player.

However, the Scot said he might not be ready for the New Year honor.

“Obviously it is the highest honor you can get in this country,” Murray said. “I don’t know, I feel too young for something like that. I don’t think about that stuff much, really."

After a year that ended with him beating Novak Djokovic at the ATP World Tour Finals after a second Wimbledon crown and a second Olympic gold medal, Murray said he still had work to do.

“I am still young and there are still a lot of things that can go wrong. I could still mess up and make mistakes I am just trying to keep doing what I am doing — working hard and achieving stuff.”

Murray seems certain to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award for the third time, but he will not be at the event because of his father's wedding.

“I don’t think I am going to be able to go this year. I’ve got my father’s stag do [bachelor's party] next weekend, then he is getting married the following weekend."

Murray said that triathletes Jonny and Alistair Brownlee would be good picks for the BBC award.

“The Brownlee brothers, what they have done throughout the whole year is pretty amazing. I see that as pretty cool because I have a similar thing with my own brother."

“And the thing that happened a few months after the Olympics [when Alistair helped his exhausted brother cross the finish line] was a nice thing to see, that it is not just a win-at-all-costs mentality."

“I have no idea who will win it but, in an Olympic year, it is always tough to pick because there are always so many great performances.”