Andy Murray to miss BBC awards ceremony

Murray is the favourite to win the Sports Personality of the Year award, for which he has been shortlisted alongside Ben Ainslie, Ian Bell, Hannah Cockroft, Mo Farah, Chris Froome, Leigh Halfpenny, Tony McCoy, Christine Ohuruogu and Justin Rose.

updated: December 11, 2013 14:14 IST
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London: Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has decided not to attend Sunday's BBC's Sports Personality of the Year awards ceremony despite being the hot favourite to take the top prize.

The Scot was installed as the front-runner for the prestigious award immediately following his historic win over Novak Djokovic in July made him the first British men's singles victor at Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936.

Murray had considered being present at the hugely popular ceremony in Leeds, but in the end decided to stay at his training base in Miami where he is working his way back to fitness after an operation on his lower back in September.

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