Wimbledon: David Cameron proposes knighthood for Andy Murray

British media celebrates 26-year-old Scotsman winning his seventh Grand Slam final on the seventh day of the seventh month against Novak Djokovic.

updated: July 08, 2013 16:19 IST
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The British media is going gaga over Andy Murray's historic Wimbledon triumph on Sunday. The top-selling Sun tabloid has devoted an entire pullout - Born to Wim -- after Murray became the first British winner since 1936 to clinch the men's singles crown. Scotsman Murray defeated Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 to trigger some unbridled joy in the media.

Britain's sport-loving Prime Minister has also joined the party. David Cameron has hinted that Murray will be recommended for knighthood. The PM said honours were decided independently, but "frankly, I can't think of anyone who deserves one more".

Cameron was lavish in his praise for Murray. After watching the final from the royal box at Wimbledon, Cameron said: "It was a fantastic day for Andy Murray, for British tennis and for Britain ... we were wondering yesterday morning, 'Do we dare to dream that this is possible?' and he proved absolutely that it was."

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