Murray awarded OBE
Andy Murray has spoken about his "pride" after being awarded an OBE for services to sport in the New Year Honours list.
The 25-year-old has been flying the flag for British men's tennis ever since Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski hung up their rackets a few years ago. The Scot has been part of the 'big four' in the men's game for some time but had failed to win a Grand Slam until this year's US Open. The British number one had lost four finals but followed up his success at the Olympic Games with a stunning five-set victory over Novak Djokovic at Flushing Meadows. It elevated him to even greater heights in the sport and he has now been recognised for his efforts over the past five years. The Glasgow-born star was delighted to hear the news and is looking forward to another stellar year over the next 12 months. "It is with incredible pride that I have been named in the New Year's Honours List to receive an OBE from Her Majesty the Queen for services to sport," he said in a statement on his website. "This has been an amazing year for British sport and I am proud to have been able to play my part. "Being recognised in such a way at the end of such a great season is the finishing touch on 2012. Thank you all for your support, I hope everyone has a very happy New Year - and here's to 2013."