Murray Receives LTWA & BBC Awards
by ATP Staff|
Andy Murray was recognised with the annual Services To British Tennis Award on Tuesday by the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association. The Scot was selected on the strength of a career-best season that saw him reach the Wimbledon final, win gold at the London 2012 Olympics, and end Great Britain’s 76-year wait for a male Grand Slam champion with victory at the US Open.
Also honoured at the annual LTWA awards lunch, held at the All England Club, were surprise Wimbledon doubles champions, Jonathan Marray of Great Britain and Denmark’s Frederik Nielsen. Roger Federer received the Association’s International award in honour of his record-equalling seventh Wimbledon triumph this year.
The accolades did not stop there for Murray, who was also named BBC Scotland Sport Nation Sportsperson of the Year for 2012. One of five contenders for the award, Murray was chosen ahead of Sir Chris Hoy, Paul Lawrie, Katherine Grainger and Ricky Burns, receiving the highest number of votes from a panel of Sport Nation experts.
"It's been a great year for Scottish sport, the best year of my career so thank you very much to those that voted, I'm very proud," Murray said.