British Tennis Superstar, Sir Andy Murray received his Knighthood on Thursday at the Buckingham Palace. The multiple Grand Slam Champion was presented with his Knighthood by Prince Charles.
The 32-year-old Sir Andy Murray and his wife Kim have two daughters – three-year-old Sophia and 18-month-old Edie. After receiving his Knighthood, he said he wished his two young girls had been old enough to share the special occasion with him.
The sportsman who suffered a career-threatening hip injury over the last two years and announced that he planned to retire after this year’s Wimbledon.
Sir Andy Murray shocked the tennis world early this year in Melbourne when he announced his plans to retire this year during a tearful press conference ahead of the Australian Open. His decision to retire was prompted by the reoccurring hip injury, and after his surgery, he decided he has had enough.
Murray has won 45 career titles, including three Grand Slam events and two Olympic singles gold medals. He is the only tennis player, male or female, to win a pair of Olympic titles.
Murray won Slam titles in 2012 and 2013 and appeared in five Australian Open finals over the course of seven years. Yet the other three continued to dominate, while injuries and poor play pushed Murray’s current rank.
Congratulations to him on his award.