Andy Murray named Sports Personality of the Year for the second time

Chloe Best

Andy Murray capped off an incredible year – both personally and professionally – after being named Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday evening. The 28-year-old was given the title for the second time in three years after leading Great Britain to glory in the Davis Cup in November.

The Scotsman saw off competition from Rugby league player Kevin Sinfield and heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill to take home the award, which he said was very "humbling" and unexpected.

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Andy Murray has been named Sports Personality of the Year

Collecting the award, Andy said: "Thank you very much, I genuinely didn't prepare anything, I didn't expect this. A friend actually sent me a message the other day with an article from a newspaper which said that 'Andy Murray is duller than a weekend in Worthing', which I thought was a bit harsh – to Worthing.

"It's very humbling to be up here in front of so many athletes. I would like to thank all my team mates, all the staff."

Andy also took the opportunity to thank his family including his supportive wife Kim Sears, who was unable to support him at the awards show because she is heavily pregnant.

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Andy's wife Kim was unable to attend as she is heavily pregnant

"I'd also like to thank my family, my wife is at home she is expecting a baby so is unable to travel," Andy explained. "I dedicate my life to this sport, I work as hard as I can every single day to try and make you proud."

Andy previously won the award in 2013 after becoming the first British man to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936. This year has been equally successful for the tennis player, after he drove Great Britain to a Davis Cup victory for the first time since 1936.

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Andy led Great Britain to a Davis Cup win in November

However he has already admitted that his career is likely to take a back seat in upcoming months as he prepares to welcome his first child with wife Kim in February. Andy has already put plans into place should Kim go into premature labour, revealing he would quit the Australian Open midway through the competition in order to be at the birth of their baby.

"I'd go home. For sure, yes," Andy told Daily Mail. "It's obviously important. I want to make sure at the beginning I am there as much as I can be to try and help out, just be there for whatever is really required of me."

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