Andy Murray reacts during the 2016 U.S. Open. (Photo: Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY Sports)
Andy Murray is now the No. 1 tennis player in the world, a fitting accomplishment for a great player who has overcome just terrible, terrible timing. (It’s not easy to get to No. 1 when your career overlaps with three of the greatest tennis players to ever live.)
Now some folks back in Great Britain are calling for him to be knighted by the Queen.
Not so fast, though, says Murray.
From the BBC:
Speaking about the possibility, Andy Murray said: “Obviously it is the highest honour you can get in this country. I don’t know, I feel too young for something like that.
“I don’t think about that stuff much, really. When I win any award or am presented with anything it is nice because it is recognition for what you have given your life to, up to now anyway.
“I am still young and there are still a lot of things that can go wrong, I could still mess up and make mistakes. Do stuff wrong. I am just trying to keep doing what I am doing, working hard, and achieving stuff.”
I’ve seen some internet folks trying to frame this as Murray “turning down” the honor, which it clearly isn’t. He’s probably just surprised by…