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Calls arise for Scotsman Andy Murray to be given the knighthood after Davis Cup triumph

By Paul Newman

It may not be the time of year to organise an open-topped bus parade, but the Lawn Tennis Association is planning to mark the achievements of Britain's triumphant Davis Cup team with an event at an undisclosed venue in London tomorrow.

Further recognition for Andy Murray might come in next month's BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards in Belfast. Some bookies listed the Scot as second favourite to win the main trophy behind Jessica Ennis-Hill.

Leon Smith, Britain's captain, was asked whether he thought the hero deserved to become Sir Andy Murray. Lord Sugar does, proclaiming on Twitter: "Andy Murray for a Knighthood."

Gary Lineker acknowledged Britain's first Davis Cup triumph for 79 years and added: "Perhaps now we can give Andy Murray the credit and plaudits he deserves."

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Judy Murray, the mother of Andy and Jamie, said she was "absolutely delighted". Manchester United congratulated Britain on their win and mentioned in particular Jamie Murray, claiming him as one of the club's fans.

Novak Djokovic congratulated Andy on Twitter and said that witnessing the Scot's joy reminded him of his own feelings when he helped Serbia win the trophy.

Djokovic's coach, Boris Becker, said Murray was "amazing".

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