Aileen, EBC (English Broadcasting Corporation) will NEVER give due deference to Andy until he bends to their wishes and interviews whenever they demand them.
The EBC always praise 1st Federer, 2nd Nadal and now 3rd Djokovic. Andy rarely even achieves an honourable recognition from EBC for all the hard work he puts into his training or that his training regime requires constant and dedicated work. It will always be thus, even if or when AM succeeds at Wimbledon. The EBC does not like Andy and we had better accept this situation as matters will never change, hurtful as it may be to us as MW members.
Sadly, OSS, I have long since come to the same conclusion, and this is one reason I think the idea of a general British SPOTY should be dropped, since the Scots, Welsh and N. Irish voters are always going to be out-numbered anyway by the English, and a quick look through the winners since its inception in 1954 confirms that, in those 57 years, the award has only been won by 7 non-English Brits -Scots
Ian Black (swimmer) who is SPOTY's youngest winner to date, winning the award in 1958 at the age of 17,
Jackie Stewart, Liz McColgan and Chris HoyWelsh
Dai Rees and Joe CalzagheN. Irish
Also The Guardian online's initial website heading referred to the English
Sports Personality of the Year, but it's since been changed to BBC ...