Sports Personality's dynamic dozen: the champions up close and personal
Friends, relatives and team-mates of the 12 shortlisted athletes explain why they should win Sports Personality of the Year.
Andy Murray, by Jez Green, trainer and conditioner
All of them are winners – that's why they've been nominated. But I can only talk about what I've witnessed first-hand over many years. Andy is the most dedicated guy I know. He trains like nobody I've ever trained before and he is continually looking for that extra edge. He's definitely one of the finest athletes around. Having seen all the hard work that's gone in behind the scenes over the years, the ups and downs, it was amazing seeing him win gold at the Olympics, where he beat Roger Federer, and in New York, where he beat Novak Djokovic. So he defeated the alternating world No1 and No2 for the biggest wins of his career. But, knowing Andy like I do, he won't rest. He'll keep on pushing, hungry for more success – and he deserves every bit of it that comes his way.http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/blog/2012/dec/15/sports-personality-year-friends-relatives