To my mind Andy deserves it, absolutely no contest. Wimbledon finalist, the first British man for 74 years. Olympic gold medalist, the first British man for 104 years in tennis. US Open Champion, the first British man for 76 years. Plus the fact that he beat a multi-slam winner to get his first, and he did it over five sets.
Get writing that acceptance speech as soon as you've had a rest Champ, this one, like last night's triumph, is yours!
Well said. I would add that he has battled on alone for so long. He has been the only sportsman in his field, nobody to share the pressure and the load. One of the newspaper quotes that made a great impression on me was the one that made the point that he goes (has gone), back time after time to try again, after some crushing defeats. That takes some guts. Britain has had success in lots of other sports, I think we have all become quite blasé about success in sports like cycling, rowing and sailing. Not so tennis.
I also hope he gets a knighthood as well, simply because it will help ram home to him just how much he has achieved. Whether honours have any intrinsic value is a seperate argument - but if Chris Hoy got one, Murray should get one as well.