2015 Sports Personality of the Year: Andy Murray clinches SPOTY award

2015 Sports Personality of the Year Andy Murray

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Andy Murray has been named BBC Sports Personality of the year for the second time in three years, following a successful 2015 season for the British number one.

The 28-year-old picked up the award at the SSE Arena in Belfast after clinching 35 per cent of the vote, with rugby league star Kevin Sinfield finishing second and heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill coming third.

The Scot enjoyed another successful campaign individually, as he reached the Australian Open final, as well as the semi-finals of both the French Open and Wimbledon and he also managed to end the year ranked at number two in the world.

Murray also produced some iconic displays to help Great Britain clinch their first Davis Cup crown since 1936, as he won all 11 of the rubbers he played in during the tournament, including three in the final against Belgium.

Upon receiving the award the two times major winner thanked the sporting public for their support and he admitted that he was delighted his hard work and dedication had proved successful.

He said: “Thank you very much. I didn’t expect this. I dedicate my life to this sport and I work extremely hard every day to make you proud.”

Murray will now turn his attention back to matters on the court, with the 2016 Australian Open due to get under way in less than a month’s time.

The Brit has never won the event in Melbourne, although he is a four-time beaten finalist, and he is available at 6.50 to break his duck and clinch his first major crown since winning Wimbledon in 2013.

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