Murray crowned ITF World Champion to cap stellar year on court
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Murray crowned ITF World Champion to cap stellar year on court

14 December 2016 / 07:50

If Andy Murray's trophy cabinet hasn't already required an extension, it soon will do after he was named ITF World Champion.

The two-time Wimbledon and Olympic champion, as well as world number one and World Tour Finals winner, picked up the award after a stellar year.

The 29-year-old is already back in training ahead of his 2017 season kicking off with the exhibition event in Abu Dhabi, in late December, and accepted the final world tennis honour of the year from his training base in Miami.

"It means a lot to me to be named ITF World Champion," said the three-time Grand Slam winner.

"I have had such a memorable year, winning again at Wimbledon, retaining my Olympic title, and clinching the year-end No. 1 ranking in the last match of the season.

"It is particularly special with my brother Jamie also becoming World Champion."

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While Angelique Kerber picked up the women's World Champion award for winning the Australian and US Open titles, Jamie Murray did the same for matching her achievements in the men's doubles.

Like Kerber, Murray and Soares finished the year as the number one ranked players and the elder brother said the award capped off a fantastic debut season for the pair.

"We are very proud to receive this award. It's been an incredible year for us, winning two Grand Slams and finishing as the No. 1 team in just our first season together," he said.

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