Andy Murray declared himself back on the road to recovery after a Royal appointment at Buckingham Palace.
Murray who ended Britain's 77-year wait for a Wimbledon men's singles winner this summer, one year after striking Olympic gold at the All England Club, received his OBE for services to tennis from the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William.
He was accompanied by mother Kim, father William and girlfriend Kim Sears to the investiture - and later tweeted a picture of his dog Maggie May wearing his gong.
Murray almost missed the occasion when drug testers called at his Surrey home but was upbeat about his fitness, after calling time on his season for back surgery after Great Britain's recent Davis Cup win.
"It's been going pretty well, it has been three weeks since the operation and I started rehab a week ago," he said.
"I am not going to come back until I am 100 per cent fit, I don't want to come back too soon.
"I have been in the swimming pool and on the bike but it's going to be four or five weeks before I am back on the court."
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