Murray wins top SJA award

Hampshire Chronicle: Andy Murray ended Britain's 77-year wait for a male singles champion at Wimbledon Andy Murray ended Britain's 77-year wait for a male singles champion at Wimbledon

Andy Murray kicked off what is sure to be a busy awards season by winning the SJA sportsman of the year award.

The Scot beat Novak Djokovic to end Britain's 77-year wait for a male singles champion at Wimbledon this summer.

Murray, who is hot favourite to be named BBC Sports Personality of the Year, won the sportsman of the year gong at the Sports Journalists' Association (SJA) awards dinner in central London on Thursday afternoon.

Murray was not at the ceremony but he gave his thanks in a pre-recorded address, saying: "It has been an unbelievable year.

"Winning Wimbledon was the highlight. I've been working towards that for a long time.

"I'd like to thank all the journalists who have written about me over the years."

World 400 metre champion Christine Ohuruogu won sportswoman of the year.

The 29-year-old's Moscow success was her second world crown and followed on from her silver at London 2012.

She also took bronze in the 4x400m relay, taking her career tally of world medals to five.

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