Tennis famous person Sir Andy Murray has obtained his knighthood from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.
The 32-year-old three-time Grand Slam champion and his spouse Kim have two daughters – three-year-old Sophia and 18-month-old Edie
He mentioned he wished his two younger women had been sufficiently old to share the big day with him.
“I’m very proud to receive it. It’s a nice day to spend with my family – my wife and parents are here,” he mentioned in a short assertion afterwards.
“I might have preferred to (have introduced) my children however I feel they are a bit younger.
“I’ll show them the medal when I get home.”
Earlier this yr, Sir Andy took time to just accept his knighthood on account of considerations it could have an opposed impression on his profession.
It was introduced within the 2016 New Yr Honours, capping a momentous 12 months which noticed him win a second Wimbledon title and end the season as world primary.
He additionally retained his Olympic crown and was named BBC Sports activities Character of the Yr.
Recipients are allowed to decide on when to gather their honour.
The sportsman has suffered a career-threatening hip damage during the last two years.
Sir Andy revealed in January that he deliberate to retire after this yr’s Wimbledon, forcing again tears as he advised reporters on the Australian Open that his hip damage was going to convey a untimely finish to his glittering profession.
He had surgical procedure in January and has since begun his rehabilitation.
When requested in March about the potential for an look at Wimbledon this yr, Sir Andy advised Sky Information that it might be “most likely” too early for a return to singles motion.
However he mentioned taking part in within the doubles on the summer season event was a chance.