David Cameron Hints At Murray Knighthood
David Cameron has fuelled speculation that Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will be recommended for a knighthood.
The Prime Minister said honours were decided independently but ``I can't think of anyone who deserves one more''.
He said Murray's victory, which saw him become the first Briton to win the men's singles title for 77 years, ``lifted the spirits of the whole country''.
The Prime Minister, who watched the straight-sets victory from the Royal Box, said: ``It was a fantastic day for Andy Murray, for British tennis and for Britain.
``I think he lifted the spirits of the whole country.
``We were wondering yesterday morning 'Do we dare to dream that this is possible?' and he proved absolutely that it was.''
Asked about the possibility of Murray becoming Sir Andy, Mr Cameron, a keen tennis fan, added: ``Honours are decided independently but, frankly, I can't think of anyone who deserves one more.''
Mr Cameron said he was ``very lucky'' to have watched the final, as he faced questions about his Wimbledon experience from children at a north London school.
Asked how he got the prized tickets, he told pupils at St Mary's and St John's primary school in Hendon: ``I wanted to be there to support Andy Murray.
``I'm a keen tennis fan, it's my favourite sport, I try to play maybe once a fortnight.
``I very much wanted to be there to cheer him on. ``As Prime Minister you are very lucky to get the chance to go to things like that.
``It's something I particularly wanted to go to.''
But Mr Cameron told the youngsters he had also done the ``homework'' in his ministerial red box.
``I promise I worked in the car all the way there on the motorway and all the way home and I finished all my homework.''
He said he took his mother Mary to the game to thank her for all she had done for him.
``They asked, I said I would really like to go so they put me in the Royal Box.
``They decide where they put you.
``I took my mum, I was given two tickets and my mum is a real tennis fan.
``I thought for all the things she has done for me over the years, I thought the least I can do is take her as my friend.''
He added that his mother sat next to football star Wayne Rooney during the match.
Mr Cameron told the children: ``What the Andy Murray story shows is that if you are really dedicated and if you work really hard and if you set yourself a goal, you can achieve it.
``That's what Andy Murray did and it was a dream come true for him yesterday.''