Andy Murray named 2015 BBC Sports Personality of the Year
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 21, 2015 08:23 AM
(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year for the second time after helping Britain win the Davis Cup for the first time since 1936.
The 28-year-old Murray says "I didn't expect this. It's very humbling to be up here in front of so many great athletes," after beating Kevin Sinfield, who captained rugby league side Leeds Rhinos to the treble in 2015, to the prestigious British award on Sunday. Jessica Ennis-Hill was third in the public vote.
The 2013 winner was instrumental in helping Britain to a first Davis Cup victory in 79 years following a 3-1 win over Belgium in November.
"This has been a five-year journey. We were down in the bottom level of tennis and now we're number one in the world and I never thought that would be possible," Murray added.