Murray caps best year of career with record 3rd BBC award

ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 19, 2016 10:49 AM
Murray caps best year of career with record 3rd BBC award
2016 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Andy Murray of Britain celebrates after beating Milos Raonic of Canada in the men's singles final on the fourteenth day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London on July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Andy Murray has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year for a record third time after winning the Wimbledon and Olympic singles titles in 2016 and also finishing the season as the world's top-ranked player.

Murray won the domestic award in 2013 and '15, too.

The 29-year-old Murray capped the best season of his career by beating Novak Djokovic to win the ATP finals in London and claim a fifth straight title, earning him the year-end No. 1 ranking. He hasn't lost since Sept. 16.

Two-time Olympic triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee was second in the voting and Olympic showjumping gold medalist Nick Skelton came third at a ceremony in Birmingham, central England.

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