The 29-year-old seems to be able to win based on the success of winning Wimbledon and the Olympic Games for the second time in addition to snatch the success of players No. 1 world from the Serb, Novak Djokovic this year.

In the competition to win the award, which was announced in a ceremony in Birmingham near here, Murray have already made their father aside the two-time Olympic champion triathlete Alistair Brownlee and the equestrian show jumping Olympic champion, Nick Skelton.

For the record, the winner of this award is determined through an open vote of the public.