Sports Personality By Joe Crilly

Soon To Be Number One Murray, Set For SPOTY And Knighthood…

Andy Murray is guaranteed to be World number one come Monday after Milos Raonic pulled out of the pairs’ semi-final and William Hill have once again slashed his odds of winning this year’s Sports Personality of the Year from 4/6 to 2/5.

It is 2/1 that he is given a knighthood in the New Year’s honours list.

“It has been a long hard road for Andy Murray to reach the top of the game and it is now having reached the pinnacle of his career, it looks highly likely he is going to be rewarded with a couple of awards,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

BBC SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR: 2/5 Andy Murray, 4/1 Alistair Brownlee, 9/1 Mo Farah, 10/1 Laura Trott, 20/1 Gareth Bale, 25/1 Nick Skelton, 40/1 Anthony Joshua, 40/1 Max Whitlock, 50/1 Jason Kenny, 50/1 Jess Ennis-Hill, 100/1 Others