Murray leads SPOTY shortlist
Originally published on: 28/11/13 00:00
Murray ended Britain’s 77-year wait for a men’s singles champion at Wimbledon in July when he defeated Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win his second Grand Slam title.
The 26-year-old, who finished third last year behind Bradley Wiggins and Jessica Ennis after winning Olympic gold and landing his first major at the US Open in 2012, is widely expected to win the accolade this year at the ceremony in Leeds on December 15.
Also included on the shortlist are Tour de France champion Chris Froome, US Open golf winner Justin Rose and jockey Tony McCoy, who won the award in 2010.
Athletes Mo Farah and Christine Ohuruogu, sailor Ben Ainslie, England cricketer Ian Bell, British & Irish Lions fullback Leigh Halfpenny and wheelchair athlete Hannah Cockroft complete the shortlist.