Andy Murray Gets Our Vote for BBC Sports Personality of the Year, says Racquet Depot UK

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Leading UK supplier of tennis equipment online, Racquet Depot UK, says first British man to win grand slam in more than 75 years deserves SPOTY title.

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Andy has enjoyed a phenomenal year of tennis success. We’d waited more than three quarters of a century for our very own Grand Slam champ and now thanks to his hard work, we’ve got one.

Racquet Depot UK, the online retailer for tennis racquets, equipment and accessories, says that US Open champion Andy Murray deserves to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award; but admits that the Scot faces stiff competition in a uniquely strong shortlist.

Murray was nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year, after ending a 76 year wait for a male British Grand Slam champion, he also took singles gold at the London 2012 Olympic games; then hours later, claimed doubles silver in partnership with teenage sensation Laura Robson.

The 25 year old from Glasgow, who also reached a tearful Wimbledon final, has already admitted that 2012 had been the very best year of his career so far. But if he is to end the year with one last sporting accolade, he will have to beat an unprecedented array of fellow Olympic heroes, sporting world number ones.

Bradley Wiggins, who won Olympic time trial gold and became the first Britain to win the Tour de France, is currently installed as the favourite to land the SPOTY title. But the shortlist also features double Olympic gold medal winner, and ‘Mobot’ creator, Mo Farah.

Fellow Olympic heroes Jessica Ennis, Chris Hoy, Nicola Adams, Katharine Grainger and Ben Aislie are joined on the list by Paralympians Ellie Simmonds, David Weir and Sarah Storey. Rounding off the list is golf’s World Number 1, Rory McIlroy, after the Irish youngster bagged the US PGA title, helped Europe win the Ryder Cup, and took home the season ending Tour Championship too.

So Murray certainly has his work cut out for him to earn the best of the public vote, but the team at Racquet Depot UK are confident that he deserves the accolade.

Paul White from Racquet Depot UK said: "Andy has enjoyed a phenomenal year of tennis success. We’d waited more than three quarters of a century for our very own Grand Slam champ and now thanks to his hard work, we’ve got one.

"Of course, the Olympic Games was undoubtedly the sporting event of the year, but Murray excelled their too, adding to Team GB’s impressive gold medal haul with a fine win over Roger Federer.

"It was a poetic moment, because it had been Federer that had beaten him just weeks earlier on that court for the Wimbledon title; and the passion that Murray showed in the aftermath melted many British hearts."

The BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award will be presented at a star studded event at the Excel Arena in London on 16 December. Until then Murray fans and tennis enthusiasts can pick up affordable tennis equipment and accessories from the Racquet Depot UK online store, and grab everything they need to emulate Murray’s success in the future.

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