So, he’s smashed his way to make history as Britain’s first male Wimbledon winner in 77 years and clinched the £1.6 million prize into the bargain.
But should we all next be bowing down to ‘Sir’ Andy Murray?
Lou’s Women cheered along with most of the rest of the nation to spur the Scot on to achieve his own – and our – dream.
But feelings are mixed over whether he should get a knighthood – and we’ve even got the view of that classy bird, Myleene Klass!
Shouldn’t it be enough for now that he has thoroughly earned his world-class wings and become a very rich man to boot?
It would seem a rum deal if he achieved the accolade that evaded our last Wimbledon men’s champion, Fred Perry, who won it three times in the 1930s, amidst his eight grand slam titles.
On an equality note, Virginia Wade, the last British women’s Wimbledon champ, was not made a Dame – and it was not until 12 years after her 1977 victory that she was awarded just an OBE.
David Cameron, who was on Centre Court to watch Murray’s historic victory, was obviously swept away by the moment when he opened his mouth to suggest a knighthood for the champ.
My own view is that the 26-year-old needs to get many more years of smashing play under his belt first – and show his worth in fostering young talent and generally boosting the game of tennis in this country.
Yes, he has matured a lot and even the odd smile is teased out of him.
But, for me, he still also has to live down his words of a few years ago – which he now says were in jest – that he would ‘support whoever England are playing’.
And Alex Salmond did not help when he waved the Scottish flag behind David Cameron as Murray claimed the title – grrr!
Find out what the rest of Lou’s Women, including Myleene Klass, think – and have your say – below.
Pop and classical music star, TV presenter and model Myleene Klass says: “Andy Murray needs to be acknowledged in some way for what he’s done – he’s shown incredible strength and determination. You know what....? Give him his suit of armour.”
‘Llama Lady’ Chris Armstrong, who is no mean tennis player herself, says: “I cannot stand this idea that all celebs should suddenly get a knighthood for riding a bike or sailing a yacht! Knighthoods should be for people who carry out selfless duties for the good of the people. Andy Murray has been totally selfish in achieving exactly what he wanted to achieve. He has done nothing at all to enhance the community. Knights of old slayed dragons and saved damsels! Let's see Andy Murray or Bradley Wiggins do that!”
Pat Bailey, also a tennis ace, says: “I suppose he deserves it as much as any other sports person who has has been knighted. But really why should any sports person be knighted?’
Retired midwife – and another tennis player - Ellie Wright says: “Re Any Murray, mixed thoughts really. He has done a lot for British sport and will more than likely get sports personality of the year which I think he deserves. However a knighthood??? if I had to vote I would be in a dilemma, sorry still out on this one.”
Elaine James, from Cookley, near Kidderminster, who also wields a racket for Wollaston Ladies’ D team, says: “Not unless I can get recognition for my tennis too. I've done a lot more years service than Andy Murray.”
Zumba teacher Lou Thomas says: “Absolutely yes . For all his total dedication and passion and for making us all proud to be British. Our knights represent us to the rest of the world and he has shown courage, commitment and integrity – a real hero.”
Stourbridge’s Jacqui Edwards says: “Whilst I don't deny that what he has achieved is amazing and I have always been an Andy Murray supporter, I wonder why we are so quick to bestow a knighthood on him. Virginia Wade had to wait 12 years for her OBE and has not been made a Dame so is this reward too much too soon? He has so much to look forward to in his career and I hope can get to world number one and win many more Grand Slams
and when he looks back on his career he can truly celebrate a long history of achievements not just winning one tournament that no other British male has won in 77 years.”