The world Number 2, who was picking up the honour for the second time, led Great Britain to their first Davis Cup title since 1936 last month.
     
Accepting the award the Scot said, “I didn't expect this a friend actually sent me a message the other day with an article from a newspaper which said Andy Murray is duller than a weekend in Worthing, which I thought was a bit harsh on Worthing”.
     
"It's very humbling to be up here in front of so many great athletes. I'm just a great sports fan and I'm really nervous," he added. Murray, who won Olympic gold and the US Open in 2012 and Wimbledon a year earlier, reflected on Britain's rise to Davis Cup fame.
     
In second place came Kevin Sinfield who retired from rugby league after an extraordinary career, including winning the Challenge Cup, League Leaders' Shield and the Super League title in his final season, before switching codes to union.

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