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BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016 betting odds - Andy Murray 4/5 favourite after winning Wimbledon

Andy Murray (credit:Credit by bettingpro)

Andy Murray became the first British male to win multiple Wimbledon singles titles since Fred Perry when he beat Milos Raonic in straight sets on Sunday afternoon, and the bookmakers believe it will not be the last honour the Dunblane ace collects this year.

Andy Murray lifts the Wimbledon trophy from the members balcony. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
The British number one is now the odds-on favourite to win the Sports Personality of the Year award – something he has already received twice in his career.

Having finished third in the running in 2012, when he won an Olympic Gold medal and the US Open, Murray lifted the famous trophy one year later after he ended Britain’s wait for a men’s singles champion at Wimbledon. He then got his hands on the silverware once again last year after almost single-handedly winning the Davis Cup for Great Britain.

William Hill is now 4/5 about Murray completing a hat-trick of Sports Personality of the Year awards when the ceremony take place at Birmingham’s Genting Arena later this year – and if he does do it he will be making history.

Murray is one of just four sports stars to have won this award more than once, and if he is crowned in Birmingham he will move ahead of Nigel Mansell, Henry Cooper and Damon Hill to become the first sportsman to have won it three times.

“Even with an Olympics ahead of us, Andy is odds on to win Sports Personality again,” William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly told
“Murray now looks set for a second SPOTY gong and at 3/1 we're not ruling out a knighthood sooner rather than later either,” Ladbrokes’ Alex Donohue added. “His win capped off a great day for British sport with his fans nationwide cashing in to the tune of several million.”

Anthony Joshua. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
World heavyweight champion boxer Anthony Joshua is considered Murray’s main ‘rival’ for the award at 6/1 with William Hill, while Wales footballer Gareth Bale an 8/1 shot with the firm after he played a key role in the national team’s sensational run to the Euro 2016 semi-finals.

Lewis Hamilton is in pole position to claim the Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship for the third straight season after winning the British Grand Prix for a third year in a row, but at 25/1 Ladbrokes does not expect him to win Sports Personality of the Year for a second time.

The likes of Jessica Ennis-Hill (10/1 bet365), Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Mo Farah (both (20/1 bet365) will all be looking to make a splash at this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio, and if they do their Sports Personality of the Year odds could be trimmed or even slashed.

Michael Bisping, meanwhile, seemingly has no chance of scooping the award despite becoming the first British fighter to win an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title this year. The Manchester middleweight stepped in at just two weeks’ notice to knock out Luke Rockhold, but at 100/1 SkyBet do not expect him to become the first UFC fighter to win the BBC gong.

Latest BBC Sports Personality of the Year Odds:

4/5 Andy Murray
6/1 Anthony Joshua
8/1 Gareth Bale
10/1 Jessica Ennis-Hill
20/1 Mo Farah
20/1 Katarina Johnson-Thompson
25/1 Lewis Hamilton

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