Andy Murray, who is currently British No 1 and World No 4, received his Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) on Thursday, awarded by Prince William himself.
The 26-year-old Murray almost did not make it to the investiture ceremony. "In the middle of a drug test hahaha, I'm going to be late," he tweeted. Apparently, as Murray is getting ready, he received an unexpected visitor asking him for a sample for a random drug test.
Murray said he was almost late for the ceremony because of a drugs test (Reuters)
"They knocked on my door at 8:20 am and I had a taxi booked at 8:30 am," Murray told The Telegraph. "I was really worried that I will not make it on time but the taxi driver did an excellent job in getting us to the Buckingham," Murray added.
Murray was joined by his girlfriend Kim Sears, and his parents Will and Judy.
"The drug test is the last thing you need, but it is part of my job," Murray said. "Well, we made it and it has been great," Murray said. "When I am playing on the tennis court, I am alone so it is really great to have my family with me," Murray added.
His mother, Judy, also expressed her feelings towards her son's OBE award. "Yes, I cried," Judy shared a picture of Murray on Twitter, when he received the recognition
Murray has received numerous achievements in his professional tennis career. He made it to the top 10 ranking in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) in April 2007. Murray reached his all-time career high in the world rankings in August 2009 when he became World No 2. He was also the champion for the Men's Singles in the 2012 Olympics. He was the first British to win Wimbledon Championship title in 77 years, after defeating Novak Djokovic in July.
Murray certainly deserves this award as he has given pride to his country many times.
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