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By Nick Georgandis

It appears that Andy Murray's magnificent day at Wimbledon Sunday might turn into one heck of a knight.

Downing Street officials said on Sunday that the British government would put Murray's name into the Honours Committee for knighthood, something that is bestowed upon common subjects of the United Kingdom who perform extraordinary services to the crown.

Knighting Murray would not be without precedent. Just last year, cyclist Bradley Wiggins was knighted by Queen Elizabeth after winning the Tour de France, the first Brit to ever do so.

Sources close to Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Minister Nick Clegg said both politicians are in support of nominating for knighthood. Murray became the first British man to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936.

The buzz was not overlooked by Murray's contemporaries. American Andy Roddick on Sunday tweeted "Pretty sure @andy_murray might have to change his twitter name to @sirandymurray . . . Well played and deserved!"

Murray's nomination will go first to the Sports Honours Committee, which then gives its recommendations to the Honours Committee, currently headed by Sir Bob Kerslake, head of the British civil service.