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How Twitter reacted to Andy Murray’s 2015 SPOTY win

| 21.12.2015

Andy Murray capped a tremendous year in style by walking away with the 2015 Sports Personality of the Year award on Sunday night.

The tennis star was the vital cog in the Great Britain Davis Cup team, which ended a 79-year wait to be crowned champions, with Murray at the heart of the action.

The Scot was undefeated in singles rubbers throughout the tournament and won all three of his matches, including the doubles with his brother Jamie, in the final against Belgium.

That was enough for Murray to see off all challengers and take over from Formula 1’s Lewis Hamilton as the SPOTY king.

Here’s how the action unfolded on Twitter on Sunday night…

The BBC were on hand with the numbers shortly after the result was announced…

And the BBC again – it is their award after all – followed up with quote from the man himself summing up his and his team’s achievement…

Murray earned the admiration of tonnes of fellow sportsmen and former Manchester United and England star Rio Ferdinand was soon on hand to dish out the congratulations…

Here at Ladbrokes, however, we’d been pushing to get Leeds Rhinos star Kevin Sinfield to the top but his coming second should not be dismissed with second place a huge achievement for the man and rugby league as a whole…

Kevin’s success with Leeds this year – winning the League Leaders Shield, the Grand Final and the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup – meant he was there on merit and this was not lost on the sporting press…

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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.