Andy Murray is tipped for a knighthood and set to be crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year, after his historic Wimbledon win yesterday.
The Scot ended Britain's 77-year wait for a men's champion after a straight-sets victory against Novak Djokovic.
The 26-year-old beat Djokovic 6-4 7-5 6-4 in what Murray described as a brutal match.
According to the Daily Mail, Downing Street sources indicated the Government would pass his name to the Honours Committee because he had matched the achievement of cyclist Bradley Wiggins, who was knighted for winning the Tour de France – Britain’s first victory in the event’s 100-year history.
Andy Roddick, former world tennis No 1, tweeted: "Pretty sure @andy_murray might have to change his twitter name to @sirandymurray . . . Well played and deserved!"
And the bookies have made Murray a favourite to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year gong.
Murray is 6/1 to be Sir Andy Murray by the start of Wimbledon 2014, and 1/10 to win the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year, says William Hill.
Meanwhile Coral spokesman David Stevens said: “Murray is now an incredible 1-100 favourite to be crowned Sports Personality of the Year - in other words, an absolute certainty, and is odds-on to be knighted.”
Mr Stevens added: “Andy Murray’s name was on tens of thousands of betting slips this weekend, and his victory has given punters the ultimate revenge over the bookies after years of us winning.
“The industry will be paying out millions, perhaps as many as ten, meaning we’ll be paying for the celebrations for days to come”.
Meanwhile the Queen sent a private message to Murray after his win.
The nail-biting match, which took place on Britain's hottest day of the year - the thermometer on Centre Court read 40C – was watched by Prime Minister David Cameron, Victoria Beckham, Wayne and Coleen Rooney, Bradley Cooper and Gerard Butler.
Murray and Djokovic, who were born only a week apart and first played each other as 11-year-olds, went head to head in a contest lasting three hours and 10 minutes.
David Cameron hailed the straight sets victory “an incredible day for British tennis and for Britain”.
Speaking after the match, Serb Djokovic said: “You absolutely deserve this. You played incredible tennis.”
Locals in Murray’s home town of Dunblane revelled in his success, while the man himself attended the Champions Ball at a hotel in London’s Park Lane with girlfriend Kim Sears.
Speaking of his win, Murray said: "Winning Wimbledon is the pinnacle of tennis, the last game almost increased that feeling".
The Scot has won Olympic gold, the US Open and now his second Grand Slam title since losing last year's Wimbledon final.