ANDY Murray has said he felt “uncomfortable” receiving a knighthood as he admitted he doesn’t like being called “sir”.

The Scottish tennis champion was officially knighted back in 2019 during the late Queen’s New Year Honours List after being awarded the title more than two years prior.

It came after he won his second Wimbledon tournament, placing him as world number one.

The Glasgow-born athlete, who grew up in Dunblane, said while he was happy to be recognised for his achievements in the sport, he felt he was too young.

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The 35-year-old told The Soda Room podcast that such a title seemed more appropriate for when he retires from tennis.

He said: “I haven't got anything from it yet. It's strange to be honest. I was grateful for the recognition and everything but I also felt a bit uncomfortable with it because of my age.

"I always thought calling people 'Sir' was reserved for teachers or your elders and I felt very young to have that title.

"It was really young. It's probably something that if it had come after my career it might have been better.

"I've always felt a bit uncomfortable with that title."

The National: Andy Murray said he was very 'proud' to have received a knighthood Andy Murray said he was very 'proud' to have received a knighthood (Image: PA)

The Scot had announced his retirement from tennis in 2019 following an injury but U-turned after a successful hip resurfacing operation.

He added this week that he now sees no “timeframe” on his retirement.

During the same podcast, Murray opened up on his decision to donate all of his 2022 prize money to help children in Ukraine.

He said: "Since having children I've found those sort of images and seeing children suffering or being away from their families absolutely horrific.

"To put yourself in that situation I don't know what I would do.

"The only thing I felt I could do was to donate funds to try and help kids who are in brutal situations and hopefully the money went some way to help with that."

He was later given the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award for the money which helped provide medical supplies and development kits to the war-torn country.

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Murray is currently in Melbourne, having had his first win of the season against China’s Zhang Zhizhen at the Kooyong Classic exhibition event.

Speaking ahead of the Australian Open, the tennis star said he had been feeling better following his injuries.

The three-time Grand Slam winner said: “I've been healthy the last seven months. I'm not awakening with aches and pains like in the last few years.

“As long as the body holds up well and I'm training properly and performing to a level I'm enjoying, then I will keep going."