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Murray set for record third BBC award

Andy Murray could round off his sensational year which has seen him finish as men's tennis world No. 1 and win both Wimbledon and the Olympic title with a historic third BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

The 29-year-old - who won the individual award in both 2013 and 2015 - is one of 16 nominees unveiled on Monday, with the great majority reflecting Britain's record success at the Rio Olympics and Paralympics.

Footballers Jamie Vardy and Gareth Bale and golfer Danny Willett are the exceptions.

Vardy gains the nod because of his goals in Leicester's astonishing Premier League title victory and Bale for his monumental efforts in landing the Champions League trophy with Real Madrid and then being the driving force behind Wales' fairy-tale march to the Euro 2016 semi-finals.

Willett gets on the list for winning the US Masters.

Murray will be the hot favourite though. - AFP.

ANDY MURRAY