Andy Murray does not think sportspeople should be knighted, despite being a Sir himself.

Murray was knighted in 2017 having won Wimbledon twice and also earned two Olympic gold medals for Team GB.

Formula One star Lewis Hamilton is reportedly set to be knighted in the Queen's New Year's Honours list following his record-equalling seventh world title.

Though Murray thinks that sportspeople don’t necessarily deserve the honour, revealing his thoughts on Good Morning Britain.

Host Piers Morgan asked Murray whether he believed Hamilton should be knighted, telling the guest: “One of the arguments against him is he’s still racing and well, you’re still playing and you got knighted.

Sir Andy Murray aired his view on Good Morning Britain
Sir Andy Murray aired his view on Good Morning Britain

“What’s your view about Lewis? Seven-time world champion, do you think he deserves a knighthood?”

Murray replied: “Yeah, I mean, I’m not necessarily for sportspeople being given knighthoods for what we do.

“But, in terms of what he’s achieved as an athlete, of course, he deserves it.

"As a sportsperson, he’s one of the most successful sportspeople in the history of the country, he’s an amazing, amazing driver.

Lewis Hamilton is set to receive knighthood in the New Year’s Honours list
Lewis Hamilton is set to receive a knighthood in the New Year’s Honours list

“He supports some great causes, as well, I would say he definitely deserves it."

Before news of his knighthood, Hamilton had said: "Like everyone, I've grown up to respect the Royal Family.

"If one day I am honoured to be up in front of the queen again, it will be the happiest day ever to see her again because she's an icon, such an incredible individual.

Lewis Hamilton has now won seven F1 world championships
Lewis Hamilton has now won seven F1 world championships

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“When I think about being knighted, I think of people like my grandad who served in the war. And Captain Tom [Moore], who waited 100 years.

"Then you have these doctors and nurses who are saving lives at this hardest time ever. I don’t look at myself as an unsung hero. I haven’t saved anybody.

"It is an incredible honour that a small group of people have had bestowed upon them."