Andy Murray: world number one tennis player, BBC Sports Personality of the Year and now thanks to the Queen, an actual knight.
The Scotsman was named in her Madge's honour list, making him the youngest man to be knighted in living memory.
Naturally Murray's reaction has been 'dour Scotsman divided by years of painful media training' – 'I dinnae ken what all the fuss is aboot' squeezed into a polite grimace – which is both fully expected and why we love him so much.
Talking to the Daily Mail he said: "I still feel like Andy Murray – that feels more normal – but I am happy with the knighthood and it is a nice way to start the new year.
"It sounds strange. Obviously it's a big honour."
British etiquette dictates that the 29-year-old should be referred to as 'Sir Andy' from now on, even when he's being introduced at Wimbledon. Unsurprisingly, the Knight himself is not so into the idea.
"It's obviously a very nice way to finish 2016 or start 2017, but I'm more than happy just being known as Andy, that's fine by me," he said, no doubt clenching his fist and counting to 100 in his head.
Congratulations Andy, and please - never change.