Andy Murray's success in recent times has led experts to compare him with legendary British players such as Fred Perry, and following his second Wimbledon title, there are calls for the Scottish player to be immortalised in bronze and stone alongside Perry at SW19.
Tennis Scotland has said the statue is inevitable with the only issue being whether it would be erected at Wimbledon or Murray's home town of Dunblane. A spokesman for the sport's governing body was quoted as saying by Herald Scotland that there are plans to do something to mark his legacy.
"When you think his achievements are now up there with Fred Perry but consider that Perry's was a totally different era and Andy is playing at a time which is agreed is the best ever era for men's tennis, then yes, there's sure to be something to mark his legacy," a spokesman for Tennis Scotland said.
"If Andy had been around during the Fred Perry era he would've won so much more. A statue of Andy would be appropriate in Dunblane as it is in Wimbledon. Andy's also done a lot more than very many people who have received gongs."
If this statue is made, this will be the second such ornament to be done in Murray's honour as a statue of a terra cotta warrior of the player was unveiled during the Rolex Masters in Shanghai and with the All England Club planning a £100m ($130.7m) expansion in the next few years, rumours are rife that a bust of the player would be part of the expansion plans.
While the three-time grand slam winner has already achieved more than enough at SW19 for the Wimbledon authorities to erect a statue of him, it is unlikely to be done anytime soon with the All England Club saying it will only happen when he retires, according to Herald Scotland.