Wimbledon champion Murray hopes the best is yet to come


Andy Murray won his third grand slam by beating Milos Raonic in the Wimbledon final on Sunday, but the world number two hopes his best is yet to come.

A 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-2) victory over Raonic saw Murray win the All England Club title for the second time in his career, securing his first major since triumphing at SW19 in 2013.

It was the first grand slam final the 29-year-old had played against an opponent other than Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic, who have won a combined 29 majors.

Murray hopes his game continues to improve and he can challenge for more top titles in the future.

"I obviously would have loved to have won more [grand slams]. The guys that I've been playing against have won lots. A lot of people say the best three players of all time potentially. I've won some matches against them in slams, but I've also lost quite a few, too," said Murray.

"If I want to add to three slams, I'm going to have to find ways to win against them. It's very rare that you get through a slam without playing Novak, Roger or Rafa [Rafael Nadal]. But I still feel like my best tennis is ahead of me, that I have an opportunity to win more.

"Everyone's time comes at different stages. Some come in their early 20s, some mid-20s. Hopefully mine is still to come.


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"I think the last three months, since Monte-Carlo, have been some of the best I've played in terms of consistency. 

"I made the finals of the last five tournaments, I think: here, Queen's, French [Open], Madrid [Open] and [the Internazionali d'Italia in] Rome.

"I don't think I'd done that before in my career. I'd say the last few months have been some of the best in my career, for sure."

Murray had featured in 10 grand slam finals prior to Sunday's match against Raonic, who was playing in his first.

The world number two felt his additional experience played a key role in securing the title.

"I think when I was out there at the tight moments in the tiebreaks and stuff, knowing I'd been in that position before, knowing how maybe he would have felt at those moments, being his first grand slam final, I do think that helped me a little bit during the match," added Murray.

"I didn't feel any different beforehand or at the beginning of the match. It was just in the tight situations, you know, I think I maybe dealt with them a little bit better because I've had more experience of these matches and these situations."