Wimbledon Success: Murray now the best in the world, says Lendl

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Coach Ivan Lendl said that he now believes that Andy Murray is the best player in the world following his Wimbledon success.

Murray became the first Briton in 77 years to win the SW19 title when he overcame Novak Djokovic on Sunday. Despite the win, the Scot is still the world No.2, and is some way behind the Serb who sits at the top of the pile.

The 26-year-old is currently around 3000 points behind Djokovic in the rankings but can help his chances of becoming world No.1 when he defends his US Open title in New York. Murray plans to take a well-earned holiday following a successful grass-court season before turning his attention to the hard-court season.

Murray now holds the US Open, Wimbledon and Olympic gold and Lendl believes he should be given the No.1 spot.

He said: “Wimbledon was more difficult to win because there was more pressure on Andy than there was at Flushing Meadows. Under pressure right now Andy has two majors and a gold medal.

“Novak is a great player, don’t get me wrong. He has had a phenomenal last 12 months and basically since the start of 2011, so the rankings look at all of that.

“(But) if somebody has two majors and an Olympic gold medal, and everybody else (holds) only one major, everybody can make their own opinion on that.”

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