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Andy Murray set his sights on more Wimbledon titles after defeating Novak Djokovic in straight sets to end 77 years of hurt for British tennis fans.
Murray admits that the amount of pressure on his shoulders since he came on to the scene as an 18-year-old has been immense and says it reached boiling point in the lead up to Sunday’s final.
Expectations were higher than ever following his success at the Olympics, where he won gold before going on to secure his first major when winning the US Open, but he somehow managed to keep his calm to pull off an historic win.
The British number one, who made the final last year before losing to Roger Federer, believes now he has broken the hoodoo the pressure is off and it should be easier to perform at Wimbledon in years to come.
At just 26, Murray still has plenty of time on his side and is hoping for more success at SW19.
“It’s really hard,” he said. “For the last four or five years, it’s been very, very tough, very stressful, a lot of pressure. The few days before the tournament are really difficult as well.
“The last two days haven’t been easy. It’s so hard to avoid everything because of how big this event is, but also because of the history and no Brit having won. It’s been very, very difficult.
“I think I felt a little bit better this year than I did last year. I think now it will become easier. I hope it will.”