World of difference for Murray between his pair of Wimbledon titles

Andy Murray said that his Sunday defeat of Milos Raonic which earned him a second Wimbledon title was a much more relaxed affair than his first trophy success on the lawns three years ago.

The Scot, a solid world number two, dispatched big-hitting Canadian Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-2) to lift his grand slam title haul to three including the 2012 US Open.

But the 29-year-old said he felt almost none of the intense stress that accompanied his campaign four years ago as he broke a 77-year local hoodoo by becoming the first British man since Fred Perry to lift the trophy.

"This one is different, I feel happiness this time," Murray said. "I feel more content. This one was more for myself and my team than anything."

After losing eight of his first ten finals at the majors, Murray was revelling his his defeat of Raonic, a grand slam first-time finalist.

"The last time, winning was pure relief, I didn't really enjoy the moment so much," he confessed. "I will make sure to enjoy this one more than the other.

"I want to spend time with my family and my closest friends and the people I worked with. I'll do that over the next few days.

"I was not thinking about previous (losing) finals today, I saw this as an opportunity to try and win another Wimbledon title. I was as nervous as before the other ones, but I stuck to my game plan well.

"I've ben playing well the last three or four weeks," the holder of three 2016 titles  said. "I was just trying to find a way to beat Milos today. I have not had time to think about this win in terms of the bigger picture."

Murray would not confirm his possible Davis Cup decision for the weekend quarter-final in Belgrade, saying he would see how he felt on Monday and then speak to captain Leon Smith, already in Serbia with a team which could well not include the Scot.

Murray's next task - Davis Cup or not - will be to prepare for upcoming hard-court summer in North America, where he is due to play in the Toronto Masters starting in a fortnight.

That ATP date is followed in early August by the Rio Olympic Games, where Murray will be defending his gold medal form London, 2012, which he won on the Wimbledon Centre Court.

Last update: Sun, 10/07/2016 - 20:55
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