The World Number Two, who defeated Milos Raonic 6-4 7-6 7-6 at the Wimbledon final yesterday, said he will "enjoy" winning a second time and feel that his best tennis years are still "ahead".
For the United Kingdom still grappling with Brexit, Andy Murray's triumph in the Wimbledon 2016 came was one uplifting moment, and not without a reason. Novak, the same thing. "Failing's okay, providing that you've given your best and put everything into it. You still have to have the drive and the dedication to train hard".
Murray said: "I don't know what my legacy will be". I'm not afraid of failing. But I sort of accepted that I might not win one of these events and that I was actually doing everything that I could to give myself a chance to do it. With this grand slam title, Murray became the first British man to win multiple Wimbledon singles titles since Fred Perry in 1935. "I've made the finals of the last five tournaments and I've never done that before". "I think when that disappears, that constant day-to-day progress, I think the beauty of tennis will change to me". The Serbian's loss to Sam Querrey in round three was a huge shock but very likely just a blip given his level of play over the past 18 months and insatiable desire for more titles.
Djokovic fell in the third round in London for his earliest exit at a major since the 2009 French Open.
"I don't mind failing", he said.
World number one Novak Djokovic, beaten in the third round at Wimbledon, has already withdrawn from the Serbia team.
It is clear the reunion with his coach Ivan Lendl a few weeks ago, after a separation of more than two years, has had a lot to do with his shift in ambition.
"Ivan's a leader. That's important", Murray said. I trust in what he says, mainly because of the results we had the last time we worked together.
Andy Murray, in 2013, became the first Britisher in 77 years to win the Wimbledon and then went on to guide Great Britain to a Davis Cup victory in 2015- their first win in 79 years.
"It is different", said the Scot. "It was a long time before I started feeling good again but I don't see that being an issue this time". I feel more content. "Learning from all of my losses, that's what I've done throughout most of my career". He is not just going to go away because he has had one bad tournament.
"Nobody's going to give me those opportunities. That's who I want to be around right now".
Raonic hired the seven-time grand slam champion to help him for the grass-court season and it paid immediate dividends, with the 25-year-old reaching the finals at both Queen's Club and Wimbledon.
Murray played a pivotal role as Britain won the Davis Cup for the first time since 1936 by beating Belgium in Ghent last November.