Andy Murray a contender for more majors with Ivan Lendl - Jamie Baker

Great Britain's team is therefore set to be led by Kyle Edmund, who became the new British No 2 on Monday at 67 in the rankings, and the squad also includes Dan Evans, James Ward, Jamie Murray and Dom Inglot.

The 25-year-old had hoped to become his country's first grand slam singles champion but despite a battling display in the biggest match of his career so far, he made little impression on sublime Murray losing 6-4 7-6 (3) 7-6 (2).

"If I were to put a number on it, I'd set it high and I'd rather fail by setting the bar high".

He returned to number two in the world rankings last October but lost a fifth Australian Open final to Djokovic and was beaten by the Serb again in early June, having reached the final at Roland Garros for the first time. This has been a great tournament for me but if I want to win a few slams over the next few years I am going to have to get better.

"I'm just really happy I managed to do it again after a lot of tough losses in the latter stages of the slams over the last couple of years", Murray said.

From having lost eight out of the 10 Grand Slam finals reached and almost faltering at the quarter-final stage, Murray dug deep in the final two matches and looked simply unstoppable.

"You can't forget what he has done in the last 18 months or so".

"I put myself in a position all of the time in these events to win them".

"I still feel very motivated", he said.

"This the most important tournament for me every year". Without such a heavy weight of history and national expectation on his shoulders this time, Murray said he was able to enjoy the second win more. Now, Murray feels content and ready to enjoy the moment.

And the match just got better as the two players brought each other into a second tiebreak in the third set.

With Djokovic's phenomenal winning streak coming to an end as wells as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal being well off their peak performance, some believe this victory might herald a reshuffle within the so called "Big Four" tennis stars in which Murray can claim a bigger piece of the tennis pie.

"The last three months have been some of the best I've played in terms of consistency", said Murray, who celebrated Sunday's triumph by hugging the pineapple-topped Challenge Cup while taking a dip in an ice bath in the players' locker room.

He said: "After Wimbledon the last time, the few months afterwards, motivation was hard". "After I won the first one, I was thinking, "Now I want a second" and it just went on like that". And I think my results kind of for the rest of the year showed that.

The Scot revealed he is unlikely to play in Great Britain's Davis Cup quarter-final against Serbia beginning on Friday, although he is planning to travel to Belgrade to support his team-mates.

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