Wimbledon 2016 winner Andy Murray has revealed that his best tennis is yet to come. He believes that he can close the gap on Novak Djokovic and challenge the Serb for the world number one ranking.
The 29-year-old played with efficiency not seen before as he romped to a second Wimbledon title, cruising past Canadaian Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 in the men singles finals on 10 June. He won his maiden title at SW19 back in 2013 with an upset win over Novak Djokovic but this win saw him put on a mature and measured performance not seen before.
"Everyone's time comes at different stages. Some come in their early 20s, some mid 20s. Hopefully mine is still to come", he said at the post match press conference.
"It's very rare that you get through a Slam without playing Novak, Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal. If I want to add to three Slams, I'm going to have to find ways to win against them. But I still feel like my best tennis is ahead of me, that I have an opportunity to win more."
The Scot who now has three Grand Slam titles to his name, admitted that parenthood has changed his outlook on life and that it has been a positive experience for him. His wife Kim Sears gave birth to a baby girl on 10 February earlier this year.
"Obviously having a child gives you a different perspective. It also has given me a little bit of extra motivation to work hard, train hard and do all of the right things to give myself a chance to win these events. But the reality is you still have to put the work in. You still have to have the drive and the dedication to train hard. I feel more motivated than ever just now."
Great Britain are scheduled to play Serbia in the quarter-finals of the 2016 Davis Cup on 15 July with Murray not ruling out his participation in the event.