Britain’s Andy Murray says he hopes he is yet to reach the best part of his career, after beating Milos Raonic to win his second Wimbledon title.
The world number two has won two previous Grand Slam titles – the 2012 US Open and Wimbledon in 2013.
“I still feel like my best tennis is ahead of me, that I have an opportunity to win more,” said the 29-year-old, who beat Raonic 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-2).
“Everyone’s time comes at different stages. Hopefully mine is to come.”
Murray’s victory was his third in 11 Grand Slam final appearances, and he said each of his previous final defeats – all against Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer – had contributed to his success.
“Failing’s not terrible,” added the Scot. “I put myself in a position all of the time in these events to win them but haven’t won them all of the time. I’ve lost a lot of close ones against great players most of the time.
“Learning from my losses is something I’ve done throughout most of my career.
“I think the last three months have been some of the best I’ve played in terms of consistency.”