A nation was gripped as the 26 year-old somehow defeated Novak Djokovic in straight sets to claim his second Grand Slam title, overcoming arguably the biggest pressure in sport to end the 77 year wait for a British male singles champion at SW19.
The match was over in a mere three hours and forty minutes, but to those watching it – particularly from the British perspective – it felt like days.
Murray will now concentrate on defending his US Open title before a return to the UK for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in November.
With fans keen to again see a British winner on home territory, it could be a challenge getting your hands on ATP tickets.
The Scot has been a semifinalist at the tennis season climax tournament on three occasions – including last year, but there is a growing feeling that 2013 could be his year.
Only Rafael Nadal has officially qualified, but it is practically a certainty that Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, David Ferrer and Tomas Berdych will join him at London’s O2 Arena.
The remarkable ability of Murray and Djokovic to turn defence into attack sets them apart as the clear favourites, whilst the intense forehand and never-say-die attitude of Rafa Nadal and wonderfully fluid play of Federer make them real contenders too.
The likes of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Juan Martin Del Potro, Stanislas Wawrinka, Richard Gasquet, Tommy Haas and Nicolas Almagro will fight it out for the remaining places, though unless fatigue or injury play a role, it is hard to see a winner from outside the Big Four of Djokovic, Murray, Nadal and Federer.
No pressure, Andy…