Wimbledon, it should be remembered, was just his second major title. Murray will not rush to ignore the remaining claims of the two players who between them own 29 majors but who left Wimbledon early and bruised – Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer – even though he senses change.
“Rafa came back [from seven months out with injury] and made nine finals in a row and won the French Open. He wasn’t 100% fit when he was playing here, that’s for sure. He’s 27 and, if he stays healthy, he’s going to be at the top of the game for a long time. He has a great record against every player at the top of the game.
“Roger doesn’t have such a good record against Rafa but Rafa has a good record against all the top players, so he’ll be there. I think Roger will still be there or thereabouts in all of the slams, maybe just not as consistently as he was in the past because it’s impossible to keep that up for so long. He did it for 10 years. Amazing.”