Andy Murray said Monday he is determined to push on from his stunning Wimbledon win and add further Grand Slam titles to his achievements.
Speaking after a near sleepless night, Murray returned early morning to his press duties hailed as a national hero.
“I need to try and improve and use this hopefully as a springboard to try and get better,” he told BBC Five Live.
“I may never win another slam, I don’t know, but I’m going to try as hard as I can and keep working hard and not worry about all of the other stuff that comes along with winning Wimbledon, and after a few days I will enjoy this and get back to work. “I’m going to try and take a bit of a holiday and go away after the next three or four days. I will see all my family and go out for dinner and see friends and then head off for a week or so.”
Murray said that the whirlwind of media interviews and official duties as a Wimbledon winner had left him in a kind of a daze and that getting to sleep at the end of it all late in the night had been all but impossible.
“No-one could really believe it and I was the same,” he said of his own feelings and that of his family and entourage. “You don’t want to go to sleep in case you wake up and it didn’t actually happen. I was just messaging my friends and laying in bed. It was tough to get to sleep last night.
“I’m sure I will see some of the newspapers around. I’ve some of the back pages and front pages of the newspapers this morning. I know I won Wimbledon yesterday but what it actually means - I think that will take longer than 24 hours to sink in and understand it.”
Replacing Djokovic one day as the top ranked player was something he aspired to, but Murray said he would not become obsessed by it.
“It’s tough,” Murray said when asked if becoming world number one was his ultimate aim.
“You have to be so consistent throughout the whole year. I’m still nowhere near number one.
“The goal for me is to try and win the grand slams, win those tournaments and not worry too much about the ranking.”