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VIDEO: Wimbledon win sinks in for Andy Murray

Tuesday 9 Jul 2013 6:08 p.m.

If he was still in shock after his historic win yesterday, Andy Murray's new status as Wimbledon champion is certainly starting to sink in for Britain's new sporting hero.

With talk he could be "Sir Andy" by the time he defends his title next year, how has Wimbledon success changed the Scot's life and goals?

Murray has visited Prime Minister David Cameron and done countless television interviews in a whirlwind 24-hours since becoming Wimbledon champion.

"I was in bed around 3am and didn't sleep until around 4:30am and was up again at 6am, so not the best night's sleep, but I didn't really want yesterday to be over," he says.

Some had begun to wonder if that day would ever come. But, having ended Britain's 77-year wait for a men's champion at Wimbledon a knighthood could be just around the corner.

"Look, honours are decided independently but I can't think of anyone who deserves one more," says Mr Cameron.

"I don't think just winning a sporting event is deserving of a knighthood - it takes a lot more work away from the court and your job to deserve that," says Murray. Although he wouldn't turn it down if it was offered.

Having stepped out of Fred Perry's long shadow, some see this breakthrough win as the dawn of a new era - not only for Murray - but for men's tennis.

Murray and Novak Djokovic have met in three of the last four grand slam finals and have replaced Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal as the dominant pair in men's tennis.

So is the number one ranking in Murray's sights?

"I would rather not get to number and win more slams than never win another grand slam and get to number one," he says.

His first chance to do that will be when he defends his US Open title next month.

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