Murray defeated the Canadian 6-4, 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/2) to win his third Grand Slam crown and become the first British man to lift multiple Wimbledon titles since Fred Perry in the 1930s. Novak, the same thing. You still have to have the drive and the dedication to train hard.
"Failing's not awful. I put myself in a position all of the time in these events to win them".
Following the birth of his son Stefan in October 2014, Djokovic turned into an indestructible force, winning five of the next seven grand slam titles.
"The last three months have been some of the best I've played in my career in terms of consistency".
"I made the finals of the last five tournaments, here, Queen's, French (Open), Madrid and Rome". I don't think I'd done that before in my career.
"I had my best claycourt season. I've just got hay fever".
He said: "After Wimbledon the last time, the few months afterwards, motivation was hard". What is more impressive is the way he was able to achieve that feat.
"I don't mind failing".
"Now obviously I'd like to try to win a fourth but I've never put a number on it. If I were to put a number on it, I'd set it high and I'd rather fail by setting the bar high".
"Nobody is putting him under any pressure to play and I wouldn't expect him to in these circumstances", admitted Britain's captain Leon Smith". I've learnt not to be afraid of failing. "I'm learning from all of my losses".
Murray had sobbed in frustration after losing to Roger Federer in his first Wimbledon final in 2012, but four years later the tears were purely joyous.
Murray's triumph and Djokovic's third-round loss means 4845 ATP ranking points now separate them.
But he knows that after his Wimbledon blip, Djokovic will be desperate to assert his authority.
"This is the most important tournament for me every year", added an emotional Murray. "It will be quite different to the Olympics when it was held here [in London] but I've loved being involved in the two Olympics that I've been at". The day after his victory against Milos Raonic, word came that Murray is highly likely to be no more than a supportive courtside presence when Great Britain face Serbia in their Davis Cup quarter-final this weekend.
"I would say it's looking unlikely, but even if I don't play I'm still probably going to go anyway just to be there with the team". I'm going to call him after this, ' said Murray of his playing chances. "He was flying there this morning".
Djokovic's lead in the rankings is still formidable, however, at almost 5,000 points - a grand slam title earns 2,000 - and if Murray is to overtake the Serbian he knows he will have to do better against him having won just two of their last 15 matches.