> Ivan Lendl: Murray was a fantastic player before hiring eight-time grand slam winner Lendl as his coach in 2012. The Scot had reached three slam finals but could not quite make the step up to be an equal with Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Lendl also lost his first four grand slam finals, and his advice was just what Murray needed. Lendl has also helped on the court, improving Murray’s suspect second serve and making his forehand a weapon.
> Fitness: No one in tennis is as meticulous in their physical preparations as Murray. From gruelling training camps in Miami to careful planning of everything he eats and drinks, the 26-year-old makes sure there is nothing more he can do to give himself the best chance for success on the court.
> Olympic and US Open Triumphs: Murray walked through the gates of the All England Club two weeks ago not just believing he could win a grand slam but knowing he could. Last year, he proved he could win a big final on Centre Court, beating Federer to clinch Olympic gold. At the US Open came the biggest triumph when he defeated Djokovic for his first slam title.
> Support: At Wimbledon this year love for the Scot has not been in short supply. The raucous atmosphere at Wimbledon during the Olympics inspired Murray to play possibly his best tournament. And the backing for Murray was overwhelming on Sunday, propelling him to his greatest victory.