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British number one Andy Murray took his time to bask in the glory of his Wimbledon win but, following his victorious return to action a month later at the Rogers Cup, it was telling that the Briton admitted he did feel like the pressure had been lifted from his shoulders thanks to that famous win at SW19.

Murray was back playing competitively for the first time since he deservedly beat Novak Djokovic on Centre Court at the start of July and he made swift work to dispose of Marcel Granollers to advance to round three in the tournament.

The world number two has a big month ahead of him now and he must try to forget about his Wimbledon success because he has the small matter of defending his US Open crown in Flushing Meadows to think about as he bids to become the undisputed best player in the world for the first time in his career.

Murray admitted he felt the nerves in Canada as he was well aware all eyes were on himas the tennis betting pundits were keen to find out what sort of shape the Scot was in and how his famous win at Wimbledon had, if at all, affected him.

In terms of his on-court performance at least, not much seems to have changed. Murray progressed in straight sets and displayed plenty of the talent that propelled him to success at the All England club.

But his comments after revealed he hopes that now, after finally being able to end the long wait to become the first male Briton to win Wimbledon in 77 years, he can go from strength to strength and focus on dominating the mens game.

Murray said: "I do feel liberated and I will probably never have to feel that pressure again. But I still want to achieve

"It was quite nice to walk out as Wimbledon champion but I was nervous which can be a good sign. It means I'm ready to move forward, not think too much about Wimbledon and concentrate on the US Open."

Those words prove that Murray has grasped the magnitude of his Wimbeldon victory and is now ready to take the next step in his career.

Many fans who bet on tennis will hope a new, glorious chapter will be written in New York later this month.
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