Andy Murray has set his sights on becoming world number one but accepts it will be difficult to usurp Novak Djokovic.
The Scot won his third grand slam title and second at Wimbledon with a 6-4 7-6 (7/3) 7-6 (7/3) victory over Milos Raonic on Sunday and insisted he believes his best tennis is still ahead of him.
Djokovic has dominated the sport over the past 18 months, becoming the first man in 47 years to hold all four slam titles by beating Murray to win the French Open, but his run came to an end in surprising fashion with a third-round loss to Sam Querrey at the All England Club.
Djokovic's lead in the rankings is still formidable, however, at nearly 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.
"It's possible," Murray told the BBC. "I'd rather set the bar as high as possible and not quite achieve it. It's better to try to finish number one in the world and finish at two.
"I'd love to get to number one obviously but I think a lot of people are forgetting what Novak's done because he lost in the third round here. The last 18 months he's been unbelievable, he's hardly lost any matches at all so I know if I want to get there I'm going to have to try to win more matches against him. I'd imagine he'll come back very strong from the loss here."
Murray was back at the All England Club on Monday morning for another round of media interviews looking somewhat bleary eyed.
The 29-year-old celebrated his triumph at the Champions Dinner and then partied into the early hours with wife Kim and friends at a West End nightclub, living up to his promise to enjoy this title more than his first one in 2013.
It was an emotional triumph for Murray, who had lost eight of his previous 10 slam finals, and even famously stoic coach Ivan Lendl who was seen to shed a few tears.
"He was telling everyone it was allergies, that he had hayfever," Murray told a press conference. "I don't believe it."
Murray headed home for some much-needed rest after his media duties and was planning a more low-key celebration on Monday night by going out for dinner with his team.
The Scot revealed he is unlikely to play in Great Britain's Davis Cup quarter-final against Serbia beginning on Friday, although he is planning to travel to Belgrade to support his team-mates.
When he does return to the courts, he will begin preparations for the American hard-court season, which begins earlier than usual on July 25 with the Rogers Cup in Toronto and is followed by the Olympics in Rio and the US Open.
Murray will hope to defend the Olympic title he won so memorably at Wimbledon in 2012 while he has also targeted a medal in the doubles with brother Jamie.
Murray said: "I'm pumped for Rio, I think it will be a great event. Obviously it will be quite different to the Olympics when it was held here but I've loved being involved in the two Olympics that I've been at. Rio is obviously a big goal of mine and hopefully I can perform well there."
Murray's primary goal moving forward will be to win more slam titles and, having reached three successive finals, he is hoping to keep his good run going.
The Scot did not reach another final for 18 months after his Wimbledon triumph in 2013, spending four months on the sidelines after undergoing back surgery.
He said: "After Wimbledon the last time, the few months afterwards, motivation was difficult. Then I had my back surgery and when I started coming back I didn't expect it to be as hard as it was and it took a long time before I started feeling good again.
"I don't see that being an issue this time. I'm obviously happy to win again but there's a reason I wanted Ivan back as part of my team, I feel very, very motivated and having won here again it gives me a big lift. Hopefully through to the end of this year and beyond it I can win some more slams. I'll give it my best shot to do that."
Murray's triumph capped probably the best day in British tennis history, with Heather Watson winning a surprise mixed doubles title alongside Finn Henri Kontinen and Gordon Reid and Jordanne Whiley picked up wheelchair titles.
There have certainly been encouraging signs over the past few months, and having a home Wimbledon singles champion once more should be another opportunity to grow the game.
Murray said: "I don't know what my legacy will be. When I finish it would be nice if British tennis was in a better place than when I came in. I think it's going in a good direction right now, there's a few players doing well. Obviously yesterday was a great day. That's what I would like when I finish."