"I think a big burden has probably been lifted off him after getting the gold medal at the Olympics to prove to people that he could get through a big final against one of the best players in the world."
But a month later he was winning Olympic gold and his mother believes that show of emotion could have endeared the Scot to the British public and in turn may help him become a future champion.
"I think there was a huge wave of love and support from the public," she said.
Magic Murray wins gold for GB
"I think they understood how much it meant to him and how hard he's worked.
"I really do think that support helped him a lot to make him realise that the public was really behind him and then when we got into the Olympics and the crowd was very much for the British players and the British team - I think that really lifted him as well.
"So who knows if he will win [Wimbledon] next year, but he will certainly be out there doing his best."
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