A nation held its breath.
"In that moment it must have been hard for people to watch," admitted Murray, who saved three break points before Djokovic found the net and the celebrations kicked off.
"Last night I just saw the last game, it was tough to watch even though I knew the outcome," said the Scot.
After such a momentous triumph, it is tempting to suggest Murray can rest on his laurels.
But the man from Dunblane has more grand slams in his sights, starting with a return to the Big Apple at the end of August.
"For me it's been to gradual improve throughout my career," he answers. "Year upon year just getting a little bit better and change a few things.
"I will have a rest now and get myself ready to defend the U.S. Open. It will be my first time trying to defend a grand slam title so it will be a new pressure for me, a new experience and I look forward to it."
He better keep that alarm on.