"He stuck by me through some tough losses the last couple of years. He's been very patient with me. I'm just happy I managed to do it for him."
That belief was in evidence on Centre Court as he endured a brutal battle against one of the fittest men on the circuit in Djokovic.
There were punishing baseline rallies, moments of cross court genius, drop-shots to delight and a level of willpower seen only at the very pinnacle of the sport.
After taking the first set 6-4, Murray was forced to show the kind of resilience which he has become so well known for.
In his quarterfinal tie against Fernando Verdasco, he came from two sets down to triumph, while he also trailed in his semifinal before fighting back to claim victory.
So when Djokovic led 4-1 in the second set, there were few brave enough to write Murray off, even against one of the finest players of his generation.
From 4-1 down, Murray rallied, showing all the qualities which have turned him into a modern day Adonis on the tennis court.
There was fight, there was passion, but there was also a vital component of coolness in the heat of the battle which gave him an extra edge.
From 4-1 down, Murray broke back to level at 4-4 before taking the set 7-5 as Djokovic's nerve began to falter.
With just one set separating him from sporting immortality, Murray began in fine style, breaking Djokovic to take a 2-0 lead.
But the Serbian, who won the title in 2011, refused to buckle and battled back to level at 2-2 before breaking the home favorite once more to threaten the prospect of a fourth set.
Once again, Murray was forced to call upon his powers of recovery, using even muscle and straining every sinew in a bid to level the set.
Backed by vociferous following, he fought his way back to level before breaking Djokovic to lead 5-4 and ensure he would serve for the match.
Three consecutive points followed -- three Championship points awaited.
But Murray has never been one for making life easy for himself -- nor for his fans who held their collective breath.
Djokovic staved off three Championship points before having the audacity to force Murray to save three break points.
Each time, with the pressure growing and the specter of failure on the horizon, Murray held firm.
Then, finally, when the fourth Championship point presented itself, he took it.
Cue bedlam. Hysteria. As Murray sank to the turf, a nation rose from its slumber to salute a new champion, a new hero, a sporting icon.
The rocky road to love might have been a long one but this love affair between Murray and the British public could be just beginning.