When Wimbledon begins this afternoon, British No 1 will begin another campaign to break his country’s Grand Slam drought.

Murray, though, insists he feels more confident than ever of success, partly because of the addition of Australian Darren Cahill to his coaching entourage.

ahill joined Murray’s team earlier this year – and since then the 24-year-old has made it to the semi-finals of the French Open and won at Queen’s.

In the first round of the All England Tennis Championships, Murray will take on Spain’s Daniel Gimeno-Traver.

Despite the fact Britain has not produced a male Grand Slam singles champion since 1936, Murray’s recent impressive run has sent home hopes soaring.

The Scot said it was important to have a coach who listens to what the player says.

“It’s really important what’s going on inside the player’s head and how he’s feeling,” he said.

“I’ve been able to talk to Darren a lot. He’s a good listener and he’s been very helpful the last few months.”

Despite the extra pressure that comes from competing in a home tournament, Murray said the support from the home crowd can give players a huge lift.

“For me I think it helps. It certainly helped Tim (Henman) a lot in his career and it’s helped me, too.

“I look forward to this pressure because I’m trying to win this tournament. I’m putting pressure on myself.

“I’ve been close the last couple of years and this year I feel much better prepared going into Wimbledon.”