How would you all rate Murray's year this year in comparison to where he was last year at this time, and also where he stands against the others going into 2012. Positives I saw for him were the following -Reached the semis of all four slams in the same year -Defended his RU at the AO -Played his best tennis on clay this past year, giving Nadal in MC and Djokovic in Rome a good fight. -A second title in dominant fashion in Queens -Beating Novak in Cincinnati, giving him his first defeat in a final in 2011 -A perfect Asian Swing, wining in Bangkok, Tokyo and Shanghai, with a powerful win over Nadal in Tokyo final. -Two Masters titles - now done this four straight years Negative I saw -Failed to deliver in the AO final, sure Novak was red hot, but Murray fizzled away. -Lost his way again after the AO, with early losses in IW-Miami, however did pick himself up unexpectedly on the clay. -Lost to Rafa in three straight slam semis on different surfaces. -Mentally collapsed in the Wimbledon semi. -Couldn't finish the season strong, although this was also due to the injury he was carrying, but it cost him the number 3 spot. I think in the big moments, he just can't control his focus long enough. I am hoping that if he can just hold that part of himself together, he could get even more positives next year. I do think he belongs in the top four, because when he is playing well, he can beat anyone, but next year I think he needs to break through and win a slam. That really is the next step for him.