Haha, my bad. Murray is a "Scot"
Rafael Nadal- If I was to describe this year for Nadal fans it would be like the following. Imagine you're at the park having a lovely walk in the sunshine, when suddenly a stranger randomly slapped you in the face! This pretty much sums up Nadal's year. He began on a strong note, challenging Djokovic at the Australian Final in a five set epic. He then continued to do his usual at the clay season. At the French final he not only broke the record for most French Open titles, he also broke his losing streak against Novak on his home turf. He entered the grass season with his head held high, however he got a nasty surprise when he met Rosol in the 2nd round of Wimbledon. Although he tried his best against a Rosol that was in the zone he fell in 5. He left the tour with an injury and hasn't played since. Only time will tell what will happen next.
David Ferrer- At this point onward there is a lot less to say about the players since the Big 4 nearly all of the important titles. David Ferrer is the exception. This year he has established himself as the clear cut number 5 behind the Big 4 and has the results to show for it. As he has showed, his consistency wins him matches against those below him, however he doesn't have enough game to challenge the top tier player. This payed off when he took Nadal's spot as the 4th seed at the U.S. Open where he made a run to the semifinals, eventually falling to Novak Djokovic. He also reached a career milestone by winning his first Masters 1000 in Paris, surprising since a fast indoor court wouldn't be his first choice of surface. Like Murray, Ferrer has made 2012 a career year.
Tomas Berdych- Federer has had plenty of players he does badly against, guys like Nadal and Nalbandian earlier in his career. As of recent times Tomas Berdych has taken that role. Most of the year he has been under the radar. He was winning a lot, hence his #6 ranking, but he wasn't having any breakthroughs. As the U.S. open rolled along he upset Roger Federer, stopping any momentum he gained from Cincinnati. His run lasted until the semifinals where he lost to eventual champion Andy Murray.