The Guardian asked a number of its writers to select greatest moments from 2012. Here is Kevin Mitchell's:
Murray finally wins at Wimbledon
Got to be Henry's Hug. When the 11-year-old Henry Caplan, eyes welling up, rushed through the seats on Centre Court at W to hug Andy Murray after he'd beaten smugfed [made that up] to win the gold medalm sport went from theatre to humanity. Henry told his startled father he 'had to go'. It was a spontaneous gesture that captured the emotion of the moment and told us something about the changing relationship between murray and tennis fans who have taken a while to warm to him. If a small boy from Essex can embrace the Scot, surely the rest of the country can too. Even south of the border'.
I sure hope so. I think I'd have chosen the same moment and/or Andy's leap of joy when he returned to the court from his box.
I loved the hug with young Henry, but for me the golden (no pun intended) moment was the leap of joy. It looked to me as if Andy was waiting for Smugfed to be gone before he really celebrated, which was respectful and restrained of him in the circumstances, but then he let go, and it was wonderful.
Another moment was when he was on the podium. If you look closely, he suddenly smiled in the direction of the crowd on the one side (I wondered if he'd spotted Jamie or something) and the look on his face was priceless, it looked like a mixture of pride, disbelief, and 'aren't I clever?' all in one. I liked that one.