Many of Andys stats (& I've said this the most here & it underpins my posts)
are stats of a GREAT player. He is almost always ahead of Djokovic in a lot of the all time stats, even after this year and right in there among Nadal Federer Sampras LENDL Macenroe etc.
You know the all time greats, it's one of the reasons I don't worry about his future trajectory.
But award shows are about converting those stats into big shiny prizes.
He was better this year & he was very good the latter half of it in particular, but it was NOT a great year (Novak Djokovic was the one with that) he could have & in my view should have done better.
The great years to come, anyway it's done and I don't believe that anyone here thats reasonable wanted him to win this time.
It would not have been a good thing at all.
Yeah, these people who say stuff like, as I read the other day, 'In my opinion, Andy Murray is probably the best player of the last 10 years not to have won a slam'.
That's so wrong. Murray is now statistically FAR AND AWAY the best player EVER never to have won a slam.
I said that with a backwards glance at Marcelo Rios. But I just checked him out and he made only one slam final and five quarters and was number one for six weeks. Clay was his surface, too (he won 3 clay Masters), but he never went beyond the quarters at RG.