Seriously, next year is going to be exciting. Andy will rest up for a while now and come back stronger. 2012 was awesome, but next year he will be better, more accustomed to winning majors, more used to the position that puts him in. I've been around here long enough (just) to know some feared a slip down the rankings this year. Instead, Andy won gold and silver at the Olympics before getting that elusive first major, beating Djokovic on a hard court over five gruelling sets. It still chokes me up to remember that night, not to mention that wonderful 9 days at the Olympics and that stunning performance in the final against that Swiss bloke.
Andy has made a number of changes to his game this year. They made the difference, they will continue to get even better as Andy grows in confidence. Andy will only get better in my view.
Next year I am in no doubt that Andy will be challenging for that top spot in the rankings. Will he get there? We'll see, but he'll fight for it, no doubt. It won't be easy, but when has it ever been? If it was easy it wouldn't be half as much fun!
Genuine congrats to Novak for what he has done this year again. They can all have their moments, but Djokovic, like our Andy, is basically one of the good guys if you ask me. However, Andy is on the way up, make no mistake about that.
I feel sure that Andy will get his back sorted out now and then be back stronger than ever next year. By this time next year I reckon Andy and Novak will be 1 and 2 in the world, and it will be brilliant.
I don't know about you guys,but I can't wait for January.I'm so excited to see Andy come back,refreshed from his holiday,hopefully with his back fully sorted,the confidence from the USO ingrained in him (When he FINALLY gets the trophy I hope he picks it up and doesn't put it down again until he's in no danger of doubting his achievements ever again!) and the first proper training block with Ivan under his belt!I really think those things,combined with Andy's own talent,skills and ambitions,mean we could well be celebrating another GS win come Jan.And even if not quite then-I'm in no doubt we're in for a hell of a year!!