Andy Murray couldn't treat the home crowd to one final highlight to cap off a year already filled with milestones for British tennis.
But losing to Roger Federer in the semifinals of the season-ending ATP finals on Sunday isn't likely to take the shine off his previous accomplishments in 2012 - reaching the Wimbledon final, winning gold at the Olympics and then ending a 76-year wait for a British men's Grand Slam champion at the U.S. Open.
''I would have liked to have finished, obviously, with a win,'' Murray said. ''But that didn't happen. But for me, it's been the best year of my career by a mile.''
And the kind of year frustrated British tennis fans had waited decades for - even though the ultimate prize of a Wimbledon title still eluded Murray.
In a two month-span, Murray became the first British man since 1938 to even reach the Wimbledon final before losing to Federer, then won the country's first Olympic men's singles gold in 104 years on the same Centre Court - again agai...