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 sin...