Player: Andy Murray
Current Ranking: 3
Notable Conquest: Roger Federer (2nd seed, Switzerland)
Today's Result: loss to Novak Djokovic (1st, Serbia) in four sets
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Weep not for Murray. This was a big tournament for him. He made the finals for the third Major in a row and beat Fed for the first time in a Slam along the way. With last year's US Open title under his belt, the pressure will be on Murray in 2013 to threaten Djokovic for the top spot and, of course, win Wimbledon. His odds of doing both seem a lot better than they did a year ago.
Hats off to Djokovic, too. He now officially owns the Australian Open. He is the first man ever to win the event three years in a row and his four title total equals that of Federer.
Now, once we have a healthy Nadal back in the fold, we should be in for another exciting year from the Big Four. I'm eternally hopeful that someone new - really, anyone - will get it in gear for two weeks and storm the castle. But until they do, the best sports story going rolls on.