The stories in British tennis have been all too familiar over the past couple of decades - unfulfilled talent, near misses at the majors, juniors failing to deliver on over-generous financial investment - which makes the revival of 2012 so unexpected, so remarkable, so plain brilliant.
- Andy Murray has won the US Open, his first Grand Slam and Olympic Gold
- Laura Robson has made her first WTA final, losing to Su-Wei Hsieh at the Guangzhou Open, reached the last 16 of the US Open, and won an Olympic silver medal in the mixed doubles with Murray
- Now Heather Watson has become the first British woman in 24 years to win a top-level tour singles title.
- And don't forget Wimbledon doubles champion Jonny Marray, who won the Wimbledon's men's doubles title with Frederik Nielsen. He started all this!