John McEnroe tells the Herald of Scotland that if Andy Murray had beaten Novak Djokovic in Shanghai or at the ATP World Tour Finals, he may have been able to claim that he had the finest season of any player.
“Those were the ones where I thought if he could have run the table on those, you could have made the argument that he had the best year of any of them,” McEnroe said. “He definitely made a big step into that group [the Top 4], legitimately, but that seemed like an opportunity lost. I know he had match points [against Djokovic] in China and I know the one [at the ATP World Tour Finals] was close, 7-5 in the third set. He was knocking on the door. If he can take those as a positive instead of a negative then you could be looking at a couple of majors next year ... But he’s certainly set himself up either way to take it up a notch and if he doesn’t, I think he’d regard it as a disappointment.