A summer in which he won the title he dreamed of as a boy followed by his first grand slam event as defending champion in New York. On paper, an emphatic straight-sets loss to Stanislas Wawrinka in the quarter-finals has to go down as disappointing for this history-making athlete, yet it would be completely unreasonable not to look between the lines of this minor setback.
Andy was the first to admit to uncertainty as to how he would perform at a grand slam event as defending champion. For the first time he played as the genuinely hunted man in the draw. His name was the ultimate scalp. Although he has been at the very top of the game for several years, playing in the same era as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic has always afforded him the status of underdog on which he has thrived.
During the past fortnight I sensed from his eyes an element of looking over his shoulder, aware of being watched, instead of that fiery stare that has burned holes through the greatest champions of his time. A stare that says: "I'm not going anywhere until I beat you."
There was a lot of hype surrounding Wawrinka's form. Andy played as if he had heard every bit of it and started the match as if waiting for Stan's self-belief to dwindle. The opposite happened: Stan's belief only grew while Andy was left fighting himself at the same time as trying to cope with a truly world class player on the other side of the net.
There is no need for a massive post-mortem. For all the incredible heights that Murray has reached during his career, nothing can touch that glorious second Sunday at SW19. It is simply impossible to over-estimate the energy resources required for such an achievement and the amount Andy's life has changed since. He needs time to adjust to that change. We should all have complete confidence that Andy will make the right choices and do the right things to come back firing at the Australian Open in 2014.
His immediate future lies with the Great Britain Davis Cup team in Croatia this weekend. Of course he would rather have had a final in New York to prepare for but, given the change in surface to the red clay in Umag, perhaps his body will be grateful for the extra few days of rest and preparation.
Murray will meet up with a group of players incredibly happy and excited to have him among them for the first time in two years and perhaps they can help him wipe away the slight deflation from Flushing Meadows.
With the world No.3 fit and ready to play, GB are definitely favourites to claim a place in next year's World Group. The hosts are expected to be without Marin Cilic and Ivo Karlovic, leaving Ivan Dodig as their one bona fide top-class singles player.
Leon Smith, the Great Britain captain, takes charge of his first away tie and will be hoping that his star player, as well as being close to a dead-cert to win two singles ties, will team up with fellow Scot Colin Fleming for the doubles again, a few weeks after the pair reached the final of a Masters 1000 event in Montreal.
If Murray takes to the court on all three days, anything other than a positive result is almost inconceivable.