He still won one GS this year so you can't call it a bad year for him.
I beg to differ. AO is so far away now. I'm not talking about winning, he's there pretty much all the time. But you can watch the subtle changes in his mentality, no good at all. He fought hard to change all that but it looks like he's returning to his old self, losing matches because he's mentally weaker. Where did all that confidence go?