2012 is going to be an interesting year. Expect a battlefield between Nole and Andy. Federer and Nadal will start fading in the background I'm afraid.
Yes Nadal really looks like he's fading away. He couldn't even hit a ball today.
Even when Fed & Nadal aren't the best in the world anymore they're still in the forefront in the eyes of the average tennis viewer - heck even in terms of the average person who turns up at a tournament. It'll stay that way for a while whether people like it or not - Fedal: 26 slams; Murray/Nole: 4 slams. They're a while away from fading just yet - it's not like Fish, Berdych and the others in the top 10 are lining up to thrash them!
Re: Lendl - hope this change works out well for Murray - he just lacks that aggressiveness you need in a slam & that extra confidence. Would be ridiculous if he ended his career without a slam (as a Brit I hope he doesn't win Wimbledon just because the hysteria would be too much - we'd never hear the end of it - I'd rather he got his favourite US Open & Aus Open too as the surface suits him...). Unless his form is terrible in Brisbane he should be the second favourite after Novak for the title IMO - I think he's mentally stronger than this time last year & had generally a very consistent 2011 - bodes well.