2004 was the year of one man, Roger Federer from Basel, Switzerland!
He has achieved so many during this season, outclassing his opponent (even of Top 10) and winning quite everything a tennis player can win.
At the end of an asthonishing and remarkable season, he has earned 1267 points at the ATP Race and 6335 in ATP Enry Ranking, being the leader in both statistics.
He is one of the first player to have been a certain Number 1 after the US Open. He has won 3 Grand Slams (Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open), the Masters Cup and 6 other titles, you find in the statistic below:
Singles Winner: Indian Wells AMS, US Open, Bangkok, Canada AMS, Halle, Australian Open, Hamburg AMS, Tennis Masters Cup, Wimbledon, Dubai, Gstaad Quarterfinalist: Rotterdam Doubles Finalist: Bangkok(w/Allegro)
Singles Record: 74 - 6
Prize Money: $6,357,547
Singles Titles: 11
Singles Record: 310 - 116
Singles Titles: 22
Prize Money: $14,095,555
He has a record of 23:0 against Top Ten players since the Masters Cup 2003!
And all these great titles and performances he has achieved without a coach!
-Thus: If other tennis players are stars, Roger Federer is a galaxy!-
And see how great he was with my favourite player (Marat Safin):
With such a positive attitude and such great performances he is indeed the real number 1:
I guess that the whole Switzerland was jumping like he did after his victory
14 Titles : Paris, Madrid, Beijing 2004, Paris 2002, St.Petersburg, Tashkent 2001, US OPEN 2000, Paris, St Petersburg, Mallorca, Barcelona, Tashkent,Toronto, Boston 1999
Junior Number 1 in 2000/2001 Finalist of Washington3 Challenger wins: Cordoba, Naples (2004), Valladolid (2003), 3 ITF Future wins Calda Novas, Montego Bay, Glasgow