Stop with this BS please, its Nadal clearly. Why can the some people accept the fact that Nadal was the better player this year?
Co-champions would have made more sense last year with Djokovic/Fed or even you could argue for Murray as well.
You see, this is what I don't get: the complete subjectivity of people's judgements.
Let's check numbers, shall we?
Last year Novak finished the year with 12920 points, Roger with 10265 and Andy with 8000. Novak earned 25.86% (2655/10265) more ranking points than Roger and 61.5% (4920/8000) more ranking points than Andy.
This year Rafa ended the year with 13030 points and Novak with 12260. So Rafa earned 6.28% (8770/12260) more ranking points than Novak. It's the smallest difference between the #1 and the #2 players since Roddick, in 2003, passed Roger by an even smaller margin.
I find it hilarious that people (fans and pundits) who last year were claiming that Novak hadn't dominated enough to be considered the top player and that Roger (25.86% less) or even Andy (61.5% less) should be considered co-champions, are the ones up in arms about similar claims this year, when the difference in points is so much smaller.
I believe computer ranking points was the best decision the ATP could have made to put a stop to blatant bias in judging tennis achievements. Numbers don't lie.
Rafa was the best overall player this year, I have no problem whatsoever with that, the ranking points prove it. But they also show that Novak was much closer to him than any #2 had been to #1 since 2003.
And let's not forget that if Novak had lost to Rafa in the finals of RG and Canada, instead of the semis, Nole would have 720 points more, and the difference would be only 50 points. This year Novak and Rafa will very likely be the top seeds in all the events they play, at least for the first 6 months of the season.
2014 will be a very interesting year indeed.