In spite of not having even reached a GS final, he thinks 2002 has been his best year
Frankly I think he had much more success in 1998 (he won Roland Garros & Montecarlo, and also was a RU at the Master, plus the semifinals at the US Open)
However if you compare the win/loss records you get:
1998: 49-31 (61% won)
2002: 59-21 (74% won)
So Carlos has probably played a better tennis this season, but his results were worse (especially at the Grand Slams) What do you think? Which Carlos was better? 1998 or 2002?