It seems almost certain that Novak will end the year #1 and Federer #2. Did Federer lose the battle to #1 (any matches/tournaments that he will have regrets about). Or did Novak step up and earn the #1? It seems like Novak won it. As the only really bad losses for Federer for the year were Roddick at Miami and Berdych at the U.S. Open. Federer probably shouldn't have played two Davis Cup ties.