Originally Posted by RogerFan1991
People forget federer could have ended 2003 as number 1, although he won the year end championship, he was second to roddick by 160 pts.
Nalbandian ruined Federer's chances of finishing 2003 at no. 1. He beat him in the R16 at the Australian Open and the U.S. Open, with a win at Cincinnati to boot. If Federer had gone deeper in any of those tournaments, he very well may have finished no. 1.