Roger Federer started the year with 66 titles to his name. By October, shockingly, he had only one more title. And then, it happened.
It was inevitable. A hat-trick of indoor titles (Basel, Paris and O2) ensured that the legendary Swiss maestro ended the year at his rightful place- number 3 behind Djokovic and Nadal. Murray will have to win a Slam to be considered seriously, and Federer has made sure that he finishes in the top 3 for the ninth consecutive year (pipping the Brit to the post by reaching his 7th World Tour Final). This was his 10th consecutive year-end Championship, and his SIXTH title.