Early on in the 2003 season, Roger Federer had the most victories. He won in Marseille and Dubai and performed admirably in Munich and Rome. Following an early departure at Roland Garros, Roger found his finest form on grass, winning the championship at Halle and dominating Wimbledon to earn his first Major title at the age of 21.
Without any time to relax or enjoy himself, Federer left for home and competed in the Gstaad final before falling to Jiri Novak in five sets. He then took a few weeks off before Montreal, when he had the potential to overtake Nadal as the world’s top player.
Federer withdrew from the ATP Finals after losing to Andy Roddick in the semifinals.