The year finishes with 7 players reaching the century mark in matches played. With a strong finish, Melvyn Op Der Heijde jumps into 2nd place with 103 matches played. He ended the year reaching the finals in 4 of his last 5 events, winning 2 of them. Gilles Simon wins the title of busiest player of the year with 107 matches played. It snaps a streak of 3 straight years that Spaniards have held that title. The last non-Spaniard to do it was Nikolay Davydenko in 2000 with 120 matches played.
Absolutely no change in the top 12. Andrew Murray finishes the year strong and end with a 26-7 record, good enough for 13th place. Roger Federer finishes as the most successful player on the tour. That is the first time a #1 has earned that honor since I started counting futures/satellites in the win-loss records. It goes to show you that even with lower competition, no one was able to have as successful a year as Federer.
That does it for 2004. Be sure to stay tuned for the player results files and the year-end awards.