•On grass, won the title at Halle before going on to win the first Grand Slam event of his career at Wimbledon by defeating Mark Philippoussis 7-6(5), 6-2, 7-6(3). He lost only one set along the way at The Championships.
•Won three hard court titles at Dubai, Munich and Vienna. Was the runner-up in Gstaad.
•On clay, took the title at Marseille and was runner-up at Tennis Masters Series-Rome. A favorite going into the French Open for the second consecutive year fell in the first round at Roland Garros.
•Was the runner-up at two hard-court Tennis Masters Series events -- Canada and Madrid.
•Became the No. 2 player in the world by putting in a perfect 5-0 performace at the Masters Cup in Houston.
•Won his first Tennis Masters Serie title in Hamburg. The victory on clay made him a dark horse favorite to win the French Open, but he was ousted in the opening round.
•Won his second career title at the adidas International defeating Juan Ignacio Chela 6-3, 6-3. Reached the final at Milan before falling to Davide Sanguinetti 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-1.
•Reached the final at the Tennis Masters Series in Miami before falling to Andre Agassi 6-3, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.
•Reached the final in Vienna before losing to Jiri Novak.
•Dethroned Pete Sampras in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon by winning 7-6 (7), 5-7, 6-4, 6-7 (2), 7-5 and snapping Sampras' 31-match win streak at Wimbledon. The defeat was Sampras' first at the All England Club since a quarterfinal loss to Richard Krajicek in 1996 and it ended his bid for a record-tying fifth consecutive title.
•Won every match against the United States in the first round of the Davis Cup in front of a home crowd in Basel. Became only the fifth man in history to win every match against the United States, the most successful country in Davis Cup history with 31 titles. The last time a player defeated the United States in every match was in 1976.
•Won the first title of his career at Milan defeating Julien Boutter, 6-4, 6-7 (7), 6-4.
•Reached the third round of the Australian Open where he fell to Arnaud Clement 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4. Reached the quarterfinals at the French Open. Had his best performance at the U.S. Open by reaching the fourth round before falling to Andre Agassi.
•Played in the bronze-medal match at the Sydney Olympics but lost to Arnaud Di Pasquale.
•Advanced to the fourth round of the French Open where he lost to Alex Corretja.
•Reached the first ATP finals of his career in Marseille and Basel.
•The youngest player at 18 years, 4 months to finish in the Top 100.
•Advanced to his first ATP semifinal in Vienna where he lost to Greg Rusedski. He reached the quarterfinals in Marseille, Rotterdam and hometown Basel.
•Finished the year as the No. 1 junior player.
•Won Wimbledon Juniors singles and doubles titles.