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Roger and No. 1s honoured

26.08.2013 | Off Court, Starseite 1

Before the start of the US Open, an unprecedented gathering of No. 1s took place at the ATP Heritage programme's No. 1 Celebration in New York. The event marked the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Emirates ATP Rankings. Ilie Nastase, who became the first ATP World No. 1 on 23 August 1973, was present to be honoured on the night, along with successors John Newcombe, Jimmy Connors, Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl, Mats Wilander, Stefan Edberg, Jim Courier, Marcelo Rios, Carlos Moya, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Gustavo Kuerten, Lleyton Hewitt, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Andy Roddick, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and of course Roger. 

Roger thanked those that came before him, like childhood idol Stefan Edberg. "It was important for me to have someone to look up to. I know there's been a huge sacrifice at the players' level, just this generation and the players sitting here tonight, and even before that. We've put such huge effort in the game, and that's a platform we can enjoy today."

 
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29.08.2013 | 00:42
Very nice meeting!!! I would love to be there!!! GOO ROGER!!! GOO!!!
28.08.2013 | 05:37
I cannot thank you again for all the joy you have given me over all the years to simply watch your beautiful tennis playing. The best article ever written on you in the New York Times "Roger Federer, a religious experience" describes best what an amateur tennis player is provoked to as reactions when making you those amazing shots that nobody else in tennis has ever made. All the best in the US open and congrats on the first round victory. All the best Roger to you and your family
28.08.2013 | 05:35
Congratulations!!!! I could see the event live it was very exciting all those great players together but of course you are the greatest of all times. nobody can´t be compared with you.
Congratulations for your match to Zemlja!!!! .... Good luck on your next match!!!!
28.08.2013 | 04:10
Hola Roger!!!!
Vi en vivo esta hermosa celebración y fue fabuloso verlos a todos juntos. Pero me sentir super orgullosa de ser tu fan al ver que la ovación mas grande de la noche fue para tí, todos los ahí presentes reconocen que eres y serás el mejor y mas querido de todos los tiempos.
Tu eres nuestro No. 1 hoy y siempre.
Te queremos
28.08.2013 | 03:04
Congrats!!!!
28.08.2013 | 02:55
Roger, U play with grace & elegance match just now without wasting too much of physical energy, just miss some touch, good hand & form I think sometimes.. U don't have to play like Nadal , Djoko , Murray must more physical. I know U will be ready when time come..Wish you best of luck & all the best in u next match...
28.08.2013 | 01:45
Congrats on your 1st win champ. Just now, saw match report, pics & highlights from your match --

http://www.rogerfedererfans.com/forum/topic/1574-match-report-pics-video-highlights-of-roger-federer-vs-grega-zemlja-us-open-2013/

amazing to see that you went for practice after the match. Always proud of u. Allez..
28.08.2013 | 00:58
Damn I missed it! I thought it was rescheduled for 1pm EDT tomorrow! Delighted however by the result! X
28.08.2013 | 00:12
Stayed up late to watch the whole of Fed's match! Solid performance!
Allez Roger!!
28.08.2013 | 00:06
I hope you are right, because Fed is better overall, for me. God bless you RAMCHARAN !