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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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27.08.2013 | 22:05
1st set in the bag.. 6-3
27.08.2013 | 22:04
Yukimi, sounds like a fab idea.

Roger taken first set 😊😊😊
27.08.2013 | 22:04
Love Rogers shoes. Anyone else would have worn either white or blue shoes or a combination of the two colours with that outfit. Trust RF to be different!
Looks as if the conditions are difficult with the wind, probably means neither player can get into a rhythm. Roger has just broken to take the lead, good news. Now 5:3 up! I see his curls are blowing around, so lovely to see once again! 1st set up, that's a relief! Good start.
27.08.2013 | 22:03
Wow Roger is really on a mission. 1 set up! 2 more to go!
27.08.2013 | 21:58
LET HIM WIN SO ROGER CAN REALLY KICK HIS ARSE IN FRONT OF NEW YORK.

- HE HAD THE NERVE TO SAY HE KICKED ROG's ARSE IN HIS WIMBLEDON PRESS CON.

SON OF A ...
27.08.2013 | 21:56
Yes...im nervous too.

Had a long day at work...hope Roger wins

Come on Rog!!!!!
27.08.2013 | 21:56
Yes...im nervous too.

Had a long day at work...hope Roger wins

Come on Rog!!!!!
27.08.2013 | 21:55
They've started...but typically eurosport hasn't started to show the match.....hate it!!!

...btw that chap,Stakovsky is playing Chardy and its now to the final set...hope he doesn't win.
27.08.2013 | 21:45
Kemna,
I think they still need the physical conditioning to endure during the hot conditions...
27.08.2013 | 21:41
Wow.. Monfils & Isner literally crushed their opponents.. Should be a good R2 match..