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Roger and No. 1s honoured

26.08.2013 | Off Court, Starseite 3

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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09/30/2013 | 04:21 PM
Hail to the greatest in the world of Tennis! You are a league of your own, Roger!
09/29/2013 | 07:55 AM
thats awesome
09/22/2013 | 08:37 AM
Hi, Roger!
Nice picture you and Swiss nature! That´s right direction, be yourself!
09/08/2013 | 12:59 PM
So good to see all our older heroes too! But Roger, you are the best ever and the whole world loves you.. I enjoyed the video immensely and how right that all tennis No.1's should be respected in this way.

Much love as always to you and your dear family.
09/01/2013 | 08:30 PM
QUE MAS SE PUEDE DECIR DE ESTE SER HUMANO!!!!
09/01/2013 | 08:29 PM
QUE MAS SE PUEDE DECIR DE ESTE SER HUMANO!!!!
09/01/2013 | 07:24 AM
...you are the most beautiful one !!!!
08/31/2013 | 05:40 AM
Oh wow! What an illustrious group of stars! I loved Stefan Edberg too! I didn't know he was Roger's idol. Seems like there are a few other no 1s missing from that list, maybe they couldn't go, never the less, what a great night that would have been! Does anyone know if it was recorded and posted on a website?
08/30/2013 | 08:21 AM
Very nice, congratulation that you were one of them. But did not forget of Pete Sampras?
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