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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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08/27/2013 | 04:52 AM
Hi All, Roger match already posponed to tomorrow 1pm Aurther Ashe stadium after the Women's Singles match Caroline Wozniacki VS Ying-Ying Duan.
08/27/2013 | 04:52 AM
Hi All, Roger match already posponed to tomorrow 1pm Aurther Ashe stadium after the Women's Singles match Caroline Wozniacki VS Ying-Ying Duan.
08/27/2013 | 04:45 AM
...........SO THEIR MIDNIGHT IS OUR 12NOON.....
08/27/2013 | 04:42 AM
***RamCharan***COULD BE RAIN or COULD BE PRIMA DONNA.......
08/27/2013 | 04:37 AM
Dear FF,
Just woke up again after getting disappointed by Rain in New York @9pm New York time.

Based in HK - we're exactly 12 hours ahead of East Coast New York.

yuki
08/27/2013 | 04:22 AM
Big fan of 2 wonderful sportmen n champion shown in the picture right beside this off court news. Edberg looks great, and you will too Roger, now n years to come.
All the best in the USO. Go take that trophy when many think you can't, prove them wrong. HOPP SUIISSEEEE!
08/27/2013 | 04:06 AM
I still remember Roger match against Juan Monaco start very late at night at 4round at 2011 US Open, where Roger still play n win ..Just keep our finger cross..
08/27/2013 | 04:04 AM
Roger match not yet started........most likely will b mved 2 2morrow. Showing earlier day match on espn....rain in the area.
Issue is when will b Roger's 2nd match....hopefully he does not hv 2 play 2 three setters in 2 cont days!!!
08/27/2013 | 03:57 AM
Do you guys think Roger is going to get to play tonight?
08/27/2013 | 03:26 AM
Those ****** delayed the start of the evening session and now its raining at Arthur Ashe.. Roger's match delayed further..