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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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08/26/2013 | 10:01 PM
Rafa one set up against Harrison.
08/26/2013 | 09:39 PM
Terrific comeback from Tomic against the Spaniard Albert Ramos.. He seemed to improve his mental strength in those long matches.. Could be a tough opponent should he meet our Champ in R4..
08/26/2013 | 09:25 PM
I really hope Roger is wearing his orange/red shoes today. When Roger wears them, it's almost like he is walking on fire. And I'm so happy Rogers curls are back. I missed them so much :-)
08/26/2013 | 08:48 PM
Yuki where are you based?
08/26/2013 | 08:42 PM
DEAR***FF***&***TheRealMrsRF***

S.WILLIAMS VS SCHIAVONE SCHEDULED AT 7PM NEW YORK TIME - I'LL GIVE THEM 1 HOUR.
SO I'M GUESSING ROG PLAYS BETWEEN 8-9PM - IT'S ONLY MY HUMBLE OPINION - NOT IMPORTANT - AND I MAY BE WRONG.

G'NIGHT - HOPE ROG WINS WELL AND SET THE TONE TO SETTLE WELL.

YUKI
08/26/2013 | 08:14 PM
YEH***TheRealMrsRF***

HOPE ROG WINS AND PLAYS AT AN HOUR MORE SUITABLE FOR YOU AND OTHERS.

JUST SAW REPLAY OF HIGHLIGHTS OF ROG'S CINCY QF - WOW ROG PLAYS LIKE THAT, WHOLE WORLD WILLINGLY AND TOP 3 GRUDGINGLY GO ON THEIR KNEES TO HIS TENNIS .

ROGER! WREAK HAVOC ON NEW YORK'S COURTS !!!

ROGER, REMIND ALL THOSE (EXCEPT JIM COURIER WHO SAID LET THEM PLAY FIRST AND LET US SEE THE RESULTS BEFORE WE SAY ANYMORE) WHO MENTIONED ONLY THE NUMERICAL TOP 3 AND LEFT YOU OUT UNREASONABLY, WHO'S THE
08/26/2013 | 07:44 PM
Congratulations Roger!!!! Number one of the number ones!!!! Maestro of maestros!!!!
goooo Roger!!!! My best wishes for first match tonight and for all the US Open!!!
08/26/2013 | 07:05 PM
*Nishikori
08/26/2013 | 07:04 PM
Yuki,

All i want is Roger's health and mental confidence to stay 100%...he will be fine with everything else....you're so lucky being able to watch the match at a decent hour. Rafa should've been on later.

Good luck xxx
08/26/2013 | 07:00 PM
Well Nikashori is OUT could've been a potential for our Roger.

Hope Rafa loses soon

:))