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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 | 04:59 PM
Good luck oh handsome one...you're still the best.

Looking forward to your first match xxxx
08/26/2013 | 04:26 PM
Yukimi, Roger's match is at 9pm EDT?New York
08/26/2013 | 04:04 PM
I am very proud of you, Roger!
08/26/2013 | 03:52 PM
Good luck Roger tonight!!!!!!
08/26/2013 | 03:48 PM
08/26/2013 | 03:24 PM
Roger you looked the best at this event....no surprises. Your suit was very sharp and that hair....so glad its coming back. Lovely pics of you smiling and enjoying yourself...you sure are the darling of everyone's eye. Always numero uno for us. Love you xxxx
08/26/2013 | 03:02 PM
Amazing Photo .. Always And Forever Our No.1
08/26/2013 | 02:49 PM
Hi Rog,

Wow! Beautiful picture of yourself and Edberg! U are soooooooooooooooooooo handsome!

One request please! Never Never pay attention to others comments, just think of your game only. We are all very confident that u can make it to No.1 again very soon! All the very best dear! From your GREAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATEST FAN!
08/26/2013 | 02:39 PM
and yes,Stefan's hair is still very nice!
08/26/2013 | 02:37 PM
Awesome :)