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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 | 11:29 AM
Anyone gonna stay up at night to watch Roger play??
08/26/2013 | 10:36 AM
Roger, It very nice to see you take photo together with childhood idol Stefan Edberg, he is the one who inspire to start play tennis. Both of you have some similarity like single handed backhand, serve n volley, if not becoz the court have been slow down, u have playing serve n volley more as experience at 2001 wimbledon match against sampras.. U look great, style, class & handsome as usual. U can be the next James Bond..
08/26/2013 | 10:22 AM
YOU ARE FOREVER NO.1 IN MY HEART, DEAR ROGER!
HAVE A GOOD US OPEN!
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