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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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08/28/2013 | 12:06 AM
Thank you Rog...:) I come back tomorrow because I know they are going to change this format :)
08/27/2013 | 11:54 PM
Yeah that may happen if the other top players sit quietly on tour... Do you think they will? I'm not sure about that.. Eventually somebody will figure him out.. He simply can't be compared to Roger's greatness.. IMO, Consistency plays a role in it..
08/27/2013 | 11:48 PM
Yes, but now he is eager to repeat the 2010. This and next year are crucial for him and he knows. His body will start to decompose because of doping.
08/27/2013 | 11:45 PM
The only way he can do that is by winning more FO titles.. and IMO Roger's dominance spans across multiple surfaces (7 Wimbys, 5 USO, 4 AO).. Nadal's entire career is based on April-June since 2005 (except 2010) so far..
08/27/2013 | 11:38 PM
RamCharan GRAND SLAM RECORD. masters record is his, he has winning record over him, I think that he will win more ATP titles than Roger. He cant break his record of 302 weeks on no 1, but the most important record is GS titles, and Rafa will die to break that. And I thin that literally, because I think that he uses doping for many years.
08/27/2013 | 11:37 PM
well done O GREAT ONE a good start.Good luck for the next stay well x
08/27/2013 | 11:37 PM
Roger faced this situation many times in the past... Broken back in the third, then Roger breaks again and closes it.. The way he closed after that blip seems impressive.. Had he been pushed to 4th, then we can talk about his passion, irritation etc.. Now all ended well as usual.. Remember he's not 25 or 26.. At 32, he's still shutting an younger opponent in 95 mins in a GS..
08/27/2013 | 11:34 PM
that's too bad @TherealMrsRf.... maybe you should ask Federer to take you along to the matches with him and not that FakeMrsRf Mirka ;)

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08/27/2013 | 11:32 PM
TUNA4444

Roger still loves the game. You don't give everything up to practise and play something you don't like anymore or don't want to do anymore. He does still sacrifises his familytime, etc.

But... I won't lie. Of course he still plays because he does not want Rafa to catch his records.

He still loves the travelling, his fans, practising, playing and winning, he just lost a bit of confidence. When it is back... watch out !!!

I do know what you mean, but he still loves playing tenn
08/27/2013 | 11:32 PM
Federer the Grand Master of Tennis majors is through. I have not seen another sportsman as passionate about his sport as Federer is about tennis. He is indeed Mr.Tennis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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