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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 | 11:21 PM
Well done Roger! You seemed to lose your focus at the end there, that was dangerous.
A nice clean win, not the most exciting match, but you did what you needed to do!
I cannot believe it. Eurosport (French) started to show Rogers interview, and then, before anything said, they show what I presume was an adervertising clip! Either way, no interview with Roger Good luck for the next match Roger, and watch your service!!
08/27/2013 | 11:20 PM
What's happening to Klizan? Down 6-1 6-0.. Is D.Young that good?
08/27/2013 | 11:19 PM
Soooooooooo proud and happy that I am your fan Maestro.....congratulation !!!!!!!!
08/27/2013 | 11:19 PM
Soooooooooo proud and happy that I am your fan Maestro.....congratulation !!!!!!!!
08/27/2013 | 11:15 PM
TUNA4444,
Sometimes it seems to be that way, but actually it is not. Anyway he won aleady.
08/27/2013 | 11:14 PM
Phew!!!

Glad he won...why did the serve break at 40-15???

Roger, good luck in next round...that Berlocq chap looks like a tougher opponent:((

Please rest and get ready for Round 2!

Love, xxxx
08/27/2013 | 11:13 PM
Roger finished that match (with that scoreline) in about 95 min...
08/27/2013 | 11:13 PM
IloveRoger

Tell me (He won! I know GREAT) But why Kenma, and Tunna444 say he was getting ungry??

please
08/27/2013 | 11:12 PM
Good.. Done in straights.. Don't let that focus drop again Champ..
08/27/2013 | 11:05 PM
He was up 4-3 40-15 on his serve in the 3rd... What happened? I couldn't watch, just following scores..