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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 | 09:40 PM
I'm always a little nervous when Roger steps on the court.
08/27/2013 | 09:40 PM

In my opinion, the two most likely to be RF are out.... Jerzy and Dimi
08/27/2013 | 09:38 PM
Showtime. Nice red shoes. Anyone nervous?? I am... Damn... DF
08/27/2013 | 09:38 PM
08/27/2013 | 09:36 PM

Yes indeed. And Roger is looking awesome!!
08/27/2013 | 09:35 PM
RF is in da house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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08/27/2013 | 09:27 PM
I wonder if Roger is wearing his orange/red shoes. When he wears them it looks like Roger is walking on fire :-)
08/27/2013 | 09:21 PM
Dimitrov & Janowicz out...
08/27/2013 | 09:18 PM
Guys, next is Roger! I'm watching of course :-)
08/27/2013 | 09:06 PM
Wozniaki has fought back in the second set...finish it early so that Roger can start soon... it's almost 1 am in India