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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 | 08:13 PM
Wozniacki is one set up, lets hope she finishes soon so we can watch Roger!
08/27/2013 | 08:10 PM
DEAR******chieko89***

YOU MEAN :
"Rain Rain please go away, come again only when our Maestro does NOT play"

YES? YOU SO SWEET - I KNOW YOU LOVE ROGER - I TOO.

- I TELL EVERYONE HE'S MY BOYFRIEND ALONG WITH VALENTINO ROSSI (MOTO GP RACING MOTORBIKES ON TV)) AND KVITOVA'S MY GIRLFRIEND (LOVE THAT BLONDE) ALONG WITH JANKOVIC (WHEN SHE WAS MORE DRAMA QUEEN) AND HIYORI (KOREAN DANCE QUEEN - THAT WOMAN IS SO HOT !! SHE LOOKS SMOKING , JUST STANDING THERE AND POSING BEFORE SHE STARTS!)

Y
08/27/2013 | 08:06 PM
Dimitrov & Janowicz struggling...
08/27/2013 | 07:53 PM
DEAR***Kemna***

YOU'RE SUCH A DARLING (and I mean it - you're nice because you mean well for everyone)

ALL GOVERNMENTS, even ETHIOPIA & SOMALIA, CAN AFFORD TO FEED THEIR POOR AND HEAL THEIR SICK - BUT THEY ALL PREFER TO SPEND IT ON CORRUPTION AND ARMS FOR THEIR ARMY - AND LET FOOLS LIKE YOU & ME DONATE TO THEIR CHARITIES.

DON'T BELIEVE ME? ONE STEALTH BOMBER COSTS 8 FIGURES (7 ZEROES - AT LEAST US$10,000,000).

LOOK AROUND.

ROOFS COST MONEY BUT SHOULDN'T BE 100 MILL.
08/27/2013 | 07:41 PM
DEAR***chieko89***

STRONGEST AND RICHEST IS NOW AN ILLUSION - THEY'RE NOT RICHEST - AFGANISTAN & IRAQ REALLY DELETED THEIR RESERVES.

YUKI
08/27/2013 | 07:36 PM
WILLIAMS TOOK EXACTLY ONE HOUR TO BEAT SCHIAVONE LAST NIGHT - WOW I'm GOOD - NO NO NOT GOOD - I'm GREAT !!!

YEH !! HA! HA! HA!

YUKI
08/27/2013 | 07:01 PM
@HULIETTA
Me too, I am sooo happy to see our Maestro play again today!!

Rain Rain please go away, come again only when our Maestro does play,
Thank you !
08/27/2013 | 07:01 PM
@HULIETTA
Me too, I am sooo happy to see our Maestro play again today!!

Rain Rain please go away, come again only when our Maestro does play,
Thank you !
08/27/2013 | 06:38 PM
FANCYFREE,i don't understand why you attack only me when there are many people believing the same.Ramcharan says exactly the same,but for some reason only i bother you.You don't have to read my comments and personally what i find most boring is you,and your love for nadal,which you try to remind us of,everyday.You are not nadal's police,so stop telling me what to say.It is starting getting on my nerves......
08/27/2013 | 06:03 PM
Just saw on the USO website that Wozniaki's match will not start before 1pm New York time( that is 7pm here in The Netherlands). So i guess Rogers match will start, lets say at 2 or 3pm New York time( that's 8 or 9pm in the Netherlands). I'm very happy to see Roger again!!!