ATP "World #1" Celebration (Video on Demand link provided)

vernonbc

Legend
The video is almost two hours long but it's well worth watching if you're a fan of tennis. It really was something to see them all there together. Borg was too tipsy to talk? That was weird. He just kept saying that it was time to go home. :p McEnroe and Lendl were seated next to each other and barely spoke a word. Lots of good stuff. :)
 

NatF

Bionic Poster
Dude, can you imagine how awkward that made Rios, Moya, and JCF feel?
You mean because everyone's first thought afterwards was, "Hey he's better than those guys!"

I noticed Moya took along time to leave the stage after they said they wanted just the YE #1's.
 

Incognito

Legend
One day Andy Murray will frequent celebrations like this one, he is not a lesser champion than these guys.


Juan Martin, stay healthy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:mad:
 
That was a very nice tribute and yes, there may have been quite a bit of champagne flowing lol. It's great to see that bridge between the old guard and new guard. If any fans of current players doubt the greatness of older players, just listen to the current pros talk about the past greats. Lendl, Borg, McEnroe, Connors and others rightly applauded how well Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer have carried the mantle.
 
Stupid Gimelstob asking Rafa to compare their greatness or something, and Rafa shut the door on him, saying in a nice way "It's not time to compare but celebrate or something etc "...............BIG Burn :twisted:
 

powerangle

Legend
Stupid Gimelstob asking Rafa to compare their greatness or something, and Rafa shut the door on him, saying in a nice way "It's not time to compare but celebrate or something etc "...............BIG Burn :twisted:
yeah I thought that was an excellent response from Rafa to a rather suspect question from Gimmy. haha
 

vernonbc

Legend
Gimelstob is trying to create tabloid journalism at Rafa's expense. Slammed the door on him.......hahaha. You're asking the wrong guy Justin. Bravo Rafa!! Classy.......8)
And it gave him a chance to use one of his endearing Rafaism's - 'this is not the time for comparation'. :)
 

Midaso240

Hall of Fame
hahhaha, that was hilarious. I miss Andy R. At least he owns a major, unlike Rios..



And Björn..I swear he was drunk :D
Yeah,you'd probably say Roddick had a better career than Rios,but I think Andy was right if you're talking about talent - he had the least talent of all the players there probably
 

vernonbc

Legend
Did anyone else notice when Djokovic was doing the handshake thing with all the guys after he was introduced, the encounter with Roddick was very definitely chilly. No love lost between those two I think.
 

powerangle

Legend
Did anyone else notice when Djokovic was doing the handshake thing with all the guys after he was introduced, the encounter with Roddick was very definitely chilly. No love lost between those two I think.
To be honest, I thought everyone on the side of the more recent #1 players (the "right" side from audience view) gave Novak fairly cold handshakes, other than Fedal and Guga. Ferrero, Hewitt, Kafel, and Moya also gave Novak very quick, barely-there handshakes. Those guys gave everyone else warmer handshakes, IMO.
 
We need to hear more from Bjorn Borg actually. It's interesting to see how much players from Connors to Djokovic have in common, despite many differences. It's fascinating to listen to these great champions from 1973 onwards. Great event! You could see the mutual respect and admiration these players shared. Connors was great I thought and Nastase was so funny, lol. For those that haven't listened to Borg talk about tennis, see this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPGh4p0dyIk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0jP590fIDc
 
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veroniquem

Bionic Poster
lol at people trying to infer profound interpretations from a fleeting series of handshakes!
To be quite honest, the whole thing seemed phenomenally tedious to me. I was barely able to get through it awake. Good for the absent to have wiggled out of such a pompous and drawn out affair. Don't know what their excuses were but... they were the smart ones after all ;) (also as much as some of those #1 could feel a bit "expendable", Sampras and Agassi definitely failed to fall in that category. Hard to have a proper #1 tribute without these 2.)
 
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vernonbc

Legend
Veroniquem, what's your problem lately? You've been so sour and really snappy at everyone and that not usually like you.

Of course you're entitled to your own opinion but you are the only person, on any board or in any blog or article, that didn't think it was a wonderful event and a rare opportunity for fans to see all these fabulous tennis players together. The players obviously loved it all and I personally thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing.
 
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