Yesterday Roger Federer made it to 287 total weeks as the #1 ranked player in the world. He surpasses Pete Sampras' record of 286 weeks. He has now spent the most time as the #1 ranked player of anyone who has ever lived.
Here in Kuantan, we celebrated his achievement with a little lunch and toast to Federer's success and amazing career to date.
As you can see, we also prepared some posters of the great man...
Roger Federer's achievements are unparalleled
Opening the cork on our non-alcoholic grape juice...
It's coming . . .
Was that it? No 'pop'?!
Toasting Roger Federer, back at #1 where he belongs!
Roger, you've given me both tears of joy, and of despair. We've been up and we've been down. But no matter what, we support you and are enjoying every moment. Here in Kuantan, we are absolutely thrilled that you've made it back to #1 where you rightfully belong. Now keep going, and entertain us!
Love this quote, which is particularly meaningful for Roger during the last couple of years where many said he would never win again, let alone get back to #1:
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
- Theodore Roosevelt
What a motivational quote, don't you agree? I hope you enjoy these equally motivational video tributes to Roger Federer: