September 22, 2017 marks the 20 year anniversary of the 1st rankings points Roger earned as he made his debut on the ATP Tour at no. 803 back in 1997.
“The ATP rankings is where it all starts for every player," Roger said. "It's about getting your foot on the ladder and seeing your name on the computer rankings for the first time. I'll never forget that moment and the excitement I felt after that Satellite. It was the start of a long journey to the top for me. I think that's the great thing about our sport; the rankings provide a really accurate barometer of where you stand compared to your peers. The computer doesn't lie. It's amazing to think that 20 years later I'm still in the game and still with a chance to get to year-end No.1 in 2017. I never imagined having such longevity."
Read more about that day and the 20 years since then here