World Champions Dinner 2010

Despite his loss to Soderling just hours earlier, World No. 1 Roger Federer turned up for the World Champions Dinner and was greeted with a standing ovation upon his entrance. "I get standing ovations from people thinking they'll never see me again," Federer told "I don't know if I've ever enjoyed tennis more… I had to tell the press something, so I said I'd play through the 2012 Olympics. I want to play more if my body allows it."

"I remember coming here in 1999 to receive the trophy as Junior World Champion. I was playing a tournament in Croatia at the time and had to take a bus and the metro in order to collect my prize... Today I just had to be here. It's an honour. And I also wanted to express my respect to Gustavo Kuerten." Gustavo Kuerten was presented the Philippe Chatrier Award as three-time Roland Garros champion.

The dinner, held at the Pavilion d'Armenonville in the Bois de Boulogne.

List of world champions:
Men’s singles: Roger Federer (SUI)
Women’s singles: Serena Williams (USA)
Men’s doubles: Bob and Mike Bryan (USA)
Women’s doubles: Serena and Venus Williams (USA)
Boys’ singles: Daniel Berta (SWE)
Girls’ singles: Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
Men’s wheelchair singles: Shingo Kunieda (JAP)
Women’s wheelchair singles: Esther Vergeer (HOL)

Date: 03.06.2010, Source: RF Official, ATP & Roland Garros