In this clip
, aired in Sweden prior to the start of the Stockholm Open, the discussion touches upon the so-called "clown era" toward the end of the it. First, at around 10:45, Maria Strandlund-Tomsvik says (freely translated from Swedish): "The competition is so much tougher now than a few years ago. It's become more professional." The moderator then asks Björkman: "Jonas, how do you perceive this difference - being a top player back then as opposed to now?" Björkman replies: "There's a big difference. It could sound strange... I'm ranked maybe around 55th today and I'm a much, much... MUCH
better tennis player today than I was in 1997 when I was ranked 4th. This is because the tennis has evolved so much."
Don't even bother responding - we all already know the answer: Björkman is a mug! Yeah, right! :retard: