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Jonas Björkman : The Original ATP Impressionist

Well Joakim Nyström was the original one, but Björkman took over and has been doing it for years. Nole, needs to learn to do the strokes of the players as well.

For those who aren't familiar with some of the players. I have put original links, so you can see who Jonas is taking the piss out of.

Jonas doing the impressions.
[youtube]HRjLaL7XFYc[/youtube]

Anders Järryd, he is serving at the start of this clip.
[youtube]hOsR35GL2ac[/youtube]

Magnus Gustafsson, watch at the end for the feet.
[youtube]g13xaVjydvA[/youtube]

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Nice thread, I didnt know Jonas use to do that

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Well Joakim Nyström was the original one, but Björkman took over and has been doing it for years. Nole, needs to learn to do the strokes of the players as well.

For those who aren't familiar with some of the players. I have put original links, so you can see who Jonas is taking the piss out of.

Jonas doing the impressions.
[youtube]HRjLaL7XFYc[/youtube]

Anders Järryd, he is serving at the start of this clip.
[youtube]hOsR35GL2ac[/youtube]

Magnus Gustafsson, watch at the end for the feet.
[youtube]g13xaVjydvA[/youtube]

i am laughing my ass off over here. he is better than Djokovic. johhny mac, boom boom, and anders jarryd impressions are too good to be true.

thanks for sharing. he is the best. and funny as hell too.

Serbianoids are going to be pissed now that know that Bjorkman is Djokovic`s maker when it comes to these impressions.

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Johnny Mac loved the impression, though he did say to Jonas "I was never that slow in getting to the net".

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Johnny Mac loved the impression, though he did say to Jonas "I was never that slow in getting to the net".

interesting. this bloke Bjorkman is quite a character. he is always teaching himself things that he can entertain the players with. for instance, he carries a a couple of decks of cards with him and is always ready to show off his arsenal of card tricks.

Mac`s impression is just perfect. by the way, one of my all time favorite players---the mighty Thomas Muster--is doing some impressions on the senior tour from time to time.

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Re: Jonas Björkman : The Original ATP Impressionist

Another look at Gustafsson, the forehand and the feet movement are more apparent.

[youtube]pNu6PXDPSfk[/youtube]

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Another look at Gustafsson, the forehand and the feet movement are more apparent.

[youtube]pNu6PXDPSfk[/youtube]

spot on. bjorkman the genius. excellent stuff. thanks for sharing GWH.


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Thanks for posting GWH

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djokovic does nadal's strokes pretty well xD (not left handed though)

roddick does decent behaviour / movement but his service motion imitations suck.

and bjorki has a new career now that his tennis one is over ;o

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awwwww bjorki!!!! more reasons to be proud for you!!! you'll always be in my siggy, though it's not worth too much. but yes, brilliant bjorkman.

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Yay These impressions are what got me interested in tennis, one boring afternoon at home [The fact that this is what converted me, and made Jonas my favourite originally - before I knew he was a top bloke - could explain some of my favourites, and why my life as a fan is so frustrating!]

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Great clip, thanks for posting GWH. Bjorkman is an excellent impressionist.
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