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yeh, absolute shitstorm of aggressive tennis, not least the brutal serving ofc - seriously great effort from Agassi to come out of it with the win.

this shows the serving performance, at least:

Agassi was looking more and more disappointed throughout that video

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Another nice thread made bitter by a few imbecilic posters.


Anyway, Johansson was such a dangerous player when he was on. He was an absolute ball-basher in the truest sense of the word, and was guarenteed to smack the ball on virtually every serve and forehand he hit.

It is very unfortunate that his career was largely derailed by injuries. I've since wondered how he would have faired with a two-handed backhand.

Still, ailments weren't the sole cause of his shortcomings. He was a relatively hot and cold player. Right after his slugfest with Roddick in '04, he turned around and put up a very subpar performance against Hewitt. His serve went from slam to sham against an already outstanding returner.
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safin vs federer in the same slam was arguably a better performance
I definitely preferred Federer vs Safin over this match But still this match was such a great match up and really kept me on my toes when I watched it because of how amazing Joachim played, yet Agassi was still able to edge it out. The swede showcased some of the craziest one-two combos I've seen. As long as it is within his strike zone the balls he was hitting were well over 140-145km, forehands AND backhands. It was just ball bashing at its absolute best, one slight mistake from Agassi and it could have easily gone Johansson's way. I've always respected Agassi and his talents, but after that match my respect for him skyrocketed. It really is a shame that Johansson have left the sport due to injuries, he was quite a talent and had some decent tennis strokes for such a big guy.

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also LOVE how Agassi seemed to gradually, slowly but surely, move back and back behind the baseline in order to return - 1:56 in the vid is my fav, compare it to the start where he's almost on the baseline (went in closer in fits and starts though).
Kudos to Agassi for trying out different looks, though. Most players, even some of the greats, would step up to the same spot every time and just expect different results. Andre was such a brilliant returner, which made Johansson's effort against him all the more incredible.
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yeh, absolute shitstorm of aggressive tennis, not least the brutal serving ofc - seriously great effort from Agassi to come out of it with the win.

this shows the serving performance, at least:

Thanks for the video. I've always liked Johansson's service motion, it looks so badass and you can see he's using all his power on the serve. And by the way a LOT of these service aces were actually 2nd serves

Keep in mind that these are only aces, not even counting the non-returnable servces.

And yes as a previous poster mentioned I love how in the video Agassi looks more and more depressed

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No; No.

Drugassi was a washed up mug.
Mughansson was just lucky in a weak era.
They may be what you say, but there is no deny that these two played some amazing tennis on the day.

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Anyway, Johansson was such a dangerous player when he was on. He was an absolute ball-basher in the truest sense of the word, and was guarenteed to smack the ball on virtually every serve and forehand he hit.
yeh, he didn't exactly hold back.... some of the FHs in his biggest win over Duck:


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Even if Agassi was maybe the best returner in history of the game it wasn't surprise so big number of aces against him. Not few times in his carrier he ate 40+ aces. Against big servers he was kind of returner who was picking sides before the ball left server's racket. When he put racket on the ball it was blistering return but often he didn't
Plus he did not try to hard to reach the ball at 30-0 or 40-15.

Agassi played a smart match, reducing errors but still keep Pim-Pim moving. At no point, Pim-Pim looked like a likely winner despite hammering all those aces.
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yeh, he didn't exactly hold back.... some of the FHs in his biggest win over Duck:

lol @ Roddick's reactions towards Joachim's ball bashes as the video progresses haha

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no because I was 11
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Re: Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005

Another highlight for Pim Pim was his semi-final run at Stockholm in 2006. Due to his constant injury problems he had fallen to world no. 690 in the rankings going into that tournament. His 2 previous tournament appearances had come in futures events in Sweden.

However he received a wildcard, beat Nadal in straight sets in R2, and then fired down a second serve ace to save a match point in his QF against Vliegen, before going on to win that match.
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Re: Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005

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yeh, absolute shitstorm of aggressive tennis, not least the brutal serving ofc - seriously great effort from Agassi to come out of it with the win.

this shows the serving performance, at least:


hadn't seen that match but starting to understand why Pim Pim's shoulder burned out. He almost used two first serves and compared to say Soderling he got a much more "brutal" technique with a lower balltoss and faster action. I don't think any human body could sustain Johansson's type of tennis for an entire career but wish he got 2-3 more years at least. A player like Raonic needs to be careful to not walk into the same trap
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Re: Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005

AO 2005 might had the best quality of matches of all Slams in history. Apart from this match there were epic Safin-Federer SF, equally great Hewitt-Nalbandian QF, Hewitt-Nadal 4th round...

Also the other semi and the final were very good... amazing two weeks of tennis.
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