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Jonas Björkman blogging from Stockholm

Since the Safin love is huge on this board and Björkman is going to get overshadowed in this weeks blog.

The man deserves a thread of his own and Heja Bob the Builder.

http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/blog/current_bjorkman.asp.

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I was gonna start this.
poor bjork, why would atp do this to him?

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You have to admit, after Federer's admiration for Tokyo last week it does seem as though both Safin and Bjorkman have been hired by their respective national tourist industries to extol the virtues of their capital city. Bjorkman positively waxes lyrical about Stockholm, but it was still an enjoyable entry overall and I suspect I'll like it more of the two. Good to see a mention of Tojo as well; nobody noticed because he blogged the week after The Tursunov, but his blog from Rome was one of the funniest of the whole year, just in a different, rather more droll style. Federer and Henman apparently told him in the lockerroom that the interference he could see on the TV they were watching was actually his bad eye playing up.... rather cruel of them!

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I love his blog!!

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Bjorkman positively waxes lyrical about Stockholm, but it was still an enjoyable entry overall and I suspect I'll like it more of the two. Good to see a mention of Tojo as well; nobody noticed because he blogged the week after The Tursunov, but his blog from Rome was one of the funniest of the whole year, just in a different, rather more droll style. Federer and Henman apparently told him in the lockerroom that the interference he could see on the TV they were watching was actually his bad eye playing up.... rather cruel of them!
I am the same it was a good entry and Jonas is a funny guy and well he is right Stockholm is a very beautiful place, there aren't many big cities where you can fish not far from the centre and the fish is edible, though I am not sure about Mardy Fish.

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


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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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...though I am not sure about Mardy Fish.
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I am the same it was a good entry and Jonas is a funny guy and well he is right Stockholm is a very beautiful place, there aren't many big cities where you can fish not far from the centre and the fish is edible, though I am not sure about Mardy Fish.
Of course he is.... he was Thai Stir Fried earlier today, in fact.

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ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

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Of course he is.... he was Thai Stir Fried earlier today, in fact.
Would I be right in saying both of these guys had won this event?

Then again gravlax is a wonderful Swedish dish and you are right the meat content on Mardy would go quite well with the dish.

Jonas is right about one thing in Sweden at that those hotel buffets you won't go hungry.

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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Back-to-back champions in 02 and 03, yes. I'd completely forgotten about Sricha's title there, to think he beat Rios in the final.... that was during his red-hot second half of 2002 when he beat Agassi, Hewitt, Safin, Ferrero, Henman, Roddick, Kuerten, Rios and Canas, he's never really recaptured that kind of form.

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Very nice blog. Better than Safin's.

Bjorkman is one hell of a nice guy.

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Very nice blog. Better than Safin's.

Bjorkman is one hell of a nice guy.
Good to see you are not surprised. There are some people on MTF who would vote Safin as the Greatest Swedish Player of all time.

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


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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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ignoring the content for a moment, jonas seems to write well for a tennis player. much more structured than the usual, i did this, and then i did that format
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I am very happy Jonas is doing the blog as well
In my eyes he is one of the nicest guys on tour and I am sure he will write a nice and funny blog
He always does one for his homepage, so he is used to it already!

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what a nice blog. well written and everything. good example of an interesting blog that doesn't try to be haha-slap-your-tighs-funny. it's not fair though that he gets practically no attention on the atp-site... they'd rather have that 7-top-ten-players-in-action-headline instead... *zzz*

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