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Heres a start...
Just adding 2 pics I've been using in my yahoo group lately... obviously I didnt take them, but I'm gonna add the pics I did take, ASAP.

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Thanks for the pic BG, see what I told you about Wilander was right. How many 7 time Slam champions are that humble? No, Edberg doesn't count he is too into himself.

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Oh those were GREAT pictures!!!!

I love the way they look intensely into each other's eyes.

Sweden must be feeling really good about their tie with the U.S. just now. Mats is going to have some hard decisions about who to play. I would love for this tie to be in Arizona..... but I'm sure it will be Florida, or possibly California.
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another i found...
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That's very nice. Jonas is indeed VERY blond.

Mats is one of those nut brown Swedes. My grandmother had the same coloring, so I have a soft spot for him.

They all have such nice soft looks on their faces.

Thank you very much for the photo.

I want the U.S. to offer them wonderful hospitality in the quarters.
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That's very nice. Jonas is indeed VERY blond.
They all have such nice soft looks on their faces.
Isn't he! During Davis Cup week I was complaining that he needed a hair cut. Now I see why. It seems he left the peroxide in Sweden! heehee another pic courtesy of Getty!
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They all have such nice soft looks on their faces<<
Just another reason to appreciate them

What's the deal with Robin in these pics though. I mean, when he's in front of you, he's so much better looking. But he looks a bit wrong in these photos. Joachim however, what you see is what you get. My friend and I were almost fainting when Jonas and Joachim took off their shirts to train. Yeah, I'm "Bjorkman Girl" but at the time it was all about Joachim. You wouldnt expect him to be so muscular. Its surprising! Anyway, I'll stop being superficial! I love the second pic of mats... such a sweetheart!

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Thanx for those last pics that are Je Je.

All of them look great; Joachim looks a bit more tanned than the others, something nice coz it contrasts with his blond hair

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is anyone going to cheer on the swedes in USA? if you do be sure to take loads of pics!
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I would love to go and cheer for Sweden! It would be great. But..... can't get to Florida.
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Thanx for those last pics that are Je Je.

All of them look great; Joachim looks a bit more tanned than the others, something nice coz it contrasts with his blond hair
Thats probably from spending the aussie summer in adelaide with the hewitts
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Yeah....probably....

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CHAT ROOM: Mats Wilander, Sweden's Davis Cup coach

Mats Wilander opted for experience when he picked his team that will play the United States in the Davis Cup quarterfinals April 9-11 in Delray Beach, Fla. Wilander picked Thomas Enqvist, 30, and Jonas Bjorkman, 32, along with Joachim Johansson (21), Robin Soderling (19) and Thomas Johansson (29). Enqvist and Bjorkman or Soderling are expected to play singles, and Bjorkman is expected to team with Joachim Johansson in doubles.

The younger U.S. team has Andy Roddick, 21, and Mardy Fish, 22, in singles and the top-ranked doubles team in the world, 25-year-old twins Bob and Mike Bryan.

Where do you think the strength of your team is?
I think the strength of the Swedish team is we have five players, and they can all play singles. We have Jonas Bjorkman in doubles, who might be the best doubles player in the world in my eyes. I think he can play with pretty much anyone. He played a great match with Joachim Johansson against Australia. I think that for me, as a captain, for the first time, I think I've got some choices, which actually makes it a little easier to pick the two guys who will play singles instead of being set with two guys like I was the first year, last year.

How much does the confidence play a part in your guys?
You went in as underdogs in Australia and came out, away from home, a
winner. Is that a factor here in terms of just the mentality of the players? I think it's pretty significant. I think the guys realize that they can still -- especially, I think, Thomas Enqvist and all the guys, you know, to play one match like Thomas did against Mark Philippoussis the first day -- they can still do that. They're still good enough to do that.These guys have played enough Davis Cup that I think they feel they're the favorites against anyone.

When you were playing, did you ever think about being a Davis Cup
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Yeah, I think so. It's one of those positions, I think, every Swedish player would like to do at some point in their life. I didn't think I was ready this early, to be honest with you. ... I really miss [the game] when I'm not around it. I can't create that kind of level in my own game anymore, so this is as close as you can get.

You've got the two old veterans on your team, guys over 30 years of
age. Is their experience significant as opposed to "fresh legs" the
Americans have with youth?
My situation is the opposite of [U.S. coach] Patrick [McEnroe's]. As a Davis Cup captain, I can appreciate what Patrick is doing. I think the young guys need the old guys to see how things are done in Davis Cup. You don't have to play 100 percent physical, physical tennis. It's more mental. Davis Cup is about putting the guy in there that's going to play the best when he plays his worst.

Comment on the emergence of Joachim Johansson after the Davis Cup tie
in Adelaide (Australia).
Well, I think that they all started playing really well in Australia before the Davis Cup match. I think Davis Cup is so intense; you're playing great players, and it's just one match. I think, when you get a win, and when you're a part of a team practicing for 10 days, I think your confidence level has to go up, whatever happens in the actual Davis Cup match.

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Pim Pim is hurt!
He won't play Davis Cup.

Swedish team loses Johansson

BY CHARLES BRICKER

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KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. - (KRT) - The Swedish Davis Cup team that plays the U.S. team at Delray Beach, April 9-11, has been dealt a severe setback by a shoulder injury to young, big-serving Joachim Johansson, who has returned home and will not play.

Johansson is one of the four players named earlier this week to the team and was almost certainly going to play doubles with Jonas Bjorkman and was a candidate to play one of the two first-day singles matches with Thomas Enqvist.

Now, captain Mats Wilander has some major decisions to make. He probably will replace Johansson with Thomas Johansson, the 2002 Australian Open champion who is not playing good tennis right now.

Thomas Johansson went out in the first round at Key Biscayne to Nikolay Davydenko and is 7-7 for the season. His doubles prospects are also questionable. He played Davis Cup with Bjorkman in 2002 and lost twice to Wayne Arthurs/Todd Woodbridge of Australia and Greg Rusedski/Tim Henman of Great Britain.

The loss of Joachim Johansson removes Sweden's biggest serving threat and a quality doubles player from this quarterfinal tie. He was 10-3 coming into the Nasdaq-100 Open, having won the title at Memphis, where he defeated Americans James Blake and Mardy Fish en route to his win over Nicolas Kiefer in the final.

Joachim Johansson, 6 feet 6, was blasting serves at around 135 mph for much of this year until his shoulder began to ache. He was not in good form, however, when he arrived at the Nasdaq, losing first round to Juan Monaco 7-6 (6), 6-2, and complained that he was tiring on court.

It was hoped that rest was all he needed, but an MRI showed a shoulder strain that is going to need several weeks to heal.

At 21, Joachim Johansson is a rising star, and Wilander was not afraid to use him in doubles against Australia in the Davis Cup first round. He and Bjorkman defeated Wayne Arthurs and Todd Woodbridge, who is Bjorkman's touring doubles partner, in five sets.

Fish, who is playing singles for the United States along with Andy Roddick, won't miss Johansson, who took him out 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinals at Memphis.

When the substitution is made, the Swedish team will be Bjorkman, Thomas Johansson, Thomas Enqvist and Robin Soderling.

Without Joachim Johansson, Wilander is faced with another critical decision. He would have felt comfortable resting Bjorkman the first day and going with Joachim Johansson and playing Bjorkman in doubles Saturday and the reverse singles Sunday.

He would feel less comfortable using Thomas Johansson in the first-day singles and so must now choose between him or pushing Bjorkman into the Friday singles, which means Bjorkman could be playing best-of-5 matches three days in a row.
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p.s. I stole this article from the Roddick Forum where Bunk posted it.
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