Originally Posted by Lenka
I am Crystal from Shanghai China. Jiri was ranked into top8 and came to my city to play TMC in 2002, and then he entered final in Shanghai Open 2003, semifinal in 2004. Actually, he is the only player I met for all the latest 3 years
I really hope he can get a title here,coz he had nice chance last year and the the year before, but all missed it. I remember last year in Shanghai Open, he lost both his single semifinal and doubles semifinal in one day
it is a very sad moment when he lost his doubles with his partner Pala in that afternoon. Coz that day was Pala's birthday, the organization prepared a big cake for him after the match. Jiri was very sad and disappointed, but still smiled, said Happy b'thday to Pala, then we all sang the birthday song to Pala, not many spectators at that time, but very warm
I remember i shouted to him at that time:"Jiri, come back to Shanghai next year!!~" He smiled to me and waved, but he know it's very difficult to be back, coz this year no Shanghai Open anymore....only TMC for the top8
Jiri, great to share the nice memory with us
he is always the favorite here!