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This is a nice interview

Thanks for posting it, Canuck

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Btw, I can understand Tokers favourite ice cream

I just bought a "Cookies & Cream" package yesterday, of course before knowing that it is Thomas favourite
Now it will taste even better...it is so delicious

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Thanks for that interview! I've learned a lot of things! He definitely has great tastes, for players, ice creams and ppl in general!

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Oh Birte, here's one to start... how do you pronounce the Swedish name Solveig? I was reading another Henning Mankell book and came across that name (i've seen it before, but never knew how to pronounce it).
That name isn't Swedish. It's Norwegian. Here are GWH's explanations about where it comes from. Thanks to him.
It was the name of the heroine of the Norwegian play "Peer Gynt" written by Ibsen. The funny thing is that, no matter how old that play, it still has some very true things to it.
It comes from Old Norse.


Don't ask me about the pronunciation, only him could help us!

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Safin lists Tojo as his toughest opponent:
TOUGHEST OPPONENTS: "Thomas Johansson. Difficult for me to play him. He plays fast, serves well, tough to return"

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Awww ToJo!! thanks for that Canuck! and Choupi too for asking GWH

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So my dad said, If you get a game from this guy, I'll buy you ice cream. And it was like 6-0 and 4-0 and then I got the first game. So that was good."
that's cute. I wonder what happened to that guy, at least he can say he beat an Aussie Open champion 0 & 1, hee!
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I read an article in the TENNIS magazine today (with nadal on the cover), it's about what other ATP players think of Hewitt's on court attitude, the loud Fanatics and the come-ons etc... they actually interviewed ToJo this is what he said (as far as I can remember, cos I didn't actually buy the mag):

"Of course the Fanatics help, but Hewitt himself does it on court (the come-ons). I don't think it's a distraction..."

Oh and Birte, how did you learn Swedish? Cos last year I tried, and got to chapter 4 of the grammar book but I just couldn't bring myself to continue! It's hard cos you don't know for sure if you're pronouncing some things correctly etc...

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Thanks for letting us know about the tennis mag, Margaret

Well, I started to learn Swedish many, many years ago at an evening school (you almost can learn everything at these schools in Germany), but as this was only every week 1 1/2 hour, it took quite long until I really dared to speak Swedish in Sweden. I think I learnt most when I was in Sweden, when you talk to people there.

I can understand that it´s difficult to learn Swedish with such a book. I tried this with spanish and I stopped directly at chapter 1 It´s hard to motivate yourself.

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oh thanks for the info Birte, here they don't have language schools for such obscure language as Swedish unfortunately I'm planning to go on an exchange to Sweden in Semester 2 next year so hopefully I can learn a bit more then

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even if you don't take a class while you're in Sweden you should be able to pick up some words/phrases just by listening to people talk/TV/radio. have a great time! i'd love to take a semester in Sweden!

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There are a few articles on Swedish sites which I don't understand completely but if we're going to take Swedish lessons here, this might be a nice start
I think the general gist of this one is that he played like crap yesterday but learned from it and winning when playing so badly is alway a nice thing. Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong.

This site has a Swedish-English translator which sucks ass, but is better then nothing

http://intertran.tranexp.com/Translate/result.shtml

Thomas sköna "skit"-seger

Thomas Johansson spelade riktigt dåligt.
Var nära att åka ur Wimbledon.
Men – som han säger:
– Det är de här skitmatcherna som är roliga att vinna. Då vet man att man är bra.
Efter en darrig och dålig insats gick Thomas Johansson vidare till tredje omgången i Wimbledon.
– Det var väldigt tufft. Jag förlorade första set, var nära att förlora andra och då kunde det gått illa, säger Johansson.

Halvvägs ur turneringen
Underläge 0–1 i set och setboll mot sig.
Då var Johansson halvvägs ur Wimbledon – och Andrei Pavel från Rumänien på väg mot tredje omgången.
Gav inte upp
Men Johansson gav inte upp.
– Alltså, man inser ju att det bara finns en sak att göra till slut: Kämpa, kämpa, kämpa.
– Man kan ju inte hoppas att killen börjar spela dåligt, man får ta tag i det själv.
Så Johansson reste sig upp och vann. Och han säger sig ha lärt sig en läxa. Att spela så här dåligt kan rent av göra honom till en vinnare.

Hoppas på final
– Absolut, det är oftast de här vinsterna som är skönast, när du verkligen kämpar och sliter. För vinner du när du spelar dåligt, så vet du att du kan spela så mycket bättre. Och kan jag spela bättre kan jag gå riktigt långt.
Så långt att man kan börja fantisera om en Wimbledonfinal.
– Jag hoppas att jag står i final om några dagar. Det har alltid varit en dröm att spela en Wimbledonfinal.
I nästa omgång väntar Janko Tipsarevic, Serbien-Montenegro, rankad 108:a i världen med bara åtta vinster på ATP-touren i år.
– På papperet ser nästa match onekligen väldigt bra ut.

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WOW i dont understand that one bit!


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to me, it just looks like someone had a fight with their keyboard!

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It's a lot like Dutch and German that's why I understand it quite a bit. I needed the translator for most of it though.
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