I just realised the guy didn't have a thread on here... So here's a start... I think you guys would know by now...but ToJo's back Albeit in Adelaide and not Sydney *which I'd have loved!* he's in action and I couldn't be happier (except for the fact my man Jonas is coming to Syd!)
Twenty-eight year old Swede, THOMAS JOHANSSON, who has been on the sidelines for all of 2003, has accepted a wild card into the 2004
AAPT Championships in Adelaide, starting at Memorial Drive on January5.
Johansson, who won the 2002 Australian Open, has not played a match
since November last year, when he lost to Roger Federer at the Tennis
Masters Cup in Shanghai. He sustained injuries in the latter half of
2002, and was forced to withdraw from the US Open because of a
shoulder injury. The shoulder problem put pressure on the rest of his
body and, as a result, he underwent knee surgery last February. He
subsequently missed the remainder of this year because of
AAPT Championships tournament director Colin Stubs was delighted that
Johansson chose Adelaide for his comeback: "It will be good for
Thomas to start off the New Year in Adelaide," Stubs said. He likes
playing in Australia, as do all the Swedes, and he will get some
tough competition. Hopefully he'll be able to win a couple of early
round matches which will help restore his confidence."
Johansson will mix it with the likes of the tournament's top ranked
player, DAVID NALBANDIAN and other consistent performers such as
WAYNE FERREIRA, GUILLERMO CANAS, ARNAUD CLEMENT, ROBBY GINEPRI,TAYLOR DENT, TODD MARTIN and GREG RUSEDSKI.
THOMAS ENQVIST, MAGNUS NORMAN, SCOTT DRAPER and WAYNE ARTHURS will have to fight it out in the qualifying rounds, subject to the
allocation of the remaining two wild cards (to be announced closer to