Yeah, we might as well ask for a forum... #1 doubles player in the world (but for how long!), consistent top 50 in singles... Awesome avatar by the way
I woke up this morning with an sms from my friend saying Jonas had won
Bjorkman sends Safin packing after marathon match
Sweden´s Jonas Bjorkman needed 145 minutes to post a dramatic overtime victory over fifth seed Marat Safin (picture) from Russia. Bjorkman, after wasting three match points in the second and saving one in the third, ultimately grabbed a tight 6-2, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4) win.
After dominating the first set 6-2, Bjorkman cruised to another 5-4 lead when he squandered three match points to allow Safin back into the match. The Russian´s serve would hold, though, and he fired three great returns to gain his first break for a 6-5 lead. However, Bjorkman immediately returned the favour – just to find himself stumbling in the tie-break again.
In a hard-fought third set, there were no break points prior to the tenth game but Safin prevailed again. Bjorkman, down 6-5 and serving, then saved one match point before wrapping up the issue in the tiebreak, where he came back from a 3-1 deficit to clinch a 7-4 win. "It´s very frustrating to lose like this," Safin said afterwards. "It was a lottery in the end and he made some great shots as well as the big points."
"I´m no fan of grass and I´m not enjoying it," he added.Bjorkman was
"pleased to beat such a quality player in my first match on grass."