I try to make a translation, it wasn't easy to translation, French are complicated
"My wife is not jealous"
Double is the most important event in Davis Cup and in Fed Cup, however the double is considered as the "poor event" in the tournaments, occulted by the singles.
Winner of 42 titles in the doubles, including Roland-Garros this year, ranked number 2 in the doubles race ranking with Max Mirnyi, the Swedish player Jonas Björkman gives his feelings about this spectacular discipline.
How do you choose your partners ?
J.B : When you don't have a partner for the week, you have to choose someone free and there are not a lot of players... But, if you plan to play with someone all the year, you have to try to find someone who will well-matched with you. Max is my team mate, he brings me his power, his good service, his footsteps, and I bring my quality of receiving the services. We compensate the weaknesses of eachothers which bring a good alchemy.
How is the relationship with your team mate ?
JB : We spend a lot of time together, but my wife is not jealous (laughs). It's like a second couple. I think it's good to get well, to respect eachother. But, i have to say that most of the players on tour, are nice. During my career, I played with about 60 partners. But, with the years, you have to be friend with your partner. If you are not, it can have repercussions on the results of the team.
If you had the choice, with which player would you like to play ?
JB : I think I'd choose Anders Jarryd. He won titles with 18 different partners, and especially with Stefan Edberg. It shows that he knew how to fit his game, he had a good adaptability. He inspires respect.