Re: JONAS BJORKMAN
1 is the number
In the first two tournaments of the year, 1 has been the number for me.
First, I won the final in Doha with Max Mirnyi against Cristoph and Olivier Rochus 2-6, 6-3, 10-8. A great victory, because it is a major tournament that I hadn´t´won before, and I think that this was exactly what Max and I needed after a poor ending of 2005. To retain our self confidence immediately, and then add some, was important to be able to continue without pressure and try to be even better this year than the last.
It has been tougher in the singles so far. I have lost in the first round.
Today, in the Australian Open, I felt that something was wrong physically after five, six games against Denis Gremelmayr (6-3, 2-6, 0-6, 1-6). I have been told that it probably is a combination of the heat and a stomach virus.
Extremly frustrating to just break down like that, drained from energy, already in the beginning of second set in my favourite tournament, in front of all the Swedish fans, when I had done a good start. Suddenly I couldn´t do anything myself to turn the match around, just hope that it should start to rain, that he should get nervous and miss everything, or some other minor miracle.
I hope I can recover to the doubles on Wednesday.
Bryans || Djokovic || Paire || Rojer || Tecau || Pospisil || Chiudinelli || Verdasco || Simon || Seppi || Leo Mayer
Björkman || Arthurs || Edberg || Nalbandian || Hanley || Rafter
T.Johansson || M.Norman || Aspelin || O. Rochus || Söderling