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Nieminen back in the Army

Timariot
01-31-2008, 10:54 AM
http://www.yle.fi/urheilu/tennis/id96367_1.jpg

Short video clip of Nieminen in the army, having good time in shooting range after spending night in the woods. That camo facepaint makes him look a very credible warrior :)

http://www.yle.fi/urheilu/tennis/id96367.html

Everything in Finnish, I'll summarize Jarkko's comments:

-he is quite happy with his shooting results

-change from sunny Oz to snowy Finland is quite big, but he is already well familiar with the routine and fellow servicemen (who are mostly athletes too).

-he thinks Army is actually good for his game, as eating, thinking and generally doing nothing but tennis 10 out of 12 months every year is quite mentally taxing and it's nice to get something else to think [note: duh, you don't have to think in the Army]. He notes that this was the best January of his career.

-next tournament is Marseilles

-his army stint will end in March.

Kolya
01-31-2008, 11:56 AM
Has Kimi Raikkonen done his service?

adee-gee
01-31-2008, 12:06 PM
He needs to spend a fair amount of time there judging by his recent 2nd serves :o

Kat!
01-31-2008, 12:07 PM
The face paint!!! :yeah: From the video, it doesn't look like they had to work too hard...but it's the first time I've seen soldiers having to disguise themselves as snow and trees.. :haha:

Action Jackson
01-31-2008, 12:22 PM
It's good for him and he is enjoying it and his fitness should improve, too bad the 2nd serve hasn't.

KitinovRules
01-31-2008, 12:29 PM
Jakke :)

Timariot
01-31-2008, 01:26 PM
Has Kimi Raikkonen done his service?

Räikkönen and Heikki Kovalainen have both served their conscription.

Jaap
01-31-2008, 01:27 PM
Why do Finland have an army anyways?

Kolya
01-31-2008, 01:31 PM
Why do Finland have an army anyways?

Soviets.

ReturnWinner
01-31-2008, 01:36 PM
Why do Finland have an army anyways?

to defend themselves from anti-botnia activists

Adler
01-31-2008, 01:37 PM
Ant this army done a real good job back in 1940