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Pim Pim Retires!!!

swede
02-01-2008, 12:35 PM
:eek:thats just sooo sad... he could have achieved soooooo much.. able to beat all players, and so much potential:( he said its impossible with the injuries to carry on:(

maria_marie
02-01-2008, 12:36 PM
is this offical? if yes it's soo sad

Sean.J.S.
02-01-2008, 12:36 PM
Link please? :)

If it's true it's a real shame...he was a potential Grand Slam champion...he just got injured all the time though. :sad:

JustJames
02-01-2008, 12:37 PM
Always sad when someone has to retire due to injuries but Pimpim also had the game to play at the highest level which in many aspects is worse still..

swede
02-01-2008, 12:37 PM
http://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/

AceMaker
02-01-2008, 12:38 PM
so bad

scarecrows
02-01-2008, 12:43 PM
such unlucky player
had the potential to stay in top 10 for a long time

krystlel
02-01-2008, 12:45 PM
Wow, I find this surprising. I wasn't even aware he was injured since he pulled out of the Australian Open due to lack of preparation.

Such a shame to end his career like that, he really did have a short career that had been hampered by injuries for a number of years now.

tripb19
02-01-2008, 12:46 PM
Awful news :sad: :( :sad:

Fergie
02-01-2008, 12:46 PM
What a shame :sad:

*bunny*
02-01-2008, 12:46 PM
That's very sad. I was hugely impressed with him at USO 2004 where he reached semis by defeating Roddick in five. His four-set loss to Agassi at 2005 AO, in which he fired 51 aces, was unforgettable too. And he's still only 25... :sad:

xtiano
02-01-2008, 12:46 PM
Oh that's sad.
He's only 26 and has the potential.

*Ljubica*
02-01-2008, 12:48 PM
Very sad news :sad:

pkubik
02-01-2008, 12:49 PM
thats sad... i hope he earned enough money to have a good life... Kom Igen PIM PIM!

maldini
02-01-2008, 12:50 PM
Pim-Pim :sad:

peacechick
02-01-2008, 12:51 PM
pimpim :sad:
He was a great player

Nadie
02-01-2008, 12:51 PM
it's so sad :sad: :sad: :sad:

Blue Heart24
02-01-2008, 12:52 PM
:sad: :awww:

justClaudia
02-01-2008, 01:03 PM
he could have achieved so much, what a shame. :awww:

Saumon
02-01-2008, 01:06 PM
It's such a pity. He is so young. :awww:

smit101
02-01-2008, 01:11 PM
What a shame, so much potential!!

Jaap
02-01-2008, 01:12 PM
The way people talk on this thread, you would have thought he'd died. :rolleyes:

Its a shame he has been forced to retire, but there is more to life than tennis ffs. He has earned a decent amount of money from it and has managed to travel the world.

JeffCandoi
02-01-2008, 01:15 PM
:wavey: pimpim

Shabazza
02-01-2008, 01:16 PM
The way people talk on this thread, you would have thought he'd died. :rolleyes:

Its a shame he has been forced to retire, but there is more to life than tennis ffs. He has earned a decent amount of money from it and has managed to travel the world.

As a professional tennis player he did. And that's what this thread is about.

Mr Brightside
02-01-2008, 01:17 PM
:hysteric:

ryan23
02-01-2008, 01:17 PM
Sad news for tennis, to be honest i had forgotten about him

martine2
02-01-2008, 01:18 PM
This is real bad news :sad:
Such a shame how injuries can influence a player's career :sad:

Jaap
02-01-2008, 01:18 PM
He may as well been retired in the last 2 years anyways.

Voo de Mar
02-01-2008, 01:20 PM
:sad: :confused: - it is adequate to this situation - the colours of Swedish flag :awww:

dragons112
02-01-2008, 01:31 PM
not bothered

jonny84
02-01-2008, 01:34 PM
Too young to retire in my eyes. Shame.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-01-2008, 01:46 PM
I'm not his fan,but it's sad to hear he retires so soon. :)

colorblind
02-01-2008, 01:54 PM
Pity...But not surprised about it. A shame he had so much stupid people around him.He should have taken it more easy after the first op...

Horatio Caine
02-01-2008, 01:55 PM
The way people talk on this thread, you would have thought he'd died. :rolleyes:

Its a shame he has been forced to retire, but there is more to life than tennis ffs. He has earned a decent amount of money from it and has managed to travel the world.

Yep, you have a point there mate...but it is still sad. It is always best to be able to retire on your own terms, and not only was he deprived of that opportunity, but he was also deprived of possibly another 3-4 good years at a respectable playing level.

Best of luck to him for whatever he wishes to do with the rest of his life. :yeah:

Naide
02-01-2008, 02:00 PM
:(

cmurray
02-01-2008, 02:02 PM
It's a shame for him. But I guess it's best not to continue pushing his body past what it could take. It can't be fun to be injured all the time.

LeChuck
02-01-2008, 02:04 PM
It is sad to hear that a player has retired from the sport at the age of 25.
Good luck to him in his post-tennis life.

scoobs
02-01-2008, 02:08 PM
Damn shame for him, but he's been so infrequently around that it felt like he retired a long time ago.

Shoulder, is it?

LocoPorElTenis
02-01-2008, 02:10 PM
I've never been a Pim Pim fan but this is still heartbreaking :sad:

neenah
02-01-2008, 02:16 PM
:sad:

Good luck and happiness to him in the rest of his life. :)

jazar
02-01-2008, 02:21 PM
i guess its given him some closure, so he won't be worrying all the time about when he'll be able to come back, etc.
but its a terrible shame. i admired his game a lot and hardly got to see him play. at least he managed to show us some of his potential with the USO semi

Deivid23
02-01-2008, 02:22 PM
This is a big fat shame. Thanks for the memories, you were truly an unique player and I somehow feel honoured to have witnessed live his last high-level performances in Pista Alcalá in AMS Madrid 2006 :sad:

Clara Bow
02-01-2008, 02:25 PM
A real shame. He was never able to have a long enough streak of good health to show his true potential. Good luck to him in his post-tennis life

Kolya
02-01-2008, 02:32 PM
Big game, big potential and a big loss.

Ivo#1Fan
02-01-2008, 02:34 PM
Great shame, he was a contender when he was healthy. I think at most he really only had one year healthy on tour. Sad.

ReturnWinner
02-01-2008, 02:38 PM
its sad but its not bad luck, the injuries in his shoulder are related with the way he served.

rocketassist
02-01-2008, 02:38 PM
Sad news. :sad:

Yappa
02-01-2008, 02:38 PM
Horrible news, indeed.

Yes, it's due to his shoulder.
He can play for a couple of weeks, but then he has to take a break again due to his shoulder problems, which makes it impossible to pursue his pro tennis career. According to swedish and italian doctors there's currently no known method that could help him.
Whatever happens, he said that he'll continue playing tennis, even if it won't be on a professional level anymore.

Kat!
02-01-2008, 02:44 PM
:bigcry: When I first heard of this (and it was on Wikipedia yesterday... gees!) I was hoping it would be some joke, but unfortunately it has already been 2 years since PimPim has been able to play at a consistent, competitive level, which is really sad. When he was healthy he really did have the ability to match it against the top players, but argh.... :sad:

Well, good luck with whatever he's going to pursue now, hope to still see him around the tennis world.

Labamba
02-01-2008, 02:44 PM
Pim-Pim :awww: :wavey:

http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/2008news/jjohansson_retires.asp

Joachim Johansson Forced to Retire

Swede Joachim Johansson has announced his retirement from professional tennis after three years with shoulder injuries.

"I can practice for a few weeks and play an individual tournament but after that my shoulder gets overworked forcing me to rest for a longer period of time," said the 25-year-old, who has the nickname 'Pim-Pim'.

"Taking that into account it is hard for me to reach my objectives and for that reason it makes it impossible for me to continue my challenge.

"This is a decision that has developed during the last month. Now I will set myself new goals but whatever happens I will always continue to play tennis."

Johansson's shoulder problems started at the beginning of 2005 ATP season, with the first of his three surgeries performed on July 27, 2005.

His last MRI showed that there was constant inflammation in his right shoulder and that he was suffering from 'pitcher's shoulder' (rotator cuff tendonitis). Shoulder specialists in Sweden and Italy have advised Johansson that at this time no surgery can help him to overcome his problems.

The 6' 6" right-hander won three career ATP singles titles (2004-Memphis; 2005-Adelaide, Marseille) and reached a career-high No. 9 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings on February 14, 2005. He also won one ATP doubles crown.

His best Grand Slam performance came at the 2004 US Open, when he beat defending champion Andy Roddick before falling to Lleyton Hewitt in the semifinals. The following year at the Australian Open, Johansson hit an ATP co-record of 51 aces in his four-set loss to Andre Agassi in the fourth round.

Johansson's last professional match on the ATP circuit came at Stockholm in October 2007, when he defeated Carlos Berlocq in the first round but had to withdraw from his second round match due to illness.

chjossic
02-01-2008, 02:47 PM
Damn .. that is bad news!

foul_dwimmerlaik
02-01-2008, 02:50 PM
Good bye Pim Pim. I'd say I will miss you, but it'd be a lie.

star
02-01-2008, 02:52 PM
:hug: :hug: Pim Pim. :sad: But I'm not surprised at all. He simply hasn't been able to play again after his surgery.

Jens
02-01-2008, 02:57 PM
Pim Pim :sobbing:

That's so sad. :sad:

Voo de Mar
02-01-2008, 03:00 PM
At least he has finished his career with a win, like Sampras or Henman ;) :wavey:

Mateya
02-01-2008, 03:15 PM
This is so bad :sad:
Unlimited potencial and unforfilled because of injuries. :sad:

Huge game without weakness, a big unbreakable server who could play from the baseline almost Nalbandian like on his day. Top 10 material.

Have a nice life :hug:

Burrow
02-01-2008, 03:24 PM
Good bye Pim Pim. I'd say I will miss you, but it'd be a lie.

Nice...

This is pretty shocking, we seen him as a youngster back in 2004/2005 playing some great tennis, I have missed him and I guess I will have to keep missing him.

And yes, this is bad luck, whoever said that is talking tomfoolery.

Aphex
02-01-2008, 03:24 PM
Swedish tennis dies more every day. :help:

Alexiana
02-01-2008, 03:31 PM
That's so sad:sad::sad: I'm so glad Tommy Haas managed to overcome his shoulder injuries a little better. He must feel awful :(

We will miss you Pim-Pim:worship::sad:

Voo de Mar
02-01-2008, 03:31 PM
Swedish tennis dies more every day. :help:

Sad but true. The retirement of Bjorkman and ToJo is comming.

ReturnWinner
02-01-2008, 03:34 PM
This is so bad :sad:
Unlimited potencial and unforfilled because of injuries. :sad:

Huge game without weakness, a big unbreakable server who could play from the baseline almost Nalbandian like on his day. Top 10 material.


:cuckoo:

osalsyst
02-01-2008, 03:35 PM
That's terrible! Him beating Roddick at the open was great. Then when he played Stockholm a couple years ago was great too. Beating Nadal and that crazy match against Vliegen! It's really a shame.

Jaap
02-01-2008, 03:38 PM
This is so bad :sad:
Unlimited potencial and unforfilled because of injuries. :sad:

Huge game without weakness, a big unbreakable server who could play from the baseline almost Nalbandian like on his day. Top 10 material.


:spit:

Mateya
02-01-2008, 03:43 PM
OK, not exactly Nalbandian like, but he could hit great winners consistently, something Karlovic,Ljubicic,Isner, Ivanisevic, ...could never do :p

And better than Sampras too. :devil:

Voo de Mar
02-01-2008, 03:48 PM
Pim-Pim had very strong forehand especially from the backhand side, but sincerely saying backhand was his biggest weakness.

Xristos
02-01-2008, 04:06 PM
Same..

I really wish him the best.

ReturnWinner
02-01-2008, 04:15 PM
Pim-Pim had very strong forehand

one of the biggest fh in the game if not the biggest

lDauxERU1NY

LeChuck
02-01-2008, 04:20 PM
I agree with the comments about Pim Pim's forehand. It was a very good shot, and his inside out forehand in particular was excellent.

KitinovRules
02-01-2008, 04:29 PM
Horrible news, so bad luck.
He had monster serve and killing forhend, so much potential.
I am really sad that he retires so young!!!

<Blue>
02-01-2008, 04:36 PM
Bad news... poor guy he had been injured most time of his career, and he could have been a great player.

Jelena
02-01-2008, 04:36 PM
I didn't follow him too closely, but it's always crap if a sportsman has to finish his career actually before the time because of an injury. :sad: All the best, PimPim! :wavey:

TMJordan
02-01-2008, 04:38 PM
Oh man, this is horrible :sad: :sad: :sad:

shotgun
02-01-2008, 04:40 PM
Sad if you think that three years ago he was a top 10 and seemed to have many career years ahead. My favourite match from him is the one against Agassi at the AO, even though he lost.

muniu
02-01-2008, 04:41 PM
oh fuck :sad:

Martin
02-01-2008, 04:54 PM
Sad news, he just didn't get much opportunity to show his talents because of the injuries. He did have some really memorable moments though and his serve will always be one of the best.

It is perhaps a warning to a lot of players to make use of their talent while they can because you never know when an injury could mess up your career.

Best of luck to Pim Pim in the future.

tiptopdaisy
02-01-2008, 05:02 PM
Pim Pim :sad:

best of luck for your future :hug:

gusman890
02-01-2008, 05:12 PM
Pim-pim :sad:

I hope he has a good career after tennis.

ZackBusner
02-01-2008, 05:29 PM
:sad:

Winnipeg
02-01-2008, 05:31 PM
pim-pim we will miss u so much

i would have never saw pim pim retire before Davide Sanguinetti... :(:(:(

Jimnik
02-01-2008, 05:57 PM
Disappointing to see another fast court player retire prematurely. I was never a fan but it just adds to the problem regarding the lack of variety in the game. Too many baseline grinders at the top and not enough risk taking power players.

But I still think there's hope for Pim-Pim. In about 2-3 years he'll start getting really bored and we might see a come-back.

Kitty de Sade
02-01-2008, 06:01 PM
Good luck in the future for Pim Pim. Sorry to see him go....:sad:

Dimonator133
02-01-2008, 06:14 PM
Pim-Pim:wavey:

he was awesome:worship:

so demoralizing:sad:

keqtqiadv
02-01-2008, 06:22 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

safinalium
02-01-2008, 06:28 PM
:sad: His career wasn't going anywhere lately and obviously the shoulder injury was troubling him but it's sad to hear that he has retired from professional tennis.
I wish him all the best in life. :)

Corey Feldman
02-01-2008, 07:10 PM
He was huge, what a size, serve, power

its no wonder his should gave out

not much luck for the Swedes in recent years with Magnus Norman (and Soderling lately) and these injuries.

Young Boss
02-01-2008, 07:11 PM
always sucks to see injuries end an athlete's career.:sad:

Björki
02-01-2008, 07:38 PM
Really sad news :bigcry:
He is only 25 years old :sad:

RonE
02-01-2008, 07:41 PM
That sucks :sad:

Pim Pim, you will be missed.

CooCooCachoo
02-01-2008, 08:02 PM
That's sad for him :hug:

I won't miss him, though. But it sucks for the fans.

freeandlonely
02-01-2008, 08:05 PM
shock, sad

freeandlonely
02-01-2008, 08:10 PM
Pity...But not surprised about it. A shame he had so much stupid people around him.He should have taken it more easy after the first op...

Really...?:sad:

TennisVamos
02-01-2008, 08:21 PM
Why ? Can someone tell me why 25 years old ,great player have to retire ?
I think one problem - people around him ! He need time !! :(


COMEBACK FAST PIM PIM !!! WE MISS YOU !!! :confused::confused:

Sommarsverige
02-01-2008, 08:32 PM
I just can´t believe this :sad: :sad: :sad:

Five
02-01-2008, 08:35 PM
:sad:
PimPim :hug:

BodyServe
02-01-2008, 09:14 PM
I will remember him as one of the very few players whose serve can compare with Karlovic's.
His forehand was one of the hardest/flattest i've ever seen.

one of the biggest fh in the game if
not the biggest



This video shows how hard/flat his forehand was.Too bad it's on court level though :o.

dijus
02-01-2008, 09:15 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

The Freak
02-01-2008, 09:31 PM
Quitter.

TheBoiledEgg
02-01-2008, 09:32 PM
:sad: :( :( so much unfulfilled talent :sad:

Iván
02-01-2008, 09:34 PM
I will miss his serve

JimmyV
02-01-2008, 10:01 PM
It's really a shame, he had great potential. If he had stayed healthy he would have had a hell of a career.

Sunset of Age
02-01-2008, 10:02 PM
Very, very sad news. It's awful when a talented player is forced to quit because of repeating injuries...

Pim Pim :hug: :hug: :hug: and all the best for your future life!

Chris Seahorse
02-01-2008, 10:14 PM
I never did enjoy Pim Pim's game but that doesn't mean I can't appreciated that it's still very sad for an individual who still enjoyed playing the game. I do hope that he made enough money from the sport that he at least is able to leave the game financially secure.

Klaas_nalbandian
02-01-2008, 10:17 PM
pity guess an other ace man will follow soon The Faceman Verkerk

Frederick16
02-01-2008, 10:19 PM
disaster for swedish tennis :sad:

Allez
02-01-2008, 10:22 PM
Bloody awful

Rogiman
02-01-2008, 10:24 PM
What a terrible piece of news.

He had one of the most 1D games I have ever seen, but it is always sad when a player retires having not fulfilled his potential.

preNadal care
02-01-2008, 10:26 PM
The cutest Swede tennis player :sad:

Voo de Mar
02-01-2008, 10:26 PM
He had one of the most 1D games I have ever seen, but it is always sad when a player retires having not fulfilled his potential.

one-dimensional?

Getta
02-01-2008, 10:39 PM
one-dimensional?

1D = one-dimensional.

In mathematical physics, at least. ;)

Aerion
02-01-2008, 11:03 PM
what else could he do with that name...:eek:

shirleysafin
02-02-2008, 12:16 AM
so pity for him
terrible news

colorblind
02-02-2008, 12:31 AM
The story i heard is that alot of people pushed him after his first op, and he started to play to early. After the second he gave it some time but it was a hopeless case.
A shame it is. Maybe he hadn´t the most attractive game but he had a game that could have been enough for a GS...

*Viva Chile*
02-02-2008, 12:36 AM
It's a pity, he'll be really missed in the game. He is too young to retire, I hope he reconsiders in one more year. :sad:

shotgun
02-02-2008, 01:24 AM
not much luck for the Swedes in recent years with Magnus Norman (and Soderling lately) and these injuries.

Vinciguerra as well. Top 40 as a 20-year-old, and nowhere to be seen these days.

NicoFan
02-02-2008, 01:33 AM
:sad:

I liked Pim Pim.

bavaria100
02-02-2008, 01:36 AM
I really liked Joachim and I'm gonna miss him on the tour. He had one of the best serves I have ever seen.

VolandriFan
02-02-2008, 01:40 AM
I should probably care more, I didn't mind Pim Pim.

Ten_Isse_Fan
02-02-2008, 01:40 AM
Nooo :sad: Sad news. I loved that guy. Good luck to him in whatever he does next. :sad: His future career looked so bright in '04... ugh.

darnyelb
02-02-2008, 02:16 AM
sorry to hear this - he had serious potential, and he seemed like a pretty cool guy. good luck to him.

Action Jackson
02-02-2008, 07:03 AM
Vinciguerra as well. Top 40 as a 20-year-old, and nowhere to be seen these days.

It has been a problem for a long time in Swedish tennis sadly and this is not new.

Hope PimPim will join Catella the organisation that Magnus Norman works for and one that is trying to do something in Swedish tennis.

Luna
02-02-2008, 07:24 AM
I wish you never grew old.:sad:

Luna
02-02-2008, 07:31 AM
Vinciguerra as well. Top 40 as a 20-year-old, and nowhere to be seen these days.


He once was my second favorite player,all that reminds me of how cruel of professional tennis.

colorblind
02-02-2008, 09:18 AM
Today in the swedish papers he sais that he want to become a trainer och help younger kids and give back to the tennis.
Aswell he have a big insurance that will come in and save him economic.
Hope that he can learn som kid to serve the pimpim way ..:)
It´s looking kind of dark for our next swedish generation. Tojo and Björkman not getting younger and Sodo is struck by injuries.
Nothing coming up from the young kids either, dark years to come..

Forehander
02-02-2008, 09:30 AM
lol biggest ball basher in tennis finally leaving?

In the 2005 australian open him vs Agassi was the finest display of ball bashing i have seen from a tennis player. I had no idea how agassi had the mental strength to keep up with the ridiculous ball bashing - with every single forehand or backhand going for a winner at each being 160-170km/h, there was NO WAY to start a rally with him (Nadal playing him would be ****ed!). His serves of course, was the utmost insane during that match. Lets not forget that the serving ace record in a match in the Australian Open history belongs to this swedish man during that match. He broke Richard Krajcek's ace record and I think it went up to 51? He would go for second serves as well as long as he was ahead in score in the game. The dude did have potential indeed, but too bad.

saippuakauppias
02-02-2008, 09:36 AM
Today in the swedish papers he sais that he want to become a trainer och help younger kids and give back to the tennis.
Aswell he have a big insurance that will come in and save him economic.
Hope that he can learn som kid to serve the pimpim way ..:)
It´s looking kind of dark for our next swedish generation. Tojo and Björkman not getting younger and Sodo is struck by injuries.
Nothing coming up from the young kids either, dark years to come..

I'm happy to hear that he wants to find other ways to be involved with tennis. Good luck to him as a coach/trainer.

Tojo, Björki, Sodo....:lol: you Swedes really like nicknames, don't you? :wavey:

Exodus
02-02-2008, 10:07 AM
that's sad cos i liked his power play. Good luck in the future

maria_marie
02-02-2008, 10:23 AM
lol biggest ball basher in tennis finally leaving?

In the 2005 australian open him vs Agassi was the finest display of ball bashing i have seen from a tennis player. I had no idea how agassi had the mental strength to keep up with the ridiculous ball bashing - with every single forehand or backhand going for a winner at each being 160-170km/h, there was NO WAY to start a rally with him (Nadal playing him would be ****ed!). His serves of course, was the utmost insane during that match. Lets not forget that the serving ace record in a match in the Australian Open history belongs to this swedish man during that match. He broke Richard Krajcek's ace record and I think it went up to 51? He would go for second serves as well as long as he was ahead in score in the game. The dude did have potential indeed, but too bad.

nadal indeed played him a couple of years ago in Stockholm and lost in the semis I think :( He was surely a talent but the pressure on his body proved to be too much for him

Voo de Mar
02-02-2008, 10:28 AM
nadal indeed played him a couple of years ago in Stockholm and lost in the semis I think :( He was surely a talent but the pressure on his body proved to be too much for him

In the 2nd round.

stebs
02-02-2008, 06:24 PM
A great shame for tennis. Hope Pim-Pim finds something enjoyable to do with his life.

StevoTG
02-02-2008, 06:34 PM
A great shame for tennis. Hope Pim-Pim finds something enjoyable to do with his life.

Echo. And nice to hear that he's staying in the game.
Best of luck Pim-Pim :)

Merton
02-02-2008, 06:35 PM
This is just sad, he never got the opportunity to enjoy a full career and he withdraws from the game before his own chosen time. Best of luck in the future.

Merton
02-02-2008, 06:37 PM
lol biggest ball basher in tennis finally leaving?

In the 2005 australian open him vs Agassi was the finest display of ball bashing i have seen from a tennis player. I had no idea how agassi had the mental strength to keep up with the ridiculous ball bashing - with every single forehand or backhand going for a winner at each being 160-170km/h, there was NO WAY to start a rally with him (Nadal playing him would be ****ed!). His serves of course, was the utmost insane during that match. Lets not forget that the serving ace record in a match in the Australian Open history belongs to this swedish man during that match. He broke Richard Krajcek's ace record and I think it went up to 51? He would go for second serves as well as long as he was ahead in score in the game. The dude did have potential indeed, but too bad.

That was the most opportune way for him to play, he was slow (LIke, Mardy Fish slow) and his backhand was a weakness, he was smart enough to emply a game that gave him the best chances for success.

Ceri
02-02-2008, 06:45 PM
A real shame. all the best for the future pim pim :)

Scotso
02-02-2008, 08:29 PM
Pim Pim :sad:

Experimentee
02-03-2008, 12:22 PM
Sad news :sad:
He had so much potential, if he had not been injured he could have been a regular top 10 player at least.

alelysafina
02-03-2008, 12:44 PM
OH NO!! :sobbing: :sobbing: I was hopping that he would come back, He seemed so optimistic to get back on court:sad:

Bobby
02-03-2008, 04:01 PM
It's sad for sure. But many seem to think it's bad luck and that he was unable to maximize his potential. I'm not sure this is true. Problems with his shoulder may well be caused by the way he serves. Very fast serve, but consuming for the body as well. If this is the case, Johansson and his people should have thought about it even before the first operation. Maybe they could have changed his serve somehow.

I'm just speculating, but in my opinion tennis is not just about hitting the ball as effectively as possible, it's also about taking care of the body so that one can play for a long time. Maybe he has a naturally "bad" shoulder, but in that case he should have found a way to deal with it somehow.

It's the same in all the sports. A golf swing is not good if it hurts your back. It doesn't matter how long you can hit. Tennis serve is not really good if it breaks your shoulder, even if you can hit 55 aces per match.

Having said this, it's sad that he retires.

stebs
02-03-2008, 04:10 PM
Great for Johansson that he has a head on his shoulders whereby he can accept this has happened, be a little sad but ultimately move on and live his life.

RogerFan82
02-03-2008, 04:58 PM
Sad to see injury preventing someone from reaching his full full potential!:sad:

rofe
02-03-2008, 05:03 PM
:sad: Forced retirement has to suck.