P. Srichaphan def. T. Johansson 1-6, 7-6, 6-3

06-19-2004, 03:31 PM
Thomas :banghead:!!! He was up 6-1, 5-2 :sad:! Good effort though :sad:!

06-19-2004, 03:37 PM
I'm annoyed by this result!! Last time I checked, it was 6-1, 4-2 Johansson! He should have wrapped it up! :(

06-19-2004, 03:38 PM
Thomas won 15 more points that Paradorn in the match :eek:!
Congrats to Paradorn who stayed tough and played well in the key moments!

06-19-2004, 03:38 PM
Thomas choked. Shittypan got lucky. Thomas will win another title. Poor guy he would have done more since Oz 02 had it not been for his knee surgeries. What is Shittypan's excuse?

06-19-2004, 03:49 PM
PARADORN ~~ Fantastic Result; well done to fight hard when the result looked over for you..
@@ For anyone who doubts Srichaphan's resolve & guts {hiden by calm outer persona} then don't be surprised if he does some damage at remaining Slams & TMS events in 04!

Nottingham IS Title is just the beginning^ plenty of big wins to look forward to*!!

Thanks for making me a happy guy today BALL mate!

06-19-2004, 03:49 PM
:sad: Thomas.

I hope he plays a good Wimbledon and continues to reach the top 20/30 again :)

06-19-2004, 03:51 PM
BTW~ Srichaphan had his 25th birthday 4-days ago; great present he gave himself this week & his legion of fans(*@@*)!

06-19-2004, 03:54 PM
Good work Dorny boy! :) :worship:

Good luck at wimbledon

06-19-2004, 04:05 PM
i think johansson should have taken the match when he had the chance, but paradorn deserved to have won!

06-19-2004, 04:16 PM
The only problem for Paradorn now. Can he do this when he meets top players who are on top of their game, such as Roddick or Federer?? He seems to be outplayed by higher ranked players. I expect to see him against Rogi at Wimbledon, if only they could get there, I mean the fourth round. (I'm quite sure Rogi could.)

For Thomas, I think he was too tight while serving for the title. He hasn't won the title since winning the Australian open , so I know it was tough for him to close out the match. Well done, anyway. just fully recovered from injury. You can be on top again.

06-19-2004, 04:28 PM
I hate it when this happens, Hantuchova did the same thing at Eastbourne today. Srichaphan was rubbish for a set and a half, he was getting beaten at his own power game and started going for some ridiculous shots, including a number of hopeless dropshots into the net. Then he hauls himself back into the match, finally decides to make Johansson play the ball a little more, and is rewarded with a tight game from the Swede when he served for the title. You could tell Johansson was doomed from his body language in the final set, his whiny demeanour is something I've never really liked about him and it proved his undoing.

06-19-2004, 04:30 PM
Well done Paradon!

User ID 4783
06-19-2004, 04:34 PM
Congrats to Srichaphan

06-19-2004, 04:35 PM
awwwww you'd think he won a slam or something. how sweet :)

06-19-2004, 05:26 PM

Congratulation for your five title and first title of this year. :worship:

Paradorn did not play his best tennis, he did not serve well ( made 7 DF ) and made many UEs. He was finding his form and fought back when he was down 1-6,1-4, and he broke back at 2-5. He never give up and started playing well and won the tie break. Well done ball. You deserved to win. :D

06-19-2004, 05:26 PM
Why is the final on Saturday? They want to prepare for Wimbledon tomorrow?

06-19-2004, 05:28 PM
Paradorn! :bounce:

06-19-2004, 05:37 PM
dear tennis fans!!!!!!!!
please respect that this goodhearted man won by his will and fortitude, he did not give up till the last point and deserved to win. like gaudio in roland garros. so please show some respect and stop the name calling. too bad for johansson but that's tennis.
congratulations to Paradorn who continues to give hope and inspiration to the Asians.

06-19-2004, 05:46 PM

Thank you all spectators for coming. :worship:

From BBC sports

Srichaphan clinches title

Thailand's Paradorn Srichaphan staged a stunning comeback to beat Thomas Johansson and win the Nottingham Open.
Top seed Srichaphan came back from a set and 5-2 down to beat the Swede 1-6 7-6 (7/4) 6-4.

Johansson, the 2001 champion, was a game from victory before top seed Srichapan battled back to take the set to a tie-break.

Buoyed by his success, Srichapan had a relatively comfortable ride to his first grass court title in the third.

He became the first player in the event's history to lift the title as the number one seed.

"It's a dream to come back and win the match because he was playing really well in the beginning," said Srichaphan after his fifth career title.

"His returning gave me a hard time and I could not really play my game at all.

"Things happen so quickly on grass and I just tried to hold my serve and see if he could serve out for the match.

"At 3-5 and 0-30 down in the second set I was thinking 'this is going to be a quick day for me!' I was telling myself it was not going to be my day.

"But I thought about the final I played in Washington in 2002 against James Blake when I won the first set 6-1 and was a break up in the second but lost the match, and I just tried to make the turn around like that match."

06-19-2004, 06:20 PM
I am really sad for Thomas, because he should have won this match.
But he has to blame himself.
Anyway, I think it was a good result for him after being injured so long.
He should be satisfied and I hope he will reach long in Wimbledon... :) :) :)

Go Thomas!!!! :clap2: :clap2:

06-19-2004, 09:03 PM
Thomas :sad:

06-19-2004, 09:10 PM
HUGE CONGRATS to Paradorn! :bigclap: :bigclap:
he had not such a good year so far, but this title on grass is a really great achievement for him! :woohoo: :wohoo:

Tennis Fool
06-19-2004, 09:53 PM
Paradorn is boring.
TJ is blah.

06-20-2004, 04:22 AM
Srichaphan Comeback Seals Nottingham Open Win
NOTTINGHAM, England June 19, 2004
Courtesy : atptennis.com

Top seed Paradorn Srichaphan launched a stunning last-ditch comeback to defeat Swedish qualifier Thomas Johansson and claim his first career ATP grass court title.
Srichaphan rallied from a 6-1, 5-2 deficit before edging a second set tie-break. A single break of serve in the third set was enough for the Thai to claim his fifth career ATP title and first of 2004.

Srichaphan became the first No. 1 seed to win the Nottingham Open and handed Johansson his first career defeat at this event.

He improves to a 2-0 head-to-head record against his Swedish opponent, winning both matches in three tight sets.

The Thai star, who stood in 27th position of the INDESIT ATP 2004 Race at the start of the week, won € 51,400 and and 35 INDESIT ATP 2004 Race points.

Johansson was bidding to become the first qualifier to win the Nottingham Open and is now 9-1 lifetime at this event. He holds a 7-3 career record in ATP finals. The Swede was playing in his first final since claiming the 2002 Australian Open.

Todd Woodbridge teamed up with compatriot Paul Hanley to claim his 80th career doubles title at the Nottingham Open. They defeated Rick Leach and Brian MacPhie in straight sets. Both players have now won two ATP doubles titles in 2004. Woodbridge had never one the Nottingham Open before.

Leach and MacPhie are now 1-4 for the year in ATP doubles finals. So far, their only title for the year came in Scottsdale.


Srichaphan: "I don't know how I came back to win that match. One thing I know is I tried to enjoy myself during the final. Johansson played great in the first set and in the second he was up a break and serving for the match at 5-3. I thought it was going to be a quick day for me. I thought maybe it wasn't going to be my day. I just broke him back and I just tried to enjoy the match."

On his comeback: "I just came back though and I started to think about my match against James Blake in the final of Washington where I won the first set and was up a break in the second. Then I lost the tie-break and the match, so today I thought I could maybe turned it around the other way."

On winning his first grass court title: "It feels great, it's my first grass court title and my fifth overall so hopefully there will be lots more to come."

On his hopes for Wimbledon: "Well it all depends on the draw. I have a tough first round match against Ivo Karlovic, who is a grass court specialist, so it will have to be one match at a time. I still hope to make it to the second week."

On Tim Henman's chances at Wimbledon: "Well I think he has a good chance. I think he'll make it to at least the semifinals. He's been playing great and even on the clay, but it will be tough with all the pressure he has on him."

Johansson: "Everything was looking good till 6-1, 5-2. All of a sudden I lost a bit of concentration and Paradorn starting playing really well. He stopped making unforced errors and starting serving better so all credit to him. Against a guy like Paradorn, he's a Top 10 player, so he had to start playing well at some point, and he did. In the third set he was the better player."

06-20-2004, 05:42 AM
he's already 25? damn I thought he was younger....

06-20-2004, 05:44 AM
Well done paradorn!

Aleksa's Laydee
06-20-2004, 11:49 AM
aahhh tojo :crying2: Should have won that!!

06-20-2004, 01:40 PM
Congrats Paradorn !!

06-20-2004, 07:35 PM
omg thomas u fuckwit losing to srichapan :haha: :retard:

06-20-2004, 09:20 PM
Well done Paradorn...Love you!!