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*~* Joachim in the US Open cheering thread *~*

Aleksa's Laydee
09-01-2004, 07:24 PM
After a successful round 1 win 6-3 6-1 6-3

Onto round 2 where he will face Jan Mike Gambill

Goooooooooooooo PIM PIM!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

Sharon
09-01-2004, 09:54 PM
Go pimpiM!!!!!!!! :bounce: does he play tomorrow or friday??

Aleksa's Laydee
09-01-2004, 10:42 PM
not sure, im guessing friday and becuase he's playing an american it'l be on a big show court i reckon :woohoo:

gogo_guga
09-02-2004, 01:14 AM
I think that he will probably play tomorrow
Hopefully they will play in the Grandstand, that way we will be able to see Pim on TV
:)

gogo_guga
09-02-2004, 03:13 AM
No one listen to me!!
Joachim is playing on Friday.

Sharon
09-02-2004, 04:08 AM
they mentioned that top half plays tomorrow, bottom half plays friday, hopefully they do put him on grandstand so they'll show him

Aleksa's Laydee
09-02-2004, 10:32 AM
hes plays friday!!

pippimao
09-02-2004, 12:51 PM
is there any pic?

Sharon
09-02-2004, 02:05 PM
is there any pic?

i havent found any yet... probably didnt get cameras out to the court he was playing on :mad:

BUT there are netcam pics in some other thread :)

Toppu
09-02-2004, 03:08 PM
Go to Johansson Pic thread for Netcam pix from first round .

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=14784

Sharon
09-03-2004, 04:31 AM
woohoo, he plays on grandstand tomorrow!!! :D he might get on tv

gogo_guga
09-03-2004, 04:58 AM
Tomorrow will be an awesome US OPEN day for me because my many of my faves will be playing:

*Pim Pim
*Rafa Nadal
*JC Ferrero
*Tommy Haas

Aleksa's Laydee
09-03-2004, 11:19 AM
yay hes gonna be on TV and on the net cam :aparty: :woohoo: picture time!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
09-03-2004, 09:54 PM
Lets go pimster ;) get this break :banana: at the mo 1-1 in games

Aleksa's Laydee
09-03-2004, 10:05 PM
this is looking hard for pim pim, gambill is playing out of his mind!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
09-03-2004, 11:22 PM
some pics from his second round match

gogo_guga
09-03-2004, 11:54 PM
Pim Pim just won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Too bad we didn't get to see him on TV though

Aleksa's Laydee
09-04-2004, 12:08 AM
yeah he did!!! 6-4 7-5 7-5 he managed to cope with jan mike playing one of the matches of his life!!!

and i love him more than ever now ;) 'where are u from' (american accent) 'sweden' (pim pim) aaahhh :inlove: :lol:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-04-2004, 01:48 AM
is JMG the "american accent"?

Björki
09-04-2004, 09:36 AM
well done Pim Pim :D

Aleksa's Laydee
09-04-2004, 10:15 AM
is JMG the "american accent"?

no a person in the crowd, it was when he was signing autographs ;)

gogo_guga
09-04-2004, 01:37 PM
Faves still in:
*Pim Pim :)
*Roger Federer
*Carlos Moya

Faves who are already out:
*Guga
*Rafa Nadal
*JC Ferrero
*Marat Safin
*Igor Andreev

gogo_guga
09-04-2004, 01:38 PM
Guys, I must say that you are doing a wonderful job with the pics!!!! You put the other forums to shame!!!!!!

Sharon
09-04-2004, 03:28 PM
hmmm Koubek next round... i think he has a good chance :)

yes gogoguga, we intend to put other forums to shame :p ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
09-04-2004, 05:37 PM
Guys, I must say that you are doing a wonderful job with the pics!!!! You put the other forums to shame!!!!!!

;) i try my best with the web cam pics to satisfy ;)

hell yeah...joachims forum ROCKS :rocker2:

Toppu
09-04-2004, 06:25 PM
I've just noticed that PimPim is currently the leader in ace department at the US Open. 47 times already. Haha, even the owner of the fastest serve speed cannot hit this much. :worship:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-04-2004, 07:06 PM
hehe :bowdown: we always said pim pim was the best ;)

gogo_guga
09-05-2004, 07:13 PM
Yay!!!
Pim is through to the fourth round!! He beat Koubek 6-7 7-6 6-1 6-3
I'm soooo happy they showed him on TV!!!
He will play either Melzer or Llodra on the next round, I'm really hoping for Llodra though cuz when Melzer is on nothing can stop him.
Guys stay tuned to usopen.org because they might have Pim's press conference later today!!

Yoav
09-05-2004, 07:18 PM
well done, Pim Pim :clap2: :bigclap:

Jexy
09-05-2004, 07:28 PM
Yay!!!
Pim is through to the fourth round!! He beat Koubek 6-7 7-6 6-1 6-3
I'm soooo happy they showed him on TV!!!
He will play either Melzer or Llodra on the next round, I'm really hoping for Llodra though cuz when Melzer is on nothing can stop him.
Guys stay tuned to usopen.org because they might have Pim's press conference later today!!

LOL!! they didnt show enough!! ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
09-05-2004, 09:18 PM
he's gonna play llodra...i smell a quarterfinal appearance coming :D :banana:

i think he can too ;) :worship:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-05-2004, 09:19 PM
Johansson Takes Koubek in Four
by Lisa Zimmerman
Sunday, September 5, 2004

For the second time in less than two weeks, Joachim Johansson got the better of Stefan Koubek. After posting a straight-sets win over Koubek at Long Island, the 28th-seeded Swede got past Koubek, 6-7 (2), 7-6 (1), 6-1, 6-2, Sunday in a third-round match at Louis Armstrong Stadium.

Koubek, a 27-year-old Austrian, came out strong and battled his opponent evenly, finally taking the first set in a tiebreaker. Johansson seemed to struggle with his backhand throughout the first set and into the second, sending shot after shot high up off the side of his racket. He also established a bad pattern early on of being up 30-0 or 40-0, then promptly losing several points in a row, forcing himself to dig out of a hole. However, Johansson made up ground by relying on his powerful serve, ultimately accumulating 19 aces (compared to Koubek's five) throughout the course of the match.

In spite of his early difficulties, the 22-year-old's expression never changed. His only show of emotion was the occassional ball flung back after a bad point -- and he had a few with a total of 57 unforced errors to Koubek's 46.

Koubek, on the other hand, alternately muttered, talked (sometimes in the direction of his coach) and yelled at himself at a constant pace and seemed to play a steadier game until losing the second-set tiebreaker.

The third set was all Johansson as the Austrian was able to hold serve only once. So frustrated at his play, Koubek began throwing his racket to the ground.

While there were a few spirited points, the match consisted mostly of standard baseline rallies, although both players were successful with net approaches when they were attempted. Koubek was good on 11-of-18 and Johansson came through on 17-of-26.

Johansson also cruised in the fourth set and advanced to match his best career performance at a Grand Slam. He reached the round of 16 at Wimbledon this year.

In the fourth round, Johansson will meet the winner of the match between Jurgen Melzer and Michael Llodra.



Armstrong - MS - 3rd Round




Match Statistics
IBM NetCam



Stefan Koubek AUT 0 77 61 1 3

Joachim Johansson SWE (28) 0 62 77 6 6







- This is Koubek's fifth US Open and his first time reaching the third round. His best showing so far this year was a third round appearane at Roland Garros.

- This is Johansson's second US Open. He was eliminated in the first round last year.

- Koubek arrived in the third round after an upset win over Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero.

- After defeating Koubek in the second round, Johansson reached the quarterfinals at Long Island. His best outing of the year came in February, when he captured the first title of his career at Memphis.

Sharon
09-05-2004, 10:17 PM
I've just noticed that PimPim is currently the leader in ace department at the US Open. 47 times already.

hehe 66 aces now :D

jexy... yah, they couldve shown him more today tho... stuck with haas' boring match after that first set :mad:

Björki
09-05-2004, 10:22 PM
well done Pim Pim :D
Good luck against Llodra :banana:

gogo_guga
09-05-2004, 11:22 PM
Pim beat Llodra in Toronto, so he can definitely do it again!

sol
09-05-2004, 11:37 PM
Well done, Pim Pim!!!! :wavey: :worship: :bounce: :banana: You're able of beat Llodra:D.. We'll see you against Andy in QF;)

Sharon
09-05-2004, 11:53 PM
if he wins against llodra (which i think he can :D) then it'll definately be andy...
theres no chance robredos gonna win that match (no matter HOW much i hope :mad: )

gogo_guga
09-06-2004, 12:00 AM
If Robredo wins, Joachim will definitely make it into the semis!!!!:)

Yoav
09-06-2004, 12:08 AM
i think that Pim Pim is one of only a few who can be a strong as Roddick with his groundstroke. like in the past that Enqvist managed to overcome Roddick, i think that Pim Pim can do the same although the poor h2h. :)

Kristen
09-06-2004, 04:12 AM
How's pimpim been going with his unforced errors? Because when Llodra played Jurgen he only made 15 :tape: the a$$hole! Perfect serves as well apparently :o

Kom igen pimpim! I can support him again now that he's my only guy left :rolleyes: (aside from Oli and tim)

gogo_guga
09-06-2004, 12:28 PM
How's pimpim been going with his unforced errors? Because when Llodra played Jurgen he only made 15 :tape: the a$$hole! Perfect serves as well apparently :o

Kom igen pimpim! I can support him again now that he's my only guy left :rolleyes: (aside from Oli and tim)

Hey Bjorkman_Girl, what does Kom igen mean? Does it mean come on?
This is sort of an urgent question. :wavey:

gogo_guga
09-06-2004, 12:30 PM
I am pissed off at the US Open Press for not interviewing Joachim after his win!!!!!!!
Aren't they trying to promote new players?? Than why do they always interview the same people??

Björki
09-06-2004, 01:06 PM
gogo_guga:
Kom Igen means come on :)

Sharon
09-06-2004, 01:33 PM
How's pimpim been going with his unforced errors? Because when Llodra played Jurgen he only made 15 :tape: the a$$hole! Perfect serves as well apparently :o


but don't serve volleyers tend to have much less UE's during a match???
i think pim had about 50 yesterday against koubek. from what i saw, a bunch came off his forehand in the first set breaker

Sharon
09-06-2004, 01:35 PM
I am pissed off at the US Open Press for not interviewing Joachim after his win!!!!!!!
Aren't they trying to promote new players?? Than why do they always interview the same people??

i dont think they usually interview relatively unknown players unless they just won a big match or they played with someone really well known here (like roddick or serena)

gogo_guga
09-06-2004, 02:09 PM
Even if they don't, I mean, shouldn't that change?

Sharon
09-06-2004, 02:24 PM
i thikn they should change but at the usopen this year, they rarely put up ANY interviews. i mean they probably did interview pimpim and others, just they dont put it on the site. in fact, i dont think they've put many people outside the top 15 on the site this year

Aleksa's Laydee
09-06-2004, 02:29 PM
its a shame but maybe after the next round... :D Goooooooooooooo PIM PIM :banana: (and no kristen you can't ditch pim pim now :p :wavey: )

Aleksa's Laydee
09-06-2004, 02:30 PM
hehe 66 aces now :D

jexy... yah, they couldve shown him more today tho... stuck with haas' boring match after that first set :mad:

you didn't miss much in the match...alot of errors from pim pim but then there were a few great points... and ya missed his hotness too :angel: but hopefully they will show him in the next round?!? :)

Sharon
09-06-2004, 02:35 PM
you didn't miss much in the match...alot of errors from pim pim but then there were a few great points... and ya missed his hotness too :angel: but hopefully they will show him in the next round?!? :)

probably depends when he plays... like if he palys same time as andy or serena there is zip chance they'll show him over those two :mad:
they keep talking about how good he is and some commentator was like... he can get to the semis but he wont win cuz he doesnt have the experiece

star
09-06-2004, 03:35 PM
I am really rooting for Pim Pim and Roddick to meet because that means we will get to see an entire match with Pim Pim. I think our only chance to see him in the U.S. is for him to play an American. :)

I am very pleased with Pim Pim so far in this tournament. He had a fairly good draw, and it is going to help him with his ranking a lot.

I'm also optimistic about the indoor season. I think he will do well there too. :)

Aleksa's Laydee
09-06-2004, 04:24 PM
I am really rooting for Pim Pim and Roddick to meet because that means we will get to see an entire match with Pim Pim. I think our only chance to see him in the U.S. is for him to play an American. :)

I am very pleased with Pim Pim so far in this tournament. He had a fairly good draw, and it is going to help him with his ranking a lot.

I'm also optimistic about the indoor season. I think he will do well there too. :)

yes this is a good time of the season for pim pim to peak, i hope he does do well indoor, nothing stopping him now ;)

Kristen
09-06-2004, 05:19 PM
i thikn they should change but at the usopen this year, they rarely put up ANY interviews. i mean they probably did interview pimpim and others, just they dont put it on the site. in fact, i dont think they've put many people outside the top 15 on the site this year

I totally agree with this! A couple of times I'd go there, and expect that my favourite guy, who had won a match, might be featured (eg. Melzer over Spadea or Joachim over Koubek; the JCF-beater), but nothing :( A really professional job eh :wavey:

star
09-06-2004, 06:18 PM
It's very disappointing. I'm hoping the asap site will have them up after the Open is over, but I'm not optimistic.

Sharon
09-06-2004, 08:48 PM
well they added berdych and a few other big names but thats about it :rolleyes: no signs of pimpim

Jexy
09-06-2004, 10:20 PM
life is all about politics right? Becuase it's US Open they are trying to expose the american players to the public... to make an association through nationalism.... so people who were kinda "meh" about tennis.... get proud.. it's all a marketing skim ... lol.. like anything and everything else :P

star
09-06-2004, 10:36 PM
hmmmmm interesting theory.

Wouldn't it be nice if we could concentrate on our shared appreciation of Pim Pim rather than by marginalizing some fans because of their nationality or because of the other players they support?

I like Pim Pim a lot, and have been following him ever since I saw his name in a juniors draw for Roland Garros in about 1999. I've been watching tennis for a very very long time. From what I've seen every country where there is a grand slam the programmers favor their own players. At Roland Garros I've seen lowly ranked French players on the main court while far more highly ranked players were shunted aside.

I've been pleasantly surprised by the programing this year. USA showed the Sargsian match even while there was an American player on AA Court. And there are other instances as well.

Aleksa's Laydee
09-07-2004, 09:07 PM
Good Luck today PIM PIM :kiss::banana:

Jexy
09-07-2004, 10:01 PM
hmmmmm interesting theory.

Wouldn't it be nice if we could concentrate on our shared appreciation of Pim Pim rather than by marginalizing some fans because of their nationality or because of the other players they support?

I like Pim Pim a lot, and have been following him ever since I saw his name in a juniors draw for Roland Garros in about 1999. I've been watching tennis for a very very long time. From what I've seen every country where there is a grand slam the programmers favor their own players. At Roland Garros I've seen lowly ranked French players on the main court while far more highly ranked players were shunted aside.

I've been pleasantly surprised by the programing this year. USA showed the Sargsian match even while there was an American player on AA Court. And there are other instances as well.

That's precicely what I mean. Nationalism. It's unfortunate, but true. I'm glad they were showing Sargisian, but there is a story behind that too. Even tho Sargisian doesnt play for US, he still came to US as a 20 year old, lived in Us for a few years without seeing family and then earned the money to bring them over by playing in US Open... :D... yep.. great marketting...

but meh.. lets put politics aside anyways :) GO PIMPIM! defeat Llodra! :p

Jexy
09-07-2004, 10:39 PM
M.Llodra :boxing: J.Johansson


LOL :spit:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-07-2004, 10:45 PM
Jexy are u gonna get the pics of pim pim off the net cam and post em on here, its just i would but its well late and i have to go to bed :sobbing: :zzz: so can you please? :wavey:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-08-2004, 12:30 AM
They showed his match on USA for about 2 seconds, then went to other unimportant things. like old matches. and things no one cares about. WHY DON'T THEY JUST SHOW HIS MATCH?? how far is he gonna have to get for them to show his bloody match!?!?! well, it looks like he's gonna beat Llorda (knock on wood) so maybe they'll show his next match. wait a minute of course they will, cause it'll probably be Andy next!

Yoav
09-08-2004, 12:56 AM
Jexy are u gonna get the pics of pim pim off the net cam and post em on here, its just i would but its well late and i have to go to bed :sobbing: :zzz: so can you please? :wavey:
here are some (although it's 03:00AM now :o )

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-08-2004, 01:19 AM
yoav, don't worry, i'm posting the netcam pics in the photo thread (it's only 7pm here)

wow, pim pim is DEMOLISHING Llorda!!! this is too easy for him!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-08-2004, 01:31 AM
it's over!!! and he wins it 6-2 6-3 6-2!! what a short match! if only it were on TV! :rolleyes:

his next match vs. roddick should be on TV! GO PIM PIM!!! BEAT RODDICK!!!!!!

Sharon
09-08-2004, 01:40 AM
:woohoo: GO PIMPIM!!!! KEEP IT UP!!!!!

he WILL be on tv against roddick... they dont pass roddick up for anything

too bad they were too busy showing cap/serena :rolleyes:

sol
09-08-2004, 01:51 AM
Well done, Pim Pim! :D
Congrats! :banana:
I’m looking forward to watch Joachin facing Andy. They should play in the night so is good for me.:D :bounce: I want to see a contested match. Hopefully!;)

Jexy
09-08-2004, 03:01 AM
Jexy are u gonna get the pics of pim pim off the net cam and post em on here, its just i would but its well late and i have to go to bed :sobbing: :zzz: so can you please? :wavey:

Björkfish.. you're so cute :p LOL

Well as you see lots of people beet me to it, but I did find some pics that were not on net cam, so I'll include them below :).

The rest of the pics I've put in my yahoo group (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sojexy/) it's in the right order from the beginning till end :)...

The next match will prolly be on the telly.. but prolly in the evening
(NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! - night class :( ) so remember to time record on your VCR! :spit:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-08-2004, 03:59 AM
i found another pic that i dont think is up yet :eek:

Scotso
09-08-2004, 04:14 AM
He has the game to give Rodprick a test, and I really hope he does it. I'm sick of Roddick waltzing through with no tests. C'mon Joachim!

Toppu
09-08-2004, 04:49 AM
:boxing: Yes, make the semis.. hit duck hard :boxing:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-08-2004, 04:56 AM
duck?? is that a name for roddick? please explain.

KayTang999
09-08-2004, 05:59 AM
Yep, that is how Andy Roddick haters call him Duck or Pandy LOL But I have no idea how that came about.

Björki
09-08-2004, 06:30 AM
well done Pim Pim. :clap2:
his first Grand Slam 1/4 :woohoo:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-08-2004, 07:08 AM
PIM PIM!!!! :eek: :eek: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS what a win :banana:

Thanks everyone for the pics :kiss:

Yoav
09-08-2004, 10:26 AM
well done PIM PIM :D :clap2: :bigclap: :worship:

Kat!
09-08-2004, 11:00 AM
finally! a pimpim video on usopen.org!! (well, just a REALLY short match highlight against Koubek... but still, better than nothing!)

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/video/2004-09-05/1094581264806.html

Jexy
09-08-2004, 01:02 PM
thanks ~kat for finding that out :P

Jexy
09-08-2004, 01:32 PM
Dear pebles of Pimperville :)...

if you don't have the computer gear to play that vid (I didn't) go to www.download.com (http://www.download.com) and search for Real Player.

Download it carefully tho, cause it will want to do stuff like put a google search bar on your comp :( And you may not nessasarily want that :p

BONNE CHANCE! ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
09-08-2004, 02:33 PM
finally! a pimpim video on usopen.org!! (well, just a REALLY short match highlight against Koubek... but still, better than nothing!)

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/video/2004-09-05/1094581264806.html

ahh wicked, thanks for that :wavey: :worship:

gogo_guga
09-08-2004, 11:23 PM
USA Networks just aired an exclusive interview w/ Pim Pim during the rain delay. He was in the players lounge and Michael Bartan (is that his last name??) stopped by to chat with him. Unfortunately they didn't really talk about anything that interesting, it was all about his upcoming match against Roddick, and a little bit about Borg. Pim is such a nice guy, he even taught Michael how to pronounce his name, which by the way is pronounced "Yoakim" and not "Yoakeem."
:)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-08-2004, 11:34 PM
awww, and i missed it!! son of a *****!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-09-2004, 03:54 AM
pim pim plays roddick at 7pm (EST) tomorrow. it should be on TV, (USA network) so set your videorecorders!!! hopefully the schedule won't be messed up because of all this rain!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-09-2004, 03:57 AM
go pim pim!! i just bet $100 of my "vCash" on you winning against Roddick! i hope you win!! YOU CAN DO IT!

Sharon
09-09-2004, 04:03 AM
hmm... well mats wilander was just talking to Jmac on tv and mac asked him to talk about pimpim vs. roddick tomorrow. and mats was like pimpim has a chance to win, if he plays really well then he'll beat anyone on anyday, he really believes pim has a good chance
SO, i hope he plays really really well tomorrow :bounce:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-09-2004, 05:30 AM
awww, i missed things AGAIN!!! and the bad part is: i was watching that! i just wasn't paying attention! maybe one of these days i'll start paying attention to important things like these!

Jexy
09-09-2004, 05:58 AM
GRORG! i missed it :( was in french class.... :bigcry:

:( !!GRORG!!! <--- (Jexy's angry noise)


can you guys post some pics of the game here? I have an abnormal psychology lecture and I think my VCR is busted :sad: *sniff sniff*

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-09-2004, 06:05 AM
can you guys post some pics of the game here? I have an abnormal psychology lecture and I think my VCR is busted :sad: *sniff sniff*

oh no! :sad: you should invest in another one, for future...things... yeah.

Kat!
09-09-2004, 10:10 AM
can someone explain to me how Michael Llodra's after match interview gets a coverted spot at usopen.org while THE WINNER OF THAT MATCH ... doesn't?

conspiracy theories anyone?

Kristen
09-09-2004, 01:11 PM
can someone explain to me how Michael Llodra's after match interview gets a coverted spot at usopen.org while THE WINNER OF THAT MATCH ... doesn't?

conspiracy theories anyone?

Maybe they want to wait until Joachim beats, or comes close to beating andy, and then frame him as an up-and-comer, someone we've never heard of before and not known for doing well in tournaments :tape: lol, I dunno... maybe he's too threatening and they don't want to seem at all unbiased in the upcoming johansson-roddick match!?

Aleksa's Laydee
09-09-2004, 02:03 PM
GRORG! i missed it :( was in french class.... :bigcry:

:( !!GRORG!!! <--- (Jexy's angry noise)


can you guys post some pics of the game here? I have an abnormal psychology lecture and I think my VCR is busted :sad: *sniff sniff*

I'll be in bed again :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: this sucks, if theres no rain im gonna stay up :D but if the schedules delayed i cant :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-09-2004, 02:05 PM
Anyway WIN PIM PIM!!!! you can do it, beat the duck ;)

Your the best ;) :kiss: :kiss: :drool: :drool: :hearts: :hearts: :bowdown: :bowdown: :yeah: :yeah: :yippee: :yippee:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-09-2004, 04:47 PM
here's someone's predictions for today's match.

Matthew Cronin: Day 11 Picks
by Matthew Cronin
Thursday, September 9, 2004

2-ANDY RODDICK (USA) VS. 28-JOACHIM JOHANSSON (SWE)

If you are a fan of pitching contests between two fire-ballers, head out to this contest, where two tall guys with live arms will fire one 140-mph bomb after another at each other. They're the same age, 22, but Roddick has developed much faster than Johansson has, nailing 15 titles to only one from the towering Swede.

The two played once earlier this year indoors in San Jose, and Roddick won a tight two-setter. They also clashed three times in the juniors, with Roddick taking all the bouts. Both men are playing far superior tennis now than they were then, which will leave little room for error on Ashe Stadium. Both men's strengths are their serves and forehands. J-Jo has bombed 76 aces in four matches, and A-Rod has 54. For the year, Roddick has posted 849, while Johannson has 644. How's them for rapidly falling apples?

Roddick has played better than any man in the tournament. He's hasn't been seriously threatened in one set, much less a match. With tremendous grit and a chest-bumping attitude, he's becoming Connors-like in his ability to intimidate his opponents on Ashe. He's pretty buddy-buddy with Johannson, so he's unlikely to directly get into his face, but he'll certainly draw the crowd in as much as possible.

There will be few breaks in this match, and a three-to-five tiebreaker affair is not out of the question. Both men have improved their returns some, but not enough to gaining handfuls of break points. Whoever manages to get a few significant returns in on his foe's serves will come out the victor. Johannson has never played on a big stage like this before and will likely be nervous at crunch time, which is why Roddick will come through in four tight sets.

HAHA! he called pim pim J Jo!! that's a good one :lol: but unfortunately he picked Roddick :rolleyes: to win :cuckoo: . (how often are these people right anyway?! :smash: ) let's just say he's way off and will be very surprised at the end of the day!

COME ON PIM PIM!!! :bowdown:

Toppu
09-09-2004, 06:44 PM
duck?? is that a name for roddick? please explain.

Yep, Andy is called "duck" by those who do not support him and his fans also.
I think people call him duck because of the way he walks and serves.

Aleksa's Laydee
09-09-2004, 08:57 PM
J -Jo :haha: :tape: good one

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-10-2004, 02:11 AM
FIRST SET PIM PIM 6-4!!!! GO PIM PIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-10-2004, 02:25 AM
he just broke roddick AGAIN!!!! he's 2 for 2 on breaks. he's playing the best match he's ever played (i think). it's 2-1 johansson serves next!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-10-2004, 02:43 AM
come on pim pim, so close!!!! get this and you'll be SO FAMOUS!! you'll be "the guy that beat Andy Roddick". you'll probably be famous even if you don't win because you're giving him such a hard time!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-10-2004, 02:48 AM
HE TOOK THE SECond set 6-4 TOO!!!

sorry, im just so excited!! he's come out of 2 0-40 holes already!!! he's playing EXCELLENT tennis!

Toppu
09-10-2004, 03:32 AM
oh no... it seems like Andy's trying to get back like he did last year against Nalbandian. Come on ,, Pim Pim .. Break duck back!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-10-2004, 04:01 AM
give him a hard time!! make him really work for this last set!!!!!!!!!
GO PIM PIM!!!!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-10-2004, 04:29 AM
OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!! HE JUST BEAT RODDICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BEST DAY EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I LOVE YOU PIM PIM!!!

sol
09-10-2004, 04:32 AM
:yeah: Well done Pim Pim!!! :D very BIG win!! Congrats :bounce: :banana:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-10-2004, 04:33 AM
"she can't pick the brother, but she can pick the boyfriend, so she'll go for me for sure"
-joachim, when asked about going against Lleyton, jaslyn's brother in the semifinals.

he's SOOO CUTE! and i have bite marks on my hands from biting them while watching the last game. i was crossing my fingers for you pim pim!!!!!!

Toppu
09-10-2004, 04:38 AM
omg, he's such a great guy. YOU DID IT.. TRY even harder next round. And You'll be in the finals.

Anyway I taped the end of the match when he was interviewed and will try to make a clip for you guys.

Sharon
09-10-2004, 04:42 AM
:woohoo: i taped that match :D glad i did it...

PIMPIM ROCKS!!! i cant believe he did it! he layed everything out there :D this rocks... i cant even go to sleep now. i couldnt even watch that last game at 0-40 cuz i was too nervous lol

cute interview at the end :)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-10-2004, 04:43 AM
omg, i taped the whole thing!!! its so awesome! i'm gonna make it into a DVD. watch it whenever someone i like loses to get my mind back into a good place :eek: .

wow, pim pim. you gained a new fan tonight... my sister. she only used to like Henman and Ferrero, but now pim pim's on that list! she doesn't even really like tennis, but she watched this match and said it was the best match she's ever seen! she thinks watching tennis is boring, but she was on the edge of her seat for this one! that's awesome! :worship: :worship: :worship: . wow. i was shaking and my heart was racing!

this is the greatest thing to ever happen!

Yoav
09-10-2004, 04:43 AM
Pim Pim :eek: what a win :woohoo:
well done :D

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-10-2004, 04:46 AM
Johansson Serves Notice
by Brad Falkner
Thursday, September 9, 2004

Some children grow up with pacifiers and graduate to security blankets, but Joachim Johansson always felt at home with a racket in one hand and a ball in the other ready to serve. His father Leif, a successful tennis pro who played Davis Cup for Sweden in 1974, got Joachim started in tennis at age five.

Born in Lund, Sweden, Johansson spent his entire childhood in Sodertalje -- the same hometown as former world No. 1 and 11-time Grand Slam champion Bjorn Borg. When Johansson was an up-and-coming teenager, he remembers hitting with the stoic Swede at a tennis clinic.

"My father played Davis Cup with Bjorn Borg, and Bjorn Borg was from the same city as me," Johasson said. "I mean, it was before I was born, but I've been looking up to him a bit. I practiced with him when I was young."

Yet Johansson's game bears little resemblance to Borg's. Gordon Forbes, author of the cult classic "A Handful of Summers" wrote of Borg: "There is a simplicity about the way he plays -- a marvelous logic that carves away all complications." Johansson carves up players with his huge forehand and serve. Johansson's game is as much like Borg's as Andy Roddick's is like Brad Gilbert's. Johansson has neither the wheels nor the patience of Borg. What he lacks in speed, he tries to makes up for it in the power department.

"He's not the fastest guy on tour, but he serves as big as Andy and plays aggressively on almost every point," said Gilbert, a former professional player and Roddick's coach.

When most people think of the big servers, players such as Roddick, Ivo Karlovic, Mark Philippoussis, Mario Ancic, and Taylor Dent come to mind. You won't find Johansson's name at the top of the fast servers lists. You will find it in a much more relevant category: ace leaders. Much like Pete Sampras, Johansson's serving genius combines the ideal blend of placement with power.

"Guys like Sampras, Philippoussis, [Richard] Krajicek, that's the way I'm trying to play the game," Johasson said.

That's why he is the top dog amongst the 2004 US Open Ace leaders with 76 through four rounds, which happens to be 22 more than Roddick's total, his quarterfinal foe.

A fine junior player, Johansson finished the 2000 season as the third-ranked junior in the world. Unlike his former junior doubles partner Roddick, Johansson needed a lengthy gestation period to transition to the pro game. He played mainly on the minor league circuit before making his breakthrough in 2003.

"I was the No. 2 junior, then I was injured for a half year [because of an injured] wrist in 2001," he said. "I played one tournament in 11 months. Then I started to play Futures, and last year I started to play better and better. I think I improved myself a lot the last year."

Johansson followed up on his 2003 form by cracking the top 100 in 2004. He captured his first ATP title at Memphis, defeating Nicolas Kiefer in the final. He made it through to the second week at Wimbledon before crashing out to another talented young player, Florian Mayer. Johansson again finds himself in the second week of a Grand Slam, facing his old pal Roddick.

"Now I feel like I've got all the energy I need to do well this week," the Swede said. "So far my matches have been pretty comfortable. Hopefully that's going to help me in the next one."

lizabeth..*
09-10-2004, 05:01 AM
Great win Pim Pim :worship:

Keep it up! :D

Jexy
09-10-2004, 05:03 AM
GREAT WIN PIMPIM!! :)

Now EVIL YAHOO! unlock my site now!! GRRR! or I'll..... unleash evil flying monkeys... or... something..... GRRRRRRRRRRR :(

skeiji
09-10-2004, 05:44 AM
well done !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!pimpim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Scotso
09-10-2004, 06:20 AM
Hurray PimPim! :bounce:

Björki
09-10-2004, 06:24 AM
great win Pim Pim!!! :D

Sommarsverige
09-10-2004, 06:49 AM
Great Pim Pim, he made my day :) :) :)

Now it´s time for a victory over Lleyton!

crazzzy_grrl
09-10-2004, 09:01 AM
Heres an article i thought u guys might like from http://foxsports.news.com.au
Mainly on Hewitt but it does talk about Pim Pim

Swede wins date with other Hewitt
September 10, 2004

LLEYTON HEWITT was supposed to be playing defending champion Andy Roddick in the US Open semi-finals at Flushing Meadows, not the longtime boyfriend of his little sister.


Hewitt ... best performance of the tournament /AP

Ever since Roddick arrived as the pre-tournament favourite last year, the brash American has referred to the arena's main stadium as "My House".

But when Joachim Johansson stunned the titleholder 6-4 6-4 3-6 2-6 6-4 with his awesome power game today, Roddick suddenly found himself evicted from his home as Team Hewitt moved in.

Hewitt made his deposit earlier in the day with a resounding 6-2 6-2 6-2 quarterfinal win over talented German Tommy Haas.

Hewitt and Johansson know each other pretty well but tomorrow (Sunday morning AEST) the two good friends will clash for the first time in their careers.

Johansson has been dating Jaslyn Hewitt for four-and-a-half years and has spent the past two Christmases staying at the Hewitt family home in Adelaide and practising and playing golf with Australia's former world No.1 and his coach, Roger Rasheed.

Like they were for their son's quarter-final, Hewitt's parents Glynn and Cherilyn, along with Jaslyn, were courtside when Johansson shut the door on Roddick.

Not surprisingly, Hewitt said it would be "strange" playing Johansson in a Grand Slam semi-final, although he believed it was a situation that had to come up eventually, given Johansson's rapid improvement.

Johansson has risen a staggering 73 places up the rankings this year to world No.30 and has the genes of a father who played Davis Cup with all-time great Bjorn Borg.

"I've practised with him a lot. He's got a lot of firepower, as much as Roddick," said Hewitt.

"He's never been in this situation before (but) it was really just a matter of time. He can play. He plays well, obviously, on quicker courts.

"This suits his game well. I think he looks forward to big matches."

Based on their countless hours of hitting together, Hewitt said had no idea who held the advantage heading into the semi-final.

"It's hard to say. We both know probably each other's games pretty well," he said.

"I'm sure that Roger and I doing some training with him over Christmas and stuff the last few years has helped his confidence, helped his ranking the last couple of years.

"That's good for him. His last six months have been pretty impressive."

Until today, Johansson was probably most impressive in winning the St Jude Classic at Memphis, Tennessee, in February - his first title in the US coming on the same day as Hewitt won in Rotterdam and Hewitt's fiancee, Kim Clijsters, lifted a trophy in Antwerp.

The big-serving Swede, who delivered 30 aces against Roddick to take his tally to a tournament-best 109, said he owes a lot to Hewitt.

"I've learned a lot of things. I mean, he's a great player. He gives 100 per cent and, for me, I developed my game when I practise with him," he said.

"I have to work the ball a little more. It's been good for me."

Johansson's improved groundstrokes and ability to rally helped the 22-year-old capitalise on three of his five break points he held against Roddick, whose own conversion rate was just three from 15.

"That's pretty much the whole match," said Roddick

But one thing that Johansson hasn't been able to fully convert is Jaslyn, who was likely to sit in a neutral box for the "family" semi-final.

Johansson did at least challenge the theory that blood is thicker than water when asked who Jaslyn would be hoping would win.

"She can pick the boyfriend, but she can't pick the brother, so she's going to be going for me for sure," he said courtside after his quarter-final victory, without prompting a response from his girlfriend.

Regardless of where the support lies, Hewitt is the deserved favourite.

His clinical dismissal of Haas extended his winning run to 15 matches and the 23-year-old has yet to drop a set in the tournament.

Further underlining his brilliant form was the fact he committed just 10 unforced errors in windy conditions he, Haas and fellow quarter-finalists Roger Federer and Andre Agassi described as close to, if not the worst, they had ever endured.

"You had to go out there with the right mindset, you had to be very patient, mentally tough out there and not let it affect you and realise it that it was going to be the same situation for both players," said Hewitt.

"I tried to stay as positive as I could out there. I reckon I did that extremely well today.

"I really didn't let it worry me at all. I took my time when I needed to and played percentage tennis.

"It's satisfying getting through with a scoreline like that against a class player and that I've got a lot of respect for."

In another ominous sign for Johansson, Hewitt said he feels as physically strong as he's ever been heading into the last two rounds of a Grand Slam. Defying terrible playing conditions on a blustery day in New York, Hewitt produced some impeccable tennis to blitz Haas 6-2 6-2 6-2 in his most impressive performance of the tournament.

Hewitt, 23, has now won 15 straight matches and is still to lose a set in this campaign.

Australia's 2001 champion will meet the winner of tonight's last remaining quarter-final between American titleholder Andy Roddick and powerful Swede Joachim Johansson for a spot in the final.

World No.1 Roger Federer and British fifth seed Tim Henman will contest the other semi-final after returning to Flushing Meadows today to complete their rain-interrupted quarter-finals.

Federer turned a two-sets-to-one lead overnight into a hard-fought 6-3 2-6 7-5 3-6 6-3 win over two-champion Andre Agassi, while Henman accounted for Slovakian 22nd seed Dominik Hrbaty 6-1 7-5 5-7 6-2 to reach his first semi-final in New York.

Swirling winds made conditions extremely difficult today but, after fending off a break point in his opening service game, Hewitt was untroubled in taking the first set in 31 minutes.

Hewitt's incredible ability to keep the ball in play point after point frustrated the life out of Haas, who received a code violation for thrashing a ball into the crowd after being broken in the fourth game.

When Hewitt saved another break point with a brilliant forehand pass before holding for a 1-0 lead in the second set, Haas cut loose with verbal obscenities in his native German tongue and then threw his towel into his chair in disgust at the changeover.

Already walking a fine line with the umpire, the German had to pull back from smashing his racquet into the court as Hewitt seemed headed for another routine win.

But Haas regained his composure to get back on level terms at 2-2, breaking Hewitt for the first time in 10 sets.

His fightback was shortlived, though, as the world No.5 upped the ante once more to reel off nine straight games to leave Haas on the brink at two sets to love and 5-0 down in the third.

Haas added a smidgen of respectability to the scoreline, winning two more games, before Hewitt closed out the match in one hour and 38 minutes.

"It was a lot tougher than the scoreline showed. It was some of the toughest conditions I've ever played in," said Hewitt.

"You've got to play percentage tennis and it makes it a big ugly. You've just got to stay positive and I reckon I did that great today."

Aleksa's Laydee
09-10-2004, 09:37 AM
OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bolt:

aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh PIM PIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

omg your sooooooooo great :D this is sooooo fantastic :D

:bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yeah: :yeah: :yeah: :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

Kristen
09-10-2004, 10:05 AM
:woohoo: Kom igen pimpim! I only had to wait 5 hours to find out the result of the fifth set!

WaynesWorld
09-10-2004, 10:20 AM
Well done Pim-Pim!!!!! :worship: :)

Agassi Fan
09-10-2004, 01:00 PM
That was a great match, I am happy, that he def. Roddick.
Good luck against Hewitt!

Kat!
09-10-2004, 04:15 PM
"she can't pick the brother, but she can pick the boyfriend, so she'll go for me for sure"
-joachim, when asked about going against Lleyton, jaslyn's brother in the semifinals.


LOLLL!!!! *dies laughing* he's such a cutie!!

Kristen
09-10-2004, 04:26 PM
It kind of bugs me that people are liking pimpim now for all the wrong reasons. You know, for beating Roddick? I mean, the people that didnt know or care who he was before yesterdays match.
However, it is good that he's getting some attention. I'm just hoping that people notice him a little longer, to see he's not a one-hit wonder/one trick pony (you can decide which should go there. Its 1.30am and my brain has gone to sleep!)

tangerine_dream
09-10-2004, 04:27 PM
Congrats to Pim-Pim on his win over Roddick. A huge win for him. I was impressed with his poise. He looked like he's played slams and five-setters before. :)

I'm sorry that Andy couldn't defend his title this year but I'm delighted to see a "spoiler" in the semi-final mix and finally get his big breakthrough. :bigclap:

Kat!
09-10-2004, 04:36 PM
my conspiracy theory continues... still no pimpim interview on usopen.org!

Kristen
09-10-2004, 04:40 PM
lol kat, we'll have to make do with the small section of the Hewitt interview dedicated to Joachim. Unlike the larger proportion devoted to the would-be US Open finalist. lol. *journalists*

Aleksa's Laydee
09-10-2004, 05:14 PM
omg, i taped the whole thing!!! its so awesome! i'm gonna make it into a DVD. watch it whenever someone i like loses to get my mind back into a good place :eek: .

wow, pim pim. you gained a new fan tonight... my sister. she only used to like Henman and Ferrero, but now pim pim's on that list! she doesn't even really like tennis, but she watched this match and said it was the best match she's ever seen! she thinks watching tennis is boring, but she was on the edge of her seat for this one! that's awesome! :worship: :worship: :worship: . wow. i was shaking and my heart was racing!

this is the greatest thing to ever happen!

:sad: *sniff sniff* my tape didnt record the match coz the recorded thing was dirty and i didnt know unitl the highlights had finished and dont have the match now :sad:

I was wonderin if you could make me a dvd copy PLEASE, id be sooo grateful if you could as i didnt get to see any of the match :sad: :sad: none of the matches i taped this year recorded, including my pim pim ones, i am so devastated :sobbing: :sobbing:

Kristen
09-10-2004, 05:39 PM
pimpim vs roddick on aussie tv at the moment :tape:
The asses at channel nine better show the rest of it, and not just tease me with half a set before the mixed doubles come on... But...woodbridge is in the final...so i guess they will :mad:

Kat!
09-10-2004, 05:41 PM
pimpim vs roddick on aussie tv at the moment :tape:
The asses at channel nine better show the rest of it, and not just tease me with half a set before the mixed doubles come on... But...woodbridge is in the final...so i guess they will :mad:

will be very :mad: if they cut off the replay.... i haven't seen ANY of this match at all!!! In about 5 secs I managed to shove a tape in and start recording... i wonder what i'm taping over LOLLL.

Kat!
09-10-2004, 05:43 PM
oh yeah... there's another match highlight from the match against Llodra though!

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/video/2004-09-07/200409071094751777979.html

Kristen
09-10-2004, 05:44 PM
will be very :mad: if they cut off the replay.... i haven't seen ANY of this match at all!!! In about 5 secs I managed to shove a tape in and start recording... i wonder what i'm taping over LOLLL.

:lol:yeah, I found a tape a little while back. I wasn't sure they'd have any coverage of anything, but wanted one ready for pimpim vs hewitt :D

I'm taping over some midday movie my mother taped years ago :o Roddick and the crowd are annoying me! :lol: I'll have to wait til PimPim starts winning again! Even though i know the outcome, I'm getting frustrated!

Kristen
09-10-2004, 05:52 PM
50 minutes of the match will be shown... I dont even know how long the last set and a half went for... I'll be getting greedy now, but I want to see match point ;)

skeiji
09-10-2004, 06:01 PM
J. JOHANSSON/A. Roddick
6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 6-4

An interview with : JOACHIM JOHANSSON

THE MODERATOR: First question, please.

Q. First Grand Slam quarterfinal, center court, in a tournament you only played in once before against Andy Roddick. How significant is this?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Yeah, I mean, I lost first round last year on the same court. I mean, beating Roddick on the same court this year in the quarterfinal is huge for me.

Q. How many times have you been to Adelaide?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Good question. I've been in Australia since '99. I've been there every year.

Q. You go every year around Christmas?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Yeah, the last two years I've spent Christmas in Adelaide.

Q. How many times do you think you've played Lleyton in Adelaide?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Good question. We practice that was one and a half year ago, we practiced for two, three weeks. And the same last year. Then we've been hitting at few other tournaments. I can't say how many times, but a few months total.

Q. Do you play matches or just hit?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: We do everything you normally do when you practice. You hit sometimes, you play games sometimes.

Q. Who wins?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: We'll see tomorrow (laughter).

Q. You are not scared that if you beat Lleyton, they will send off you from the family?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: I don't think that's going to happen, though (smiling).

Q. What have you learned from Lleyton Hewitt?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: I mean, I learned a lot of things. I mean, he's a great player. He gives 100 percent every point. For me, I developed my game when I practice with him because I get so many balls back. So I have to work the ball a little more. It's been good for me.

Q. Have you caused an official division in the Hewitt camp?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: We'll see tomorrow when I speak to them.

Q. What about your girlfriend, did you speak to her after the game?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Yes, just a little bit. Briefly on the phone.

Q. Did she guarantee her support?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: No, I didn't ask her about that, actually (laughter).

Q. Where do you think she's going to go?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: I don't know. She said before if that would happen, she would sit in the Octagon box. But I don't think she's going to sit in any of our boxes. In the Octagon box, they have a suite up there.

Q. What happened in the third and fourth set? You were playing so well. Then you came back in the fifth. What happened to you?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Actually, I don't know. But I think I got a very bad start in both third and fourth set. I think that held me off a little bit. I was maybe concentrating little bit more on the next set. It was tough to break him. I think I started to play a bit better in the fifth. So it was good.

Q. You ultimately converted three of five break chances. How do you think you played so well in the big points like that?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: I played well on these points and then I think I played well on the 50 break points he had. I think someone told me he won like 150 points and I won like 120 points. That means I won the right points. I don't know how, but it was very good for me.

Q. How much confidence did you get when you played him in Juniors a number of times and then also you played him in San Jose, a very close match earlier this year?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Yeah, I think I played very well in San Jose from the baseline. I think I was dictating points even a little bit more than I did today. Unfortunately, he did 27 aces. It was tough. I had one set point and I wasn't even close to break him. But today I think I stepped back a little bit and I got a few more returns back. But, I mean, it's so tough every time we played him. We both have big serves, it's going to be tough matches.

Q. But you had confidence?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: I mean, you can't say you got confidence if you have 4-Love down, but it's been close matches and that gives me confidence. I know I can beat him, and that's what happened today.

Q. Is this the biggest win of your career so far?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Yeah, I mean, first quarterfinal. I mean, I won Memphis this year. That was very big for me. I think this could even be bigger for me.

Q. Do you have some of your own family here supporting you?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: My girlfriend.

Q. What about your parents?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: No, my dad is in Scotland playing golf. I was actually supposed to be with him maybe from today. I bought him a birthday present for him and my uncle. We were supposed to play golf this week, but I have to change my plans.

Q. Have you had dinner with Lleyton this tournament?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: No. With the rest of the family.

Q. Not Lleyton?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Not Lleyton, no.

Q. Did you expect to hear from him?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: No. After his match.

Q. What did you say to each other in that conversation?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: We spoke like we normally do. We're good friends and hopefully we're going to be good friends after Saturday.

Q. Is it awkward? He said it would be very strange if you won.

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Yeah, I mean, it's little bit strange. But, I mean, for me, I guess it feels good for me because it's my first semifinal and I know the guy I'm playing on Saturday. I mean, I think that makes it a little bit easier for me but little bit awkward for him. I feel I can take advantage of that.

Q. The birthday present you got for your dad, you were planning on joining him there, right?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Yeah, because I thought I would lose before that.

Q. Why the lack of confidence?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: No, it wasn't lack of confidence it was just the only time I could go on a golf vacation with my family. Then I said if I can't go, it would be good anyway, so...

Q. Which Swedish players did you grow up watching and admiring?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: The ones I remember is actually Edberg, because in Sweden they don't show that much tennis. They showed Wimbledon a lot, so that's what I been watching. And, I mean, Bjorn Borg is from the same city as me, so I watched some tapes from him, but I didn't actually see him live.

Q. Have you ever met him?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Yeah. My dad used to play Davis Cup with him, so I've been practicing with him when I was 13, 14, 15 years old.

Q. Are you an equally talented golfer?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: If I would practice a little bit, maybe. But I can't putt, so that's tough.

Q. Where do you play when you're in Adelaide? Where do you practice?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: At the Memorial Drive. (Inaudible). They got a court over there. But I have been practicing on center court on Memorial Drive.

Q. On the grass?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: No, on the hard court.

Q. Do you think it will be more helpful for you or for Lleyton that you two have practiced so much together?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: I mean, I guess it's gonna be both actually because we know each other's game a lot, so it's tough to say, actually.

Q. You have a strategy for the game against him?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: I'm sure I will have, but I haven't been thinking about that yet.

Q. If someone were to have said to you going into this tournament that you would be facing Lleyton under the circumstances, having just beaten Andy under the terms you did tonight and reaching your semifinal here, coming into this tournament, is that something that you would have thought a very probable thing?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: I mean, I knew it was possible but, I mean, a tough task. I had Ferrero in my half, and then I had Andy Roddick. But everything's possible. It's very close when you play matches, and it's just a few points here and there.

Q. You played so well at Wimbledon. Obviously, much better result here than last year when you did go out in the first round. How have you changed?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: I think I do everything a little bit better. I think I move better on the court. I serve more consistent, even though I haven't served that good this tournament. I think even though I'm not serving that good, I still have a pretty high level. I start to return better, I get more balls back. I think I'm just more consistent than I used to be.

Q. You've led the tournament thus far in aces. That's got to be probably a confidence-booster?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Yeah, I mean, it helps if you get a lot of free points.

Q. Obviously, Lleyton has seen your serve a lot. Would you say he's the best guy at returning your serve?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Well, I'm not sure if he's the best return of my serve, but he's one of the best returners around, so probably. We'll see.

Q. Can you describe your experience out here tonight. The crowd was against you, how you dealt with that. Also, the emotions you've been going through since you just won.

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: I mean, it was a few guys cheering for me, actually. Wasn't that many, but I think it's good when it's a good atmosphere out there. Obviously, they got to cheer for someone, and in this case it was Andy Roddick. I think it's just great fun. After the match has been -- I haven't been thinking too much, actually. There's been so much going on since I won, so we'll see after.

Kristen
09-10-2004, 06:03 PM
It actually exists! :eek: Thanks for posting!

Aleksa's Laydee
09-10-2004, 06:38 PM
JOACHIM JOHANSSON: No, my dad is in Scotland playing golf. I was actually supposed to be with him maybe from today. I bought him a birthday present for him and my uncle. We were supposed to play golf this week, but I have to change my plans.


Cool :yeah:

Sharon
09-11-2004, 12:20 AM
:sad: *sniff sniff* my tape didnt record the match coz the recorded thing was dirty and i didnt know unitl the highlights had finished and dont have the match now :sad:

I was wonderin if you could make me a dvd copy PLEASE, id be sooo grateful if you could as i didnt get to see any of the match :sad: :sad: none of the matches i taped this year recorded, including my pim pim ones, i am so devastated :sobbing: :sobbing:

:hug: aww dont worry... we'll get a tape/dvd/whatever it is to you somehow so you can watch pimpim win and the little interview thingy he did at the end :)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-11-2004, 05:33 AM
:sad: *sniff sniff* my tape didnt record the match coz the recorded thing was dirty and i didnt know unitl the highlights had finished and dont have the match now :sad:

I was wonderin if you could make me a dvd copy PLEASE, id be sooo grateful if you could as i didnt get to see any of the match :sad: :sad: none of the matches i taped this year recorded, including my pim pim ones, i am so devastated :sobbing: :sobbing:

i could if i were so inclined. it takes a lot of time and effort for me to make a DVD... (like 1 hr. to get rid of commercials, then 2-3 hrs. for the stupid thing to record.) it's really a task. plus, recordable DVDs are not cheap. if you think of something, you can tell me, like on a private message or something.

Kat!
09-11-2004, 06:04 AM
the interview!! BUT..... can anyone hear any audio from it??? I initially thought it was my speakers or something, but I played some other videos and they work.... =.=

grrrr..... so annoyed!!! he looked really good in it! LOLLL...

Jexy
09-11-2004, 06:10 AM
the interview!! BUT..... can anyone hear any audio from it??? I initially thought it was my speakers or something, but I played some other videos and they work.... =.=

grrrr..... so annoyed!!! he looked really good in it! LOLLL...

Kat,... seeing how I'm also a conspiracy theorist myself... I think you're onto something. I can't hear any audio either, and I fiddled with everything I possibly could. I wonder what happened? :confused: did they not realise the mike wasn't on?? :confused: Aren't they suppose to be professionals? like the... went-to-school-got-an-audio-diploma kind of professionals??

GAH :rolleyes:

Björki
09-11-2004, 07:40 AM
The Loyalties, and Love, Will Surely Cross the Net
By LIZ ROBBINS

Published: September 11, 2004


Joachim Johansson planned to have dinner with his opponent's sister last night before playing her brother this morning in the semifinals of the United States Open. There were no plans for insider trading.

"I already know everything about him," Johansson said with a grin about Lleyton Hewitt, the fourth-seeded player here and the most dominant player on Tour this summer.

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Johansson did not need his girlfriend, Jaslyn Hewitt, to tell him any strategy. Johansson, the 22-year-old from Sweden, did have something to tell his girlfriend of four years, however, to break the tension.

"She's going to be in his box," Johansson said yesterday afternoon after a light 2o-minute practice. "She's going to watch it better from there. I'm the one who's going to tell her to sit there."

When the 28th-seeded Johansson upset No. 2 Andy Roddick in a five-set quarterfinal match Thursday night, Jaslyn Hewitt was in Johansson's box with her mother, Cherilyn. That just testified to the closeness of the two young men who will play today.

Hewitt turned professional in 1997, three years ahead of Johansson. "He took the step much earlier than I did, so we didn't see each other for a few years," Johansson said.

Now their paths are converging again, with a little bit of help from Jaslyn. Johansson has practiced with Hewitt in Australia, even stayed in his family's house in Adelaide.

The two practiced just a month ago in Toronto. But they have never played each other in a match.

Johansson owns the most aces (106) in this tournament. But he knows he has met his match. '"He's the best returner in the game," Johansson said of Hewitt, who won the Open in 2001. "Obviously, he's won a lot of tournaments."

Hewitt has won 15 straight matches after winning back-to-back tournaments in Washington and Long Island. He has not lost a set during the Open and has lost only two sets since his winning streak started.

Johansson, on the other hand, has already overcome expectations by defeating Roddick.

"I don't have any pressure on me," he said. "I just go out and have fun. It's my first semifinal. I didn't expect to be there. I want to win, but there's nothing I could do about it."

And there is nothing Jaslyn Hewitt can do, either.

Johansson met Jaslyn, 21, when they each won a junior tournament in 2000 in Australia. Jaslyn had reached the No. 1 ranking in junior women's, while Johansson was ranked third in junior men's at the time.

Jaslyn is now on the circuit tour, last month winning a $10,000 tournament in London. She declined to be interviewed for this article. "She wants it to be about the match, not about her," Johansson said.

Nonetheless, she is in a unique position. Who will she root for?

"Probably no one," Johansson said. "She's going to be happy and sad, no matter what."

skeiji
09-11-2004, 09:04 AM
i can't hear it,either~~~~~

Jexy
09-11-2004, 12:08 PM
thanks Björki!

I dont know about you guys.. but I'm about to fume. The Joachim's match is not going to be shown on Canadian Sports channel...... GROOOORG! :(
They will start broadcasting at 3 pm... when Federer is playing. Like I care about Federer!

I'm gonna see tho if the american channels are showing it... i hope so :( otherwise....
"WAAAAAAAA!" :sobbing:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-11-2004, 12:36 PM
:hug: aww dont worry... we'll get a tape/dvd/whatever it is to you somehow so you can watch pimpim win and the little interview thingy he did at the end :)

:) thanks :kiss: did u record it? doya reckon your tape would work over here (uk) so i coud maybe borrow it :confused: :wavey:

Sharon
09-11-2004, 12:46 PM
thanks Björki!

I dont know about you guys.. but I'm about to fume. The Joachim's match is not going to be shown on Canadian Sports channel...... GROOOORG! :(
They will start broadcasting at 3 pm... when Federer is playing. Like I care about Federer!

I'm gonna see tho if the american channels are showing it... i hope so :( otherwise....
"WAAAAAAAA!" :sobbing:

yeah CBS is showin both semis today and then the final of the womens tonight. do u get that channel?

Sharon
09-11-2004, 12:48 PM
:) thanks :kiss: did u record it? doya reckon your tape would work over here (uk) so i coud maybe borrow it :confused: :wavey:

yup i recorded the match (from 5-4 in the first cuz im stupid and forgot to press record earlier :rolleyes: ) what types of tapes work in uk or are all the tapes the same?

Knockers LaBroad
09-11-2004, 01:09 PM
Here's to a great match!!

:drink: Cheers!

Sommarsverige
09-11-2004, 02:15 PM
Good luck Pim Pim!
This would be so great, wonderful, amazing and just a dream
if he could reach the US Open final!

Heja Pim Pim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jexy
09-11-2004, 03:23 PM
YA SHARON.. I THINK I DO...:clap2:


(my hopes have been restored! :) )

Yoav
09-11-2004, 03:24 PM
go PIM PIM :)
you can do it :lick:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-11-2004, 03:26 PM
Good luck Pim Pim!
This would be so great, wonderful, amazing and just a dream
if he could reach the US Open final!

Heja Pim Pim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes it would be

:worship: :kiss: GOOD LUCK PIM PIM!!!!!!!!!!!! :worship: :kiss:

~EMiLiTA~
09-11-2004, 04:13 PM
hi...I don't normally post here but just wanted to say GOOD LUCK PIMPIM AGAINST HEWITT TODAY!! PLEEASSSSEEE WIN!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
09-11-2004, 07:24 PM
Pim Pim lost 4-6 5-7 3-6 :sobbing: :hug: What a great tournie!!! :banana: :kiss:

Toppu
09-11-2004, 07:25 PM
so sad. Pim Pim lost in straight sets to Lleyton. WELL DONE anyway.

J. Hewitt didn't sit in players box and she did feel for PimPim more than her brother.

skeiji
09-11-2004, 07:27 PM
4-6 5-7 3-6

Aleksa's Laydee
09-11-2004, 08:03 PM
:sad: :hug: :sad:

Sharon
09-11-2004, 10:16 PM
:sad: well looking on the bright side, he got to the semis :D and now he's top 20 in the world right?

:lol: in lleytons interview, it said that pimpim wasnt gonna give him a christmas present now

his after match interview

L. HEWITT/J. Johansson

6-4, 7-5, 6-3

An interview with:

JOACHIM JOHANSSON

THE MODERATOR: First question, please.

Q. Any nerves before the match?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Well, not really. Always a little bit nervous before you go into a match, but nothing special I think.

Q. Were you surprised at how intense Lleyton was for somebody that you know so well?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: No, not really, actually.

Q. You didn't think he was extra pumped up?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: No. I mean, he's always pumped and he's playing good when he's pumped. There's no reason for not being pumped today.

Q. Did you try to talk Jaslyn into sitting in your box?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: No, I mean, it was best thing for her to do was sit up there, so it was all right.

Q. Did you look up at her at all?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Yeah.

Q. You had one good opportunity early in the match to break. He came up with big serves. On the first one, at breakpoint, did you have any chance at all to return that ball?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: I can't really remember it. I think he served to my forehand, did he?

Q. You had scored four points in a row.

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: I remember that. I think it was a forehand. Yeah, I can't really remember it. I can't really remember which one it was, sorry.

Q. What did you and Lleyton say to each other after the game was over at the net?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Actually, I can't remember. I think he said something about a good tournament. That's nothing I normally remember.

Q. Have you spoken to Jaslyn since the match?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: I saw her for few seconds. Yeah, I spoke.

Q. What did she say?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Same thing as Lleyton said, good tournament and I should be proud of myself for these two weeks here.

Q. Are you going to stick around?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: No, I think I'm going to be leaving, but I think Jaslyn is staying.

Q. In retrospect, did it turn out to be more awkward than you thought, the whole scene?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: No, I felt fine. I'm not sure how he felt, but it seemed like he felt fine, too. I mean, he won 3-Love. Obviously, he played pretty well today. Didn't affect us, I think.

Q. Was there anything that surprised you about his game today?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: No. I think he played the way I thought he was going to play. And I think I played the match well even though I think I didn't play as well as I was hoping. But I think my tactic worked all right.

I missed a few easy shots. I got broken three times from the same end. I didn't take care of the breakpoint I had. But it was like I thought it was gonna be.

Q. His ability to cover the entire court, how exasperating is that for you on the other side of the net? Does it make you go closer to the lines than you normally would?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: No, I mean, he gets a lot of balls back. I'm used to that when I been practicing with him. But I think today he got it back very low, so it was tough for me to hit winners from that position. When they're a little bit higher, then It's easier for me. But I think he kept the ball very low when he was under pressure. I think that's why the reason he won today.

Q. Do you prefer to play someone with a game similar to yours such as Roddick or someone like Lleyton?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: The way it turned out, yes. But normally I think I would say no.

Q. This was your best performance in a Grand Slam tournament. Do you consider this to be a break through in terms of your career?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: I mean, I won Memphis this year. I thought that was pretty good for me. Fourth round Wimbledon. I guess if you make a semis, obviously that's better than the fourth round, so maybe, yeah.

Q. The match against Andy was so difficult, so tense. Sometimes after a big win like that there can be an emotional drop. Do you think you might have had one?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: No, I don't think that happened to me today, no.

Q. You've been practicing with Lleyton so much. Do you think it benefits the two of you or perhaps it gives him the edge?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: No, I mean, I think I learned a lot from him. I think he would have started to read my serve anyway, so, no.

Q. What do you think about his chances of winning here?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: I mean, the way he's been playing these two weeks, he hasn't lost a set. The way I felt he's playing now, compared to how he did in the beginning, when it was in Toronto, but actually he was sick, it was his first tournament after Wimbledon, I think he improved a lot. If he's playing like this, it's going to be tough other for the other guy at this point.

Q. You played with him over four years?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Not really four years.

Q. You've been hitting with him for a few years. Try and compare how he's playing now vis-a-vis even in 2002?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: I only practiced with him one and a half years now, a little bit forth and back. It feels like he's got a lot of matches, like he's got a lot of confidence because he's won every match he's played the last three, four weeks. He's playing more aggressive and that makes him a dangerous player.

Q. Is his serve that much better now than it was a few years ago?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: He got a high percentage of first serves in, I think, so obviously that helps him a lot.

Q. After the first set they had a tribute to the policemen and firemen in New York. It's hard to turn on the TV and not remember it's September 11th. Does it feel different today? Does that infiltrate your day?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Not that much, but I mean, I thought it could have been a quiet minute before the match, but that didn't happen. Everyone was standing up after two sets and I noticed why. I think that's a good thing to do, but I don't think it affected me.

Q. Your game is so powerful. If you take your volleying to another level higher, is that the next priority perhaps in the development of your game?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Yeah, I mean, if I could come into the net when I got some chances instead of staying back, then I have to hit another one. But today my tactic was staying back and trying to outhit him from the baseline. I think if I could improve that game, I would raise my level a little bit more.

Q. You have to wait till the end of the season to begin working on it?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: I'm working on it.

Q. Will you be visiting Australia soon?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: No, I'm going to go back now and practice for three weeks before the European indoor season, then I will be going down there in the beginning of December.

Q. Do you always stay at Glynn and Cherilyn's house when you're there?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Yeah.

Q. It's quite cozy?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Yeah, it's nice.

Q. How's the court in the backyard?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: It's similar to the Australian Open, so it's good.

Q. You'll be playing Lleyton in the backyard again?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: I'm not sure.

Q. You can tell us now who was winning those matches now that this one's over.

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: We'll wait for next match.

Jexy
09-11-2004, 11:51 PM
nah... pimpim isnt that mean.. :) he'll give him something I'm sure :)

gogo_guga
09-12-2004, 03:48 AM
Now I can say that I have the towel of a US Open semi-finalist!!! :)
Pim Pim was the man this week!!

Kristen
09-12-2004, 04:26 AM
lol Jexy. in fact, Pimpim is very nice. Lleyton received an early present. A match against Federer in the final :lol: I dunno whether to cheer for roger- because I like him; or cheer for Lleyton because he beat pimpim!?

Aleksa's Laydee
09-12-2004, 09:48 AM
hes so down to earth :lol:

bjorkman_girl cheer for hewitt ;)

Knockers LaBroad
09-12-2004, 12:10 PM
yeah!! All cheer for hewitt!:angel:;)

Some bits about poos Jas...

*Before the match, Hewitt's sister told a Swedish newspaper, "If I root for Pim-Pim, I am a bad sister. If I root for my brother, I'm a bad girlfriend."
Jaslyn refused to sit with her family in Hewitt's box, spending the match in the Octagon suite, more neutral territory, even if the agency represents Lleyton

Jaslyn was a tangled web of emotions afterward. She spent several minutes typing a statement onto her Blackberry which she read aloud to reporters in the player's lounge. In a cracked voice, she said, "I'm very happy for my brother. It's great to see him back in a Grand Slam final, which he definitely deserved. I'm very proud of Pim-Pim. This was his breakthrough year, winning his first tournament and performing so well in this Grand Slam. I have no doubt this result will give him tremendous confidence going forward." Soon after, Octagon released the statement to the press corps.


*Q. Johansson mentioned he is going to Australia. Will you be practicing together?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Probably at some stage. I'll probably practice my golf against him (laughter).

Q. Will you remind him of this day a lot?

LLEYTON HEWITT: No. He's already ‑‑ he'll probably ‑‑ he's already made a few comments to me in the locker room. He's not gonna get me a Christmas present. He reckons that was mine today, so anyway (smiling)...

Jexy
09-12-2004, 02:39 PM
lol Jexy. in fact, Pimpim is very nice. Lleyton received an early present. A match against Federer in the final :lol: I dunno whether to cheer for roger- because I like him; or cheer for Lleyton because he beat pimpim!?

:O Hewitt? You can't cheer for the enemy :lol: LOL

I'm forced to cheer for Federer out of loyalty to a friend who's,well ... head over heels for federer (it's really funny to watch her watch him... hehe too bad you guys live so far.. or I'd invite to watch a game together hehe)

Yoav
09-12-2004, 05:25 PM
bad loss :sad:
but great tournament for PIM PIM :) well done :worship:
what's gonna be his next tournament?

star
09-13-2004, 04:30 AM
:yippee: :yippee:

I was gone for the last part of the U.S. Open, but the one match I did get to see while I was away was Pim beating Andy. I was so happy and proud of him. He hung tough and kept his cool and when Andy got tight and gave Pim a chance, Pim took it!! He was so cute in his on court interview.

Of course, I felt badly for Andy, but I'm glad another of my favorites got the win instead of someone else, and then Pim had to play Lleyton who is another of my favorites, so........... I was glad that it was Lleyton who beat Pim rather than someone else. If Pim Pim couldn't be in the final, it was nice that Lleyton was able to be there.

This is such a great break though for Pim Pim. I hope he does well in the indoor season. He certainly has the game for it.

Can't wait for the Stockholm Open. :)

Björki
09-15-2004, 11:51 AM
from: http://www.stockholmopen.se/

14/09/2004 Joachim Johansson back in Sweden

Joachim “Pimpim” Johansson put up a brilliant performance at the US Open. The young Swede defeated the reigning champion, Andy Roddick, in the quarterfinals in an epic match at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Thanks to his 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 6-4 victory over Roddick, Johansson became the first Swede to reach the US Open semifinals since Jonas Björkman in 1997. The interest was huge after his success both in Sweden and abroad. New York Times was one of many newspapers, which had the hard hitting sensation on the front page.

In the semifinals, an in-form Lleyton Hewitt got control of the projectiles of Johansson, winning the match 6-4, 7-5, 6-3. Hewitt did hardly make any unforced errors and broke the tall Swede from Södertälje once in each set. If Johansson had won the match against his hitting partner and friend, he would have become the first player from Södertälje to advance to the US Open singles final since the great Björn Borg in 1981.

23-year old Roger Federer took his third Grand Slam title of the year when he outplayed Hewitt 6-0, 7-6 (7-3), 6-0 in the final. The Swiss world number one has now won the last twelve finals he has played.

Johansson served a total of 106 aces during the tournament and he has now served the most number of aces at both Wimbledon and the US Open.

“Pimpim” will now practise for three weeks, before playing in Lyon, Moscow, Madrid, Stockholm and Paris. He is looking forward to playing the if… Stockholm Open:

- I have played in Stockholm ever since 1997. This is the tournament I enjoy playing the most. It is every Swedish players dream to win the title in Stockholm, said “Pimpim” after returning to Sweden on Monday.

Sharon
09-15-2004, 12:15 PM
thanx for the article bjorki :)

so this answers our questions eh... he's playin lyon moscow, madrid, stockholm and and paris. aren't they all in a row so hes gonna be playing 5 straight weeks? :eek:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-15-2004, 03:24 PM
The interest was huge after his success both in Sweden and abroad. New York Times was one of many newspapers, which had the hard hitting sensation on the front page.

Too bad in my newspaper they didn't put him on the front cover... they didn't even put him in the sports section at all!! they decided it was a good idea to put a picture of Roddick instead. :mad: geez, give pim pim a little respect... he is the one that won, you know!