[Yahoo] Johansson advances at Thailand Open

Rusty Backhand
09-27-2004, 06:31 PM
Thomas Johansson of Sweden overcame his frustrations with a linesman to beat sixth-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (5) in the first round Monday at the Thailand Open. The linesman called a fault that caused Johansson to lose the ninth game in the third set. Johansson, the 2002 Australian Open champion, appealed several times to the referee, but his requests were ignored.