Mr. Wang put up more of a fight than I expected. Or Joachim may have had a bit of a let down after his victory. :) Anyway, :bigclap: Joachim.
02-16-2005, 03:08 PM
GO PIM PIM!!!
02-16-2005, 04:31 PM
good pics :D mmhmm in blue!!
02-16-2005, 06:43 PM
Joachim Johansson’s first-round encounter with Yeu-Tzuoo Wang of Taiwan was not nearly as straightforward as many had predicted. The number five seed heaved a sigh of relief as he left court, having won in three sets: 6-2, 6-7, 6-3.
Johannson was off to a good start, taking the opening set 6-2. During the second set the Swede even had three matchpoints, which he failed to convert, allowing Wang back into the match. The Taiwanese staged an impressive comeback, winning the tiebreak at the end of the second set. The loss of a set seemed to jolt Johansson into top gear and the Swede produced some convincing tennis to take the third set 6-3. “I managed to regain control in the third set”, Johannson explained during a press conference. “Of course I am happy with the progress I’ve made so far, but I have a long way to go if I want to be the world No 1.” Johansson, who won in Marseille, will next play fellow countryman Thomas Johansson. “I’m sure about one thing: Johansson will win.” :haha: you dont say!!
02-16-2005, 06:52 PM
Good luck in the next match! :bounce:
Johansson tested by Taiwanese qualifier in Rotterdam
2005-02-16 13:07:54 GMT (Reuters)
By Pritha Sarkar
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Joachim Johansson was made to work hard on Wednesday before claiming a 6-2 6-7 6-3 victory over Taiwanese qualifier Yeu-Tzuoo Wang at the World Indoor Tournament.
The Swede, who cracked the ATP top 10 rankings for the first time in his career this week after claiming his second title of the year in Marseille, was in imperious form in the first set as he overpowered Wang with thundering groundstrokes.
Wang refused to be intimidated by his 1.98m-tall opponent and hit back in the second when Johansson prepared to serve out for a straight sets victory.
He broke the fifth-seeded Swede while trailing 4-5 in the set by forcing Johansson to swipe a forehand into the net before running away with the tiebreak 7-2.
World number nine Johansson regained his concentration in the third and sealed victory with an overhead smash. The win set up a second-round showdown with his namesake and 2002 Australian Open champion Thomas Johansson.
Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka pulled off a shock victory over Frenchman Sebastien Grosjean 7-6 6-2.
The qualifier made a mockery of the ranking difference with Grosjean, who at number 27 is more than 101 spots above the Swiss journeyman, as he carved out the biggest win of his professional career.
Later in the day, Wawrinka's compatriot and world number one Roger Federer will contest his first match since losing in the semi-finals of last month's Australian Open.
Federer will face Czech qualifier Bohdan Ulihrach when he begins his campaign to win one of the few titles to have eluded him so far.
02-16-2005, 08:17 PM
haha, pim pim such a kidder!
02-16-2005, 08:30 PM
Pim Pim :bigclap:
02-16-2005, 09:55 PM
:bigclap: yay pim pim!!
there's another audio interview with the winner ;):
02-16-2005, 10:38 PM
:bigclap: pimpim... keep on goin!
:haha: johannson will win... clever huh ;)
02-16-2005, 11:21 PM
:bounce: Thats great news that he won. I had 2 of my favs playing yesterday and they both won so its going good atm :D
02-17-2005, 02:36 AM
Johansson will win.... nice one:lol:
:bigclap:C'mom Pim Pim, you will be Johansson the winner:bigclap:
btw,I can't see the photos Meeek posted.... :confused:
02-17-2005, 11:33 AM
Johansson derby time :sobbing: may the best swede win :sobbing:
02-17-2005, 01:18 PM
Joachim lost the first set.... 4-6... :sad: and he's a break behind in the 2nd set....3-4 with Thomas to serve! Nooooo........this can't be happening... :sad:
02-17-2005, 01:21 PM
Pim Pim will drop out of top 10 next week if Thomas wins today.
02-17-2005, 01:24 PM
And he's out.....4-6 4-6.... :crying2:
02-17-2005, 01:28 PM
I hate this stupid ATP ranking system:banghead:
and Pim Pim :sad: He needs some good rest.:hug:
02-17-2005, 01:30 PM
aaw :sad: the best johansson won on the day
rest up pim pim!
02-17-2005, 02:34 PM
Pim Pim :sad:
02-17-2005, 05:40 PM
aww, poor pim. :sad: i hope tojo wins this tourney, cause i think that if pim got to the final, he'd win. GO TOJO!
02-17-2005, 07:58 PM
Pim Pim :sad:
But at least he will have some days off now and has time to
relax a bit!
02-17-2005, 11:00 PM
pimpim :sad: better luck next tourney!!.. btw... what IS his next tourney? lol
02-18-2005, 01:14 PM
he's not on the entry list for Dubai/Acapulco/Scottsdale.......@@
so it's Davis Cup next?
02-18-2005, 02:50 PM
I think Davis Cup is the next stop. :)
Then fly over to the U.S.
When is Davis Cup anyway?
02-18-2005, 02:53 PM
March 4 - 6.
I won't be able to cheer much, because I'll be on the road traveling to IW. :)
02-18-2005, 03:00 PM
DC begins on Kristens (and Karol Kuceras) birthday ;)
Ends on Miss Koubek (Danielle)'s birthday. You can see why it's crucial that Austria maintain some pride!
I'm gonna have to make a pimpim avatar... even if it's only temporary! :scratch: