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Aleksa's Laydee
02-20-2005, 08:44 AM
Wilander is not intimidated by the clay

France has chosen clay as a surface for the DC tie vs. Sweden this spring which will be played indoors.

-They rather choose a surface that suits us badly than one that suits them the best, says DC captain Mats Wilander to SVT Sport.

-Their best player, Grosjean, isn't comfortable on clay. But they're afraid of "Pim-pim" Johansson and the fast game of Söderling, says the former clay-court specialist, and he admits his coaching is at its best on clay.

-On clay it's more about waiting for the right opportunity. Me, I went for doing as few mistakes as possible instead of pushing for a deciding shot, says Wilander modestly.

Hoping for a change of generations

Wilander counts in the six players he has to work with. Five of which ranked among the top 60: Joachim Johansson(16), Jonas Björkman(47), Thomas Johansson(48), Robin Söderling(50) and Thomas Enqvist(59), furthermore rising star Michael Ryderstedt.

But Wilander isn't quiet about his dream scenario.

-I hope Söderling and "Pim-pim" will take over now. They could play well on clay. Söderling was good in Båstad(semifinals) and away they don't have to feel the pressure.

None of the players will have the opportunity to practise on clay before the tie. But Wilander is optimistic:

-I guess the French think they will have an easier time readjusting their game to clay. But I'm not sure about that, I think it's a 50/50 chance. And serving is still an important element and in that area we're probably the stronger part.

The tie is played in Strasbourg March 4-6


The team: Jonas, Joachim, Thomas J and Robin :yeah:

Head to heads:
France v Sweden
4 Total 7
3 Clay 5

Tie Preview:
These two distinguished Davis Cup nations share an eventful history in the competition, having met a total of 11 times, with Sweden currently leading the series 7-4, despite France's greater recent success in Davis Cup. This may have something to do with the fact that the last time these nations met was back in 1996; but what a meeting it was. In the 1996 World Group Final, France triumphed 3-2, with Arnaud Boetsch winning the fifth and decisive rubber against Nicklas Kulti despite the Swede holding three match points. Sweden will be determined to avenge that painful memory this time round.

The French Team: Grosjean, Clement, Santoro and Llodra

The date: 04 March - 06 March 2005


:worship: :worship: KOM IGEN SWEDES!!! :worship: :worship:

Pina
02-20-2005, 09:47 AM
Thanks for the article, very informative. :yeah: Joachim will play single, right?

***KOM IGEN SWEDES***


btw, I LOVE Strasbourg. I hope Swedes will have some fun there.:aparty:

enqvistfan
02-20-2005, 10:00 AM
When was written this article and where did you find it please ?
Well, I hope Pim Pim will play better on clay this year, cause I saw him play in Roland-Garros last year, it wasn't great, he didn't know how to play. It was terrible and lost easily. Well, it was not the Pim Pim we have now, so we can be confident.

I think they will be five in the team. He'll pick up Thomas Enqvist, even if he doesn't play, cause Mats knows that his experience can be good for the youngs.

I'll be in STrasbourg with 6 other persons, hope we'll spend a nice time there.

Valérie

Pina
02-20-2005, 11:09 AM
Here's an interview from Wilander. I guess you already read it but since it's a very good one and he talked about DC , it's still worth being posted here again. ;)

In Davis Cup, if a player does have a bad game, it's the captain's fault!


Mats Wilander? Of course the French crowd hasn't forgotten the one who won Roland Garros three times and who reached number 1 in 1988, after achieving the "small chelem" which only Roger Federer has equalled since then. In a couple of days, it's a different man they'll discover for the 1st round of the Davis Cup between Fance and Sweden, where Wilander, in the outfit of the captain he's become, will try to thwart Guy Forget's plans.

Only a short time before this tough game for both countries, we have met that 40-year-old voluble and passionate man. Opinions? Thoughts? Wilander doesn't lack any, whatever the topic, so that he can be seen sometimes as too peremptory or impudent. But his honesty is enjoyable to see as well as to hear, as refreshing his enthusiasm is for the Swedish players he's closely followed on Melbourne Park's courts. In this long interview, Wilander details this France vs Sweden before talking about numerous other subjects among which the serious illness his son Erik is suffering. Here's Mats Wilander, heart-to-heart and sincerely speaking...

TM: Mats, you're the great champion who has won 7 GS among which 3 times RG, but you're also the actual DC captain of the Swedish team who's about to play France, on March 4th to 6th in Strasbourg. How do you see this game?

MW: First, I consider France to be the toughest country to cope with in DC. Second, in this particular situation, the French have the advantage of the surface. Which doesn't mean that clay is the ideal surface for them, but it can't be denied that the choice is hard for us. On the whole, for this game, the French have the number advantage, that means that Guy Forget can pick out among 8 to 10 players when other captains are forced to always count with the same ones. In a DC team, that's a good thing to have a Roger Federer, a Lleyton Hewitt or an Andy Roddick, but for me it's best to have a group where everybody's at the same level. If France has been able to be that successfull during those past years, it's mostly because of this large possible choice.

TM: Commenting on what you've just said, do you consider clay to be such a huge disadvantage for your players?

MW: No, because any top player has the ability to play a great match on clay. In DC, even a player who happens to be allergic to that surface can feel adrenalin rising in him. It's different from playing an Argentine in the 1st round in Monte Carlo, when you tell yourself you won't go away with it because all is playing against you. Take the example of Robin Söderling whose results on clay have never been very good. Except in one particular situation: when he's played in Sweden, in Bastad, under circumstances which were deeply motivating. Plus playing on clay indoor has nothing to do with playing outside. Pim Pim Johansson's serve can be as tough to return as on any other surface, mostly because of bad bounce. We are a little disadvantaged but not that much. Anyway, all those considerations are quickly swept away in DC.

TM: How many players will you bring with you in Strasbourg?

MW: 5 if all goes well. Pim Pim Johansson, Thomas Johansson, Jonas Bjorkman, Robin Söderling and Thomas Enqvist. It's a good mix between experience and new blood in the person of Pim Pim and Robin. Thomas Enqvist is a bit like the natural leader of the group, whether he plays or not. He knows how to put right with the young people, telling them off when they talk with their mouth full or when they don't feel like playing football with the others (smile). He's definitely there from the first ball played in the training week to the last one on the sunday. Jonas Bjorkman is the one who breathes energy to the others when we get into the heat of action. Just have a look at him, sitting on the bench in reserve during a match. Thomas Johansson is more discreet but he's also an extremely funny guy who knows how to "bump into" the "juniors" when they slide onto sticky ground (smile).

TM: Those young players, as you say, those rising Swedish Joachim Johansson and Robin Söderling...

MW: Robin's got a knee injury here in Melbourne, but I've been disappointed by his mental ability. I would have liked him to be more self-demanding. Not during the match in which he's given up, but outside. I was sure that he would make a great season- and maybe he will- but this false start might be harmfull to him. I think that having a good start in the season is essential if you wanna have the right tempo afterwards. Nevertheless, Robin plays very well when under pressure, so that includes DC. I've enjoyed his game against Hewitt last year and I think he'll be part of the basic team for the upcoming 5 years in singles. Pim Pim Johansson will also be a determining element in my strategy, but the problem is he's in good physical shape- which I'm glad to know- and that according to me, he's to play 3 matches. But I doubt it would be reasonable to have him play 3 days in a row. I've tried to do this with Jonas Bjorkman last year and I went wrong. I don't think that playing 3 great matches in DC is actually possible. I've had a good lesson there. Though I'm still tempted to have him play 3 matches against France. I'll see how it goes and I'll make the decision after the 1st day.

TM: Joachim has reached the semi in the last USO, dominating Andy Roddick in front of his fellowmen, and he's just won the 1st tournament of the year in Adelaide, before reaching the 4th round in the AO. How do you picture his future knowing that he's already at the doorstep of the top 10?

MW: He's getting higher in the ranking very fast and I will explain it by the fact that he makes the right decisions now. He used to make wrong tactic choices a few months ago, mostly on his 2nd serves. Today, he can serve a better 2nd ball at the best of time. It's important for a player to build a strong shape but it is different from gaining in mental strength. And those who are able to mix up the two are very few. Will it be certain that he'll be among the 5 best players? I don't know because I think that injuries will play a determining role in his career, mostly concerning his shoulder. He's pretty tall but fragile. And if I had some advice to give him, it would be to not bother too much with his ranking but with his body. To play much on clay to preserve his joints and to learn about all the game's subtle sides. Apart from those restrictive points, I think he has all the abilities to win a GS and this from now on. His maturity is growing so fast!

TM: Now let's talk about the French team and its captain in particular Guy Forget, you have rubbed your shoulders with him all through your career...How do you get along with him?

MW: We have excellent relations. We have always got along very well. Maybe because we're ordinary guys (laughs). And we aren't numerous among ATP players, even in seniors. We both do live in the present. What we have accomplished in the past is past. What we are doing now is now. Plus, I know that he's become a better player than me (smile). He's a nice guy. I don't know exactly how good he is as a DC captain, but his results so far do show he's worthy. What I'm about to say may be misunderstood, but I still haven't got why he's had Santoro play singles on the 1st day against Spain. I've found it weird. That settled, I really do like like the French team. I always root for them, whoever they face. And this for pretty easy understandeable reasons: because for me, it all began in Paris, because there's Yannick, a man of exception, Henri against whom I've played dozens of matches. And I also like how intense the French game can be. For example, I do appreciate Arnaud Clément, because he's used to fighting on every ball like a lion. Guys like this bring so much to the game. They bring emotion, they're wanted to be watched. They are cheered for.

TM: Sébastien Grosjean is undoubtedly the French number 1, but a recent injury at the AO makes his taking part to that France/Sweden pretty unlikely. How do you consider his career going?

MW: His injuries are much too numerous and that's patently obvious to say so, but he shouldn't be injured that often. I'm totally ignoring what his problem is but he has to give himself the means to be fitter physically. Because he's pretty talented and because I think he's one of the players whoare the most dangerous on the circuit, who should be looked upon in each and every single GS event. Even if his not taking part would please us, I really would like him to be there. DC is terrific when the best players are in. I'm not DC captain because I want to win the DC. I'm captain because I want to be part of the celebration that goes with the DC. Even if the captain has to load all responsibilities onto him (smile).

TM: What do you mean?

MW:I think that the players shouldn't feel any responsibility pressure during DC. They've been chosen and all they're expected to do is to play and give the best they can from the time the captain has decided to trust them. This is no tournament, you don't play for a better ranking, you just have to go for it. If the players show a bad game, it's only the captain's fault. That means he's made the wrong choice, he hasn't felt things properly.

TM: Yesterday night, when you were watching the match between Johansson and Lopez, you seemed to be very nervous. How do you live your role as captain from the inside?

MW: For the whole weekend my wrists are so painfull because I keep on clapping all the time (smile). I'm 100% in the matches, but I repeat it, it's not because I want to win, it's because I'm happy to be there. In DC, I don't see players. I see characters, emotions...

TM: Has the decision to become captain been tough to make?

MW: Yes it has. First, I didn't want it to come from the Federation. I was wishing the players to ask me about it, and that's exactly what happened. If you wanna be captain, you have to be wanted by the players, or all is spoiled in advance. But yes, I've wondered about it. I have not questioned myself about my knowledge of the game, but about my personal investment. Was my passion strong enough for the job? Some time before, I had coached Wayne Ferreira for 6 months as well as Marat Safin for 8 other months. And the routine of the circuit has pissed me off. I didn't care about ordinary tournaments. But how I've enjoyed following Marat in RG, Wimbledon and at the USO. I love to be in the middle of the action, of the event. And DC brings me that sensation. From the moment the Swedish Federation let me totally free , I said OK. I'd like to be trusted for at least 6 years. Actually, 10 years would be the most suitable delay for a small Federation as the Swedish one.

TM: Has the role of the captain much changed within the past 20 years?

MW: The job is totally different in Sweden. 20 years ago, Mikael Pernfors wasn't even in the team, being world number 9. There were me, Edberg, Jarryd, Nyström and we could play on every kind of surface. Being captain wasn't that hard. I remember we used to make a lot of fun on the bench, the mood was really relaxed. The players I can count on don't have the same results, and I have to make do with it. What I have noticed so far is that they ask me many questions, much more than us at our time. My replies to them may not be right, but that's what has worked out for me.

TM: You've said you've been a coach for a few months. Have you enjoyed this reconversion?

MW: I've loved doing that job as long as I was doing it with guys I did appreciate much. They were cool, they had quite the same vision of life as me. But it was also much frustrating because I had so many opinions on there game, maybe too many. And it was maybe too tough for them to follow me (smile). The player I love to work with in DC is Jonas Bjorkman, who's a much mental guy. He's used to always sticking to the options I give him. With Thomas Enqvist, it's the other way round. Better avoid brainwashing him with your ideas. With him I only see the surface of things.

TM: Roger Federer has no full-time coach. The current players, do you think they need a coach from January to December?

MW: It all depends on the coach they have. Roger Federer doesn't need Tony Roche for 30 weeks. It's too much for both. 10 weeks, their choice, that's the rightest one. Sometimes, it's surprising to see Nadal with coaches whose tennistic past is much more than limited whereas he should be pictured more with former champions such as Emilio Sanchez who could teach him important stuff. Those are players who prefer working on small details, whereas I think you should be more definitive and say: here's what you do wrong, here's how you can improve. You also get the feeling that their coach, who haven't been high-ranked players, do learn at the same time. For example, I'm worried about somebody like Ferrero who, from the level he's reached so far, should be able to volley much better than he actually does. Same for a champion like Hewitt, who has to improve on some points. I'm admiring Roddick's decision to separate from Brad Gilbert. Because Gilbert wasn't the one who could have bettered Roddick's backhand or his game on clay. He was absolutely not interested in all this. I'm myself not much talking technics in my training way. It's not much what happens on my side of the court that matters for me, but more what occurs on the other side of the net.

TM: Current players, are they really different from the ones you used to meet in your professional time?

MW: In big events, no, they show the same intensity. Maybe they aren't that present all through the season, even if what strikes me concerning Roger Federer, is that on top of 3 GSs, he's been able to win 8 other tournaments in 2004. How could he have won in Bangkok after a "small chelem"? It's absolutely incredible!

TM: Speaking of Roger Federer, how do you perceive his domination?

MW: It's so great to see him play that you hardly feel like seeing somebody else play. I have admiration for Roddick and Hewitt's will, but Federer is another game topic. The question one might wonder to ask, if one feels like asking one of course, would be "will he be physically strong enough to win matches the day his mind would have remained in his hotel room"? Me for example, it was impossible because I had to give my best 100% from the first up to the last point. And from the moment my envy has started decreasing, after winning 3 out of the 4 GSs in 1988, it was over, it was the end of my career.

TM: Can he win RG?

MW: Of course, he can! He can do whatever suits him on clay and he's already proved it. If I was in Roger Federer's shoes, and given what he has already gone through, I would focus mostly on RG. Furthermore, if I were him, I would be wishing to win the 4 GSs each year. For me, he has the means to equal the great results of somebody like Rod Laver. But if he wants to achieve it, he has to ask himself the essential question right now : how can I put all the chances on my side to win RG? Pete Sampras for example, has never granted himself the means to achieve it. And this didn't mean for him to radically change his game on clay. But in order to be faithfull, he should have trained sufficiently so that the game which allowed him to win the USO could also allow him to be the best in Paris. Many people will certainly disagree with what I'm about to say but for me, RG is the easiest GS you can win. Because ALL lies in the player's hands. ALL depends on him. You'll never get a chance to witness 4 aces in a row like in Wimbledon. It's only you who are building your victory from the beginning till the end of the match. Why should Federer fail here? Last year, against Kuerten, he had absolutely taken no risks. It was as if his mind was already wandering in Wimbledon. And we should therefore stop pretending that Wimbledon is the most important GS of the year. That's crap. It's the least important one simply because it's played on a surface on which you never play anymore.

TM:If you had to change one thing in tennis today...

MW: Precisely Wimbledon. Let's make it be what it was used to be. The surface has been slowed too much and today, apart from Tim Henman and Taylor Dent, who plays serve and volley? Nobody! To be lively, the game needs the contrasts of different styles.

TM: In a few months, Mark Miles will quit from the ATP, after 15 years at its head. Who would you like to see replacing him?

MW: A former player. Not some kind of a politician who does only marketing. I see somebody perfectly suited for the job but I won't give you his name. For me, this role must be granted to a champion who has won at least 1 GS and who is friend with the players. And I will even add that this person shouldn't be paid for that job. His own passion should be what matters.

TM: When you look back at your career, is there some place left for regrets?

MW: Absolutely not. My career made my life and my life made my career. Everybody makes mistakes and I've done bunches. But they've helped me to move on. Though I'd never have imagined getting the record of achievements I have. Before winning my first RG, the idea of turning into a champion wasn't even coming to my mind. I was thinking my game was too poor and it was. It's thanks to the mental that I've made the difference. And I've been lucky enough to get aware of this in one of my very first GS I took part and won. I was 17 and I've realized I had the mind to defeat the best. It's been the sweetest lesson I've had of all my career.

TM: Do feel much joy playing seniors?

MW: Yes very much. It's so nice to play with no consideration other than the game, after all those years of stress that have been mine. But I don't win many matches anymore (smile). And to be honest, I don't care that much, because in general, I don't care about what people think of me.

TM: You've been living in the US for numerous years now but far from big cities, as you've settled down in Idaho...

MW: One of our kids suffers a serious skin illness. And this has forced us, Sonya my wife and me, to settle in a place with cold and dry climate. Erik's life- that's his first name- has been much better there in comparison to the first years when we were living in Connecticut. The illness is called "epidermolysis bullosa", generally called eb. My son, who's 7, suffers the medium form of that general pathology which has no cure. In the US, 2 children out of 100 000 are touched. It's characterized by blisters forming on a large part of the body, mostly in the face, on the feet or the hands, but also inside the throat and oesophagus. The skin is totally fragilized. The most little contact with anything might cause serious damage. It's awful when you watch it, unbearable for parents. It's all so visual you can't even imagine. If my son was here in Australia where it's so hot and if he was spending half-an-hour outside, even covered from head to toes, he would be totally unable to walk on the following day. Anyway, we've been lucky because the most serious form of the disease leaves only a life expectancy of 30 years. Erik can go to school like any other boy, even if teachers have to take real good care of him. Today, we can say his life is safe and he'll be able to live a more or less satisfying life, knowing of course he'll have to be carefull all the time. But it's tough for him because there are days when he can hardly walk because of the blisters. That said, I want to repeat that we are lucky because the most serious form of the eb is dreadfull. Skin goes away in large parts. We really would like to find a cure to that shit and that's why I'm trying to collect funds thanks to the organization of a tennis and a golf tournament in Connecticut each year.

TM: Can it be said that this illness has totally changed your life?

MW: Completely. I can't complain about anything anymore. I take a look at Erik and his suffering and I tell myself : my God, how can my little boy endure all this?

TM: Apart from your activities as a family man or tennis pro, what do you do?

MW: I keep on running our company "Global Caps" which produces caps and which is finally bringing some money (smile). Otherwise, I'm always playing music, but not like Yannick Noah, who undoubtedly impresses me much. What is absolutely fabulous about him is how he manages to draw all the attention to him along with his personality. He's a pretty good singer but most of all, he has this fabulous personality. I love France for its openness of mind. Here's a country which has been able to forget that Yannick's been a tennis champion, and which is able to picture him in another role but with the same look of love. That kind of attitude is impossible in Sweden. When I've played among a band of musicians in which there were yet some of the country's best, the media have definitely brought me down, even before I get the chance to play the very first note.

TM: What are your plans for tomorrow? How do you see yourself in about 20 years? In which role? At which level?

MW: I'm not aiming something in particular though I do wish that my last days on earth would be the best ever, the merriest (smile). Pleasure, pleasure, always pleasure, that's all that really matters and that's really how I feel when I'm in DC.

enqvistfan
02-20-2005, 12:34 PM
It's the interview from the French Tennis Magazine, I have the magazine at home. I thought there was another interview of Mats.

So, at the moment, Mats didn't announce the team, right ? We're still waiting...

Val

Björki
02-20-2005, 01:09 PM
S V E R I G E :bounce:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-20-2005, 06:13 PM
WOOHOO SWEDEN!! i have vcash on you winning DC this year!!!!!! :bounce: :woohoo: :yeah:

Sharon
02-20-2005, 06:52 PM
WOOOO!!! go SWEDEN!!! :yeah:

Sommarsverige
02-20-2005, 08:29 PM
Sverige................Kom igen! :yippee:

Canuck_Chick
02-20-2005, 09:34 PM
:woohoo:

KOM IGEN SVERIGE!!!

:woohoo:

Have fun in Strasbourg Valérie :aparty:!! I'm pretty sure that you and your group will be the only French people supporting Sweden there, so good luck with that ;) :) I'm sure it will be a blast!!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-21-2005, 01:07 AM
haha, if USA v. Sweden ever happened and i went, i'd probably be beat up for supporting SWE, but it would be SOO worth it!

Sharon
02-21-2005, 01:20 AM
haha jmg, same with me :lol: me and u will be the swedish crowd haha :yeah:

Ashie_87
02-21-2005, 02:15 AM
:woohoo: Go Sweden!:yeah:

Kristen
02-21-2005, 03:29 AM
haha, if USA v. Sweden ever happened and i went, i'd probably be beat up for supporting SWE, but it would be SOO worth it!

:lol: Speaking from experience, just remember this:
"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me."

In Davis Cup 2001, Sweden vs Australia (SYDNEY):
The fans were absolute assholes to my friend (Christina) and I. I was 19 at the time, but I looked 16. They were attacking us for being unpatriotic, traitors, etc etc. Granted, my friend seriously HATED Lleyton Hewitt at the time (most unpatriotic people did) and this didn't help our cause.

Davis Cup 2004, Sweden vs Australia (ADELAIDE):
This is why I fell in love with this city. The ladies sitting behind us were so understanding. They liked Jonas and the Swedes, but were patriotic, and old. So they were sweet to us (Christina and I) and didn't mind it when we cheered. Plus, we could translate some of the Swedish cheers for them.

The hardest thing when you're at DC in your home country, and you're cheering for the opponents, is when your countrymen in the audience yell out abuse / rude, unnecessary comments to your team. It's tough to stop yourself from walking over to them and as dad would say "Knock their block off".

I look forward to having more stories to share, after Austria vs Australia ;)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-21-2005, 03:53 AM
yay! stories! my favorite! a bedtime story maybe? :haha:

i know american supporters would be total assholes. :mad:

Kat!
02-21-2005, 07:07 AM
-Their best player, Grosjean, isn't comfortable on clay. But they're afraid of "Pim-pim" Johansson and the fast game of Söderling, says the former clay-court specialist, and he admits his coaching is at its best on clay.

:confused: ..... Grosjean was a semi-finalist (or was it quarters?) at RG not that many years ago!!!

anyway.... Kristen >> you were lucky in Adelaide!! The ladies behind us at DC final 2003 weren't that understanding!!! I'm so glad Liz and I sneaked down to the Spanish crowd and cheered with them for one of the matches!! At least we didn't have to hear "GO LLEYTON" (this is from an old lady) every second point!

Aleksa's Laydee
02-21-2005, 09:01 PM
haha, if USA v. Sweden ever happened and i went, i'd probably be beat up for supporting SWE, but it would be SOO worth it!

and me v GB unless alex was playing :o

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-21-2005, 11:12 PM
yeah, i would willingly get beat up for my swedish boys!! :hearts:

Canuck_Chick
02-21-2005, 11:33 PM
yeah, i would willingly get beat up for my swedish boys!! :hearts:
same here, but i doubt that canada will play sweden any time soon in davis cup :rolleyes:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-22-2005, 05:08 AM
Has anyone gone to daviscup.com? it looks like they're gonna use a new high-tech live scoring this year!! I'm excited, it looks really cool! I can watch live scoring and half way know what's really going on! AND they're offering to send live scoring via SMS, which should be cool if you can't be at a computer, TV or the real thing!
http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_2320_gallery.JPG
http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_2790_gallery.JPG
oh, and are the teams listed there final? it only shows 4 players per team... is tompa (or someone else) gonna be added to the team?

Kristen
02-22-2005, 05:12 AM
Kind of annoying that they use an imaginary match between Jonas and Lleyton for the example. And did Thomas play Roddick in round 2 last year? I have no idea :rolleyes:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-22-2005, 05:23 AM
i dunno, lets say he didn't... and if he did, they got the score wrong and he won.

Björki
02-22-2005, 08:01 AM
http://expressen.se/index.jsp?a=245161

"Pim-Pim" skadad – missar Davis Cup

Joachim "Pim-Pim" Johansson är axelskadad. Den svenske världselvan tvingas lämna återbud till nästa veckas Davis Cup-match mot Frankrike, skriver Svenska Dagbladet.
- Det är ett tungt men nödvändigt beslut, säger den 22-årige tennisstjärnan till SvD.

I am sure we know what "missar" means. :( :(

Björki
02-22-2005, 08:04 AM
it looks like Simon is in?! Would be a great if he'd team up with Jonas. :)

I Mats Wilanders DC-lag ingår nu Thomas Johansson, Robin Söderling, Jonas Björkman och Simon Aspelin. 20-årige talangen Michael Ryderstedt blir femteman.

margaret_gn
02-22-2005, 08:59 AM
what does the pimpim article mean in english? did he give a reason for missing out?

Björki
02-22-2005, 09:07 AM
what does the pimpim article mean in english? did he give a reason for missing out?
we have to wait for Sommar :) but Ashie wrote something about shoulder injury :eek:

margaret_gn
02-22-2005, 09:19 AM
we have to wait for Sommar :) but Ashie wrote something about shoulder injury :eek:

Sommar...come online soon...(lol)

Aleksa's Laydee
02-22-2005, 09:21 AM
WHAT!!!!!!!!! omg!!! :sobbing:

Kristen
02-22-2005, 10:20 AM
Simon!!!
Michael!!! (hitting partner I guess? Dammit! He should have come to Adelaide last year ;))
Feeling crap for pimpim, but so glad for the one they overlook (Simon) and the newbie :D

Sommarsverige
02-22-2005, 03:48 PM
what does the pimpim article mean in english? did he give a reason for missing out?

Sorry I couldn´t come earlier, cos I am still very busy at work :(
From the article Björki posted Pim Pim says only that he has a shoulder injury
and that it was a difficult and sad but necessary step to withdraw from Davis Cup :sad:
I will check the Swedish papers this eve and see if I can find more information, okay?

thelma
02-22-2005, 04:07 PM
http://www.gotennis.com/news/headline.aspx?headlineID=5921

Injured Joachim Johansson out of Swedish Davis Cup squad :sad:
2005-02-22 12:48:59 GMT (Reuters)

STOCKHOLM, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Swedish number one Joachim Johansson has been ruled out of next weekend's Davis Cup first-round tie against France with a shoulder injury.

Captain Mats Wilander named former Australian Open champion Thomas Johansson to lead Sweden's challenge along with Robin Soderling and doubles specialist Jonas Bjorkman.

Simon Aspelin and future hope Michael Ryderstedt were also included in the squad for the March 4-6 tie in Strasbourg,

The Swedish tennis federation said in a statement that world number 11 Joachim Johansson, winner of ATP titles in Adelaide and Marseille this year, is suffering from an inflammation in his right shoulder.

Thomas Johansson reached the semi-finals in Rotterdam last week while 20-year-old Soderling triumphed in Milan earlier this month. The pair are expected to play the singles.

Bjorkman is likely to team up with Aspelin in the doubles.

Although Sweden hold a 7-4 advantage in their head-to-head meetings, France came out on top when the teams last clashed in the 1996 final.

Bjorkman is the only player still active from that tie. On that occasion, he lost the doubles with Niklas Kulti against a pairing which featured current French Davis Cup captain Guy Forget.

Björki
02-22-2005, 05:00 PM
hmm does it mean Enqvist is not going?

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-22-2005, 05:01 PM
uh, what is he thinking? i think tompa has a better chance of winning a match than ryderstedt (no offense, i love him to death) :sad: pim pim tompa :sad:

Aleksa's Laydee
02-22-2005, 06:42 PM
pim pim :sad:

Sommarsverige
02-22-2005, 07:55 PM
Just a short Pim Pim update:
There haven´t been many news about Pim Pims withdrawel in
Swedish media, but he said that he would risk a chronical
inflamation (sorry, not sure if this is the correct english word...)
and that this would least 4 mounths minimum if he did not take
a break now.
He will have to rest for 4 weeks now.

Pim Pim, please come back soon :)

Sharon
02-22-2005, 09:58 PM
aww :sad: pimpim... next DC tie!! didnt he get injured around DC time last year?

Canuck_Chick
02-22-2005, 10:36 PM
pim pim :sad::bigcry:
i hope the injury's not too serious. well, 4 weeks off is better than 4 months off...so i guess its good he took a break now
now it's up to the rest of the swedes to win this tie!!! c'mon boys :yeah: !!

Björki
02-23-2005, 06:25 AM
4 weeks better that 4 month of course.
get well soon Pim Pim :hug:

Ashie_87
02-23-2005, 07:04 AM
:eek: I jinxed him!!!! NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
although yep 4 weeks is definately better than 4 months!!:hug:

Iza
02-23-2005, 12:29 PM
4 weeks??? that means he misses IW!

Suzi
02-23-2005, 02:58 PM
Its a shame but i rather him recover to 100% than strain the injury even more well Best Wishes and hope you recover soon! :hug:

Pina
02-23-2005, 03:20 PM
:sad: Pim Pim....:sad: get well soon:hug:

I'm not a doctor but according to a news in a Chinese website, his injury seems serious. It says his doctor found three infection in his right shoulder. He's suffered these injuries since long time ago. Right now his power of right hand is only as half as that of his left one. and sometimes during his practice before, Pim Pim's right hand would be suddenly faint.:crying2: (sorry for my lame English, I just don't know how to translate these medical terms properly :confused: )

joachim's doctor suggests him to take a rest of at least 4 weeks.After he recorves from those infection, he may start to do some exercises to strengthen his muscles gradually. It means that it will take more than 4 weeks for him to come back. :crying2:

Aleksa's Laydee
02-23-2005, 03:53 PM
4 weeks with no pim pim :sobbing:

get better soon :hug:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-23-2005, 05:41 PM
aww, pim pim get better soon!! :hug: i hope it's not too bad!

enqvistfan
02-23-2005, 06:21 PM
I also hope it's not too serious cause an axel injury, it's always important. It's sad cause now, it's among the top players.

Get well soon, Joachim !!

Val

Sommarsverige
02-23-2005, 08:29 PM
I hope he will be back for the clay court season ;)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-25-2005, 12:25 AM
"It's hard to know how the young guys are going to play in Davis Cup –
Robin Soderling played one match against Lleyton Hewitt in Australia
and he played `ok'. He didn't show me that he's going to be a great
Davis Cup player in that match, but he's always played well in Sweden
in the Stockholm Open whereas Joachim Johansson hasn't played quite
so well in front of his home crowd. I think it helps these young guys
to play their first match away rather than at home because they feel
way less pressure. That's not taking away from the fact that we also
have Jonas Bjorkman, Thomas Enqvist and Thomas Johansson there as
well."
does that mean that he is on the team, or he'll just be there supporting? :confused:

Ashie_87
02-25-2005, 06:37 AM
4 weeks...:ras: but i still stand by my original opinion-4 weeks is better than 4 months. This is gonna be like the off season again:scratch:
quick someone resurect the off season thread:p

Björki
02-25-2005, 10:17 AM
Robin Soderling has pulled out of Sweden's Davis Cup first-round tie against France next weekend because of a foot injury, the Swedish tennis federation said on Friday.

:( bye, bye Sweden? Hope I am wrong.

Kristen
02-25-2005, 11:39 AM
All my guys are injured at once :rolleyes:

Peggy, I'll try to locate a Sydney magnet tomorrow, because I'm working :yeah: and uhh... I'm getting in town early just to take a look around and get ice cream. Who knows... maybe my dream of taking Jurgen Melzer to Gelatissimo will come true!? (Yes, I actually had this dream last year :eek: )

Björki
02-25-2005, 11:50 AM
All my guys are injured at once :rolleyes:

Peggy, I'll try to locate a Sydney magnet tomorrow, because I'm working :yeah: and uhh... I'm getting in town early just to take a look around and get ice cream. Who knows... maybe my dream of taking Jurgen Melzer to Gelatissimo will come true!? (Yes, I actually had this dream last year :eek: )

:lol: good luck :)
pls write me your mobil number!!!

Pina
02-25-2005, 01:19 PM
Robin Soderling has pulled out of Sweden's Davis Cup first-round tie against France next weekend because of a foot injury, the Swedish tennis federation said on Friday.

:( bye, bye Sweden? Hope I am wrong.

What?? http://im.qq.com/face/authed/7/b3751.gif
Since the match will be held on clay, I guess Swedes still have chances to win. ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
02-25-2005, 03:30 PM
WHAT...2 of them...OMG :smash: no more injuries PLEASE!!!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-25-2005, 04:22 PM
i KNOW!!! stop with the injuries already! it's too much for the fans to take!

Sommarsverige
02-25-2005, 07:38 PM
i KNOW!!! stop with the injuries already! it's too much for the fans to take!

Absolutely agree with you, Alison!!! This should be enough injuries right now for the next 5 years minimum.
But I am sure (and hope) that Sweden will win the match (I have my optimistic day today... ;) )

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-25-2005, 08:08 PM
haha, i hope you're right Birte! I'd LOVE to see my Swedes do well! especially without their top player! then they can prove that they're still a strong team!

Sharon
02-25-2005, 09:58 PM
omg... robin too? :sad: horrible timing for injuries... but they WILL still prevail! :p

Aleksa's Laydee
02-26-2005, 11:34 AM
so whos gonna be doing what then in this DC team?

The 2 thomas's in the singles and jonas/simon in the doubles? :confused:

Lucia
02-26-2005, 04:35 PM
Seriously, is EVERY one injured?!!? Sure looks like it! Nooooo....... :crying2:

Lucia
02-26-2005, 04:38 PM
We should send them a big 'get well soon' card! You know... one of those huge cards! :D

star
02-27-2005, 02:08 PM
Poor Mats. :sad:

But, I just want Joachim to get well.

Sommarsverige
02-27-2005, 08:41 PM
Only 5 days left to DC ;)
I am hoping so much that Sweden will win! PLEASE!

Nathaliia
02-27-2005, 09:59 PM
Hey to anyone who will see the tie Sweden vs France live (Valerie? :D) - and to other people as well :) don't worry you won't get beaten,few weeks ago I was hanging with Swedish team in Wroclaw challenger in Poland (sure I'm Polish) having players from Poland and their girlfriends aside, thank God I'm alive (because sight can't kill). And I hope so much Mikael can play instead of the injured (get well soon guys!!!!!!!!!) and show how good he is.

Sommarsverige
02-28-2005, 06:25 PM
I just read in the Swedish papers that Pim Pim is in Strasbourg together with the rest of the Swedish team. His injury is getting better and better much faster than expected and therefore there is still a chance that Pim Pim will play DC. Mats has chosen the 4 players for the team, but he has still the possibility to change 2 of the players until 1 hour before the draw.

Of course I am still hoping that Pim Pim will be in the team ;) and I am so happy that his injury is not that worse as expected.

Sommarsverige
02-28-2005, 07:19 PM
I just saw that this has already been posted under the Davis Cup thread,
but I haven´t seen it before!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-28-2005, 07:39 PM
an hour before the draw?? that's still very short notice for the players. they may need to change their game plan very quickly if the player is changed an hour before the match. just think if they didn't have that rule:

"here's the match of Johansson v. Ljubicic. and here they are on the court, wait, that's Söderling, not Johansson!" :lol: that would be so confusing!

Sommarsverige
02-28-2005, 08:29 PM
Alison, do you know why it´s so quite in the Pim Pim forum right now??
Where all the others????
Hope it will be some more action during the DC weekend ;)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-28-2005, 08:39 PM
i don't know! I'm lonely!! anyway, i found these on POLFOTO. and i'm gonna post them.
http://www.polfoto.dk/Polfoto/Photo/Live/watermarking/AP804767_guest.jpg
caption: Swedish tennis player Joachim Johansson trains at the Rhenus Sports Hall in Strasbourg, eastern France Monday, Feb. 28, 2005. Johansson is expected to play next weekend in the Davis Cup quarter final match between France and Sweden in Strasbourg

http://www.polfoto.dk/Polfoto/Photo/Live/watermarking/AP804556_guest.jpg
caption: Swedish tennis player Joachim Johansson, left, French Davis Cup team captain Guy Forget, center, and his Swedish counterpart Mats Willander meet for the first training session Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, at the Rhenus Sports Hall in Strasbourg, eastern France, ahead of this week-end's Davis Cup match between the two countries

looks like our pim pim will play DC anyway!!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-28-2005, 08:41 PM
yay! bringing back the Swedish colors for DC. they should bring back the whole Olympic uniform! :hearts:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-28-2005, 08:43 PM
oh! when does Sweden take their team picture? i can't wait to see it! :inlove:

Derek1206
02-28-2005, 10:20 PM
Good luck Sweden! :) Go Pim Pim!! :D

Sharon
02-28-2005, 11:48 PM
nice pics alison!! they better bring back his olympics outfit soon :p
im not sure why this forum has been so quiet lately... maybe pimpims not playing or everyone is really busy at the moment??? :scratch:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-01-2005, 12:09 AM
the sweden forums as a whole have been pretty quiet. :scratch: don't know why.

star
03-01-2005, 12:13 AM
Pim is playing DC!!! woohooo!!!

He looks great in those pictures.

And Guy Forget is always such an apealing man. I hated him when he was beating Edberg :( but he's a very elegant guy.

Pina
03-01-2005, 01:47 AM
Thanks for those :hearts: photos.

I'm so glad that he's getting well this quickly, and picking up his IKEA uniform(well,at least for the colors) again. :lol:

Sharon
03-01-2005, 02:49 AM
Thanks for those :hearts: photos.

I'm so glad that he's getting well this quickly, and picking up his IKEA uniform(well,at least for the colors) again. :lol:

:haha: IKEA! i love that store btw :p

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-01-2005, 04:55 AM
yes, best furniture store. the furniture is so modern looking!

Björki
03-01-2005, 05:31 AM
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- A shoulder injury that looked likely to keep Joachim Johansson out of Sweden's Davis Cup match against France is healing well and he may play after all, captain Mats Wilander said Monday.

"Because Pim-Pim feels much better in his shoulder he is here competing for a place in the team," Wilander said in a statement.

Seven-time Davis Cup winner Sweden plays France in a World Group first-round tie on indoor clay in Strasbourg between March 4-6.

Johansson, 11th in the world rankings, was not named when Wilander picked his team last week because of a nagging shoulder injury which doctors said required rest.

If fit, Johansson is likely to play singles for Sweden alongside either Thomas Johansson or Thomas Enqvist.

Doubles specialists Jonas Bjorkman and Simon Aspelin and Michael Ryderstedt are the other members of the team.

"Nobody is a shoe-in and we're trying to get everyone here into as good shape as possible," said Wilander, who has until Thursday to finalize his lineup.

great news about Pim Pim :)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-01-2005, 05:51 AM
good news for pim pim! yay! :woohoo:

but, with good news comes bad news... for tompa. pim pim will almost definitely be replacing tompa. oh well, i'm SURE he'll be happy just being there supporting and helping his team! :)

Kristen
03-01-2005, 06:50 AM
lol star...as of today...Thomas Muster does it for me :drool:
I'm 23... so this isn't *totally* gross...

Kat!
03-01-2005, 08:15 AM
i don't know! I'm lonely!! anyway, i found these on POLFOTO. and i'm gonna post them.
http://www.polfoto.dk/Polfoto/Photo/Live/watermarking/AP804767_guest.jpg


ohhh thanks for the photos & news!!!

:confused: not sure about that bright yellow headband..... but at least he was co-ordinated (aka same colour wristband...) I'm hoping for same coloured socks ;)

Francine
03-01-2005, 08:37 AM
Joachim looks good :) So is he any good on clay? Didn't really follow him during the last clay season :o

enqvistfan
03-01-2005, 12:58 PM
good news for pim pim! yay! :woohoo:

but, with good news comes bad news... for tompa. pim pim will almost definitely be replacing tompa. oh well, i'm SURE he'll be happy just being there supporting and helping his team! :)

Tompa can play instead of Thomas Johansson. Tompa's fans hope that if Pim Pim plays. For me, the ideal would be Pim Pim and Tompa. Well, we'll see...
And they plan train strikes, so I think it will be labourious for us to arrive on time in STrasbourg !!!

Val
very stressy these days....
Kom Igen Thomas !!

Lucia
03-01-2005, 01:12 PM
:confused: not sure about that bright yellow headband..... but at least he was co-ordinated (aka same colour wristband...) I'm hoping for same coloured socks ;)
:haha:

Aleksa's Laydee
03-01-2005, 04:20 PM
yay for joachim :D:D

sexy pic ;)

nooooooooo pim pim and tojo :hearts: ;)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-01-2005, 05:46 PM
:confused: not sure about that bright yellow headband..... but at least he was co-ordinated (aka same colour wristband...) I'm hoping for same coloured socks :)
me too! that would be sexy.

Tompa can play instead of Thomas Johansson. Tompa's fans hope that if Pim Pim plays. For me, the ideal would be Pim Pim and Tompa. Well, we'll see...
And they plan train strikes, so I think it will be labourious for us to arrive on time in STrasbourg !!!
I also want pim pim to play. right now, i don't even care if tompa plays. it would be great for him and his fans, but because of all the bashing going on of the Swedish team, i just want success for Sweden, so GO PIM PIM!!! KOM IGEN SVERIGE!!!!

Canuck_Chick
03-01-2005, 07:33 PM
i've been away for a few days and i miss sooo much stuff :lol:
glad to see that pim pim is training again!!! :D:D
:haha: @ the yellow headband...i also want the ikea uniform back....
wouldn't it be great if the whole swedish team was sponsored by ikea :p

Sommarsverige
03-01-2005, 08:00 PM
Great pics, thanks for posting them :worship:
Of course, I can understand you, Val, that you want Tompa to play!
It would be great for me as well if he and Pim Pim play, but most important is that our Swedes will win! ;)

Sharon
03-01-2005, 10:22 PM
Joachim looks good :) So is he any good on clay? Didn't really follow him during the last clay season :o

his record... erm... to say the least is not particuarly well on clay :p

Canuck_Chick
03-01-2005, 10:48 PM
his record... erm... to say the least is not particuarly well on clay :p

lets just say that clay is not his best surface :p

Francine
03-02-2005, 08:35 AM
his record... erm... to say the least is not particuarly well on clay :p

Ok, he fits right in then ;)

Iza
03-02-2005, 08:42 AM
sooooo PimPim is playin' :banana: KOM IGEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
03-02-2005, 09:34 AM
lets just say that clay is not his best surface :p

at least hes playing :D :worship:

i really wanna know which thomas is playing the other singles!!!

Francine
03-02-2005, 12:14 PM
I vote Thomas Johansson, only based on the fact that I like him better :p

I think Thomas Enqvist has better results on clay, wouldn't know about his H2H against Frenchies though.

Lucia
03-02-2005, 12:26 PM
at least hes playing :D :worship:

i really wanna know which thomas is playing the other singles!!!
Me too! But i'm going for Thomas Johansson! :D

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-02-2005, 02:41 PM
Ok, he fits right in then ;)
:haha:

i think it's obvious who i'd vote for... :rolleyes:

Aleksa's Laydee
03-02-2005, 06:58 PM
i vote tojo ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
03-02-2005, 07:24 PM
speak of the devil :devil:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-02-2005, 07:51 PM
hehe, yeah i saw those photos!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-03-2005, 12:13 AM
MORE DAVIS CUP PICS!!! :woohoo:

i like the color-coordinated bandanas on Jonas and pim pim!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-03-2005, 12:31 AM
ok, i know i've been posting in here a lot lately, but if you go here: http://www.daviscup.com/interact/video.asp there's a video that you can watch and there are little clips of Swedish players. so far i've seen tompa and jonas. it's cool!

Pina
03-03-2005, 02:15 AM
Nice photos of Jonas and Pim Pim :yeah:
somehow those bandanas amuse me:lol:

Sharon
03-03-2005, 02:32 AM
aw... those are cute pics :lol: so pim's maybe moved onto the bandanas? ;) hahaha
i think i'll use one of those pics for my new av, its time for a change...

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-03-2005, 02:46 AM
yayyy!!! new avs are so exciting!!! :woohoo: :awww:

Kristen
03-03-2005, 05:29 AM
I love the way Jonas and PimPim interact at DC time. It's like, Jonas' experience rubs off on PimPim... and even though Jonas is a big-kid a lot of the time already, you can see how he enjoys spending time with PimPim, just messing around :yeah:

Has anyone (I guess I'm referring to Val!?) been at any DC training sessions?

Björki
03-03-2005, 06:32 AM
lovely pics of Jonas and Pim Pim :)

Kat!
03-03-2005, 09:33 AM
ohhh the colour co-ordination is so cute!!!!!!!!! pimpim definitely NEEDS yellow socks!! :D

Björki
03-03-2005, 11:52 AM
Le programme prévisionnel

Vendredi 4 mars :
A partir de 13 heures, les deux premiers simples au meilleur des cinq sets

- Paul-Henri Mathieu c. Joachim Johansson (Sue)
- Sébastien Grosjean c. Thomas Johansson (Sue)

Samedi 5 mars :
A partir de 14h15, présentation officielle des deux équipes, suivie à 14h30 du double au meilleur des cinq sets

- A. Clément / M. LLodra c. S. Aspelin (Sue) / T. Bjorkman (Sue)

Dimanche 6 mars :
A partir de 13 heures, les deux premiers simples au meilleur des cinq sets (sauf si le sort de la rencontre est scellé)

- Sébastien Grosjean c. Joachim Johansson (Sue)
- Paul-Henri Mathieu c. Thomas Johansson (Sue)

KOM IGEN SVERIGE :banana:

Aleksa's Laydee
03-03-2005, 11:55 AM
JOACHIM...THOMAS...JONAS....**HEAVEN** :D:D:D:D

Aleksa's Laydee
03-03-2005, 11:57 AM
aaw great pics :D

Aleksa's Laydee
03-03-2005, 02:28 PM
AAAAWWWWWWW!!!! :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Francine
03-03-2005, 02:45 PM
Yay, great pics! :D

Black Adam
03-03-2005, 02:47 PM
I am impatient to see how J.J plays on clay........with is big serve and good net game he can give our boys a hard time ;)
Wish him the best Luck :yeah:
Looking forward to the doubles match......gonna be a great match between experienced guy :bounce:

Good luck to the Swedish team:)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-03-2005, 04:33 PM
awww, finally! i've been waiting for the team pics! :hearts:

SVERIGE!!!!

Lucia
03-03-2005, 06:14 PM
Thanks for the pics!!! :hearts:

Aleksa's Laydee
03-03-2005, 07:06 PM
:bigwave: s'ok everyone

star
03-03-2005, 08:40 PM
Good Luck in Davis Cup, Pim Pim.

I'm leaving soon so I won't be around to cheer him on, but hopefully he comes to IW so I can see him there.

:wavey:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-03-2005, 08:56 PM
where ya going star??

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-03-2005, 09:03 PM
MORE DC PICS!!!

SVERIGE!!!

http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_3731_gallery.JPG
http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_3733_gallery.JPG
:eek: simon aspelin is a cutie!! :hearts: :drool: (replacement for tompa??? i know i hate thinking about it but it's inevitable) :sad:
oh, and i know that pic is squished and doesn't look right... i'll try to fix it for all of you when i get back from work ;)
http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_3730_gallery.JPG
http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_3735_gallery.JPG

enjoy!! :p

Sharon
03-03-2005, 09:45 PM
oo those are nice pics, thanks guys :hug: :lol: aspelin is cute hhaha

Aleksa's Laydee
03-03-2005, 09:47 PM
WHERE WHERE WHERE WAS THE TEAM ONE FROM??? i know i used caps but im EXCITED!! :D:D:D :haha:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-03-2005, 09:56 PM
here ya go Siobhan
http://www.daviscup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?id=13149
just click on the pics above the article!! :)

Aleksa's Laydee
03-03-2005, 10:15 PM
thanks..sorry i am SO EXCITED!!!!!!!! tomorrow alex plays on tv for the first time since wimbie and hes soooooooooooooooo cute *see av* all together now aaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwww

sorry i have boggomania... :o :woohoo: pim pim and tojo too and lindsay plays tomo...tomo is OFFICIALLY HEAVEN for me :yeah:

omg imagine if they all won :D:D:D how hyped would i be?? oh and greg and gb and sweden are 2-0 up and lindz into the final

EXCELLENT!!!!!!!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-03-2005, 10:35 PM
awww :awww: Boggo! he's the one you met, right? are you on a "friends" basis yet? i mean, you did have lunch with him!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-03-2005, 11:45 PM
k, here's the un-squished pic i promised!! ;)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-04-2005, 12:08 AM
mmk, i keep coming across DC pics that i HAVE to post!!!
Both teams!!
http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_3732_gallery.JPG

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-04-2005, 12:09 AM
mmk, i keep coming across DC pics that i HAVE to post!!!
Both teams!!
http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_3732_gallery.JPG
just noticed.... they TOTALLY cut off pim pim :mad: :lol:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-04-2005, 03:01 AM
ok, this is my 5th post in a row in this thread!! what's happening?!?!?! i totally forgot to post these... THE INFAMOUS MUGSHOTS!!! (don't worry, they're significantly better than last year's)
http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/playerprofile/DC_3716_playerprofile.JPGhttp://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/playerprofile/DC_3723_playerprofile.JPGhttp://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/playerprofile/DC_3726_playerprofile.JPGhttp://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/playerprofile/DC_3715_playerprofile.JPG

Sharon
03-04-2005, 03:59 AM
these are much much better than past mugshots :lol: good thing pimpim kept that hat on or else we'd probably be having another one of those infamous discussions again ;)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-04-2005, 04:35 AM
hehe, yeah. ya know what i like about tennis players???





THEY HAVE NECKS!!! i mean have you seen some football (american) players?? GROSS!! hehe i love tennis!

Sharon
03-04-2005, 04:51 AM
hehe, yeah. ya know what i like about tennis players???





THEY HAVE NECKS!!! i mean have you seen some football (american) players?? GROSS!! hehe i love tennis!


:haha: :haha: i know what you mean too :scared: not just them, but some of the baseball players now too! ewww... its all the steroids and non-stop lifting weights :rolleyes:

Kristen
03-04-2005, 07:19 AM
Simon so belongs on this team :D:D:D:D
For one thing... he brings a decent hairstyle with him. And (see JMGS 5th straight post) I wouldn't want to bump into Jonas or ToJo in a dark alley :scared: ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
03-04-2005, 09:02 AM
ok, this is my 5th post in a row in this thread!! what's happening?!?!?! i totally forgot to post these... THE INFAMOUS MUGSHOTS!!! (don't worry, they're significantly better than last year's)
http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/playerprofile/DC_3716_playerprofile.JPGhttp://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/playerprofile/DC_3723_playerprofile.JPGhttp://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/playerprofile/DC_3726_playerprofile.JPGhttp://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/playerprofile/DC_3715_playerprofile.JPG

bloody hell...only 1 word sums those pics up...PWOAR!!!!!!!!! :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Aleksa's Laydee
03-04-2005, 09:03 AM
awww :awww: Boggo! he's the one you met, right? are you on a "friends" basis yet? i mean, you did have lunch with him!

he hasnt been in the UK for longer than a week! im planning to go see him in 4 weeks if/when he plays here :D

2 hours till pim pim!!!

margaret_gn
03-04-2005, 10:38 AM
Thanks for the mugshots ;) Pimpim's hair doesn't look too bad with the hat, but I must say ToJo never looks good on mugshots lol, he looks best when you just take a spontaneous pic of him, without him expecting it (and thus not getting nervous probably :))

Björki
03-04-2005, 10:51 AM
hey do you guys like my new avatar? :)
I just love that photo.

Aleksa's Laydee
03-04-2005, 11:19 AM
woah its cool!! :yeah:

goooo joachim

Francine
03-04-2005, 11:21 AM
Thanks for the mugshots ;) Pimpim's hair doesn't look too bad with the hat, but I must say ToJo never looks good on mugshots lol, he looks best when you just take a spontaneous pic of him, without him expecting it (and thus not getting nervous probably :))

I've seen worse mugshots of Thomas, much worse :scared: He looks good on this one :) They all look good. I'd never seen Aspelin before, he has a new fan :D

Anyway, go Pimpim! 30-all on his serve atm.

Aleksa's Laydee
03-04-2005, 11:23 AM
hold now pim *1-2 duece :scared:

Aleksa's Laydee
03-04-2005, 11:25 AM
noooooooooooo he got broken 1-3*

margaret_gn
03-04-2005, 11:26 AM
please win please win pimpim!!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
03-04-2005, 11:29 AM
what a bh what a break!!! 3-2* :D

Aleksa's Laydee
03-04-2005, 11:32 AM
I've seen worse mugshots of Thomas, much worse :scared: He looks good on this one :) They all look good. I'd never seen Aspelin before, he has a new fan :D

same with me :haha:

they all look stunning, i think! :worship:

Aleksa's Laydee
03-04-2005, 11:33 AM
hes 2 bps down argg!!

Aleksa's Laydee
03-04-2005, 11:35 AM
oooh joachim :mad:

margaret_gn
03-04-2005, 11:40 AM
Siobhan can you see my new avatar?

Björki
03-04-2005, 11:46 AM
Siobhan can you see my new avatar?
I can see if that helps :)

Aleksa's Laydee
03-04-2005, 11:46 AM
yes tojo eating a ball :yeah:

Iza
03-04-2005, 11:50 AM
PimPim lost the 1st the set :speakles:

Aleksa's Laydee
03-04-2005, 11:59 AM
:sobbing: come on boy!!

Aleksa's Laydee
03-04-2005, 12:22 PM
ooh joachim :sad:

Aleksa's Laydee
03-04-2005, 12:42 PM
lost the second 6-4

Iza
03-04-2005, 12:48 PM
oh my FG! He's down 2 sets! :eek: eeeeeeeeeeeek!

Pina
03-04-2005, 01:11 PM
how about the 3rd set now? the live score stops...

Aleksa's Laydee
03-04-2005, 01:44 PM
lost that...6-2 probs

interesting fact...joachim and robin dont get on :eek:

Nathaliia
03-04-2005, 01:46 PM
damn, maybe it wasn't the best idea to make him play :(

Aleksa's Laydee
03-04-2005, 01:47 PM
good luck tojo!

Kat!
03-04-2005, 01:50 PM
pics from the match......... :eek: the wristbands!!!!!!

Sharon
03-04-2005, 01:51 PM
interesting fact...joachim and robin dont get on :eek:

dont get on??? :confused:

aww joachim, better luck next time :sad:

oh and :lol: to all your talks about those mugshots

Aleksa's Laydee
03-04-2005, 02:06 PM
yeah...they are not mates!!

cute wristbands huh!

Aleksa's Laydee
03-04-2005, 02:22 PM
thomas up a break :D

Kat!
03-04-2005, 02:30 PM
cute wristbands huh!

now I'm really hoping for yellow socks..... :cool:

kom igen thomas!

Pina
03-04-2005, 02:35 PM
Come on Thomas!!:worship:

:lol: at Pim Pim's wristbands...wondering if he's wearing a yellow sock and blue one as well. :rolleyes:

Pim and robin dont get on? :eek: I thought they were good friends.

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-04-2005, 02:37 PM
omg, i just LOVE when they play for their country! the outfits are just SOO adorable!! :awww:

Aleksa's Laydee
03-04-2005, 03:08 PM
thomas should be wearing blue and yellow not white!!

jonas, michael and joachim were all cheering him on...it was CUTE!!

Aleksa's Laydee
03-04-2005, 03:25 PM
thomas 6-4 6-4 :woohoo:

Pina
03-04-2005, 03:54 PM
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2005-03/4_675205_1.jpg

Thomas :yeah:

Aleksa's Laydee
03-04-2005, 04:11 PM
love it pina!!

more pics! :worship:

Pina
03-04-2005, 04:22 PM
Thanks ;)
here's a bigger one
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2005-03/5_675205_4.jpg

Aleksa's Laydee
03-04-2005, 04:30 PM
TOJO WON 6-4 6-4 7-6 :woohoo:

Björki
03-04-2005, 04:43 PM
that yellow shirt is very nice :)
he should wear that always.

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-04-2005, 06:01 PM
yes. those colors suit him very well!

he looks so worn out on that big pic! poor pim

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-04-2005, 06:20 PM
awww this pic is great!!!
http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_3859_gallery.JPG
is pim pim cold? it looks like he's wearing a scarf!!!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-04-2005, 06:24 PM
mmk, here are the rest. i know they're of tojo but this seems to be the main Sweden DC thread.
http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_3861_gallery.JPG
http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_3860_gallery.JPG
http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_3858_gallery.JPG

thomas should be wearing blue and yellow not white!!
he didn't want to be confused with Grosjean!! :lol:
http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_3857_gallery.JPG

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-04-2005, 06:25 PM
Grosjean is wearing Swedish colors on his wrist. that's why he lost! he's secretly supporting the Swedes!!! :haha:

Sharon
03-04-2005, 06:47 PM
:haha: :haha: come to think of it... i have those same colored bracelets!
who knows... in that pic of the team cheering, it looks like pimpim is trying to hide from someone or something :lol:

Sharon
03-04-2005, 06:58 PM
more pics :p :banana:

Nathaliia
03-04-2005, 07:05 PM
Hahaha Grosjean rulez :) Even if he supports the Swedes, shouldn't show it out so much.
Greets for ToJo

Sommarsverige
03-04-2005, 07:46 PM
I have only been away for 2 days, but during this time so many great pics have been posted ;) Thank you everyone who found these pics and posted them :worship:
I think it will be time for me to change my avater again... ;)
I am so happy that the score is at least 1:1 and as Toker played so fantastic claycourt tennis, I will be optimistic if we win the doubles tomorrow ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
03-04-2005, 07:51 PM
awww this pic is great!!!
http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_3859_gallery.JPG
is pim pim cold? it looks like he's wearing a scarf!!!

I LOVE IT!!! the picture is awesome!!! :worship:
pim obviously supports my team....;) haha red and white :yeah:

Aleksa's Laydee
03-04-2005, 07:52 PM
he didn't want to be confused with Grosjean!! :lol:
http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_3857_gallery.JPG

:haha: :haha: :haha:

*go seb...an honoury swede :bowdown:* :haha:

Aleksa's Laydee
03-04-2005, 08:10 PM
Sweden Back on Track
The France v Sweden first round tie ends day one with one win apiece. Thomas Johansson drew the visitors level with a surprisingly easy win over Sebastien Grosjean, prevailing 64 64 76(1) to ensure that Sweden are still very much in the tie following Joachim Johansson's earlier loss to Paul-Henri Mathieu.

In the first set, Thomas Johansson was a lot quicker to get into the game mentally. His domination was clear, as the Swede was never troubled on his serve. Indeed Grosjean never made it to deuce on Johansson’s serve.

On the other hand the French No.1 had to fight off break opportunities in three out of five service games. So many opportunities could not go unrewarded, and Johansson broke Grosjean in the fifth game. This break was sufficient for the Swede to win the first set 6-4 in 47 minutes.

The beginning of the second set witnessed Grosjean’s first breakpoint after 56 minutes of play. The Frenchman seemed to have come out in the second set with a different attitude and despite three missed breakpoints, there was no doubt that a metamorphosis took place in between sets.

Grosjean was now able not only to defend but also dictate play, winning his service games in a much more easily. Unfortunately, for him, the metamorphosis did not last long as the Swede broke again to lead 3-2 and 4-3.

It was now time for “Gros” to try and create something on Johansson’s serve if he wanted to stay in the second set. However the Frenchman seemed to be somewhat out of gas after only a set and a half, while “T.J.”, kept on playing his game making his opponent cover every inch of the court.

Grosjean held serve to love at 3-5 thanks to some solid serves. Leading 5-4, 40-0, Johansson missed three set pointss, and despite a beautifully touched backhand lob by Grosjean at deuce, the Swede stayed in the game and took the second set 6-4 in 49 minutes.

With a two set lead, it was unclear how “Seb” was going to be able to come back. Solid serves would be a necessity, and with two aces in the third game Grosjean was able to hold serve, but having lost his serve in the opening game, was already a break behind.

The crowd decided to try and boost Grosjean, and it seemed to help. Grosjean managed to break back and take the next two games to lead 4-2. At 4-2 with the help of an electric crowd, Grosjean’s confidence was boosted and he served out to love to move 5-2 ahead.

Thomas Johansson held on to his serve and broke back after a disappointing service game for the Frenchman at 5-3. This break put a splinter in his confidence and a band-aid on Johansson’s,who seized a window of opportunity to come back to 5-5.

It was now do or die for Grosjean, and with all the pressure on his shoulders, the Frenchman was able to hold serve and move ahead 6-5. Johansson held his to take the set into a tiebreaker. The tiebreak started well for Sweden as Johansson was quickly 4-1 up. Seemingly unstoppable, he took the sixth point with a commanding volley, and the next after an unforced error from the tired Frenchman. The Swede now had 5 match points to seal it but one was enough.

At the moment, Saturday's doubles action will feature Arnaud Clement and Michael Llodra against Simon Aspelin and doubles veteran Jonas Bjorkman.

Aleksa's Laydee
03-04-2005, 08:15 PM
Sweden Back on Track
The France v Sweden first round tie ends day one with one win apiece. Thomas Johansson drew the visitors level with a surprisingly easy win over Sebastien Grosjean, prevailing 64 64 76(1) to ensure that Sweden are still very much in the tie following Joachim Johansson's earlier loss to Paul-Henri Mathieu.

In the first set, Thomas Johansson was a lot quicker to get into the game mentally. His domination was clear, as the Swede was never troubled on his serve. Indeed Grosjean never made it to deuce on Johansson’s serve.

On the other hand the French No.1 had to fight off break opportunities in three out of five service games. So many opportunities could not go unrewarded, and Johansson broke Grosjean in the fifth game. This break was sufficient for the Swede to win the first set 6-4 in 47 minutes.

The beginning of the second set witnessed Grosjean’s first breakpoint after 56 minutes of play. The Frenchman seemed to have come out in the second set with a different attitude and despite three missed breakpoints, there was no doubt that a metamorphosis took place in between sets.

Grosjean was now able not only to defend but also dictate play, winning his service games in a much more easily. Unfortunately, for him, the metamorphosis did not last long as the Swede broke again to lead 3-2 and 4-3.

It was now time for “Gros” to try and create something on Johansson’s serve if he wanted to stay in the second set. However the Frenchman seemed to be somewhat out of gas after only a set and a half, while “T.J.”, kept on playing his game making his opponent cover every inch of the court.

Grosjean held serve to love at 3-5 thanks to some solid serves. Leading 5-4, 40-0, Johansson missed three set pointss, and despite a beautifully touched backhand lob by Grosjean at deuce, the Swede stayed in the game and took the second set 6-4 in 49 minutes.

With a two set lead, it was unclear how “Seb” was going to be able to come back. Solid serves would be a necessity, and with two aces in the third game Grosjean was able to hold serve, but having lost his serve in the opening game, was already a break behind.

The crowd decided to try and boost Grosjean, and it seemed to help. Grosjean managed to break back and take the next two games to lead 4-2. At 4-2 with the help of an electric crowd, Grosjean’s confidence was boosted and he served out to love to move 5-2 ahead.

Thomas Johansson held on to his serve and broke back after a disappointing service game for the Frenchman at 5-3. This break put a splinter in his confidence and a band-aid on Johansson’s,who seized a window of opportunity to come back to 5-5.

It was now do or die for Grosjean, and with all the pressure on his shoulders, the Frenchman was able to hold serve and move ahead 6-5. Johansson held his to take the set into a tiebreaker. The tiebreak started well for Sweden as Johansson was quickly 4-1 up. Seemingly unstoppable, he took the sixth point with a commanding volley, and the next after an unforced error from the tired Frenchman. The Swede now had 5 match points to seal it but one was enough.

At the moment, Saturday's doubles action will feature Arnaud Clement and Michael Llodra against Simon Aspelin and doubles veteran Jonas Bjorkman.

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-04-2005, 08:34 PM
*waiting for more swedes hugging swedes pics* i'm hoping for pim pim hugging ryderstedt. that'd make for a good avatar! or pim pim hugging aspelin, or pim pim hugging jonas. BUT if jonas and simon win their doubles match, i'm sure we'll see a hug! :hug: :hug: :hug:

Val, if you have time to read this while you're at DC, it tompa there? he hasn't been in any of the pics...

Sharon
03-04-2005, 08:37 PM
*waiting for more swedes hugging swedes pics* i'm hoping for pim pim hugging ryderstedt. that'd make for a good avatar! or pim pim hugging aspelin, or pim pim hugging jonas. BUT if jonas and simon win their doubles match, i'm sure we'll see a hug! :hug: :hug: :hug:

Val, if you have time to read this while you're at DC, it tompa there? he hasn't been in any of the pics...

:lol: so basically pimpim hugging anyone lol.. .those would be some cute avs :dance:

Sommarsverige
03-04-2005, 08:40 PM
:lol: so basically pimpim hugging anyone lol.. .those would be some cute avs :dance:

Yes, I absolutely agree with you Sharon ;) Pim Pim hugging anyone, could be Mats as well!!! I would love to see that pic :D
He really looked so amazing when he was watching Tokers match with his scarf, so unbelievable cute :inlove:

Kristen
03-04-2005, 08:50 PM
Swede-on-Swede action ;)
Dc's from the past :yeah:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-04-2005, 08:52 PM
:lol: so basically pimpim hugging anyone lol.. .those would be some cute avs :dance:
yes, very cute indeed. Aspelin hugging ryderstedt would be acceptable also! :p

yeah, Mats is a very good looking man himself ;) i wouldn't mind seeing him in the pictures too. i hope if Sweden wins this tie, tompa will come out of hiding (if he's there) and celebrate with the team. hugs all around!! :hug: i want to see a team group hug!

Aleksa's Laydee
03-04-2005, 09:18 PM
swede on swede :haha:

pim pim hugging tojo or jonas hugging tojo would be :inlove: delightful!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-04-2005, 09:30 PM
i'm SOO glad DC started, cause now this forum is full of chaos and i love it!! i'm not talking to myself anymore! :p there'd better be pages and pages for me to read next time i check in!! which might not be until sunday, cause this weekend is gonna be busy for me... me and my mom and sisters are throwing a baby shower for my sister-in-law, so we're setting up tonight, and the shower is tomorrow! it should be fun! i'll be exhausted though!

Aleksa's Laydee
03-04-2005, 09:35 PM
is a shower like a party?
i love dc and grand slam time too...coz like u said...everyones here and posting :yeah:

Sommarsverige
03-04-2005, 09:38 PM
I also found some older pics (due to scan the quality is not the best) :(
The first pic is still my alltime DC favourit ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
03-04-2005, 09:42 PM
that second one is the CUTEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Canuck_Chick
03-04-2005, 09:55 PM
awwww.....those pics are sooo CUTE...lol
as for the hugging pics...any swede hugging another swede is good by me...a group hug is even better :)

Pina
03-05-2005, 01:33 AM
It's great that Thomas won!! :yeah: and thanks to Grosjean the secret(not any more) admirer of Sweden :worship:

Love all the cute pics you guys posted and lol at all the funny commentaries you made! This place surely is my fav. :D

Pim Pim with scarf and hat...what a nice outfit for a snowball fight :lol:

jeanie_sin
03-05-2005, 01:42 AM
hi people! i know i dont post here, but i got live coverage of the france-sweden action! (and i dont even live in these 2 countries ;) )

in the 1st match, simply, pimpim was bad. his serve was off, his forehand was blasting errors everywhere, and he just didnt look comfortable. mathieu on the other hand, was clearly in his element. he had a wide array of shots, made pimpim run everywhere, and his serve, was better than pimpim.

but in the 2nd match, there was no doubt tojo would win even after being down a break in the 3rd. grosjean had some occasional good shots, but tojo played a game that was tactically sound. tojo was afraid to prolong the rallies till grosjean made an error. by the end of the 1st, it was obvious that grosjean was getting down on himself, which made things easier for tojo.

and my camera was perpetually going over to pimpim during tojo's match, so i saw him loads :D he def looked cold, and was talking throughout the match to jonas. u can really see the camaraderie on the swedish team :)

Pina
03-05-2005, 02:01 AM
Hi jeanie_sin... r u Janice? :wavey:

http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2005-03/5_675942_2.jpg

Hey Pimsters, do you notice that Pim Pim didnt wear his ring yesterday? :eek: :eek: No ring, no win??

Sharon
03-05-2005, 04:05 AM
aww :awww: all these old pics of the swedes are adorable... its great how we talk about one thing, and it always flows on and on :p

jeanie_sin
03-05-2005, 06:23 AM
Hi jeanie_sin... r u Janice? :wavey:

http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2005-03/5_675942_2.jpg

Hey Pimsters, do you notice that Pim Pim didnt wear his ring yesterday? :eek: :eek: No ring, no win??

yup! jeanie's my nickname :)

Nathaliia
03-05-2005, 09:29 AM
How's your mood between today's doubles match between Jonas / Simon and Michael Llodra / Arnaud Clement?
As we all know, these Frenchies are great double specialists, but so are the Swedes :) On the list of advantages we should write the lack of Fabrice Santoro. I think there will be 5 sets or so, but it's important to win from psychological point of view!!!

Kristen
03-05-2005, 09:57 AM
Birte, your avatar is adorable! I saw a Michael Ryderstedt lookalike today. Before anyone asks, no I didn't propose. Thought it might be rude, with Jurgen so close by ;)

And those 2 old pics of the boys... I hadnt seen the second one before! Cute geeky looking short-haired Tojo.

Kristen
03-05-2005, 10:09 AM
some more 'friendly swedish men' photos ;)
In the first one, Enqvist is on top of the referee. Strange photos :)

Aleksa's Laydee
03-05-2005, 10:22 AM
No ring :eek:

crazzzy_grrl
03-05-2005, 11:15 AM
No ring :eek:

It is a bit weird. I wonder why he wasn't wearing it, because we haven't heard anything about him and Jaslyn. My first thought was they had split but I hope thats not true (unless they're engaged and he's stop wearing ready for a wedding ring?????)

Aleksa's Laydee
03-05-2005, 12:59 PM
Lets go Jonas and Simon :drool: *2-3 atm

Sommarsverige
03-05-2005, 01:50 PM
some more 'friendly swedish men' photos ;)
In the first one, Enqvist is on top of the referee. Strange photos :)

Cute pics Kristen :hug: I did not know the last one before, from which year is it?

Aleksa's Laydee
03-05-2005, 02:12 PM
team sweden lost the 1st set 7-6 on a tb :sad:

Aleksa's Laydee
03-05-2005, 03:23 PM
got the 3rd one on a tb!! :woohoo:

Aleksa's Laydee
03-05-2005, 04:12 PM
they lost the 4th and the match 7-6 6-4 6-7 6-4 :sobbing:

sweden will lose...i fear :scared:

Aleksa's Laydee
03-05-2005, 04:14 PM
pics!

Sharon
03-05-2005, 04:22 PM
they lost the 4th and the match 7-6 6-4 6-7 6-4 :sobbing:

sweden will lose...i fear :scared:

:sad:

they can still do it though :bounce: kom igen!

Sommarsverige
03-05-2005, 04:35 PM
I am so sad :sad:
It was so unnecessary to loose the first 2 sets :(
I must say I am not very optimistic that they will have a chance tomorrow...

Aleksa's Laydee
03-05-2005, 04:37 PM
:sad:

they can still do it though :bounce: kom igen!

fraid not..pims awful on clay :sad:

Sharon
03-05-2005, 05:22 PM
fraid not..pims awful on clay :sad:

yeah... you're proabbly right :sad:

Nathaliia
03-05-2005, 05:33 PM
Damn, I'm so sad :( The result was close to which I feared :(

Lucia
03-05-2005, 07:04 PM
Shoot! :sad: I was already going for the final Sweden-Holland! ;) But still, I have faith in Pim!

Canuck_Chick
03-05-2005, 08:35 PM
some more 'friendly swedish men' photos ;)
In the first one, Enqvist is on top of the referee. Strange photos :)

we have to get the same "snow courts" in canada ;)

Canuck_Chick
03-05-2005, 08:38 PM
:bigcry: Simon and Jonas :bigcry:
The chances are slim for Sweden tomorrow, but I still have hope. Eventhough Pim isn't that great on clay he plays with a lot of heart and I know he'll fight hard. Plus, you never know what could happen in Davis Cup :shrug: ...
Kom Igen Boys!!!

Sharon
03-05-2005, 11:11 PM
some pics of the dubs match today... Kom igen guys tomoroow!

Sommarsverige
03-05-2005, 11:28 PM
I really hope Pim Pim will play ways better than on friday.
I had to laugh about the comments of the Swedish reporter cos he said Pim Pim was moving on clay like Bambi on ice!
So please Pim Pim, beat Grosjean tomorrow!!! :yeah:

Pina
03-06-2005, 01:56 AM
Bambi on ice...that's cute. :hearts:

Pim Bambi must have tons of pressure on his shoulder, hopefully he will overcome it and play better today.
:bowdown:Go go Pim, please win the match:bowdown:

BTW,Do you think there'll be any chance that Wilander will replace Pim Pim by someone else? :rolleyes:

Kristen
03-06-2005, 06:59 AM
@ Birte: 2001 I *think*. Damn those Norwegians (and Timfjord) are looking fine in the pic :tape:

Björki
03-06-2005, 08:55 AM
Kom Igen Swedes. If only Pim Pim will win the first match today
then everything can happend. I am still hoping. :bounce:

Aleksa's Laydee
03-06-2005, 09:08 AM
pim pims just gotta win it today...its gonna be so hard :sobbing:

Björki
03-06-2005, 09:25 AM
Clement may play instead of Grosjean. It's not confirmed yet
but the French team is thinking about it.

Kristen
03-06-2005, 10:33 AM
Semi off-topic... but I took some pics of Sandon at a ceremony celebrating 100 yrs of Australias involvement in DC. Hopefully they will turn out ok!

Björki
03-06-2005, 10:48 AM
Semi off-topic... but I took some pics of Sandon at a ceremony celebrating 100 yrs of Australias involvement in DC. Hopefully they will turn out ok!
thanks so much Kristen!! :worship: :hug:
and thx for all your lovely reports about the DC.

Aleksa's Laydee
03-06-2005, 11:48 AM
pim pim 3-6 :sobbing:

Aleksa's Laydee
03-06-2005, 12:14 PM
YES 6-1 second set KOM IGEN!!!

Lucia
03-06-2005, 12:21 PM
Whoohoo!!!!!! And he broke Grosjean in the third! :worship:

Lucia
03-06-2005, 12:45 PM
Just found this pic, maybe it has already been posted...dunno. It's from April 2004

Aleksa's Laydee
03-06-2005, 01:01 PM
3rd SET WAHOOOOOOOOO

Aleksa's Laydee
03-06-2005, 01:02 PM
Just found this pic, maybe it has already been posted...dunno. It's from April 2004

how cute hey!! :worship:

Lucia
03-06-2005, 01:07 PM
3rd SET WAHOOOOOOOOO
really? WHOOOOHOO!!!!!! the internet scoring f*#&$(#$ stopped! I HATE when that happens!

Aleksa's Laydee
03-06-2005, 01:13 PM
break in the fourth!

Aleksa's Laydee
03-06-2005, 01:15 PM
Currently:

Joachim 3-6 6-1 6-4 3-1*

Lucia
03-06-2005, 01:16 PM
WHAAAAAAA!!!!!!!! yeah! Go Pim, go Pim!!!! :worship:

Aleksa's Laydee
03-06-2005, 01:27 PM
joachim 5-1*

Lucia
03-06-2005, 01:29 PM
WHOOOO!!!! Only one more game.....

Aleksa's Laydee
03-06-2005, 01:30 PM
JOACHIM!!!!!!!!! GAME SET AND MATCH 3-6 6-1 6-4 6-1 :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

alex.2812
03-06-2005, 01:31 PM
HE WON!

Lucia
03-06-2005, 01:37 PM
YEAAHH!!!!! So now Thomas, right? He can do it!

Kristen
03-06-2005, 01:42 PM
Auf gehts Thomas!
If you win : I'm happy
If you lose : Then I wont look like such an ass for wishing JM luck if he ever comes up against the Swedes! Jurgen will be my avatar shortly :D

Aleksa's Laydee
03-06-2005, 01:44 PM
KOM IGEN TOJO you can do this!!

Nathaliia
03-06-2005, 01:44 PM
amazing.... Sebastien Grosjean really should get the "most Swedish foreigner" special award, shall we send him a card? :)
Now everything's in ToJo's hands and Mathieu is always good in DC <fear.....>

Pina
03-06-2005, 01:45 PM
JOACHIM!!!!!!!!! GAME SET AND MATCH 3-6 6-1 6-4 6-1 :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

YEAH!!! Love the score!:banana: I almost lost my hope in 1st set, but he did it!! Great win! :worship:
:bigclap:Come on ToJo:bigclap:

Björki
03-06-2005, 02:10 PM
Pim Pim :clap2:
Kom Igen Toker :banana:

Francine
03-06-2005, 02:21 PM
:worship: Joachim.

Aleksa's Laydee
03-06-2005, 02:44 PM
tojo 1-6 :sobbing:

Nathaliia
03-06-2005, 02:50 PM
:awww: :banghead: