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Sommarsverige
06-07-2005, 09:09 PM
I just "discovered" that we so far did not have a real chat thread for Thomas, so here it is ;)

We should discuss everything between sky and earth here and of course, a lot Thomas and tennis :cool:

Francine
06-07-2005, 10:26 PM
This would be the perfect place for Siobhan to elaborate on that embarrassing
moment she mentioned in the grass thread.

*patiently waiting* :angel:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
06-07-2005, 10:32 PM
hahaha, i agree! oh, and at first i thought this was gonna be a "speak swedish here" thread (because of the title) i was thinking of how i wish i spoke Swedish!

margaret_gn
06-08-2005, 02:44 AM
Cool title Birte!!! yes please share Siobhan :D :D :D

Sommarsverige
06-08-2005, 07:12 AM
I also want to know about that moment, Siobhan ;)

Choupi
06-08-2005, 07:53 AM
Hehehe! Another chat thread where we can rant about everything... :devil: Nah...we'll see how it goes! :D Siobhan, I also wanna read about your story... ;)

Kristen
06-08-2005, 08:33 AM
what does 'lite annat' mean? :angel:

Kristen
06-08-2005, 08:34 AM
You guys are the coolest :hug: When I do a contiki-type tour... I'm sooo visiting the lot of you and (hopefully) chasing after tennis players! :woohoo:

lol bit of an outburst there :lol: But I have to go pick up my mother from the airport :rolleyes:. If you've read my LJ, you'll know we dont get on too well ;)

Björki
06-08-2005, 08:58 AM
I like the thread :)

Sommarsverige
06-08-2005, 09:41 AM
what does 'lite annat' mean? :angel:

This means "some things more".

I think we need a Swedish thread :lol:

Björki
06-08-2005, 10:44 AM
This means "some things more".
I think we need a Swedish thread :lol:
yes that would be fun :)

Choupi
06-08-2005, 10:54 AM
I think we need a Swedish thread :lol:
A Swedish thread? :eek: OK... :bolt:

Sommarsverige
06-08-2005, 11:51 AM
A Swedish thread? :eek: OK... :bolt:

Sorry, I wanted to write "we needed a Swedish thread", so this is
why I gave this chat thread this name :)

I am quite busy at work, so this is why I was a bit unconcentrated ;)

So you don´t have to go Choupi ;) Please stay!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
06-08-2005, 03:06 PM
how about a "learn swedish" thread???

Choupi
06-08-2005, 03:44 PM
I am quite busy at work, so this is why I was a bit unconcentrated ;)

So you don´t have to go Choupi ;) Please stay!
OK! :D I stay. And I don't mind learning some Swedish, but be gentle and very patient! ;)

Sommarsverige
06-08-2005, 04:14 PM
how about a "learn swedish" thread???

If there are some people interested, we could start this thread, no?
(also using some Rafa grammar, just for the fun :lol: )

But what kind of thread should it be? Should I teach you words/sentences or do you want to ask about words? What do you think?

Aleksa's Laydee
06-08-2005, 05:07 PM
This would be the perfect place for Siobhan to elaborate on that embarrassing
moment she mentioned in the grass thread.

*patiently waiting* :angel:

ok..here it is...i was walking along past the practice courts and suddenly this head appeared around the bush and it was thomas!...my jaw literally hit the floor and i was standing there staring at him for about 10 seconds (yes with my mouth open)!!! he looked at me for about 3 seconds and was shocked at my reaction (so i turned around very very :o and burst out laughing) when i turned back he was looking in at jonas's match!! and then went to practice

(he also kept looking over at me during his practice i was i hadnt made an ass of myself before though :rolleyes: :o )

here we go again ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
06-08-2005, 05:08 PM
i'd love to learn swedish

KOM IGEN!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
06-08-2005, 05:10 PM
Margaret...i spoke to Thomas and he loved the letters :D and i told him i wrote one to him and he was like :) really, thanks!!!

:hug: bless!!!

margaret_gn
06-09-2005, 12:16 AM
Oh Thanks sooooo much for asking him that!!!! that must have made your day, speaking to him :) he's really sweet and wonderful isn't he :D

Oh Birte, here's one to start... how do you pronounce the Swedish name Solveig? I was reading another Henning Mankell book and came across that name (i've seen it before, but never knew how to pronounce it).

Canuck_Chick
06-09-2005, 08:42 PM
how about a "learn swedish" thread???
We could learn like a new word per day or something like that.
Great story Siobhan!! Must have been nice to talk to Thomas :)

Kristen
06-10-2005, 03:25 AM
Have you guys seen ToJo in the lookalike thread?!
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=1799926&postcount=74

LOL@ tojo...but... I wouldn't mind seeing him in a uniform like that :aplot:

PS. I'm not a trekkie or anything :o

margaret_gn
06-10-2005, 04:42 AM
:lol: love that photo of him... yeah he'd look nice in uniform, actually, he'd look nice in anything!

Aleksa's Laydee
06-10-2005, 07:45 AM
i love that tennis masters cup uni thingie he was wearing in 2002 was it?? :drool:

margaret_gn
06-10-2005, 09:35 AM
the kimono thingo?? (i dunno what it's called) yeah he looked gorgeous in that :drool:

Sommarsverige
06-10-2005, 09:50 PM
Oh Thanks sooooo much for asking him that!!!! that must have made your day, speaking to him :) he's really sweet and wonderful isn't he :D

Oh Birte, here's one to start... how do you pronounce the Swedish name Solveig? I was reading another Henning Mankell book and came across that name (i've seen it before, but never knew how to pronounce it).

Finally here comes the answer to your question, Margaret ;)
In fact, I don´t think that Solveig is a Swedish name from the beginning, more french, or Choupi?
I would pronounce it like it is written in the beginning "Sol" and then "veig" like "cake."

margaret_gn
06-10-2005, 09:57 PM
Oh ok, I'd always thought it was was swedish :confused: thanks anyway :)

Choupi
06-10-2005, 10:36 PM
In fact, I don´t think that Solveig is a Swedish name from the beginning, more french, or Choupi?
I would pronounce it like it is written in the beginning "Sol" and then "veig" like "cake."
Well, doesn't look nor sound like some French word I know... :confused: We should ask some of our northerner posters, like Aphex or GWH. :) If it's Swedish or Scandinavian, they should be able to help us.

Canuck_Chick
06-17-2005, 09:06 PM
Biofile: The Thomas Johansson Interview
06/17/2005

Thomas Johansson's first tennis memory came courtesy of Donald Duck, but the Swede with the solid all-around game is hardly a cartoon character on court.

The 30-year-old Swede enters Wimbledon on Monday coming off a semifinal performance at Queen's Club. The 12th-seeded Johansson, who resides in the softest section of the draw, could reach the second week.

Stockholm was stomping when Johansson put his foot down with finality today last October. Winless in his prior six meetings with Andre Agassi, the unseeded Swede overcame a one-set deficit to topple the top-seeded Agassi, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6(4) and win his second career Stockholm Open. Johansson never trailed in the third-set tiebreak, reaching match point at 6-3. Agassi drilled a passing shot winner to save one match point. As the crowd stomped its feet and clapped in unison, Johansson calmly stepped up to serve and delivered an ace down the middle to capture the tournament title for the first time since 2000.

"This was probably my best match ever," said Johansson, who has won eight career championships. "I can't remember when I played this well. Even if I had lost, I would have said this was one of my best matches."

Scoring tournament victories over Xavier Malisse, compatriot Robin Soderling, Andrei Pavel and Michael Ryderstedt to reach the final, Johansson won all five tiebreak sets he played during the week.

Johansson's greatest career victory came in 2002 when the 16th-seeded Swede upset Marat Safin, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-6(4) in the Australian Open final to become the first Swede since Mats Wilander in 1988 to win the Australian Open and the second-lowest seed in history to claim the championship. The self-effacing Johansson, widely respected for his sportsmanship and competitivness, celebrated that monumental victory in a Melbourne bar with a throng of enthusiastic Swedish fans.

Status: 2002 Australian Open champion.

Height: 5-foot-11 Weight: 165 pounds.

Born On: March 24th, 1975 in Linkoping, Sweden.

Childhood Hero: "Mats Wilander."

Hobbies/Interests: "I really like to play golf. I really like to go to the movies. I really like to go and watch concerts, ice hockey games. And spend time with my friends, of course."

Early Tennis Memory: "I played a tournament called Donald Duck Cup. It's very famous in Sweden. It's like the first big one that you play. I think I was eight or nine. And I played a guy that was four years older than me, and he was a top-seeded guy. So my dad said, If you get a game from this guy, I'll buy you ice cream. And it was like 6-0 and 4-0 and then I got the first game. So that was good."

Favorite Movies: "Would be...I really like Scent of a Woman, Good Will Hunting, Shawshank Redemption is probably the number one."

Musical Tastes: "I really like U2, Depeche Mode and a Swedish group called Kent."

Pre-Match Feeling: "Just try to focus on my game. That's the most important thing. And then it doesn't really matter who you play — it's just try to go out there and do your best. And try to focus on your strokes."

Greatest Sports Moment: "When I won Australian Open 2002 (vs. Safin 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-6). (What moment in particular? Match point?) Match point was very strange. It was a lob that went over me that I thought for sure was gonna go in. It went like 5 centimeters out. And then, of course, the celebration in the evening with all the Swedish fans. It was in a bar — Lotus, in Melbourne. That was a thing that I'm probably not going to experience again."

Most Painful Moment: "Was when I decided to have an operation on my left knee. That was February 2003. After that, I did not think I was gonna be able to come back, 'cause it hurt a lot. And it took a while before I could even walk on my knee. So that was very tough."

Favorite Meal: "I really like, of course, Swedish meatballs. But I really like Japanese and Chinese food."

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: "Haagen Dazs cookies and cream."

Closest Tennis Friends: "I have a good relationship with the Swedes...Enqvist, Magnus Norman, Jonas Bjorkman, Mikael Tillstrom — though he's not playing anymore. Those are probably my best friends."

Funniest Players: "A player that I really liked to watch was (Marcelo) Rios. And Agassi is always a lot of fun to watch. But outside of court, all the guys have different humors. Rios...I think he was one of the best players, ever. Because I remember one year when he was gonna play Thomas Muster in Rome. And I saw the press conference before the match. And they asked Rios, How are you gonna be able to beat Muster, because he only had lost one or two matches on clay so far. And Rios said [smiles], The guy should be happy if he gets like a couple of games. And he went out there the next day and killed (Muster). 1 and 2. And that's, for me, unbelievable. I really like to watch him. I didn't like to play him though. But I really liked to watch him. (Why? Why was he so hard to play?) He could make you feel like it was the first time you were standing on a tennis court, you know [smiles]? So, I hated to play him. You could get killed by him easily, 1 and 1 or something like that. And you could have played a good match, you know [smiles]?"

Toughest Competitors: "Well, I haven't been able yet to beat Federer. I've played him, I don't know, seven or eight times. And Agassi is very tough."

Favorite Vacation Spot: "South Africa."

Funny Tennis Memory: "A lot of things made me laugh. In Davis Cup we have a lot of fun together. I think that's the most fun you have in the year, when you go out with your friends and you're trying to compete for your own country. We have a lot of fun when we're traveling together."

People Qualities Most Admired: "Honesty. I really like guys that are down-to-earth. Not arrogant. And nice people, of course."

http://www.sportsmediainc.com/tennisweek/index.cfm?func=showarticle&newsid=13169&bannerregion=

:wavey: enjoy

Aleksa's Laydee
06-17-2005, 10:22 PM
aaw thanks for that...its great :D

Thomas and Jonas :hug: :lol:

Sommarsverige
06-17-2005, 11:03 PM
This is a nice interview :)

Thanks for posting it, Canuck :hug:

Sommarsverige
06-17-2005, 11:06 PM
Btw, I can understand Tokers favourite ice cream :lol:

I just bought a "Cookies & Cream" package yesterday, of course before knowing that it is Thomas favourite ;)
Now it will taste even better...it is so delicious :cool:

Choupi
06-18-2005, 01:33 PM
Thanks for that interview! :worship: I've learned a lot of things! He definitely has great tastes, for players, ice creams and ppl in general! ;)

Choupi
06-18-2005, 02:59 PM
Oh Birte, here's one to start... how do you pronounce the Swedish name Solveig? I was reading another Henning Mankell book and came across that name (i've seen it before, but never knew how to pronounce it).
That name isn't Swedish. It's Norwegian. Here are GWH's explanations about where it comes from. Thanks to him. :)
It was the name of the heroine of the Norwegian play "Peer Gynt" written by Ibsen. The funny thing is that, no matter how old that play, it still has some very true things to it.
It comes from Old Norse.

Don't ask me about the pronunciation, only him could help us! ;)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
06-18-2005, 07:21 PM
Safin lists Tojo as his toughest opponent:
TOUGHEST OPPONENTS: "Thomas Johansson. Difficult for me to play him. He plays fast, serves well, tough to return"
:)

margaret_gn
06-19-2005, 07:05 AM
Awww ToJo!! thanks for that Canuck! and Choupi too for asking GWH :)

Francine
06-19-2005, 12:27 PM
So my dad said, If you get a game from this guy, I'll buy you ice cream. And it was like 6-0 and 4-0 and then I got the first game. So that was good."

:lol: that's cute. I wonder what happened to that guy, at least he can say he beat an Aussie Open champion 0 & 1, hee!

margaret_gn
06-21-2005, 11:02 AM
I read an article in the TENNIS magazine today (with nadal on the cover), it's about what other ATP players think of Hewitt's on court attitude, the loud Fanatics and the come-ons etc... they actually interviewed ToJo :) this is what he said (as far as I can remember, cos I didn't actually buy the mag):

"Of course the Fanatics help, but Hewitt himself does it on court (the come-ons). I don't think it's a distraction..."

Oh and Birte, how did you learn Swedish? Cos last year I tried, and got to chapter 4 of the grammar book but I just couldn't bring myself to continue! It's hard cos you don't know for sure if you're pronouncing some things correctly etc...

Sommarsverige
06-21-2005, 12:57 PM
Thanks for letting us know about the tennis mag, Margaret :hug:

Well, I started to learn Swedish many, many years ago at an evening school (you almost can learn everything at these schools in Germany), but as this was only every week 1 1/2 hour, it took quite long until I really dared to speak Swedish in Sweden. I think I learnt most when I was in Sweden, when you talk to people there.

I can understand that it´s difficult to learn Swedish with such a book. I tried this with spanish and I stopped directly at chapter 1 :( It´s hard to motivate yourself.

margaret_gn
06-21-2005, 11:22 PM
oh thanks for the info Birte, here they don't have language schools for such obscure language as Swedish unfortunately :( I'm planning to go on an exchange to Sweden in Semester 2 next year so hopefully I can learn a bit more then :)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
06-22-2005, 03:57 AM
even if you don't take a class while you're in Sweden you should be able to pick up some words/phrases just by listening to people talk/TV/radio. have a great time! i'd love to take a semester in Sweden!

Francine
06-24-2005, 06:41 PM
There are a few articles on Swedish sites which I don't understand completely but if we're going to take Swedish lessons here, this might be a nice start ;)
I think the general gist of this one is that he played like crap yesterday but learned from it and winning when playing so badly is alway a nice thing. Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong. :)

This site has a Swedish-English translator which sucks ass, but is better then nothing ;)

http://intertran.tranexp.com/Translate/result.shtml

Thomas sköna "skit"-seger

Thomas Johansson spelade riktigt dåligt.
Var nära att åka ur Wimbledon.
Men – som han säger:
– Det är de här skitmatcherna som är roliga att vinna. Då vet man att man är bra.
Efter en darrig och dålig insats gick Thomas Johansson vidare till tredje omgången i Wimbledon.
– Det var väldigt tufft. Jag förlorade första set, var nära att förlora andra och då kunde det gått illa, säger Johansson.

Halvvägs ur turneringen
Underläge 0–1 i set och setboll mot sig.
Då var Johansson halvvägs ur Wimbledon – och Andrei Pavel från Rumänien på väg mot tredje omgången.
Gav inte upp
Men Johansson gav inte upp.
– Alltså, man inser ju att det bara finns en sak att göra till slut: Kämpa, kämpa, kämpa.
– Man kan ju inte hoppas att killen börjar spela dåligt, man får ta tag i det själv.
Så Johansson reste sig upp och vann. Och han säger sig ha lärt sig en läxa. Att spela så här dåligt kan rent av göra honom till en vinnare.

Hoppas på final
– Absolut, det är oftast de här vinsterna som är skönast, när du verkligen kämpar och sliter. För vinner du när du spelar dåligt, så vet du att du kan spela så mycket bättre. Och kan jag spela bättre kan jag gå riktigt långt.
Så långt att man kan börja fantisera om en Wimbledonfinal.
– Jag hoppas att jag står i final om några dagar. Det har alltid varit en dröm att spela en Wimbledonfinal.
I nästa omgång väntar Janko Tipsarevic, Serbien-Montenegro, rankad 108:a i världen med bara åtta vinster på ATP-touren i år.
– På papperet ser nästa match onekligen väldigt bra ut.

http://expressen.se/index.jsp?a=305776

Aleksa's Laydee
06-24-2005, 06:53 PM
WOW i dont understand that one bit!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
06-24-2005, 06:57 PM
to me, it just looks like someone had a fight with their keyboard! :o

Francine
06-24-2005, 07:02 PM
:lol: It's a lot like Dutch and German that's why I understand it quite a bit. I needed the translator for most of it though.

Aleksa's Laydee
06-24-2005, 08:00 PM
to me, it just looks like someone had a fight with their keyboard! :o

:haha: :haha: :haha:

Sommarsverige
06-24-2005, 10:07 PM
Translation to follow :)

Francine
06-28-2005, 10:43 AM
Thomas has been talking to Swedish reporters this week; there aren't any interviews on the Wimbledon site but plenty in the Swedish papers :)

From http://www.dn.se

Johansson överlägsen - klar för kvartsfinal

London. Thomas Johansson trivs på Wimbledons gräs - trots att han är gräsallergiker. Svensken är klar för kvartsfinal efter en ny utklassning.
- Men jag inte nöjd än, säger Johansson.

Bohdan Ulihrach, Andrej Pavel, Janko Tipsarevic och Max Mirnyj är kanske inga namn som får det att vattnas i gommen på tennisfinsmakarna. Men de tillhörde alla den utvalda skara på 128 man som fick spela i Wimbledons herrsingel - och nu de är alla utslagna av Thomas Johansson från Linköping. Svensken vann måndagens match mot Max Mirnyj, Jonas Björkmans vitryske dubbelpartner, med 6-4, 7-5, 6-4.

Överlägsenheten var större än siffrorna antyder. Thomas Johansson manövrerade enkelt ut Mirnyj, flyttade honom från sida till sida, höll honom från nätet med precist placerade och lagom långa slag, slog stoppbollar som fick vitryssen att se lika orörlig ut som Zeb Macahan (om någon minns honom), och lobbade enkelt när den 196 centimeter långe motståndaren attackerade nätet.

Galant genomfört.

- En av mina bästa Grand Slam-matcher i karriären, är Johanssons eget betyg på insatsen.

Frågan är hur bra test Mirnyjmatchen är på Johanssons form. Detta var vitryssens femte förlust mot Johansson på fem försök, och tredje gången på sex år han blev slagen av en svensk i Wimbledon (Magnus Gustafsson 2000, Jonas Björkman 2003).

Mirnyj har ändå haft ett bra år, med final i grästurneringen i Nottingham veckan före Wimbledon som en av höjdpunkterna.

Thomas Johansson har aldrig tidigare varit bland de åtta bästa i Wimbledon. I US Open har han spelat två kvartsfinaler, i Australien en, då han senare vann hela turneringen 2002.

Med sina 30 år är svensken äldst av de åtta kvartsfinalisterna. Snittåldern är 23,9 år och Johansson är sex år äldre än de näst äldsta, Lleyton Hewitt och Fernando Gonzalez.

- Det vill jag inte prata om, säger Johansson med ett leende.

I kvartsfinalen på onsdag väntar argentinaren David Nalbandian, skrällfinalist här för tre år sedan, som på måndagen slog ut den unge fransosen Richard Gasquet i tre raka set, 6-4, 7-6, 6-0.

Nalbandian ligger fyra platser före svensken på världsrankningen, 19 mot 23.

- Han är väldigt allround, han kan allting. Han rör sig väldigt bra och är väldigt vältränad, säger Thomas Johansson.

Serven är det svaga kortet.

- Där måste jag vara aggressiv. Det kommer att bli mycket baslinjespel, så jag måste utnyttja min backhand och försöka komma fram på nät lite mer än jag brukar göra.

Förra veckan låg en tryckande värme över sydvästra London och Thomas Johansson hade sådana besvär med sin gräsallergi att han vaknade mitt i natten av att han inte fick någon luft. Nu känns det bättre tack vare lägre luftfuktighet och sjunkande temperatur.

Men Johansson är fortsatt het.

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He played very well against Mirniy, making him run a lot, hitting dropshots and lobs. He says this was one of the best matches he ever played in a Grand Slam.

Thomas is the oldest one of the quarterfinalists, the average is 23,9 :) Nalbandian is very allround but his serve isn't that good. Thomas says he needs to use his backhand and come to the net more often than he usually does because David plays very well from the baseline.

His hay fever has been bothering him because the weather was so warm and humid last week, he woke up in the middle of the night and had trouble breathing. (poor guy, he's allergic to grass :lol: ) But fortunately temperatures have gone down this week.

margaret_gn
06-28-2005, 11:26 AM
awww Thomas... hay fever?? Nalbandian'd better not read this!! Are the last paragraphs in english translation of the stuff in swedish? if not, Birte, translation please :D

Sommarsverige
06-28-2005, 12:05 PM
Thanks for posting the interview Francine :hug:

Margaret, I will translate it when I am at home, though it will be a bit later today, but I will do it then ;)

Francine
06-28-2005, 12:48 PM
The last paragraphs are my translation of the article :) But I'm sure Birte will do it much better since I don't speak Swedish, lol.

Sommarsverige
06-28-2005, 08:14 PM
Here you go :)
Here is the translation of the main points:

Johansson ready for quarterfinal

Though Thomas is allergical against grass, he likes to play on it a lot.
"But I am not satisfied with this tournament yet", he says.

About the match against Mirnyi Thomas says: " This has been my best GS match in my whole career."

Thomas is older than all the other players left in the single draw of Wimbledon and he is even more than 6 years older than the next oldest, Fernando Gonzalez and Lleyton Hewitt. "I don´t want to talk about it" Thomas says with a smile.

Then he is talking about his next opponent David Nalbandian:"He is an allround player who moves very well.."
"The serve is his weekness, so I have to play agressive in this match. It will be a lot of baseline game, so I have to play backhand and try to play come to the net more often then I used to do."

Last week Thomas had such big allergical problems, that he woke up in the middle of the night and could not breathe.
Now this has become better because of the lower temperatures.
But Johansson is still hot.


So Francine, you were very good with the translation :) The things in between is not really interesting, players he lost to in the past and so on.

Sounds very good, I think, so KOM IGEN THOMAS imorgon :bounce: :yeah:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-28-2005, 11:43 PM
His hay fever has been bothering him because the weather was so warm and humid last week, he woke up in the middle of the night and had trouble breathing. (poor guy, he's allergic to grass :lol: ) But fortunately temperatures have gone down this week.

hes what??? :eek: :eek: :eek: allergic to grass?? OMG!!! :eek:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-28-2005, 11:45 PM
About the match against Mirnyi Thomas says: " This has been my best GS match in my whole career."

:awww: :D and i was there to watch it :eek: :banana:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-28-2005, 11:46 PM
ok scrap that last post...i just got what it meant...im tired had a long 2 days at Wimbledon :haha: I'm going to bed now LOL :wavey:

Choupi
06-29-2005, 09:03 AM
Thanks to both our translators for sharing their work with us. :)

Thomas is older than all the other players left in the single draw of Wimbledon and he is even more than 6 years older than the next oldest, Fernando Gonzalez and Lleyton Hewitt. "I don´t want to talk about it" Thomas says with a smile.

Don't worry Thomas, I just love old men! ;) There's no such thing as experience! :D

Björki
06-29-2005, 09:05 AM
Thanks for the translation Birte :worship:

Francine
06-29-2005, 10:09 AM
Don't worry Thomas, I just love old men! ;) There's no such thing as experience! :D

Oooohhhh, you just made me think very naughty things ;)

Choupi
06-29-2005, 10:31 AM
Oooohhhh, you just made me think very naughty things ;)
Shame on me then! :devil: Yet, the content of my previous post is still true! ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
06-29-2005, 10:58 AM
old me ;) old swedes ya mean ;);)

Choupi
06-29-2005, 12:06 PM
old swedes ya mean ;);)
I'm more open! Swedes or others, I don't care! Old men, experienced...no matter where they come from, I take them! :devil:

Francine
06-29-2005, 12:24 PM
Dark Horse Johansson Riding High
Tuesday, 28 June, 2005

Thomas Johansson, at 30 years old, is the oldest man left in the men's singles quarter-final line-up. The last time the Swede advanced further than the fourth round in a Grand Slam was in 2002, when he went all the way to win the Australian Open.

In beating Max Mirnyi, who led the ace count of The Championships, in the fourth round, he secured a quarter-final tie against David Nalbandian.

Johansson needed mobility and agility to return Mirnyi's serves and won most of the exhaustive rallies. "It was one of my best matches. I varied my game well, returned and served well and succeeded in my lobs which does not happen every day," he told the Swedish tabloid Expressen.

Johansson has a decent serve and the versatile Swede's all-round game has been consistent this fortnight. At his best, he hits winning shots off both the forehand and backhand, as well as mixing drop shots and accurate lobs.

He is the last Swede to have won a Grand Slam since Stefan Edberg's US Open title in 1992. Returning from a left knee injury in 2004, he quickly clawed his way back into the top 30 in the world, and now ranks at No.22. Johansson's previous best at the All England Club was on his debut in 1996 when he reached the fourth round. He repeated the feat in 2000.

Curiously, one of Johansson's hitting partners is better known for his football skills. Tomas Brolin helped Sweden to a bronze medal in the 1994 World Cup in the USA with his goals. "He is a brilliant fan, and shouts and screams in my support," Johansson told the Swedish paper Kvällsposten. Brolin has been watching all Johansson's matches in The Championships.

His support should be welcome in Johansson's game against Nalbandian. The 23-year-old Argentine is seeded six points below the Swede's rank of 12 but his grass court credentials are impressive. He was the Wimbledon runner-up in 2002 and reached the fourth round in 2003. Last year he was unable to take part because of an injury.

Were Johansson to beat Nalbandian, whom he has never played, either Sebastien Grosjean or Andy Roddick would await in the last hurdle before the Wimbledon final.

Johansson has started the psychological warfare against Nalbandian, the bookies' favourite to win their match. He told Expressen: "If he trained harder, he should comfortably be among the top five in the world."

Asked about how to beat the Argentine, Johansson said: "It will be largely a baseline match. I have to play aggressively and hit the ball properly not to allow him to dictate the match."

http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/articles/2005-06-28/200506281119974686656.html

Aleksa's Laydee
06-29-2005, 01:54 PM
:banana: Thomas :yeah: we can do it!!! Positive thinking!!!

Sommarsverige
06-29-2005, 02:13 PM
There is a very cute article about Thomas and Gisella in Expressen.se today.
I can also translate it later today :)

Hopefully Thomas will be already in the semifinal then ;) Kom igen Thomas :yeah:



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Thomas Johansson laddar inför matchen med att mysa med flickvännen Gisella Keltenecker.
Johanssons största supporter
WIMBLEDON. Flickvännen Gisella ”Gisa” Keltenecker är Thomas Johansson största supporter.
Och – tuffaste kritiker.
– Hon brukar verkligen säga vad hon tycker efter matcherna, berättar 30-åringen.

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Psykkriget mot Nalbandian har redan börjat (http://www.expressen.se/ego/c_r/index.jsp?a=307058)
28 juni 2005

Johansson tackar sin kompis för stödet (http://www.expressen.se/ego/c_r/index.jsp?a=307522)
28 juni 2005

Johanssons härliga seger (http://www.expressen.se/ego/c_r/index.jsp?a=306973)
27 juni 2005

Thomas Johanssons väg till en Wimbledontitel (http://www.expressen.se/ego/c_r/index.jsp?a=306356)
26 juni 2005

”Jag vinner Wimbledon” (http://www.expressen.se/ego/c_r/index.jsp?a=306190)
26 juni 2005


I dag möter Thomas Johansson den tuffe motståndaren argentinaren David Nalbandian.
I går laddade Johansson med att träna litegrann. Men framför allt tar han det lugnt med Gisa och kompisarna, som fotbollslegendaren Tomas Brolin.
– Jag gillar att ha det så på lediga dagar. Att spela fem set på gräs tar en del på kroppen.

Bor i Chelsea
Thomas och hans flickvän bor tillsammans hos hennes vänner i ett vitt exklusivt flervåningshus i Chelsea.
– Det är jättebra att bo med kompisarna, och vi har eget rum och eget badrum, säger Gisa.
Just i närheten finns ett enormt grönområde med två tennisbanor.
– Vi brukar kasta frisbee, springa lite och jag tittar på medan de andra spelar lite tennis. Det är väldigt relaxat, säger Johansson.
Gisa, som själv spelat tennis, har rest tillsammans med Thomas på hans turneringar sedan år 2000.
– Hennes stöd är jätteviktigt.
– Visst kan det vara jobbigt att fara runt, men på det här viset får vi ju träffa varandra, det skulle vi inte få annars.
– Det är dubbelt. Men vi har bestämt att när en av oss tröttnar så slutar vi, säger Gisa.

”Jag kan bli sur”
Men Johansson kan vara en riktig pest efter dåliga matcher, erkänner han.
– Det är ju inte hur lätt som helst att stötta och pusha hela tiden.
– När jag förlorat kan jag bli svår och sur, men Gisa har varit med så länge att hon vet när hon ska backa, säger Johansson.
Under Thomas ”jobbveckor” bestämmer han alltid maten.
– Det blir mycket indiskt, kinamat och japanskt som vi beställer hem. Vi äter inte så mycket pasta som folk tror, säger han.

Sitter alltid på läktaren
Gisa sitter alltid på läktaren. Och det är inte bara av tränaren han får recensioner efter matcherna.
– Jag brukar alltid få höra av Gisela vad som varit bra eller dåligt, berättar Johansson.
– Han spelade jättebra mot Mirnyj, tycker Gisela.
Paret spelar tennis ihop ibland. Thomas har slagit vad om att han ska slå Gisa med en stekpanna som racket.
– Matchen har inte blivit av ännu, han har väl inte hittat rätt stekpanna, säger hon och skrattar.

Aleksa's Laydee
06-29-2005, 02:15 PM
:awww: is she at wimbie too?

Björki
06-29-2005, 02:40 PM
how did you copy this article? it looks strange :eek:
nice pic :)

Sommarsverige
06-29-2005, 03:29 PM
how did you copy this article? it looks strange :eek:
nice pic :)

I am at work right now, so I did not have the time to fix the article...
this is why it maybe looks strange,but I guess the content and the photo is the most important thing, or ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
06-29-2005, 04:24 PM
:eek: one of our commentators said that gisella is thomas's wife :eek: and shes wearing a ring!!! (isnt it just an engagement ring :scratch: )

Aleksa's Laydee
06-29-2005, 06:53 PM
Stefan Edberg, 39, tror på en skräll.
– Thomas Johansson kan ta sig till final, säger han.

Is this....Stefan Edberg, 39 has tipped Thomas Johansson to make it to the final?

Thomas Johansson har en otroligt stor potential.

and this...thomas has star potential?

Im just looking at articles in swedish :lol: trying to figure out what they mean

Sommarsverige
06-29-2005, 08:55 PM
Yes, very good Siobhan ;) :bigclap:

The only different thing is that Stefan said Thomas has a big potential (stor = big) :)

The other article is about that Thomas says he likes to relax when he does not have to play, mostly with his girlfriend Gisella and friends, like the former Swedish football player Tomas Brolin. He says that it is hard for the body to play on grass.
Then he says that Gisella is always right out and says directly after a match what she was thinking about it.

Thomas and Gisella stay at a friends house in Chelsea and they have their own room and bathroom. Directly next to the house are tennis courts and meadows:
"we used to play frisbee, go and walk a bit and I like to watch the others play tennnis, this is very relaxing."

So Thomas is saying that it is very important for him that Gisella is with him at tournaments all the time and that she is a big help for him.

Gisella says that she now after all the time knows how to handle Thomas after defeats and when to leave him alone.
When they are at tournaments, it is always Thomas who decides the food: "We eat a lot of indian, chinese and mexican food which we order to the hotel. We do not eat that much italian food like many people think," Thomas says.

Gisella is always in the crowd supporting Thomas when he has to play and Thomas does not only get comments from his coach after the match.
"I always hear from Gisella what was good and bad in the match afterwards" Thomas says. "I think he played very well against Mirnyi" Gisella says.

Thomas and Gisella play a lot of tennis together. Some time ago Thomas was betting that he can beat Gisella with a pan, but this match did not happen yet. "I guess he did not find the right pan yet" Gisella says and laughs.


Very cute interview I think :worship:

:hug: for both Thomas and Gisella :hug:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-29-2005, 09:02 PM
aaww they are so close that is so cute :awww:

margaret_gn
06-30-2005, 12:54 AM
awww playing with a pan, how cute!! thanks so much Birte! :)

Sommarsverige
06-30-2005, 09:34 PM
Some of you might already know this, but I will leave to Båstad for 9 days tomorrow :)

I will try to drop in here from time to time, but don´t know how often...

Have a great time :)

Aleksa's Laydee
06-30-2005, 09:35 PM
:bigwave: bye bye Birte :)

Francine
06-30-2005, 10:08 PM
Have a great time Birte!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
06-30-2005, 10:52 PM
have a great time in Bastad, Birte!!! :wavey:

margaret_gn
07-01-2005, 12:56 AM
Have Fun Birte, take lots of photos as always ;)

Björki
07-01-2005, 06:58 AM
I am also off for holiday tomorrow morning. I am going to Sweden for 2 weeks. :banana:
See ya in Bastad Birte. :) Hope to be there one or two days. :wavey:

Kristen
07-01-2005, 07:13 AM
As they say in Masters of the Universe (HeMan film ;))

"Good Journey!"
Have a great time you guys :)

VINCIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Choupi
07-01-2005, 11:59 AM
I know I come late, because you probably have already left, but in case you come across some internet there and decide to read here, have a blast in Bastad!!!! :p

Sommarsverige
07-01-2005, 03:53 PM
Hehe, I already did come across some internet, Choupi :)
But only for 15 minutes, had to follow some Thomas live scores...

Talk soon :hug:

Sommarsverige
07-12-2005, 12:33 PM
Anyone here?

So little people are here, are you all on holidays???

freesbee
07-12-2005, 12:37 PM
:wavey:

great thread title! :D :yeah:

margaret_gn
07-12-2005, 01:31 PM
:wavey: hi Birte! i'm on holiday for another 2 weeks, haven't been doing much though. went to DC practice today (australia v argentina). did you take many pics at Bastad? :D

Sommarsverige
07-12-2005, 01:45 PM
@frees
Great to see you here in the Thomas forum :) Vi ska chatta på msn snart igen, okej?
Hoppas du är bra... :) Ha du redan varit i Sverige?

Margaret, great you enjoy your holidays and that you went to the DC practice! Will you also go to the DC at the weekend? Did you take pics of some Argentines?
And yes, I took quite a lot pics in Båstad, hope they will turn out good !!!

Aleksa's Laydee
07-12-2005, 03:00 PM
Anyone here?

So little people are here, are you all on holidays???

I'm here!! :wavey: :wavey: :wavey:

Sommarsverige
07-12-2005, 03:17 PM
I'm here!! :wavey: :wavey: :wavey:

I know that Siobhan :) :hug:
I was most referring to the others, cos I know you are always a steady guest in the Thomas forum :)

Kristen
07-12-2005, 03:48 PM
Indeedy. I am here. with a slightly altered signature...but for how long :aplot:

BTW, Margaret... I was wondering.. did you get the Aus tennis magazine back issues from when ToJo won the Aus Open? I'm pretty sure I've got it around here:scratch:

Francine
07-12-2005, 04:12 PM
I'm here, not on vacation yet but leaving in two weeks :) I'm considering going to the tournament in Amersfoort next week, if I can get someone to come along.

freesbee
07-12-2005, 05:26 PM
@frees
Great to see you here in the Thomas forum :) Vi ska chatta på msn snart igen, okej?
Hoppas du är bra... :) Ha du redan varit i Sverige?

hej hej,

det är bra att jag ska chatta igen, eftersom jag kan inte öva min svenska i sommaren ;) mina föräldrar är i Sverige nu :( jag kunde inte åka med dem, eftersom min bror inte ville komma med oss! nu är jag hemma, ensamt... med min dator :angel:

Aleksa's Laydee
07-12-2005, 08:22 PM
I'm pretty sure I've got it around here:scratch:

do you have a spare one ;) :lol: :angel:

margaret_gn
07-13-2005, 01:36 AM
@Birte: yes i took some photos from the practice, and will take more on Saturday when I go to watch the doubles :) link is in my sig.

@Kristen: there's only the newspaper article (daily telegraph) and a page from aust tennis mag about the Shanghai TMS that has a pic of ToJo in it :S

Kristen
07-13-2005, 03:44 AM
Margaret: lol I know I didn't give it to you...but do you have a copy of the magazine? If I can find it, I'll bring it on Saturday. (You were quick at adding the photos :eek:

Siobhan: No, sorry mate. I don't buy multiple copies of magazines (my mum does :rolleyes: ) :lol: But its from that tennismag.com.au website too :) hehe... If I did have a spare, I would send it over... perhaps I should scan it, along with the DC mag :scratch: I am forgetful. LOL!

margaret_gn
07-13-2005, 06:31 AM
@Kristen: oh ok now i get what you mean :) no, the ones from the library din't go that far back :( can you bring it on saturday? Thanks :D

Aleksa's Laydee
07-13-2005, 09:53 AM
Siobhan: No, sorry mate. I don't buy multiple copies of magazines (my mum does :rolleyes: ) :lol: But its from that tennismag.com.au website too :) hehe... If I did have a spare, I would send it over... perhaps I should scan it, along with the DC mag :scratch: I am forgetful. LOL!

ooooooooh yeah the scanning :lol: haha i forgot about that too ;)

Francine
07-17-2005, 02:15 PM
Hee!

http://menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=45945

:lol: at those angry Sharapova fans.

margaret_gn
07-17-2005, 02:31 PM
yeah... that was uncalled for! ToJo's too polite to ever say that, dunno where they got it from :rolleyes:

Francine
07-17-2005, 03:59 PM
He said he didn't think she was anything special. Good for him, neither do I ;)

Anyway, he didn't exactly call her ugly but even if he did, big deal :ras:

Aleksa's Laydee
07-17-2005, 10:22 PM
just because shes ugly lol!

good on tojo for not keeping quiet on his views! so what everyones opinion is different :D

margaret_gn
07-18-2005, 03:00 AM
http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/sport/story/0,2789,665506,00.html

Birte would you be able to translate this please, just so we know what he said exactly and end the speculations :)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
07-18-2005, 04:27 AM
i'm glad tojo spoke his mind!

Sommarsverige
07-18-2005, 07:25 AM
No problem, I will translate it this eve :)

Aleksa's Laydee
07-18-2005, 10:51 AM
thanks :wavey:

Sommarsverige
07-18-2005, 06:56 PM
So here´s the translation of the main points:

Sjarapove is not goodlooking

Everyone is talking about Maria Sjarapova. But when Sportbladet meets Thomas Johansson one hour after he reached the quartelfinal at Wimbledon and has to answer questions about his game, the next matches... and Maria Sjarapova.
"No, I don´t think she is that goodlooking in reality. But she always looks very good on photos" he says.

Q: What are you doing in the evenings when you don´t have to play?
T: I think it is very nice to stay how we stay. We stay at close friends and this is very relaxing. We are together with them, watch movies, play games and we eat.

Q: I have read that Sjarapova prepares everything before a match exactly like she did last year when she won. Do you also have these kind of things you have to do so everything goes well?
T: Yes, I am also a bit superstitious. I always use the same shower, this is a thing which most of the players do. And I also have the same place in the locker room.

Q: To talk about Sjarapova. Do you think she is that goodlooking like everyone says?
T: No, I don´t think she is that goodlooking in reality. I often see her in the players restaurants for example and so on. But she is very goodlooking on photos. On some photos I have seen of her she is very, very goodlooking.

Q: Is Wimbledon the biggest tournament for you?
T: Yes, it is. Also because there is so much history about this tournament. It is very special in many ways. For example the US Open are very loud and hectical. But here, everything is calm. I know during my 1st match here some Swedish guys started singing, they almost had to leave the crowd.

Q: You are 30 years old and are the oldest of the other players who are left in the tournament. Did you already think about what you will do after your active tennis carrier?
T: Difficult question. I hope that I can play 3 to 5 more years. But only if I stay healty, still think it is a lot of fun to play and if I can still play on the top."


These are the main points from the interview, also everything about the discussion about Sjarapova is included in the translating.
The other content is a lot about his game, what he thinks about Federer, his next opponent Nalbandian and so on.
Hope it is okay that I only translated parts :) But I have translated the most interesting parts...

Aleksa's Laydee
07-18-2005, 07:08 PM
Thanks :bigwave: so where did he call her ugly :rolleyes: stupid GM!!!

Sommarsverige
07-18-2005, 08:42 PM
Thanks :bigwave: so where did he call her ugly :rolleyes: stupid GM!!!

This was exactly what I also thought...
He never called her ugly in one single sentence, he always said she is not goodlooking and ugly and not goodlooking is a big difference :mad:

Aleksa's Laydee
07-18-2005, 09:03 PM
he just spoke his mind :D bloody good mind too ;)

Sommarsverige
07-18-2005, 09:17 PM
he just spoke his mind :D bloody good mind too ;)

I am just angry on the stupid GM threads :mad: There are so many threads I really hate in GM (especially all the Guille Coria hate threads...), and I sometimes have the feeling the people there don´t have other things to do :(
I was very near to write something about this Toker thing, but I did not want to get attacked by them, so also in this case it is better to ignore this thread...

But as you say, they did not even quote correctly was Thomas was saying...very bad!

Francine
07-18-2005, 10:47 PM
Most people in the GM thread know that he was misquoted, there were one or two Sharapova fans who were up in arms immediately but that had nothing to do with Thomas.

I think it's a good publicity stunt ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
07-18-2005, 11:22 PM
http://tinypic.com/90soqg.jpg

Some light entertainment...me and Thomas ;)

margaret_gn
07-19-2005, 03:05 AM
Thanks heaps Birte!! The parts that you translated were good enough :)
@Siobhan: very cute avatar and pic(the 'light entartainment' one!)

Francine
07-19-2005, 11:37 AM
lol, you both look like ghosts :scared: ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
07-19-2005, 12:54 PM
:haha: Great isnt it LOL

Sommarsverige
07-20-2005, 03:14 PM
Looks very funny Siobhan :)

Sommarsverige
07-23-2005, 04:13 PM
Hi everyone :wavey:

just wanted to say bye for a while as I will go on holidays in some hours :bounce:

First some days in Kitzbuehel and then further to Italy :)

If I find Internet somewhere, of course I will drop in here ;)

Have a nice time everyone :wavey:

Aleksa's Laydee
07-23-2005, 05:46 PM
:bigwave: Bye Bye Birte...have fun and speak soon :hug:

Francine
08-01-2005, 01:58 PM
Just came back from vacation and leaving again tomorrow. So why is Thomas withdrawing from all these tournaments? He has big points to defend in Montreal (dropped from 8 to 15 when they came off :( ) I hope he's ok.

Aleksa's Laydee
08-01-2005, 10:17 PM
i dont know...no one knows i dont think hes injured :shrug:

Francine
08-02-2005, 08:09 AM
Actually, I read in a Swedish newspaper that he is. But he'll play Montreal :)

http://expressen.se/index.jsp?a=411039

Aleksa's Laydee
08-02-2005, 12:49 PM
:eek: HE IS??? whats wrong?? :sobbing:

Choupi
08-02-2005, 12:53 PM
Yes, what's wrong with Thomas? I'm seriously starting to miss him...

Francine
08-02-2005, 01:12 PM
That injury he got in Nottingham is still bothering him. Because hardcourts are tougher on the body than grass he's receiving some treatment. I don't think it's serious, the article says he'll be ready to play Montreal.

Aleksa's Laydee
08-02-2005, 06:38 PM
aaw the groin :sad:

so he'll be back next week? nice one :banana:

alfonsojose
08-02-2005, 07:12 PM
groin injury :sad: i could help him :devil:

Aleksa's Laydee
08-02-2005, 10:12 PM
:haha:

margaret_gn
08-17-2005, 12:23 PM
btw has anyone heard of Karl Larsson? he's a singer from sweden and he used to be in this band called Last Day of April. Well today he held a free concert at my uni and i got his CD, photo and autograph :D he was so sweet, like all swedes are ;)

Kristen
08-17-2005, 01:42 PM
Haven't heard of him, outside of your LJ anyway :lol:

Just looked at the picture... He has nice hair. What kind of music did he play?

margaret_gn
08-18-2005, 12:32 AM
err i dunno how to describe it... just like normal non-classical music?? haven't been listening to non-classical music long enough to know what genre it is... i'll send one of his songs to you at home later :)

Aleksa's Laydee
08-18-2005, 11:51 AM
Hey peeps...i got my ALevel results today!!! i got 3B's :woohoo: :dance:

Francine
08-18-2005, 12:24 PM
Congratulations! :banana:

margaret_gn
08-18-2005, 01:08 PM
Yeah congrats Siobhan :aparty: enjoy the rest of your holidays now :)

Björki
08-18-2005, 01:14 PM
congrats Siobhan :clap2:

Kristen
08-18-2005, 02:48 PM
kom igen Siobhan!
Now... do you know which University you will attend? ;) lol... hopefully this means less stress :)

Sommarsverige
08-18-2005, 07:00 PM
Congrats to you Siobhan :bigclap: :bounce:

Aleksa's Laydee
08-18-2005, 07:07 PM
hehe thank you all :kiss: :)

Kristen...Im off to Derby Uni in the Centre of England :lol:

margaret_gn
08-19-2005, 01:43 AM
kristen did you like the karl larsson songs? <== such a tongue twister... rl-lr-sson-songs :P

Kristen
08-19-2005, 11:31 AM
I keep thinking it's "kent",...we can thank GWH for my confusion.
Just downloaded Found Half, Lost half. His voice is so different! I like it! (Yes, being Swedish is enough to make him good! I guess that's similar to why I like The Rasmus!! - Finnish group) The music reminds me of James Blunt / Elbow. I'm hopeless at Genre, so I label people according to other artists :lol:

Will download the other song just as soon as this coldplay stuff is finished :tape:

margaret_gn
08-19-2005, 12:32 PM
:lol: glad you like it... let me know if you want me to send you some more songs :) the hair IS nice isn't it? ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
08-24-2005, 11:12 AM
Best nights sleep last night...i had a thomas dream :yippee: :lol: :dance:

My Thomas dream…

I saw him in playing his match somewhere and me and my friend Louise sat on a bench next to his chair and he looked over and recognised me. Then I had to go and do something and came back and saw a big queue of people waiting for his autograph on the stairs. He again looked over at me and I said ‘hey thomas’ and he said ‘hi’ and I said ‘do u recognise me’ and he said ‘yeah how are you’ and then the people waiting for autos disappeared and I walked with him to the lifts. Then I said ‘Thomas can I ask you something’ and he said ‘sure’ *looking interested* and I asked him why he goes to the loo after warm up but before a match like he did at Wimbledon and I cant remember what he said but I know it didn’t make sense!! (we got in a lift and I NEVER get in lifts so he must have cured my fear :o :lol: or distracted me ;))

Then we walked to a supermarket talking and then he went to look at frozen vegetables and I waited at another aisle for ages. So I went over to see him and said ‘am I annoying you’ and he said ‘yes’ so I was like ‘oh ok I’ll leave you then bye’

I cant remember if he said anything else but he had his short hair and was wearing non tennisy clothes :drool:

margaret_gn
08-24-2005, 12:17 PM
:lol: what's wrong with lifts?

Francine
08-24-2005, 02:37 PM
Omg, he dumped you in the frozen food section, pfft @ him.

Aleksa's Laydee
08-24-2005, 07:06 PM
I know...honestly Thomas how rude...couldnt he have waited untill the chocolate aisle? I could have eaten away my sorrows ;)

Margaret...i hate lifts...the ones without windows and all black inside...so scary!!!

Choupi
08-24-2005, 08:37 PM
:eek: OMG! What a dream! Kinda weird but interesting for sure. :yeah: I certainly wouldn't like to be the one to analyse it! :haha:

Ok, this is a special msg for anybody interested...Denaon is trying to create a new game, starting with the USO. It's called PBP (Pick Best Performance). You can find all the rules here. And if ppl sign up rather fast, the game will be able to start next week. Come and join us! :p

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=2199563#post2199563

margaret_gn
09-21-2005, 12:30 PM
guys... totally off-tennis-topic. but i'm applying to go on an exchange to Uppsala Uni in Sweden for next year, and i have to do this 'statement of purpose' which is basically an essay on why I want to go to sweden and Uppsala. I need help! If you can help me come up with a few reasons why Sweden is such a great country to choose for the exchange I'd be most most grateful :D (cos I can't just say that they have the greatest tennis players now can I ;) )

Aleksa's Laydee
09-21-2005, 01:06 PM
of topic again but ahem...im at uni....aaahhhhhhhhhh :haha:

Francine
09-21-2005, 01:34 PM
I'm on exchange in Ireland now, for a full year :) No tennis tourneys in Ireland though :bigcry:

Anywayzzzz, Sweden, well I think the quality of the universities there is quite good, better than say, Spain or Italy. I'll try to come up with other things :)

Sommarsverige
09-21-2005, 09:27 PM
Margaret, what kind of reasons are you looking for?

The things that come to my mind:

- it´s a great country with beautiful landscape
- people are very friendly
- the unis have a high standard (as far as I know)
- Uppsala is one of the most famous unis in Sweden
- you would like to learn swedish...

Hope this can help a bit, maybe it´s not that good, but I can´t come on more things right now...

margaret_gn
09-22-2005, 12:19 PM
thanks for the inputs so far guys :)

Well the questions say:
1. What are your reasons for pursuing an exchange experience?
2. How does an exchange experience fit in with your academic and career goals?
3. Highlight the key criteria that drew you to your first preference institution.
4. Highlight briefly the reasons behind the selection of your second and third preferences. (I put Lund second and Malmo third)
5. What challenges do you think you will face? Outline briefly the strategies you can employ to overcome these.
6. What contacts have you had with cultural groups other than your own? Highlight any involvement in multicultural organisations, etc.
7. When you are on exchange, you are an ambassador for the University of Sydney and for AUstralia. What does that mean to you?
8. Do you have other comments to add in support of your application?

it's like a job interview!

Siobhan, how's uni going so far? enjoying it?

Francine, did you have to do this kind of thing when you applied? What were your answers?

Birte thanks for the ideas :) I'll probably need more to fill 2 A4 pages though...

Francine
09-22-2005, 02:09 PM
Francine, did you have to do this kind of thing when you applied? What were your answers?


I didn't need to this kind of thing, fortunately :) Are there a lot of people applying? What are your chances of going?

Aleksa's Laydee
09-22-2005, 04:13 PM
I hope ya get to go Margaret...Uni is amazing hehe :woohoo:

margaret_gn
09-23-2005, 02:01 AM
there's about 10 people applying for Swedish unis but whether or not i get in depends on how many people from Sweden want to come to Sydney... then they choose based on our grades, then the 'essay'. What uni are you at Francine?

margaret_gn
09-23-2005, 10:17 AM
And also does anyone know of any Swedish authors who write smaller/thinner books than Henning Mankell? Not kids books but sort of young adult type. My friend got intimidated by the thickness of Mankell's books!

Ceri
09-27-2005, 11:06 AM
I would LOVE to go to university in Sweden. I'm going to Cambridge in a few days, but when I finish that in 2008 I really like the look of a MA in Scandinavian History at Linkoping uni. :)

Ceri
09-27-2005, 11:57 AM
I hope ya get to go Margaret...Uni is amazing hehe :woohoo:
Which uni are you at? I'm so nervous about going up for the first time, I start this sunday, eek.

margaret_gn
09-27-2005, 12:28 PM
I would LOVE to go to university in Sweden. I'm going to Cambridge in a few days, but when I finish that in 2008 I really like the look of a MA in Scandinavian History at Linkoping uni. :)

omg omg omg that's like my dream uni course! i was gonna apply to cambridge to do maths but i just couldn't be hassled and bothered to spend $40000 a year. but that's still my dream uni... and Scandinavian History is in my list of 'dream subjects'. Such a lovely combination :D Hope you get to do that :) What undergraduate subject are you doing?

Fingers crossed i can get the Uppsala spot :D finished my 'essay' and CV two days ago, and i just need to collect my references and hand everything in.

Ceri
09-27-2005, 03:37 PM
omg omg omg that's like my dream uni course! i was gonna apply to cambridge to do maths but i just couldn't be hassled and bothered to spend $40000 a year. but that's still my dream uni... and Scandinavian History is in my list of 'dream subjects'. Such a lovely combination :D Hope you get to do that :) What undergraduate subject are you doing?

Fingers crossed i can get the Uppsala spot :D finished my 'essay' and CV two days ago, and i just need to collect my references and hand everything in.
Oh wow! :) I know, it's a fantastic subject to study isn't it? (well, we think so anyway - my friends don't think much of it but I don't care hehe). I live in the UK, so I don't have to worry about huge amounts of debt, I think it's really terrible that you'd be charged $40000 a year!

Thanks - I really hope they accept me once I've completed my BA. I know I'm looking ahead a little bit (3 years ahead, lol) but I've already emailed the tutors at Linkoping lol. :)
I'm going to be studying History @ Cambridge. The course is so varied, I can specialise pretty early on. In my first year, I'm taking a paper in early european history, and that encompasses some Scandinavian History, yay.

I checked out Uppsala too, it looks great - good luck with getting the place! When will you know for sure? & what will you be covering there?

Aleksa's Laydee
09-27-2005, 08:34 PM
Which uni are you at? I'm so nervous about going up for the first time, I start this sunday, eek.

Im at Derby...you'l be fine :D Its great!!

margaret_gn
09-27-2005, 10:57 PM
I checked out Uppsala too, it looks great - good luck with getting the place! When will you know for sure? & what will you be covering there?

Hmmm the application's due October 15th, and I'll find out if I get nominated to Uppsala early next year, and they'll tell me if Uppsala's accepted me around April/May 2006 which is a long wait...

I'll just be doing my maths subjects which will be credited towards my degree here :) it's only for 6 months.

Ceri
09-29-2005, 01:33 PM
Hmmm the application's due October 15th, and I'll find out if I get nominated to Uppsala early next year, and they'll tell me if Uppsala's accepted me around April/May 2006 which is a long wait...

I'll just be doing my maths subjects which will be credited towards my degree here :) it's only for 6 months.
Wow, that is a long wait! Good luck for it anyway, I hope you get in. :)

Aphex
10-09-2005, 07:23 PM
:o ToJo you suck! Lost to Gisela when playing with a frying pan. And then blaming Bjösse for poor umpiring... ;)

margaret_gn
10-09-2005, 11:10 PM
:haha: when did he play with the frying pan? that would've been funny, with Bjorkman umpiring too :lol:

Aphex
10-10-2005, 06:46 AM
It was on TV yesterday.

Sommarsverige
10-10-2005, 09:41 AM
:wavey:

I just wanted to say bye as I will be leaving to Stockholm soon :)
But of course I try to drop in here from Sweden as well ;)

Have a great time everyone :hug:

Björki
10-10-2005, 09:44 AM
have a save trip Birte :wavey: will you be on time to see Nando?

Sommarsverige
10-10-2005, 09:46 AM
have a save trip Birte :wavey: will you be on time to see Nando?

Thanks Peggy :hug: And yes, I will :)

margaret_gn
10-10-2005, 12:28 PM
Have fun on your trip Birte and take lots of photos :) oh and if you meet Thomas could you ask him if he's playing in Sydney next year? Thanks :)

Awww Aphex I'd love to watch that... is there anyway to see it on the internet?

Aleksa's Laydee
10-10-2005, 01:38 PM
Birte have a great time...you are so lucky ;)

Francine
10-10-2005, 06:01 PM
Have fun Birte!

Aphex
10-11-2005, 07:34 AM
Does this link work for you? Nb broadband only.
http://www.tv4.se/bredband/category.aspx?treeId=4&pid=26566

Don't forget to check out Björkman's new haircut. :p

Björki
10-11-2005, 08:13 AM
Does this link work for you? Nb broadband only.
http://www.tv4.se/bredband/category.aspx?treeId=4&pid=26566
Don't forget to check out Björkman's new haircut. :p

Thanks!!!!!!! It's lovely. And Jonas doesn't look bad :)

Choupi
10-11-2005, 08:16 AM
Aphex, thanks! That clip is simply :yeah: Though I can't understand any single word...thank you. :)

Björki
10-11-2005, 08:36 AM
aphex do you have any idea how to save this one?

Sommarsverige
10-11-2005, 10:46 AM
:wavey:

short "hej" from Stockholm ;) I am in the city centre right now, but of course later I will go to the tennis and hope Thomas will win ;)

Kom igen Thomas :yeah:

Francine
10-11-2005, 11:39 AM
Thanks Aphex! I would like to save the file as well, I'm on a public computer and don't have any sound :(

margaret_gn
10-11-2005, 11:47 AM
Thanks so much Aphex! :hearts: @Thomas speaking swedish

margaret_gn
10-11-2005, 12:02 PM
:lol: at Jonas's new haircut! oh i wish i spoke swedish! the only bit i understood was when the mentioned Gisella. She could so pass as a tennis player! :P

Björki
10-11-2005, 05:33 PM
ToJo won 7-6, 7-6 :)
That was close one.

Aphex
10-11-2005, 06:36 PM
aphex do you have any idea how to save this one?
Sorry, no, I'm not very good at technical stuff. :shrug:

Aphex
10-11-2005, 06:38 PM
:lol: at Jonas's new haircut! oh i wish i spoke swedish! the only bit i understood was when the mentioned Gisella. She could so pass as a tennis player! :P
I think she was a tennis player. Pretty highly ranked in Sweden. ToJo once bragged about her winning a set from (former WTA) Åsa Svensson.

Aleksa's Laydee
10-11-2005, 07:05 PM
thanks for the link :D:D:D

margaret_gn
10-12-2005, 02:32 AM
I think she was a tennis player. Pretty highly ranked in Sweden. ToJo once bragged about her winning a set from (former WTA) Åsa Svensson.

that explains it :) how cool! how long ago did she play and do you know why she retired or did she just not want to play anymore cos she's travelling round with Thomas?

Aphex
10-12-2005, 08:20 AM
Obviously pretty long time ago. :D

From the ITF database

KALTENECKER, Gisella (SWE)


7th Salk Open Indoor Tournament Qualifying Draw Sweden
G3 29 Dec 1992 to 31 Dec 1992 Entry : Carpet (I)
32 W Karolina BRUNSTROM (SWE) 1-6 6-4 6-1
16 L Stefanie KEIM (GER) 3-6 4-6

DOUBLES


7th Salk Open Indoor Tournament Sweden
G3 01 Jan 1993 to 07 Jan 1993 Entry : Carpet (I)
partnering Linda GILLNER (SWE)
16 L BEK (POL) / GRZYBOWSKA (POL) 3-6 5-7

margaret_gn
10-12-2005, 12:04 PM
thanks for all the links and info Aphex :yeah:

Aphex
10-12-2005, 02:01 PM
This is somewhat complicated, but go to this link: http://svt.se/svt/jsp/Crosslink.jsp?d=21874&lid=Sport

Below 'Senaste video' to the right
click on 'Titelförsvararen hade problem i Stockholm Open' with a camera icon to the left.

More glorious Swedish for your pleasure :D and some footage from ToJo's match with Eleskovic.

They will probably change the links tonight, then you can select 'Tennis' in the 'Välj avdelning' scroll down menu a bit down. And click on the right arrow to watch.
:wavey:

Francine
10-12-2005, 06:03 PM
Thanks :kiss:

Aleksa's Laydee
12-09-2005, 08:56 PM
World Cup Draw is out and England drew Sweden!!!

Björki
12-09-2005, 09:55 PM
Sweden plays one match in Berlin.
I'll try again to get tickets.

Sommarsverige
12-09-2005, 10:39 PM
I am also very excited and I will try to get tickets for Sweden in Berlin and Argentina in Hamburg ;)
Anyway, I would be so happy to see at least one match live, no matter which country...

Francine
12-10-2005, 02:37 PM
Holland drew Argentina :ras: Sweden always beats England, that will be a good match.

Aleksa's Laydee
12-10-2005, 10:43 PM
England are so gonna beat Sweden ;)

Sommarsverige
12-10-2005, 11:46 PM
England are so gonna beat Sweden ;)

Not so sure about this, Siobhan ;) Let´s wait and see :)

Aleksa's Laydee
12-14-2005, 01:59 PM
:haha:

Lets not fight over it though ;)

Björki
12-15-2005, 07:09 AM
Kom Igen Sverige :bounce: :lol:

margaret_gn
12-15-2005, 11:01 AM
i should be supporting australia, but there's really only a slim chance of them making the second round anyway so i'll go with sweden ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
12-18-2005, 01:19 PM
Engeeeeeeeerland Engeeeeeeeeerland ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
12-30-2005, 10:40 PM
Happy New Year 2006 Tojo Fans :kiss: :aparty:

margaret_gn
12-30-2005, 11:04 PM
happy new year everyone! 'ere's one to tojo winning >1 tourney in 2006 :) *toss

Sommarsverige
12-31-2005, 11:33 AM
Happy New Year to everyone :hug: :hug:
Let it be a good year for Thomas :yeah:

Björki
12-31-2005, 02:39 PM
Happy New Year to everyone :hug: :aparty:

linus
12-31-2005, 07:33 PM
happy new year dears :wavey:

who dear pls teach me how to say it in Swedish :angel:

Sommarsverige
01-01-2006, 09:59 PM
Jag önskar dig ett gott nytt år 2006 = I wish you a happy new year 2006!

linus
01-02-2006, 08:35 AM
Jag önskar dig ett gott nytt år 2006 = I wish you a happy new year 2006!
now i see, thanks :kiss:

Francine
01-07-2006, 01:30 AM
Belated happy new year to everyone! Just got back from a skiing trip and read that Thomas was injured but he still won all his matches in Perth ??? *is confused* Hope he's ok for Sidney!

margaret_gn
01-08-2006, 07:14 AM
siobhan!!! tojo's fave colour is blue :) me and kristen speculated about it, because everything he had was blue: undies, racquet and racquet bag, and his clothes (other than white that is). so i asked him after his practice and he said it was blue.

he said yes to queen's :D

Aleksa's Laydee
01-08-2006, 01:01 PM
did he remember you from last year

YAY Queens :D

What about Nottingham?? Could ya check that for me please :angel:

margaret_gn
01-09-2006, 05:31 AM
i'm not sure if he remembers me, but it's likely that he probably did cos i was the only one who 'stalked' him every single day last year and everyday that he's been here this year too :P
well i asked him if he's playing queen's or nottingham and he said queen's that means he's not playing nottingham cos then he'd say "both" wouldn't he? i'll try asking him again tomorrow if i see him.

Aleksa's Laydee
01-09-2006, 04:09 PM
oh i didnt know you asked him that question :lol:

say ' a BIG fan of yours from England (who gave you the 30th birthday last year at Wimbledon) really wants to see you play at Nottingham' dare ya to say that to him ;);) :haha: :devil:

Sommarsverige
01-09-2006, 09:54 PM
:topic: Just want to make some promotion for a fun tennis game which Elikian (also from MTF) runs, the ATP Manager Game 2006!
This is the link: http://members.home.nl/elikian/UK/

In this game, you get a special amount every week and from this money you can buy the players you like for the tournaments running in that week.
You always have to send in your players until tuesday, 11 p.m. (in the evening)
From the site above, you download an excel sheet, and then the players from every week together with the money they cost will appear on it (but it should work without excel as well).

For more questions you can also check the forum for the ATP Manager game:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=64,
ask Elikian directly or you can ask me!

A lot of MTF people participate already :yeah:

margaret_gn
01-10-2006, 03:38 AM
oh i didnt know you asked him that question :lol:

say ' a BIG fan of yours from England (who gave you the 30th birthday last year at Wimbledon) really wants to see you play at Nottingham' dare ya to say that to him ;);) :haha: :devil:

i should've eh, now that he's not here anymore... i'm not going to melbourne so i won't see him again this year... unless i get the exchange in which case i might see him in Bastad and Stockholm ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
01-10-2006, 12:27 PM
:sad: I'l just have to get Kristen to ask him...Ooooh Kristen are you around?? ;) :D

Aleksa's Laydee
06-08-2006, 10:45 AM
bump :bounce:

the world cup starts tomorrow :eek: and guess what...its my birthday then too :D :woohoo:

Björki
06-08-2006, 11:38 AM
:woohoo:
who do cheer for when England play Sweden? :D

Aleksa's Laydee
06-08-2006, 12:12 PM
;) England :p

Björki
06-08-2006, 12:18 PM
:fiery:

:lol:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-08-2006, 12:58 PM
:p sorrrrrrry but its England all the way in the football. I love English football :D

Sommarsverige
06-08-2006, 01:45 PM
I am also so excited :bounce: :bounce:

Everyone is only talking about football and it´s so much fun I think :)
I still wish I could go and watch a match live ...

Francine
06-08-2006, 04:01 PM
Holland is going to win it all!

Yeah right.

Aleksa's Laydee
06-08-2006, 06:08 PM
Engerrrrrrland :bounce:

margaret_gn
06-09-2006, 12:02 AM
SIOBHAN, HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! :aparty: have fun at all the tourneys you're going to!

Australia's gonna win the world cup. So there.

Nah, i'm just so over this whole thing cos everywhere you go there's some world cup ad. you'd think we'd already won it!

Björki
06-09-2006, 07:03 AM
happy Birthday Siobhan. :hug: have a nice day. :aparty:

Sommarsverige
06-09-2006, 08:08 AM
Happy Birthday Siobhan :hug: :bdaycake: Have a wonderful day :)

Francine
06-09-2006, 11:03 AM
Happy Birthday Siobhan!

Kristen
06-09-2006, 02:24 PM
Pfft Soccer is for pansies.
(1. I am a tennis fan. Not the most tough of the sports. 2. I just said that to a bunch of Europeans., I am insane! I mean, it's cool, I just don't really get it. And some of the guys are such actors, though Siobhan has sent me some pictures of veerrrry fine men :lol: )

Fingers crossed for Australia (omg they even won their friendly! LOL), Sweden and England. And have a super bday Siobhan! Tennis today? :)

Kristen
06-09-2006, 02:30 PM
Maybe there is a random thread in the Swedish section where we could put stuff up re. the Swedish team? they are quite pretty. Is Allback in the team? Obviously I'm clueless in soccer, but I recall he was very attractive.

Aleksa's Laydee
06-09-2006, 07:04 PM
aawww you girls are amazing thanks for all the happy birthdays :D :hug: to you all!

yeah kristen, i went to surbiton today and mardy said happy birthday to me...3 times :haha:

Kristen
06-10-2006, 07:47 AM
He reminds me of Stian Boretti (Norwegian guy) in your av. This is a very good thing. :wavey:

sadhbh
06-10-2006, 11:36 AM
I don't really know you but Happy Birthday hope it was a good one.
Everybody cheer for Sweeden, I say that being Irish though.

Aleksa's Laydee
06-10-2006, 04:03 PM
He reminds me of Stian Boretti (Norwegian guy) in your av. This is a very good thing. :wavey:

mardy mmmmmm :drool:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-10-2006, 04:04 PM
I don't really know you but Happy Birthday hope it was a good one.


thanks :D

Kristen
06-12-2006, 07:26 AM
This is the picture of Stian Boretti. :drool:
Have fun at your tournaments :) I have 4 friends who will be in London on the first day of the main draw of Wimbledon (I hate them all! They're all Aussies. Nah, it's cool. I've told one to go and check out Marach if he gets the chance). :p

Sommarsverige
07-06-2006, 07:12 PM
Just wanted to say bye to everyone :wavey: because I will be off to Båstad for one week :)
Hopefully Thomas will be playing :worship:

Francine
07-06-2006, 08:00 PM
Have fun in Bastad Birte! I hope Thomas does well there :)

Björki
07-07-2006, 07:42 PM
I am also off for almost three weeks. Going to Sweden for holidays :)
I will go few days to Båstad too. Hope to see Thomas there.

:wavey:

Ceri
07-07-2006, 09:22 PM
^^^ have a good trip guys! :)

Sommarsverige
08-24-2006, 08:34 PM
:wavey: I am off to Stockholm for a few days
Hope to see you there, Margaret :hug: :hug:

margaret_gn
08-24-2006, 09:46 PM
Hey birte! :wavey:

Hope you enjoy your trip to Stockholm! Well you have my number so just sms/call me when you wanna meet up. See you soon :)

Francine
08-24-2006, 10:45 PM
Have fun in Stockholm Birte!

How are things going for you Margaret? Met any Swedish tennisplayer look-alikes yet? Keep us posted!

margaret_gn
08-25-2006, 07:19 AM
:wavey: hey Francine,

things are going well here, having an awesome time meeting so many people :) i don't know if you've been here yet, but sweden is very beautiful. but no, noone quite like tojo yet ;)

Francine
08-25-2006, 09:21 AM
I've been to Stockholm once, it was lovely :) So no Tojo look-alikes, probably won't bother going again then. j/k ;)

margaret_gn
08-27-2006, 08:35 PM
:wavey: Birte, it was very nice to meet you today! I hope you didn't get too wet from the rain, I made my train by 1 minute so I was lucky! Enjoy the rest of your time here in Sweden and drop by at Uppsala if you get time!

Hope to meet you again at a tournament somewhere hopefully in Australia someday!
Margaret :)

Sommarsverige
08-28-2006, 03:27 PM
Thanks Margaret :) I also enjoyed it a lot that we finally met eachother ;)
I had to stay at that house entrance yesterday quite long time, but then I got home dry!

Right now I am sitting in an Internet Cafe at Kulturhuset, but I have to go soon to meet my friends again !
Talk more when I am back in Hamburg :wavey:

Björki
09-16-2006, 07:37 PM
Does anyone know when Thomas and his wife expect the baby?
In September or October?

Francine
09-16-2006, 08:12 PM
I think their baby is due on October 14th, during Stockholm.

It's in this article: http://expressen.se/index.jsp?a=670536

Björki
09-16-2006, 08:32 PM
Thanks. That's not the best week. I still hoped he would play in Stockholm because he is on the list.

Björki
09-16-2006, 08:33 PM
Svensken som inledde året som 13:e i världen och var på väg in bland topp 10 igen kommer nu ta ytterligare ett steg bakåt på rankingen från den nuvarande 40:e platsen. I US Open har han nu kvar dubbelspel ihop med Robert Lindstedt, därefter kommer familjen Johansson stanna hemma i Stockholm i väntan på födseln som beräknas till den 14 oktober - samma vecka som Stockholm Open spelas.
- Jag planerar att spela Stockholm Open, Gisella ska ju föda i Stockholm men sedan får vi se om jag får kasta mig i väg mitt under en match. Kanske blir det någon mindre tävling i Europa innan dess men det beror hur hon mår, säger han.

Birte can you please translate the bold part? :worship:

Francine
09-16-2006, 10:41 PM
I think he will play in Stockholm, I translated the article a few weeks ago and in the last part he says he's planning to play. He says he will leave in the middle of a match if he needs to :)

Björki
09-16-2006, 10:53 PM
I missed it.... Thanks. So his wife will be in Stockholm with him?

Francine
09-17-2006, 10:21 AM
I think so, yeah.

Sommarsverige
09-17-2006, 01:26 PM
Jag planerar att spela Stockholm Open, Gisella ska ju föda i Stockholm men sedan får vi se om jag får kasta mig i väg mitt under en match. Kanske blir det någon mindre tävling i Europa innan dess men det beror hur hon mår, säger han.

Yeah, of course :)
I plan to play Stockholm Open. Gisella will give birth to our child in Stockholm, but I have to see if I maybe have to run away during a match. Maybe I will play a smaller tournament in Europe before, but it depends on how Gisella feels.

Peggy, I am quite sure Thomas will play if the baby isn´t born before Stockholm!

Björki
09-17-2006, 03:53 PM
Thanks Birte :hug: