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Ok...moving on swiftly from New York to Beijing!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
09-02-2005, 02:48 PM
On the 9th of September (after yet more rest for Thomas ;)) he plays in Beijing in China!

Hopefully he can at least win 2 matches in a row...or is that too much to ask of our dear Thomas?!? :haha:

Kom Igen :)

novanora
09-02-2005, 10:24 PM
Hi, Siob!!! I am sorry to see Tojo lost the match to Seb (though I am happy for Seb's winning more, LOL).

I will take train to Beijing next Friday, and cheer for Tojo there for you, taking pics as promised!!! :D
Hope he can do well in Beijing!! :hug:

midsommardagen
09-03-2005, 06:18 AM
hey Nova! Have fun in Beijing! Please kiss tojo for me, will you? :lol:
By that time I might be away from home so it's sad that I won't have chance to see you and cheer for ToJo. :cry:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-03-2005, 04:10 PM
Hi, Siob!!! I am sorry to see Tojo lost the match to Seb (though I am happy for Seb's winning more, LOL).

I will take train to Beijing next Friday, and cheer for Tojo there for you, taking pics as promised!!! :D
Hope he can do well in Beijing!! :hug:

Hiya...thanks so much i hope you have a good time and come back with lots of gossip to share :D :wavey:

novanora
09-03-2005, 06:34 PM
hey Nova! Have fun in Beijing! Please kiss tojo for me, will you? :lol:
By that time I might be away from home so it's sad that I won't have chance to see you and cheer for ToJo. :cry:
i can't believe you will miss your home city tourney!!!! will you be out of Beijing total one week???? :smash:

novanora
09-03-2005, 06:40 PM
Hiya...thanks so much i hope you have a good time and come back with lots of gossip to share :D :wavey:
thanks, i can imagine you are always discussing his gossip here and you do collect a lot yourself :p ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
09-03-2005, 07:05 PM
:haha: yeah when his fans are at events he's at...other times we don't get much :sad:

Francine
09-03-2005, 07:48 PM
He may have played like an @ss in singles, the USO is his best tournament so far in '05 when it comes to doubles so we can't devote ourselves to Beijing just yet ;)

But anyway; go and rock the house in Beijing Thomas!

novanora
09-04-2005, 12:00 PM
:haha: yeah when his fans are at events he's at...other times we don't get much :sad:
You watched too many european touneys!!! then the gossips should be pretty enough unless you are a Tojo gossip addict :P

Aleksa's Laydee
09-04-2005, 04:10 PM
You watched too many european touneys!!! then the gossips should be pretty enough unless you are a Tojo gossip addict :P

:lol: ok we have lots :nerner:

novanora
09-05-2005, 01:09 PM
:lol: ok we have lots :nerner:
yep, you have enough to open a Tojo Gossip Museum, and I will add more to the collection in it :p

Melissa10
09-06-2005, 05:29 AM
Good luck in Beijing, Thomas.

And please, try to do well, ok? :rolleyes: :lol:

And have fun Nova! :wavey: looking forward to your gossips. :cool:

novanora
09-06-2005, 05:57 AM
Good luck in Beijing, Thomas.

And please, try to do well, ok? :rolleyes: :lol:

And have fun Nova! :wavey: looking forward to your gossips. :cool:
:hug:

I will!! :lol: but you know, one time gossiper, forever gossiper :p

Aleksa's Laydee
09-06-2005, 02:41 PM
:hug:

I will!! :lol: but you know, one time gossiper, forever gossiper :p

:lol:

Melissa10
09-07-2005, 08:29 AM
:hug:

I will!! :lol: but you know, one time gossiper, forever gossiper :p
HAHAHA. :lol:

Well, if its ToJo gossip, why not? :haha: I don't mind the reputation. :lol:

Francine
09-07-2005, 09:11 AM
I wonder what kind of gossip you will get on him :aplot: Something like "he didn't use his stringsaver once!" and we'll all be like :eek: ;)

novanora
09-07-2005, 01:49 PM
HAHAHA. :lol:

Well, if its ToJo gossip, why not? :haha: I don't mind the reputation. :lol:

Tojo MTF Gossip Museum:

General Manager: Siobhan :hatoff:
Deputy Manager: Melissa :nerner:
Security Director: Francine :aplot:
VIP visitor and collection donator: Novanora :lol:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-07-2005, 05:17 PM
:lol: i like it...:D lets start a 'Tojo MTF Gossip Museum' yeah?? ;)

novanora
09-08-2005, 05:37 AM
:lol: i like it...:D lets start a 'Tojo MTF Gossip Museum' yeah?? ;)
I will visit it often :aplot:

novanora
09-08-2005, 03:32 PM
I will take the train to Beijing tomorrow night, will find some internet access there to keep in touch with you then, my museum colleagues.

Francine
09-08-2005, 03:48 PM
Have fun novanora!

wubenzhimu
09-09-2005, 04:03 AM
hello everyone here,long time no see,
i study in beijing,but maybe have no time to see the matches.

to novanora :
you can call me,13581972570,
xie

novanora
09-09-2005, 06:22 AM
hello everyone here,long time no see,
i study in beijing,but maybe have no time to see the matches.

to novanora :
you can call me,13581972570,
xie
Hi, Wubenzhimu! :wavey:

That's a shame you can't come to watch the matches!! is that any possibility to spare just for one day?

My mob number: 13917891259, if you come some day, just contact me. :p

novanora
09-09-2005, 06:23 AM
Have fun novanora!
Thanks, Francine :hug:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-09-2005, 09:47 AM
I will take the train to Beijing tomorrow night, will find some internet access there to keep in touch with you then, my museum colleagues.

Have a good time :D:D:D

w507
09-09-2005, 12:02 PM
Hi everyone!
I just posted only one message before. Thomas arrived in Beijing.I'm so happy to have a chance to see his matches. I hope I could meet him out of the court. I will try to take some photos and share to everyone.

Björki
09-09-2005, 01:16 PM
Hi everyone!
I just posted only one message before. Thomas arrived in Beijing.I'm so happy to have a chance to see his matches. I hope I could meet him out of the court. I will try to take some photos and share to everyone.

Have fun at the tournament. Kom Igen Thomas :bounce:

Francine
09-09-2005, 03:33 PM
Johansson eager for better luck in Beijing
2005-09-08, 18:37
 
  Beijing, September 3, 2005 - Thomas Johansson is hoping it will be a case of third time lucky when he returns to Beijing to play in this month’s China Open.

  The likeable Swede has appeared twice before in China’s capital, playing indoors, and each time lost in the semi-finals – first to Martin Damm of the Czech Republic in 1996 and then to American Jim Courier the following year.

  “I remember the loss to Courier pretty well, even though it was a few years ago,” he says. “Beijing was a great city and I really enjoyed being there, so I’m looking forward to returning. I’ve got a bit of time off before the tournament, so I’m going to prepare well and really focus on the task ahead. I like playing in Asia.”

  Johansson, 30, has claimed eight ATP titles in an outstanding career that was highlighted by his triumph at the 2002 Australian Open. It should have been the start of a major year for him, but he was held back by a left knee injury that eventually needed surgery, causing him to miss the entire 2003 season.

  “Winning a major is the biggest goal for any player and the tennis I produced during those two weeks at the Australian Open was the best tennis I played in my whole life,” he says.

  “But, unfortunately, my injury came right after Melbourne so I couldn’t practice as hard as I wanted and I couldn’t play as many tournaments as I wanted. I ended up needing an operation, so I missed the whole of 2003. I also missed a year when I was 17. So although I’m 30, I think of myself as 28!”

  Johansson, the world No.14, has enjoyed a consistent year but made a disappointing second-round departure from the US Open. Even so, he is optimistic about the rest of 2005. “I’ve been working my way back really hard and I’m starting to play a lot better than I did last year. My game is really coming along. There are plenty of tournaments left this year.”

  One of those is the China Open, to be held at the state-of-the-art Beijing Tennis Centre from September 10-25. The men’s singles will be held the first week, with Johansson one of the favourites for the title, while the women’s tournament will be staged the following week.

  Tournament director Ekkehard Rathgeber believes Chinese tennis fans are looking forward to seeing Johansson in action. “We are delighted that Thomas is appearing at the China Open,” says Rathgeber, who is also Chief Operating Officer of tournament co-organiser TOM Group Limited, an associate of Hutchison Whampoa Limited.

  “Thomas is a Grand Slam champion, an eight-time winner on the ATP Tour and the consummate professional - a perfect role model for any young tennis player. We are certain he will be a big hit with the fans here in Beijing.

  "With three other Grand Slam winners, Rafael Nadal, Juan Carlos Ferrero and Carlos Moya, all taking part, plus a host of other top-class players, the men's singles at the China Open is shaping up to be extremely competitive. Fans at the Beijing Tennis Centre and the millions watching on TV will see some fantastic action."

  Johansson, who is aiming to play for at least three more years, hopes to rediscover the form that he displayed when capturing the Australian Open. “Winning a major is a big positive for your game,” says the Swede. “When you go into the locker room, the other guys know that if you play your best tennis then you can compete with the top guys. That is really important for me.”

http://www.chinaopen.cn/20050908/n240360692.shtml

  

Sommarsverige
09-09-2005, 08:48 PM
Have so much fun in Bejing and cheer on Thomas ;)

margaret_gn
09-10-2005, 04:36 AM
have fun to everyone going to see thomas in beijing :) remember to take lots of photos too!

wubenzhimu
09-10-2005, 09:36 AM
http://www.tennis.com.cn/upload/2005-09/10/5E8U3244.JPG
http://www.tennis.com.cn/upload/2005-09/10/5E8U3532.JPG
2005-9-10 from http://www.tennis.com.cn

novanora
09-10-2005, 10:53 AM
Hi, I watched Thomas training session today!! He was training with Stefan Koubek together, and looks very relaxed! unless he seems have a cold :scratch: , and he use quite a lot of lobs to making Stefan running around every conor of the court :lol:, is that his style? :scratch: The pics will be shared when I come back Shanghai, coz here hasn't very good internet access.

He draw doesn't look good, 1st round play against Jonus Bjorkman, another swede :eek:

Good luck to Thomas! :bounce:

margaret_gn
09-10-2005, 11:49 AM
:hearts: thanks for the pictures, wubenzhimu :)

Francine
09-10-2005, 12:03 PM
Oh God, he'll play Jonas in the first round! That S-U-C-K-S

Björki
09-10-2005, 01:16 PM
this draw sucks :devil:

wubenzhimu
09-10-2005, 03:43 PM
i upload more pics in the The one and only ToJo picture thread

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-10-2005, 05:12 PM
aw, not jonas! :awww:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-10-2005, 05:22 PM
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo i hate the draw nooooooooooooooooooo :bigcry: not fair one bit :bigcry: :bigcry:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-10-2005, 05:24 PM
http://www.tennis.com.cn/upload/2005-09/10/5E8U3244.JPG
http://www.tennis.com.cn/upload/2005-09/10/5E8U3532.JPG
2005-9-10 from http://www.tennis.com.cn

:drool: hes always helping with the draws it seems :lol: and he gets bad ones when he helps out...Stop helping out thomas :p

Aleksa's Laydee
09-10-2005, 05:25 PM
Hi, I watched Thomas training session today!! He was training with Stefan Koubek together, and looks very relaxed! unless he seems have a cold :scratch: , and he use quite a lot of lobs to making Stefan running around every conor of the court :lol:, is that his style? :scratch: The pics will be shared when I come back Shanghai, coz here hasn't very good internet access.

you saw thomas :bounce: :bounce: cant wait for the piccies
:rocker2:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-10-2005, 06:30 PM
Doubles Draw...Thomas and Robbie obviously like playing together :yeah:

Wayne Arthurs/Jordan Kerr [1]
Xin-Yuan Yu/Shao Xuan Zeng

Pen Sung/Wang Yu Jr.
Thomas Johansson/Robbie Koenig

Jarkko Nieminen/Rainer Schuettler [3]
Justin Gimelstob/Nathan Healey

Danai Udomchoke/Yeu-Tzuoo Wang
Kristian Pless/Paradorn Srichaphan

Dmitry Tursunov/Mikhail Youzhny
Goran Dragicevic/Mirko Pehar

Sanchai Ratiwatana/Sonchat Ratiwatana
Huntley Montgomery/Tripp Phillips [4]

Lars Burgsmuller/Hyung-Taik Lee
Nick Rainey/Brian Wilson

Amir Hadad/Stefan Koubek
Ashley Fisher/Rob Lindstedt [2]

Sommarsverige
09-10-2005, 09:14 PM
Thank you so much for the pics, wubenzhimu :hug:

I also hate this draw :devil: So I will support both of them ;)

w507
09-11-2005, 01:54 PM
hi, I'm YOYO.
I saw thomas's training today. :D He practiced twice. First time was about 11am and second time was about 3pm. He looked very well and very cute.When his second practicing he damaged his racket with his foot. :eek: I think he didn't satisfied his preformance. Then he practiced with his double partner Koenig. He found his feeling after all. :worship:
Thomas is a very friendly person. My brother swang a flag of Sweden. He smiled to us and gave us a ball. :bounce:
I took some pic. How could I upload them?

wubenzhimu
09-11-2005, 02:46 PM
to YOYO,
点整个帖子左上角或左下脚 的post reply
然后就点
“Attach Files
Valid file extensions: bmp doc gif jpe jpeg jpg pdf png psd txt”下面

Manage Attachments
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Aleksa's Laydee
09-11-2005, 03:39 PM
hi, I'm YOYO.
Thomas is a very friendly person. My brother swang a flag of Sweden. He smiled to us and gave us a ball. :bounce:

Hey YOYO...thats really cute ^^ :D

w507
09-12-2005, 03:08 AM
Those photos I took in 9-11. Hope you enjoy them.
谢谢wubenzhimu的帮助。

wubenzhimu
09-12-2005, 03:46 AM
thank you for your pics
you can put them in the

the one and only tojo pics thead

:)

Aleksa's Laydee
09-12-2005, 09:35 AM
w507 Thanks for them :D they are great...i especially love the one of him sitting down smiling :hearts:

w507
09-12-2005, 11:27 AM
Thomas won the double today. It's a pity I didn't see the match. I'll go to there tomorrow. I hope I can see him to play Jonas. I wish Thomas will win the match. Sorry Jonas! :tears:

novanora
09-12-2005, 01:08 PM
:lol: i saw Jonus tought Thomas the footwork and position front of the net today, and really Jonus is a very good teacher while Thomas looks a terrible student. :haha:

http://www.tennis.com.cn/upload/2005-09/12/DSC09539.JPG

:hug: to Thomas & Jonus

Francine
09-12-2005, 03:41 PM
Order Of Play
Tuesday 13 September 2005

Centre
Matches Start At: 1:00 PM
Jonas BJORKMAN (SWE) vs Thomas JOHANSSON (SWE)

followed by
David NALBANDIAN (ARG) vs Kristian PLESS (DEN)

NOT BEFORE 4:00 PM
Shao Xuan ZENG (CHN) vs Guillermo CORIA (ARG)

Starting at 7:00 PM
Mikhail YOUZHNY (RUS) vs Nathan HEALEY (AUS)

followed by
Peng SUN (CHN) vs Toshihide MATSUI (JPN)

Aleksa's Laydee
09-12-2005, 06:35 PM
:lol: i saw Jonus tought Thomas the footwork and position front of the net today, and really Jonus is a very good teacher while Thomas looks a terrible student. :haha:

http://www.tennis.com.cn/upload/2005-09/12/DSC09539.JPG

:hug: to Thomas & Jonus

:haha: awww i love it :D :hearts:

Björki
09-13-2005, 08:21 AM
Tojo def. Jonas 6-4, 6-3 :) :(

Björki
09-13-2005, 08:22 AM
Nova thanks for the pic :)

Choupi
09-13-2005, 10:57 AM
Thanks everybody for the pics so far and to our special reporters in Beijing for their reports.:) Good luck Thomas for the rest. Too sad it had to be Jonas...:awww:

novanora
09-13-2005, 01:32 PM
I watched Thomas's match against Jonus today afternoon at LIVE COURT!!!! :woohoo:, have to say he played really well!!! Jonus also played great, and some marvelous shots, but not that good as Thomas!!! Thomas's serving and returning are incredibly good today, and he played some beautiful shots at net including some slice :lol:

AND I got one of his winning balls after victory!!! :bounce: When he won the match, he signed on 3 balls, and hit them to the audience. I am the lucky one of the three!!! :woohoo: i really hope Thomas can go further and further in this tourney, and will cheer for his every match here!!! :D

Melissa10
09-13-2005, 01:50 PM
Those photos I took in 9-11. Hope you enjoy them.
谢谢wubenzhimu的帮助。
Wow. Hhow lovely are those pics!!! Thanks!

w507
09-13-2005, 03:09 PM
Hi, everyone!
I saw Thomas' match today. He played really well. I got some photos, I will upload them tomorrow. Go to sleep now. :wavey:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-13-2005, 03:43 PM
WOW thats an amazing photo ^^^ :eek:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-13-2005, 03:44 PM
I watched Thomas's match against Jonus today afternoon at LIVE COURT!!!! :woohoo:, have to say he played really well!!! Jonus also played great, and some marvelous shots, but not that good as Thomas!!! Thomas's serving and returning are incredibly good today, and he played some beautiful shots at net including some slice :lol:

AND I got one of his winning balls after victory!!! :bounce: When he won the match, he signed on 3 balls, and hit them to the audience. I am the lucky one of the three!!! :woohoo: i really hope Thomas can go further and further in this tourney, and will cheer for his every match here!!! :D

:sobbing: your so lucky ;) I wish i was with you at his matches :sad: :p

Francine
09-13-2005, 04:28 PM
Hi, everyone!
I saw Thomas' match today. He played really well. I got some photos, I will upload them tomorrow. Go to sleep now. :wavey:

That's a lovely photo! I think I've seen more pics of him in Beijing than of all the other 2005 tourneys together, lol!

Aleksa's Laydee
09-13-2005, 05:55 PM
Wednesday...

Centre
Matches Start At: 1:00 PM
Rafael NADAL (ESP) vs Yeu-Tzuoo WANG (TPE)

followed by
Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS) vs Juan Carlos FERRERO (ESP)

followed by
David NALBANDIAN (ARG) vs Amir HADAD (ISR)

Starting at 7:00 PM
Carlos MOYA (ESP) vs Stefan KOUBEK (AUT)

followed by
Jarkko NIEMINEN (FIN) vs Thomas JOHANSSON (SWE)

KOM IGEN

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-13-2005, 06:08 PM
good luck tojo! jarkko was doing fantastic at the USO, so i hope he can do it!

margaret_gn
09-13-2005, 11:45 PM
i'm torn... TORN!!! :sad:

w507
09-14-2005, 04:57 AM
9.13 photos

warm up

w507
09-14-2005, 05:01 AM
During the match

w507
09-14-2005, 05:10 AM
Sign for fans.He is so lovely. Say 'Thank You' after wrote each name.

Björki
09-14-2005, 05:27 AM
w507 thanks so much for these lovely pics :)

Sommarsverige
09-14-2005, 05:57 AM
Thank you so much for the great pics :hug:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-14-2005, 08:35 AM
WOW Even more photos...Thanks so much they are awesome :hearts: :hearts:

Choupi
09-14-2005, 09:12 AM
Thanks for the pics! :) And good luck Thomas! Jarko won't be an easy play, but you can do it!

Aleksa's Laydee
09-14-2005, 03:01 PM
Thomas won 6-4 6-4 :eek: :woohoo: :banana:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-14-2005, 03:52 PM
Thursday (Sep. 15) OOP

CENTER COURT
Matches start at: 13:00
Y WANG JR (CHN) vs Peter WESSELS (NED)

followed by
Mikhail YOUZHNY (RUS) vs Danai UDOMCHOKE (THA)

followed by
Toshihade MATSUI (JPN) vs Guillermo CORIA (ARG)
   
Start at: 19:00
Rafael NADAL (ESP) vs Justin GIMELSTOB (USA)

followed by
Wayne ARTHURS (AUS)/Jordan KERR (AUS) vs Thomas JOHANSSON (SWE)/Robbie KOENIG (RSA)

Melissa10
09-14-2005, 05:01 PM
wow. :eek:

awesome pics. i'm not one for blondes but Tojo is something else. :hearts:

And and great win by the way! :cool:

Björki
09-14-2005, 05:11 PM
Great win ToJo :clap2:

w507
09-15-2005, 12:13 PM
pics from Thomas vs Jarkko.
I'm very busy now so don't have time to watch Thomas' game. It's a pity!
But I'm very to share my pics with all of you, my friends.Good luck Thomas.

Aleksa's Laydee
09-15-2005, 03:50 PM
Thanks ^^^

Sommarsverige
09-15-2005, 06:58 PM
Thanks for the pics, w507 :hug:

margaret_gn
09-16-2005, 01:15 AM
Thanks so much for the photos :hug:

Björki
09-16-2005, 09:23 AM
Thomas def. Moya 7-6, 6-3 :woohoo: :bigclap:

Francine
09-16-2005, 09:30 AM
:woohoo:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-16-2005, 10:07 AM
NO WAY???? :eek: OMG!!!! YESSS :woohoo: :woohoo:

midsommardagen
09-16-2005, 12:43 PM
AND I got one of his winning balls after victory!!! :bounce: When he won the match, he signed on 3 balls, and hit them to the audience. I am the lucky one of the three!!! :woohoo: i really hope Thomas can go further and further in this tourney, and will cheer for his every match here!!! :D

wow you're so lucky nora!! hopefully you got something from Nalby too. ;)

Tojo visited the Great Wall yesterday. He likes Chinese food. :D He's having a good time in Beijing and I hope he's also having a good luck to win this title. :banana:

a pic from the match today.
http://www.tennis.com.cn/upload/2005-09/16/KY3C2234.JPG

Thanks a million for those wonderful photos w507. :hug:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-16-2005, 02:21 PM
Johansson eager for better luck in Beijing

Beijing, September 3, 2005 - Thomas Johansson is hoping it will be a case of third time lucky when he returns to Beijing to play in this months China Open.

The likeable Swede has appeared twice before in Chinas capital, playing indoors, and each time lost in the semi-finals first to Martin Damm of the Czech Republic in 1996 and then to American Jim Courier the following year.

I remember the loss to Courier pretty well, even though it was a few years ago, he says. Beijing was a great city and I really enjoyed being there, so Im looking forward to returning. Ive got a bit of time off before the tournament, so Im going to prepare well and really focus on the task ahead. I like playing in Asia.

Johansson, 30, has claimed eight ATP titles in an outstanding career that was highlighted by his triumph at the 2002 Australian Open. It should have been the start of a major year for him, but he was held back by a left knee injury that eventually needed surgery, causing him to miss the entire 2003 season.

Winning a major is the biggest goal for any player and the tennis I produced during those two weeks at the Australian Open was the best tennis I played in my whole life, he says.

But, unfortunately, my injury came right after Melbourne so I couldnt practice as hard as I wanted and I couldnt play as many tournaments as I wanted. I ended up needing an operation, so I missed the whole of 2003. I also missed a year when I was 17. So although Im 30, I think of myself as 28!

Johansson, the world No.14, has enjoyed a consistent year but made a disappointing second-round departure from the US Open. Even so, he is optimistic about the rest of 2005. Ive been working my way back really hard and Im starting to play a lot better than I did last year. My game is really coming along. There are plenty of tournaments left this year.

One of those is the China Open, to be held at the state-of-the-art Beijing Tennis Centre from September 10-25. The mens singles will be held the first week, with Johansson one of the favourites for the title, while the women tournament will be staged the following week.

Tournament director Ekkehard Rathgeber believes Chinese tennis fans are looking forward to seeing Johansson in action. We are delighted that Thomas is appearing at the China Open, says Rathgeber, who is also Chief Operating Officer of tournament co-organiser TOM Group Limited, an associate of Hutchison Whampoa Limited.

Thomas is a Grand Slam champion, an eight-time winner on the ATP Tour and the consummate professional - a perfect role model for any young tennis player. We are certain he will be a big hit with the fans here in Beijing.

With three other Grand Slam winners, Rafael Nadal, Juan Carlos Ferrero and Carlos Moya, all taking part, plus a host of other top-class players, the men's singles at the China Open is shaping up to be extremely competitive. Fans at the Beijing Tennis Centre and the millions watching on TV will see some fantastic action.

Johansson, who is aiming to play for at least three more years, hopes to rediscover the form that he displayed when capturing the Australian Open. Winning a major is a big positive for your game, says the Swede. When you go into the locker room, the other guys know that if you play your best tennis then you can compete with the top guys. That is really important for me. :bounce: :woohoo: 3 more years :D

Aleksa's Laydee
09-16-2005, 04:47 PM
At 2pm tomorrow, Thomas will play his Semi Final match against Coria (Who took 3 sets to beat Youhnzy!!)

Kom Igen :woohoo:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-16-2005, 07:17 PM
http://tinypic.com/dptqfm.jpg
aaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww :inlove:

Sommarsverige
09-16-2005, 10:53 PM
Thomas :bounce: :bounce:

And how cute is this piccie with Jonas and Thomas ;) :inlove:
Where did you find it, Siobhan??? This is just tooooooooo cute :)

Kom igen Thomas !!!

margaret_gn
09-17-2005, 01:40 AM
awww thanks for the pics Siobhan and Pina :) and good luck against Coria :yeah:

midsommardagen
09-17-2005, 04:05 AM
here's another photo from the match against Moya
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/t/p/2005-09-16/U354P6T12D1775296F44DT20050916210110.jpg

awww, Jonas and Tojo pic:hearts: Tojo said that the Great Wall was "straighter" than he expected. :lol:

wubenzhimu
09-17-2005, 08:33 AM
i am so sorry to tell you all that he lost 64 57 26
OMG,

Björki
09-17-2005, 08:37 AM
http://tinypic.com/dptqfm.jpg
aaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww :inlove:
what a lovely pic!!! :inlove:
Thanks Siobhan :)

Sommarsverige
09-17-2005, 10:13 AM
Thomas :sad:

I think he even had matchpoints, but still lost the match :(

Björki
09-17-2005, 10:16 AM
Thomas wasted 3 MP leading *5-4 :sad:

novanora
09-17-2005, 12:11 PM
Thomas wasted 3 MP leading *5-4
Actually it's 4 MP :sad: Thomas played very well in this match, but the crucial mistakes at the MPs was leading the loss for him. He just made all 4 unforced errors at MP time, and blew away the victory :eek: and before that time, his baseline and volley are so accurate.

I think he was a bit frustrated and angry to himself when his MPs leaves. When he was broken early at the final set, he just can't control the emotion, and yelled at himself. :sad: Coria played marvelous points in 3rd set, and Thomas's errors were increasing. That's really a big pity he lost this match!

novanora
09-17-2005, 12:13 PM
Pics of today's match

http://photocdn.sohu.com/20050917/Img226984534.jpg

http://photocdn.sohu.com/20050917/Img226984522.jpg

http://photocdn.sohu.com/20050917/Img226984520.jpg

http://photocdn.sohu.com/20050917/Img226984524.jpg

novanora
09-17-2005, 12:20 PM
wow you're so lucky nora!! hopefully you got something from Nalby too. ;)



I do get a ball from Nalby too :p I think he hit it to us after winning 2nd round coz we waved the Argentina flag. And i also get the balls from Tursonov & Robbie Koenig, but that's during the practise sessioin.


w507, i think i saw you at Thomas's match against Moya. There are 3 girls who raised a slogan "Thomas No.1" at the court, are you one of them? :wavey:

Francine
09-17-2005, 02:44 PM
:bigcry: I can't believe he had mp's :(

Björki
09-17-2005, 03:06 PM
Crys thanks for the report and pics :)
I am still very sad Tojo lost :(
I just hope Rafa wins tomorrow.

midsommardagen
09-18-2005, 05:00 AM
I was so sure that he could win it until he blew away 4 MPs by 4 forehand UEs. :sad:

during the after match interview, he talked about his hobbies. so now I know that he takes Friends' DVD everywhere he goes; his fav. characters are Joey and Chandler :lol: and he loves Al Pacino. :D

margaret_gn
09-18-2005, 07:35 AM
Pina thanks for all your reports and photos. They're much appreciated :)

w507
09-18-2005, 02:08 PM
I'm so sad he lost the match against Coria. I saw the game on tv. He playesd very well at the begining, I can't believe he waste 4 mps. I hope he has good luck in DC playoff.

hi nora. I can't went to see the match of Thomas vs Moya. That girl was not me. I saw two matches of Thomas, he vs Jonas and vs Jarkko. I raised a small Sweden flag on the court.

Sommarsverige
09-18-2005, 06:47 PM
I am still sad Thomas lost yesterday with having matchpoints... :sad:

w507, your new avater is so cute :inlove:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-20-2005, 10:23 PM
Thomas :bounce: :bounce:

And how cute is this piccie with Jonas and Thomas ;) :inlove:
Where did you find it, Siobhan??? This is just tooooooooo cute :)

Kom igen Thomas !!!

erm...i think my friend sent it to me :)


Thomas :sobbing: *bit late but nevermind :o*