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Kristen
12-27-2003, 09:05 AM
I just realised the guy didn't have a thread on here... :eek: So here's a start... I think you guys would know by now...but ToJo's back :D Albeit in Adelaide and not Sydney *which I'd have loved!* he's in action and I couldn't be happier (except for the fact my man Jonas is coming to Syd!)
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Twenty-eight year old Swede, THOMAS JOHANSSON, who has been on the sidelines for all of 2003, has accepted a wild card into the 2004
AAPT Championships in Adelaide, starting at Memorial Drive on January5.

Johansson, who won the 2002 Australian Open, has not played a match
since November last year, when he lost to Roger Federer at the Tennis
Masters Cup in Shanghai. He sustained injuries in the latter half of
2002, and was forced to withdraw from the US Open because of a
shoulder injury. The shoulder problem put pressure on the rest of his
body and, as a result, he underwent knee surgery last February. He
subsequently missed the remainder of this year because of
rehabilitation.

AAPT Championships tournament director Colin Stubs was delighted that
Johansson chose Adelaide for his comeback: "It will be good for
Thomas to start off the New Year in Adelaide," Stubs said. He likes
playing in Australia, as do all the Swedes, and he will get some
tough competition. Hopefully he'll be able to win a couple of early
round matches which will help restore his confidence."

Johansson will mix it with the likes of the tournament's top ranked
player, DAVID NALBANDIAN and other consistent performers such as
WAYNE FERREIRA, GUILLERMO CANAS, ARNAUD CLEMENT, ROBBY GINEPRI,TAYLOR DENT, TODD MARTIN and GREG RUSEDSKI.

THOMAS ENQVIST, MAGNUS NORMAN, SCOTT DRAPER and WAYNE ARTHURS will have to fight it out in the qualifying rounds, subject to the
allocation of the remaining two wild cards (to be announced closer to
the event).

star
01-08-2004, 01:34 AM
Well, he beat Clement. :bigclap:

I hope that Thomas has a good respectable year.

Aleksa's Laydee
06-04-2004, 01:27 PM
Tojos in the 1.4 of a challenger in surrey, england
at the mo 4-6 2-3 come on tojo!!!

Kristen
06-05-2004, 02:26 AM
(5)Wesley Moodie (RSA) d. Thomas Johansson (SWE) 6-4 4-6 7-6(7)
not too bad ;) but a double whammy for you mate;
Frank Dancevic (CAN) d. (4)Greg Rusedski (GBR) 6-4 7-6(6)

Onto the next tournament!

Aleksa's Laydee
06-13-2004, 10:35 AM
i no :( *cries*

oh well tojo's playing iwabuchi in the final of the qualifiers for nottingham and is a break up *4-3 in the first set :D

Aleksa's Laydee
06-14-2004, 09:06 PM
OMG how fit has he got??? LOL
i saw him today and nearly fainted, he is mega fine ;)

Kristen
06-17-2004, 03:09 PM
:) The fine one just defeated Greg Rusedski!
I'm proud, but sad for you... why does greg keep meeting Swedes!?4-6, 7-5, 7-6

He will next play the winner of Dent/Hanescu.

Sommarsverige
06-17-2004, 03:28 PM
That great news, Björkman_Girl!!!!


Kom igen Toker och lycka till för nästa match!!!

Björki
06-17-2004, 04:24 PM
Well done ToJo :D

Aleksa's Laydee
06-17-2004, 08:05 PM
god knows, its either greg or mardy :( lol

ah well played tojo, go and win it now oh fine one ;)

Nymeria
06-17-2004, 08:07 PM
ToJo :bounce:

Sommarsverige
06-18-2004, 06:26 AM
Good luck Thomas for your match today!!!

Does anyone know when he will play?

Aleksa's Laydee
06-18-2004, 08:29 AM
probably last, as his opponents have to play their 1/4 final first, i think. I'm sure only arazi/scriciphan got finished yesterday

Aleksa's Laydee
06-18-2004, 03:54 PM
yummmmy :p

Aleksa's Laydee
06-18-2004, 07:20 PM
TojO!!!!!!!!!! 7-6 6-1 :banana: :banana: :banana: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:

Björki
06-19-2004, 08:30 AM
well done ToJo. Hope he will win today!!!!!! :banana:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-19-2004, 02:40 PM
come on tojo

6-1 5-4 break him!!

Francine
06-19-2004, 03:52 PM
:sad: Thomas, can't believe he blew it. But it's more than I had hoped for at the start of the tournament, so I hope he can continue and get a good result at Wimbledon.

Toppu
06-19-2004, 05:09 PM
This is tennis.
Paradorn could do nothing in the first set. He lost the match because he couldn't break Paradorn's service game in the very first game of the third set. He had 2 or 3 break points but didn't take them, so he's gone since then.

Björki
06-19-2004, 09:58 PM
Poor ToJo!!

Kristen
06-20-2004, 03:36 AM
Kom igen ToJo! The boy did well - though I could give him a swift kick in the ass for not clinching it during the tiebreak! lol typical swede :D

Aleksa's Laydee
06-20-2004, 11:42 AM
:crying2:

he was so sad when he was talking to the crowd, i really thought he'd win :(

Björki
06-22-2004, 05:56 AM
Wimbledon:
Thomas def. Nicolas Kiefer 4-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-0 :D
well done Thomas. Anyway poor Kiwi. He was already
up a break in the third set.

Aleksa's Laydee
06-22-2004, 06:03 PM
tojo!!!!!!!! :yeah:

Aleksa's Laydee
07-27-2004, 08:29 PM
Tojo got a lucky loser spot in the 1st round of toronto V massu
as dent pulled out

GOOD LUCK THOMAS!!! :kiss:

MissPovaFan
07-27-2004, 08:37 PM
Yay I am happy for Tojo :) I hope he can beat Massu too!

Aleksa's Laydee
07-28-2004, 07:22 PM
He won!!!!!!!!! 6-4 6-4 so impressive :D and now he plays igor andreev.... a dream match for me to watch!!

Kristen
07-29-2004, 01:59 AM
Good grief! Could the boy be back in form already!? That's a nice win over a great player (when he feels like it). Kom igen ToJo!

Aleksa's Laydee
07-29-2004, 07:16 PM
he beat igor 7-6 6-1 :D :D!!!!!!!!!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
07-29-2004, 09:26 PM
LOADS AND LOADS AND LOADS of luck v horna tonight :kiss:

Kristen
07-30-2004, 06:12 AM
Next plays pimpim :eek:
C'mon ToJo! I'm on your side mate!

**What's with me and ditching PimPim! I did it in January too!

Aleksa's Laydee
07-30-2004, 12:16 PM
yeah whats with u ditching pim pim ;) ah its the hewitt link isnt it :p i say may the best swede win today

tojo needs it more tho :shrug:

Aleksa's Laydee
07-30-2004, 10:26 PM
TOJO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D:D wahooooooooooooooooooooo

Sommarsverige
07-31-2004, 01:33 PM
Congrats Thomas for reaching the SF!
Hope he can beat Federer finally and hopefully reach the final, would
be a great success for him!

Kristen
07-31-2004, 03:41 PM
lol, PimPim just keeps playing people I like a little bit more than him. ToJo is the older Swede, and my former #2 player (til he got an injury and went on a break for almost a year :eek: ) and in January I asked him who he'd drawn in the first round of Aus Open.

His answer : "Popp". Explains everything! That guy could potentially leapfrog Jarkko into instant #1 when Jonas retires! EEK!

Aleksa's Laydee
07-31-2004, 03:47 PM
Good luck tojo, u can do this, beat him at his own game :p

Aleksa's Laydee
07-31-2004, 05:43 PM
tojo about to serve for the set
but has called the trainer :eek:

Aleksa's Laydee
07-31-2004, 05:48 PM
TOJO!!!!!!!! 1st set 6-4 :worship: this is fab keep it up

MissPovaFan
07-31-2004, 06:06 PM
2-1 Federer now on serve.

Aleksa's Laydee
07-31-2004, 06:38 PM
tojo :crying2:

well done tho 1st guy to get a set off him :yeah:

6-4 3-6 1-2* i dont think theres a way back

MissPovaFan
07-31-2004, 06:54 PM
5-2 Federer, Federer Serving for the Match now :sad:

Aleksa's Laydee
07-31-2004, 10:37 PM
oh tojo :crying2: he lost 6-2 in the 3rd

Aleksa's Laydee
08-03-2004, 10:10 AM
Good Luck today TOJO v carraz.........tricky opponent :) you can do it

Aleksa's Laydee
08-03-2004, 06:37 PM
He won!!!!!! 7-6 7-6

Aleksa's Laydee
08-30-2004, 10:11 PM
KOM IGEN THOMAS....why cant u put this match to bed? *aahh bed, i wanna be there :zzz: :lol:*

JUST WIN tojo VAMOS!!!!

Francine
08-31-2004, 09:03 AM
He did ;D Now on to the 3rd round :rocker2:

Aleksa's Laydee
08-31-2004, 10:02 AM
3rd?........ 2nd round :wavey:

Goooooooooooooooo TOJO

Sommarsverige
09-01-2004, 01:08 PM
Good luck against Gaston!!!

I don´t like the draw that they are playing against eachother, but from
my heart I always support the Swedes most;-))

Aleksa's Laydee
09-01-2004, 02:21 PM
Yeah i agree....Gooooooooooood Luck TOJO!!! :banana:

Björki
09-01-2004, 05:35 PM
Good luck to ToJo!!! :D

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-02-2004, 05:30 PM
his match v. Gaudio is on USA right now. he seems to be doing very well against Gaudio, but i won't get to see the rest, as i have to leave for class in about 5 minutes. GOOD LUCK TOJO!!!

Björki
09-02-2004, 05:40 PM
Toker just defeat Gaudio 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 :woohoo:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-02-2004, 05:46 PM
TOJO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!! you won playing crap :yeah: pick it up tho v kiefer ;)

:aparty: :rocker:

Francine
09-02-2004, 08:39 PM
He did play crap, but who cares :D Too bad Eurosport only broadcasted the 3rd set :(

Yoav
09-02-2004, 09:06 PM
Toker just defeat Gaudio 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 :woohoo:
:eek: :worship: :D :clap2: :bigclap:

Kristen
09-03-2004, 03:26 AM
:haha: I lost count how many set points he had. It was after 2am, and I was in bed (in the room next to my father) watching the tennis on the lowest volume, swearing like mad, getting frustraterd at the idiot for not putting away the set when he led 5-2 (in the third). Fool! lol but Kom igen for the win :yeah: It was great to see him play again! Even though our idiots on tv switched to the final 3 games of Paradorn :rolleyes: and then Henins match! PREDICTABLE!

Aleksa's Laydee
09-03-2004, 11:54 AM
lets go tojo in the 3d round :woohoo: :banana:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-04-2004, 06:16 PM
GOOD LUCK TOJO TODAY!!!!!

Francine
09-04-2004, 07:53 PM
Thomas, dunno what's happening right now, but I wonder what you've got to say for yourself when this is over. Almost 0-4 down in the 3rd set.

edit: Kiefer is playing extremely well, 27 winners and only 11 ue's.

Oh he made a game!

Aleksa's Laydee
09-04-2004, 07:59 PM
pffffffff the crapness of tojo!!

Kristen
09-05-2004, 03:10 AM
Dammit ToJo! I don't mind that he lost, but there could have been more chances for tv coverage if he hadn't :) Still, he got to the third round, and he's doing ok considering he had a year off... kom igen ToJo!

Sommarsverige
09-05-2004, 02:42 PM
Really disappointed after this bad match from Thomas.
He said on Swedish Internet sites that he only wants to forget
this match as it was one of his worst matches :(

Kom igen Thomas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
09-18-2004, 08:22 PM
Tojos playing in the thailand open next week... hmmm maybe the week after next :scratch:

Anyway gooooooooo tojo :banana:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-27-2004, 03:38 PM
into the second round of Bangkok after defeating feli lopez 6-1 2-6 7-6 saving 2 mps :D:D:D :woohoo: :woohoo: TOJO!!!

alfonsojose
09-27-2004, 05:38 PM
ToJo :hug: :drool:

Francine
09-27-2004, 07:05 PM
:bigclap: Thomas!

Björki
09-27-2004, 08:52 PM
Johansson Survives Tough Bangkok Opener

Thomas Johansson of Sweden continued his late-season charge with a 6-1, 2-6, 7-6(5) win over No. 6 seed Feliciano Lopez of Spain on Monday.

The 2002 Australian Open champion, who missed all of last season due to a left knee injury, saved two match points and won for the eighth time in his last 11 matches.

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Johansson: “It was very close and it's not everyday you win when you're two match points down. The first set I played well and he played bad. In the second (set) he played better and put more balls in the court. The third set, we both had opportunities. It's great to beat a guy like Lopez. I really look forward to my next match.”

“It's been a tough way back but now my body feels 100%. I enjoy my time on the court now, I appreciate it now.”

“I like indoors and this is my first time in Bangkok. I like the people and just my overall time here is great.”

Aleksa's Laydee
09-29-2004, 10:08 AM
Thanks for that :D

Keep up the good work tojo :D

star
09-30-2004, 01:03 PM
:yippee: TJ wins!!!

3 and 3 over A. Garcia. (who knew Andy Garcia was playing on the tour? :lol: )

Kristen
09-30-2004, 02:07 PM
:lol: star... I keep thinking 'andy' too! I had to re-check the draws when I was posting the results elsewhere :) kom igen ToJo!

Toppu
09-30-2004, 04:26 PM
Today I watched him playing as well. I think he'll give Andy a tough time and hopefully beat him.

Francine
09-30-2004, 06:36 PM
You got his match on tv? *Jealous*

Good luck to him against Roddick :bounce:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-30-2004, 06:55 PM
TOJO :banana:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-30-2004, 06:57 PM
Today I watched him playing as well. I think he'll give Andy a tough time and hopefully beat him.

WHOA!!! that would be a dream...i really hope so :D :clap2:

Kristen
10-01-2004, 06:21 AM
http://nationmultimedia.com/page.news.php3?clid=9&id=121764&usrsess=1

[TENNIS] Behind every cloud, there’s always a silver lining, as Thomas Johansson of Sweden learnt after an injury-plagued year last year. He’s now back playing the sport he loves, but it’s not the be-all and end-all of his life anymore.

The Swede was on the verge of breaking into the world’s top 10 after finishing 2002 at No 14, and was his country’s No 1 player for third time in his career.

“I could have broken into the top-10, had the injury not come so early,” said Johansson, who won the 2002 Australian Open, becoming the first Swede to win a Grand Slam singles crown since Stefan Edberg captured the US Open in 1992.

“It was sad that it happened like that. But I had to move on. Because of the support from my family, my girlfriend and my coach, here is where I am today,” said the 29-year-old.

Winning only one Grand Slam and then quickly sinking out of the top-100 must have had some pundits thinking that Johansson was going to follow in the footsteps of other one Slam wonders like 1998 Australian Open winner Petr Korda of the Czech Republic, 1987 Wimbledon champion Pat Cash of Australia and Dutchman Richard Krajicek, who took the 1996 Wimbledon crown.

“I disagree with that. It is not a fluke for a player to win seven straight matches in a best-of-five tournament. It’s not an easy task at all. But, it’s just about the moment that makes thing go round,” Johansson said.

“I’ve proved that I’ve been playing well. I hit the ball well. I play very solid. I’ve got the game I used to have and the only thing missing is my consistency,” said Johansson, who has won six other titles in his 10 years as a professional.

Johansson fought his way back into the top-100 within six months of his comeback. He almost ended his 30-month winless drought since the Australian Open in January 2002 when he was 6-1 5-2 over Thai ace Paradorn Srichaphan in the final of the Nottingham Open in June.

“I played very well and honestly, Paradorn played really bad. To hold such a score, I couldn’t believe that it happened. Paradorn suddenly started to play brilliantly. And he won,” said Johansson.

Johansson overcame the disappointment and aims to finish this year in the top-30.

“I know that it’s tough but I’ll try my best,” he said. “Tennis is not number one for me anymore. I prefer to enjoy my life with my family and do things that typical people do. Relax and do something else that I like,” said Johansson, who plays golf in his spare time and is working on improving his handicap of 12. “I just play for fun but I’m not going to change lanes,” Johansson said with a smile.

Aleksa's Laydee
10-01-2004, 08:35 AM
GOOD LUCK TODAY TOJO...take himout ;)

Sommarsverige
10-01-2004, 09:39 AM
Hopefully Roddick is afraid of having to play another Johansson:-)))

Best of luck, Toker!

Kristen
10-01-2004, 10:10 AM
:eek: He did well, even though he lost... Roddick df ToJo 63 64

Sommarsverige
10-01-2004, 11:32 AM
Oh no, that´s sad!
Maybe he will be more lucky in the next tournaments...;-=)

star
10-01-2004, 01:33 PM
I thought TJ might trouble Andy a bit more since Andy played so dreadfully in the preceeding round.

Anyway, the good news is that TJ is feeling well and his game is coming around. :)

alfonsojose
10-01-2004, 01:36 PM
ToJo, i lost $2 for u :bigcry: Better luck next time :hug:

Kristen
10-01-2004, 01:39 PM
Alfonso... $2! You tightass!! :tape:
But, nice of you to put money on ToJo ;) :yeah:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
10-01-2004, 02:37 PM
haha, i put my $ on JMG($50) and Flavio Saretta($55) whoops, i think they both lost...

Aleksa's Laydee
10-01-2004, 03:13 PM
never put money on swedes...they lose when ya do that lol (well when i do that :lol: )

Toppu
10-02-2004, 10:33 AM
You got his match on tv? *Jealous*

Good luck to him against Roddick :bounce:

NO I was courtside. ;)

In fact THomas was a bit nervous against Andy because Thai fans seemed to be duck's fans.

Aleksa's Laydee
10-02-2004, 11:44 AM
NO I was courtside. ;)

In fact THomas was a bit nervous against Andy because Thai fans seemed to be duck's fans.

:sad: :sad: :sad: Did you take any pics ;)

Björki
10-06-2004, 05:43 AM
Tokio second round: T.Johansson(SWE) d. J. Gimelstob(USA) 6-4, 6-4 :)

Kristen
10-06-2004, 07:00 AM
He'll play Cyril Saulnier next. Cyril beat him at their only previous encounter. Mind you, that was before ToJo won a GS ;)
http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/headtohead/head2head.asp?player1=Saulnier%2C+Cyril&player2=johansson%2C+thomas

Aleksa's Laydee
10-06-2004, 09:17 AM
Tokio second round: T.Johansson(SWE) d. J. Gimelstob(USA) 6-4, 6-4 :)

:woohoo: Goooooooooo TOJO :yeah:

Toppu
10-06-2004, 09:24 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad: Did you take any pics ;)

yep, I will try to upload all of my collection soon.
http://www.pantip.com/cafe/gallery/topic/G3048117/G3048117-3.jpg

Aleksa's Laydee
10-06-2004, 09:25 AM
yep, I will try to upload all of my collection soon.
http://www.pantip.com/cafe/gallery/topic/G3048117/G3048117-3.jpg

yay :dance: cant wait to see them :D

Francine
10-06-2004, 09:26 AM
:bigclap: Thomas! Nice Pic :D

Aleksa's Laydee
10-06-2004, 05:19 PM
Thomas plays Cril Saulnier next.... gooooo TOJO :woohoo:

Björki
10-07-2004, 08:39 AM
Saulnier def. Johansson 6-7(6), 7-6(3), 7-6(5)
:(

Aleksa's Laydee
10-07-2004, 09:56 AM
aaahh noooooooo didnt tojo beat cyril by that score earlier in a USA event :scratch:

but tojo nooooooooooooooooo :fiery: :crying2:

Chris-swede
10-07-2004, 04:58 PM
Bad loss for sure!!! But we have to accept it! Go on in Moskau Thomas!!!

Francine
10-07-2004, 05:50 PM
:crying2: Thomas.

Good luck in Moscow, the website is showing the matches live :D Don't know about the quality but :banana: anyway!

Aleksa's Laydee
10-09-2004, 08:20 PM
(1)SAFIN, Marat RUS vs. MIRNYI, Max BLR
STEPANEK, Radek CZE vs. LABADZE, Irakli GEO
(WC)GABASHVILI, Teimuraz RUS vs. SARGSIAN, Sargis ARM
Q vs. (8)DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS

(4)SPADEA, Vincent USA vs. ANDREEV, Igor RUS
PLESS, Kristian DEN vs. CARLSEN, Kenneth DEN
SANCHEZ, David ESP vs. BJORKMAN, Jonas SWE
Q vs. (5)YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS

(6)BERDYCH, Tomas CZE vs. (WC)KUNITSYN, Igor RUS
Q vs. BECK, Karol SVK
ELSENEER, Gilles BEL vs. Q
JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE vs. (3)HRBATY, Dominik SVK

(7)VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA vs. SODERLING, Robin SWE
KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO vs. RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR
SAULNIER, Cyril FRA vs. (WC)STOLIAROV, Andrei RUS
HERNYCH, Jan CZE vs. (2)JOHANSSON, Joachim SWE

Gooooooooooooo Tojo!!

Kristen
10-16-2004, 03:27 AM
Madrid Quallies Round 1:
(3)Thomas Johansson (SWE) vs (ALT)Nicolas Almagro (ESP)

Chris-swede
10-16-2004, 08:17 AM
Madrid Quallies Round 1:
(3)Thomas Johansson (SWE) vs (ALT)Nicolas Almagro (ESP)

He should win 1st round but then a tough match against either Koubek or Gambill!

Sommarsverige
10-17-2004, 08:58 PM
Unfortunatelz Thomas lost today against Koubek. He did not play bad, but he didn¡t take his chances.
As he won¡t play doubles, I guess he will go directlz to stockholm!

Aleksa's Laydee
10-17-2004, 09:09 PM
:rolleyes: tojo

Aleksa's Laydee
10-23-2004, 03:25 PM
1 Agassi, Andre USA vs Vliegen, Kristof BEL
Arthurs, Wayne AUS vs Björkman, Jonas SWE
Sluiter, Raemon NED vs Schalken, Sjeng NED
Ginepri, Robby USA vs 8 Verdasco, Fernando ESP
4 Haas, Tommy GER vs Q
wc Carlsen, Kenneth DEN vs wc Eleskovic, Ervin SWE
Q vs Rochus, Olivier BEL
Q vs 7 Berdych Tomas CZE
6 Söderling, Robin SWE vs Enqvist, Thomas SWE
Johansson, Thomas SWE vs Malisse, Xavier BEL
Q vs Kohlschreiber, Philipp GER
Calleri, Agustin ARG vs 3 Pavel, Andrei ROM
5 Lopez, Feliciano ESP vs Morrison, Jeff USA
wc Ryderstedt, Michael SWE vs Hernandez, Oscar ESP
Nieminen, Jarkko FIN vs Gambill, Jan-Michael USA
Garcia, Adrian CHI vs 2 Johansson, Joachim SWE

Nasty 1st round draw but should win hopefully

Chris-swede
10-23-2004, 04:18 PM
ToJo normally is better then Malisse, but ToJo has no form at the moment, lot of losses.

Canuck_Chick
10-23-2004, 06:28 PM
:eek: Malisse is a tough 1st rounder. He can be a bit unpredictable. Hopefully ToJo will catch him on a bad day...

Aleksa's Laydee
10-25-2004, 07:23 PM
tojo won 7-6 7-6 :woohoo:

alfonsojose
10-25-2004, 07:31 PM
ToJo :yeah: :hug:

Canuck_Chick
10-25-2004, 08:00 PM
:woohoo: Good job!!

Francine
10-25-2004, 09:00 PM
:bigclap:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
10-25-2004, 09:39 PM
oh no! next up: outcome of Enqvist/Söderling. more swedes vs. swedes. :boxing:

wubenzhimu
10-26-2004, 04:00 AM
yep, I will try to upload all of my collection soon.
http://www.pantip.com/cafe/gallery/topic/G3048117/G3048117-3.jpg
my first post ,
go on

Canuck_Chick
10-26-2004, 08:47 PM
it's gonna be ToJo vs. Robin....

Aleksa's Laydee
10-26-2004, 09:38 PM
oh no...:sad: :shout:

GOOOOOOOOO TOJO BABY!!!!

Canuck_Chick
10-26-2004, 09:57 PM
omg....i don't know who to cheer for. for once in my life i'm not gonna have an opinion on something and i'm not gonna cheer for anyone. this sucks!!! :sad:

wubenzhimu
10-27-2004, 05:01 AM
omg....i don't know who to cheer for. for once in my life i'm not gonna have an opinion on something and i'm not gonna cheer for anyone. this sucks!!! :sad:
you can cheer for both of them

jmgsdoubsprtnr
10-27-2004, 05:06 AM
yeah, just hope for a good, close match, and may the best man win.

wubenzhimu
10-27-2004, 05:58 AM
yeah, just hope for a good, close match, and may the best man win.
:) :)

Aleksa's Laydee
10-27-2004, 10:14 PM
TOJO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WON!!!!!!!!!! i'm so proud of him at the mo :woohoo:

Canuck_Chick
10-27-2004, 10:36 PM
Great win by ToJo...he's not playing a swede next i hope ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
10-28-2004, 10:14 AM
no its much worse....its pavel (the guy that always beats mardy :scared: )

jmgsdoubsprtnr
10-28-2004, 12:46 PM
OH NO!! GO TOJO! i'm hoping for an all Johansson final! it would be quite confusing (it can even be confusing when there's only 1 on the court, like when people were calling pim pim thomas) i can imagine it now... pim pim to serve, wait is it tojo's turn? you tell me! :lol:

Aleksa's Laydee
10-28-2004, 02:18 PM
now that would be great for them and great for swedish tennis :D
Gooooooooooooooo Johansson's :yeah:

alfonsojose
10-28-2004, 02:33 PM
Tojo :yeah: great comeback ;)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
10-28-2004, 02:36 PM
wait!! what was i talking about :confused: ?!?! it can't be an all johansson final! i think my brain needs a rest, i guess this is what too much school does to a person! i think i need to start getting more sleep! :zzz: I'll try to look at the draws before i make assumptions next time!

Aleksa's Laydee
10-28-2004, 05:53 PM
2004-10-27
Keep your eyes on Thomas
Thomas Johansson has been playing extremly well on practise before Stockholm Open, and he outsmarted Malisse in the first round in a powerful and effective style. Keep your eyes on Thomas now when he finally is back from injuries.

From Jonas....aaaaawwwwwwww group hug :hug: :lol:

JMGS....:zzz: night night

Aleksa's Laydee
10-28-2004, 06:10 PM
A picture of Tojo v Andrei...Go Tojo ;)


and another cute pic of tojo :D :hearts:

wubenzhimu
10-29-2004, 12:56 PM
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2004-06/19_114969_1.jpg

wubenzhimu
10-29-2004, 01:09 PM
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2004-10/28_389994_2.jpg

wubenzhimu
10-29-2004, 01:13 PM
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2004-10/28_389994_1.jpg

wubenzhimu
10-29-2004, 01:15 PM
it is too large

Aleksa's Laydee
10-29-2004, 01:23 PM
It is very big but its a great picture :D Did you meet him then?

Canuck_Chick
10-29-2004, 08:13 PM
WOW....that's huge!!! :)

Aleksa's Laydee
10-29-2004, 08:35 PM
TOJO beat PAVEL 7-6 7-5 :woohoo: :woohoo: IM SO PROUD right now :D

alfonsojose
10-29-2004, 08:43 PM
:yeah:

Canuck_Chick
10-29-2004, 08:54 PM
:woohoo: GREAT JOB TOJO!!!

Sommarsverige
10-29-2004, 10:27 PM
We can be very happy that Toker won!
In the beginning it seemed that this evening (and this whole week) is a very dark one for our Swedish guys. Because in the end of the 1st set, Toker was struggling and he hurt his foot. He was crying, because he had so much pain.
I was sure he will give up the match, but then they taped his foot and you could not see anything from his injury.
I hope Toker will beat Ryderstedt tomorrow!

Aleksa's Laydee
10-30-2004, 10:02 AM
We can be very happy that Toker won!
In the beginning it seemed that this evening (and this whole week) is a very dark one for our Swedish guys. Because in the end of the 1st set, Toker was struggling and he hurt his foot. He was crying, because he had so much pain.
I was sure he will give up the match, but then they taped his foot and you could not see anything from his injury.
I hope Toker will beat Ryderstedt tomorrow!

OH MY GOSH tojo :hug: :hug: Oh i hope he's ok, he must have been in so much pain :crying2: :hug:

Francine
10-30-2004, 02:07 PM
Thomas! 63 62, within the hour :woohoo:

He's 0-6 against Agassi, time to turn the bagle into a breadstick :yippee:

Aleksa's Laydee
10-30-2004, 05:04 PM
TOJO!!!!!!!!!!!! :banana: :banana: :banana: :hug:

THIS TITLE IS YOURS, DONT DONT DONT LET AGASSI WIN YOUR TITLE!!!

Canuck_Chick
10-30-2004, 07:48 PM
C'mon Tojo!!!!
Win Win Win!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
10-30-2004, 08:55 PM
Agassi and Johansson Battle for The Title
The final of if… Stockholm Open 2004 will be played between the No. 1 seed Andre Agassi and Thomas Johansson, a former Champion in Stockholm.


The first semifinal between Andre Agassi and Tommy Haas was of a very high standard. The match included a lot of hard hitting rallies from the baseline, with both players trying to step in and dictate the play. Haas was the player that had the most chances, and eventually managed to break Agassi’s serve to 5-3 in the first set. But as the German was going to serve it out, Agassi proved why he has been a world class player for almost two decades. The American hit a big cross court passing shot to break Haas’s serve. In the tie break, Haas started of by winning the first point while serving. But then, something unusual happened. Eight straight points were won by the receiver. Haas was up both 3-0 and 5-2 but the five last points in the set were won by Agassi.

- The balls were getting so heavy in the tiebreak and it made it hard for us to serve for winners. If you didn’t make your first serve, it was an advantage to be returning, Agassi explained after the match.

In the second set, both players had an easier time holding on to serve. Again, a tie break was needed to decide the outcome. Agassi got a quick lead and never looked back winning 7-4.

- Many of our matches end up this way, with one player controlling one point and the other the next point. It seems like the level of play has increased every time we have played this year, Agassi said.

After enjoying probably the best tennis all week, the crowd turned their eyes to the next semifinal, an all-Swedish clash between Thomas Johansson and Michael Ryderstedt.

Ryderstedt, who is playing in the main draw of an ATP event for the first time, couldn’t handle the solid baseline game from Johansson. The much more experienced Swede, who won in Stockholm in 2000, walked away with a confident straight set win.

- I am really playing well and I’m very happy to be in the final, Johansson says.

Ryderstedt is going to make a move of about 70 spots on the ATP rankings, where he is currently ranked 239. Next up for Ryderstedt are two Challengers in the USA, where he travels on Friday.

- I am going to remember the crowd, the atmosphere and especially my win against Lopez, Ryderstedt said after today’s semifinal.

Agassi and Johansson have played six times with Agassi winning every time. However, Johansson has pushed Agassi to three sets in three of their meetings. In the second round of the Masters Series event in Cincinnati, Agassi won in three sets and went on to win the title.

- It’s going to be a high-paced match against Agassi. I watched Agassi and Haas today and that was one of the best live matches I have ever seen, Johansson says.

The singles final will be played at 2 PM, following the doubles final which starts at 11:25 AM. In the doubles match, Australians Wayne Arthurs and Paul Hanley take on Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco. Arthurs/Hanley have a chance to make it third time lucky, having lost in the final in Stockholm both in 2002 and 2003. The duo experienced a fantastic season last year, winning four titles including two Masters Series events. But they are looking for their first title together this season. Lopez/Verdasco reached the semifinals in Barcelona and the quarterfinals at the US Open but neither player has won a doubles title.

Jexy
10-30-2004, 10:25 PM
TOJO! TOJO! TOJO!

wubenzhimu
10-31-2004, 02:50 AM
wanderful

Aleksa's Laydee
10-31-2004, 09:35 AM
Loads and Loads and Loads and Loads and Loads of luck today tojo PLEASE beat him :angel: :yeah: :kiss:

Aleksa's Laydee
10-31-2004, 02:04 PM
THOMAS defeated AGASSI 3-6 6-3 7-6 (4)


:bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap: :bolt: :bolt: :bolt: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

CONGRATS TOJO :hug:

Canuck_Chick
10-31-2004, 02:11 PM
:worship::woohoo: YAY TOJO :woohoo::worship:
way to fight!!! :dance::dance:

Francine
10-31-2004, 02:27 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Aleksa's Laydee
10-31-2004, 02:49 PM
Picture from that final!!!

aaaaaawwwwwww at kissing the trophy!!! :bowdown:

damn getty signs :smash: ruin a fab pic (#4) :haha: the hair

Aleksa's Laydee
10-31-2004, 03:29 PM
Some more :yeah:

star
10-31-2004, 03:41 PM
:woohoo: TJ!!!!

Jexy
10-31-2004, 03:54 PM
WOOHOO! :woohoo:

Aleksa's Laydee
10-31-2004, 05:06 PM
STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Swede Thomas Johansson denied Andre Agassi the 60th title of a storied career, as he staged a 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) upset to win the 632,750-euro Stockholm Open.

Victory was sweet for the 29-year-old, the last local to win the title here in 2000.

Johansson's comeback win capped a 2004 rehabilitation effort after the 2002 Australian Open champion missed all of last season after knee surgery.

The win in one hour, 52 minutes was the eighth of Johansson's career and his first against Agassi after six previous defeats.

Agassi, the top seed, had been aiming to become just the seventh player in history to win 60 singles titles, and he had looked like the favourite given his past record against Swedes.

Only one Swede out of the 22 he had previously played, Peter Lundgren, current coach of Marat Safin - holds a winning record against the American idol, winning the pair's lone match-up in Indianapolis, 1990.

"Thomas was too good today," said Agassi, still in the chase to qualify for a Masters Cup place next month. "He hit too many good shots, his game was too strong.

"He played better for two of the three sets, the result was deserving. He did everything really well."

Johansson improved to 29-20 this season as he constructed his fight-back effort in one hour, 52 minutes.

Agassi, with only four unforced errors in the 29-minute opening set, looked like taking charge.

The American top seed went up a break for 4-2, then withstood a love game of his opponent's racket to remain 5-3.

Johansson, now back inside the ranking top 50, had a sniff at a break of Agassi as he grabbed a 40-15 lead in the ninth game.

But a timely ace and a Johansson error meant the danger passed with Agassi securing the first set moments later.

Johansson thrilled a standing-room only crowd packed into the Kungligahallen as he earned a break against Agassi to open a 2-0 lead in the second set.

But far from rolling over in front of the public at his home club, Johansson rose to the occasion in the second set.

The Swede raced away for 4-0 as Agassi's game began to crack. With Johansson coming to within a point of 5-0, the American began to react.

Agassi scored a break to get on the scoreboard 1-5, forcing Johansson to ace the seventh game, 5-2.

The veteran challenger earned two match points, converting on the first to square the match at a set each.

Johansson broke to start the final set, but lost it as Agassi recovered for 4-4.

With both men hammering winners to all corners, the contest tightened as a deciding tie-breaker loomed.

Johansson took a 4-1 lead before Agassi brought the struggle back towards equilibrium. But Johansson earned three match points when the American netted a backhand.

Agassi saved the first with a passing shot but couldn't touch the 17th ace which the Swede hammered over for victory.

Aleksa's Laydee
10-31-2004, 07:13 PM
Thomas Johansson Wins Thrilling Final
Thomas Johansson won a thrilling final against Andre Agassi to collect his second if… Stockholm Open title and first title of the year.


Agassi dominated at the start of the match and won the first set 6-3, forcing Johansson to mistakes as he was pushed back into the court. But the Swede found his momentum and played some unbelievable tennis to level the match at one set all. In the third set, it could have gone either way with both players rising to the occasion. The tournament was decided by a tiebreak for the second straight year. Last year, Sweden’s Robin Söderling lost to America’s Mardy Fish. Now, the roles were reversed with Thomas Johansson ousting Andre Agassi.

- This was probably my best match ever. The pace was even higher than in the Australian Open final against Safin, a very happy champion said at the post match press conference.

Johansson has experienced a fantastic comeback season. Missing out on the whole 2003 season, Johansson travelled to Australia in January without any ranking points. Since then, the former top 10 player from Linköping has reached the quarterfinal or better in six tournaments coming into Stockholm with a top 50 ranking. However, in his only previous final of the season, Johansson suffered a disappointing loss to Srichaphan in Nottingham. The title in Stockholm is Johansson’s first since the sensational win at the Australian Open 2002.

- One year ago, I was sitting on a training bicycle down in the gym here in the Royal Tennis Hall with pain in my knee. It feels unbelievable to sit here a year later with the trophy, Johansson says.
Johansson improves his record in tour finals to 8-3 and Agassi drops to 59-28.

- I definitely rate this title as the second biggest in my career, Johansson says.

The incredibly popular Andre Agassi was very disappointed but grateful to the organizers of the event.

- The tournament was run flawlessly. I’ve had a great week here in Stockholm and appreciate the way my family has been taken care of, Agassi said during the prize ceremony

aaww bless him :hug:

Sommarsverige
10-31-2004, 07:22 PM
Still cannot believe that Thomas has beaten Agassi in his home-country :worship: So fantastic!
This really makes me so happy, after all the negative news in the last days :sad:
But Magnus was commentating the final and he was also very impressed by Thomas game.
Thomas said after the match that this was one of his best matches ever and that he is very ledsen that the tennis season does not least some weeks longer...

By the way, great new avater, björkfish!

Chris-swede
10-31-2004, 07:47 PM
Wohoo!!!!! What a great win for him! I am so excitedt!!!

Look at his hair....?

wubenzhimu
11-01-2004, 03:51 AM
well
who have the picture?

wubenzhimu
11-01-2004, 03:58 AM
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2004-11/1_397740_1.jpg

Aleksa's Laydee
11-01-2004, 06:23 AM
By the way, great new avater, björkfish!

:wavey: Thanks, I'm so proud of him :D

Björki
11-01-2004, 08:49 AM
congrats to ToJo. :)
he played really well.
:worship:

Björki
11-01-2004, 09:11 AM
two nice photos from swedish newspaper Expressen :)

Aleksa's Laydee
11-01-2004, 09:12 AM
aawwww :hearts:

Björki
11-01-2004, 12:30 PM
some more :)

Aleksa's Laydee
11-01-2004, 01:13 PM
Fantastic thanks so much hes so yum :drool: love his hair!!! he looks in shock in the last one and andre looks pissed off :haha:

Aleksa's Laydee
11-01-2004, 09:06 PM
Good Luck tomorrow tojo...last on court 1 :yeah:

Canuck_Chick
11-01-2004, 11:09 PM
go tojo!!! :bounce:

wubenzhimu
11-02-2004, 03:42 AM
thanks for the pictures

wubenzhimu
11-02-2004, 04:04 AM
It is very big but its a great picture :D Did you meet him then?
they're not mine

wubenzhimu
11-02-2004, 04:09 AM
yep, I will try to upload all of my collection soon.
http://www.pantip.com/cafe/gallery/topic/G3048117/G3048117-3.jpg
i hope you can upload all your collection here.
waiting for you

Aleksa's Laydee
11-02-2004, 05:37 PM
they're not mine

oh ok

Aleksa's Laydee
11-02-2004, 05:38 PM
TOPPU give us ya pictures please :angel: :kiss: :D ;)

Francine
11-02-2004, 07:39 PM
:rolleyes: Thomas, guess he was tired. Or he just f*cked up of course, always a possibility.

Chris-swede
11-02-2004, 07:43 PM
It was the same like Söderling in Moskau, just won Lyon and then lost to Volandri. Same way here with Thomas. It is just a little bit disapointment, cause everybody is seeing how good u can play and then next game it not works.

Have a nice holiday ToJo!

Canuck_Chick
11-02-2004, 08:54 PM
too bad he lost. i still think it was a nice way to end the year by winning in stockholm. good luck for next season ToJo!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
11-03-2004, 09:26 AM
:rolleyes: Thomas, guess he was tired. Or he just f*cked up of course, always a possibility.
I think it was more of the second myself but then again i dont no :)

REST UP TOJO what a season its been for you :yeah: :kiss: :hug: See you in 2005 :)

Sommarsverige
11-04-2004, 06:29 AM
Happy holiday, Thomas!
It was a great year for him and I hope it will be even better in 2005!

Aleksa's Laydee
01-02-2005, 01:51 PM
Doha Draw...great one for tojo :D

1)Federer(SUI) - Ferrer (ESP)
Hernych (CZE) - Rusedski (GBR)
Mahut (FRA) - Q
Volandri (ITA) - (7)Lopez, Feliciano (ESP)
(3)Grosjean (FRA) - Muller (LUX)
Q - Lee (KOR)
Beck (SVK) - Andreev (RUS)
Karlovic (CRO) - (8)Davydenko (RUS)
(6)Ljubicic (CRO) - Q
(WC)Lopez, Marc (ESP) - Ulihrach (CZE)
(WC)Abdulla (QAT) - Verdasco (ESP)
Nadal (ESP) - (4)Youzhny (RUS)
(5)Pavel (ROM) - Q
Sanchez (ESP) - Costa (ESP)
Santoro (FRA) - Johansson Thomas (SWE)
(WC)Monfils (FRA) - (2)Gaudio (ARG)

Aleksa's Laydee
01-02-2005, 07:20 PM
hes in the doubles too....with IVAN

first up...

Alexander Waske & Rogier Wassen
Thomas Johansson & Ivan Ljubicic

good luck :D

margaret_gn
01-02-2005, 10:05 PM
woohoo! good luck Thomas!!

Canuck_Chick
01-03-2005, 02:51 AM
hmmm....interesting pair
good luck!! :woohoo:

margaret_gn
01-03-2005, 11:46 PM
Thomas and Ivan lost his doubles match to A.Waske and R. Wassen 6-3, 6-1 :(

Aleksa's Laydee
01-04-2005, 09:51 AM
:eek: bad score line!!

hope he picks it up today...he plays his singles match 1st up :D Gooooooooooooooooooo TOJO

Aleksa's Laydee
01-04-2005, 12:34 PM
Tojo lost to Santoro....6-4 6-2 :rolleyes:

Björki
01-04-2005, 12:36 PM
it's a pity. :(

margaret_gn
01-05-2005, 01:02 AM
oh well, i hope it means he gets down here to Sydney quickly!!!

margaret_gn
01-07-2005, 07:19 AM
Saw Thomas today, he looked so fine

Kristen
01-07-2005, 07:23 AM
:yeah:
Do you know what time quallies start tomorrow?
I forgot :o But I'll be there bright and early, and assume you will be too :)

Aleksa's Laydee
01-07-2005, 08:13 AM
Saw Thomas today, he looked so fine

:eek: :D:D:D take pics :D

Take a picture of tojo with the letters if you can/wanna...that would be cool to see :)

margaret_gn
01-07-2005, 10:35 AM
*see the tournament reports thread* but yeah, seeing him for the 1st time was definitely worth every inch of the sunburn!

Aleksa's Laydee
01-08-2005, 11:11 AM
Sydney draw...:scared: dont like it at all!!

Hewitt 1- Beck
Q - Zib
Arthus - Volandri
Mayer - T.Johansson 7

J.Johansson - Rusedski
Myrnyi -Ferrer
Soderling - Fish
Q - Dent 8

Davydenko 6- q
Verdasco - Berdych
Melzner - q
Philippoussis - Pavel 4

Lopez 5 - Reid
Malisse - Llodra
Costa - Andreev
Stepanek - Moya 2

Kristen
01-08-2005, 11:29 AM
Now I'm understanding why Martijn says wojtek can't spell / type...
who the hell are melzner and myrnyi? And Philippoussis, of all names, he wrote correctly! LOL

Aleksa's Laydee
01-10-2005, 06:17 AM
Into round 2...he beat mayer :D:D:D:D:D

Canuck_Chick
01-10-2005, 09:16 PM
:woohoo: congrats tojo!!! good luck in round 2!!

Aleksa's Laydee
01-11-2005, 08:03 AM
he plays arthurs in the second round tomorrow!! Gooooooo TOJO

Prizeidiot
01-11-2005, 09:40 AM
I saw him today with Wayne Arthurs giving little kiddies a hit and doing fun things with them, and posing for pictures, and signing stuff for them. Anyhoo, here are a couple of pictures I took of Thomas doing this (Aha, I think I have fixed the size problem a little... now their clickable thumbnails... hope this edit works...)
http://img155.exs.cx/img155/5712/00001182gm.th.jpg (http://img155.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img155&image=00001182gm.jpg)
http://img75.exs.cx/img75/6702/00001228xh.th.jpg (http://img75.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img75&image=00001228xh.jpg)

margaret_gn
01-11-2005, 08:18 PM
thanks for the pics prizeidiot, I only took one myself of him with the kiddies and I have to wait to get access to a scanner before I can post them :(

margaret_gn
01-12-2005, 05:44 AM
tojo's just won the 1st set 7-6 :) woohoo! Go him!!!

Björki
01-12-2005, 06:02 AM
thanks Prizeidiot :)

margaret_gn
01-12-2005, 06:10 AM
leading 5-4 second set, looks like it's on serve. I'm just following the live scoreboard on the website cos it's not on tv :(

margaret_gn
01-12-2005, 06:28 AM
yeah! he won 7-6 7-6! hewitt next, that should be on tv in sydney tomorrow :)

Prizeidiot
01-12-2005, 09:53 AM
Didn't see Thomas and Wayne playing... too busy watching women's doubles... was Thomas playing well or was it a scrappy win? I really hope he canes Lleyton, not just because he's a great guy and all, but also because Hewitt is arrogant beyond belief.

Aleksa's Laydee
01-12-2005, 10:05 AM
TOJO!!!!!!!!! :D:D:D:D:D:D

KOM IGEN beat hewitt PLEASE!!!

margaret_gn
01-12-2005, 08:27 PM
Sorry prizeidiot, noone will ever know how ToJo played unless they watched him themselves on Centrecourt cos stupid channel 7 only showed the first 5 mins of it then due to "programming commitment" had to stop :( but he got through 2 tiebreaker sets so he must be feeling pretty confident right now ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
01-12-2005, 08:38 PM
good luck tojo againt hewitt :mad:

margaret_gn
01-13-2005, 05:23 AM
he lost 6-1 7-6, didn't play that well anyway :( so he might be arriving in Melbourne tomorrow. Good luck for the AO!!!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
01-13-2005, 05:46 AM
yay AO!! maybe he can win again?

Francine
01-13-2005, 09:28 AM
Ah, too bad Thomas :sad: Quarters is a good result anyway, hope he does well at the AO :banana:

Prizeidiot
01-13-2005, 09:48 AM
Well, I was on centre court and saw Thomas... pretty poor performance... but oh well... Lleyton tends to play really well in Sydney

Aleksa's Laydee
01-13-2005, 12:02 PM
aaw Tojo :hug: focus on the AO now :D

Sommarsverige
01-13-2005, 08:47 PM
Good luck for the Aussie Open, Thomas!

Kristen
01-15-2005, 09:45 AM
:worship: Got autographs for my friend and i (in our little books!)

Aleksa's Laydee
01-15-2005, 05:37 PM
Tojo plays tomorrow...good luck :D

Aleksa's Laydee
01-17-2005, 02:38 AM
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! TOJO WINS!!!!!!!!!

7-6 4-6 6-3 4-6 6-0!!!! :woohoo: tight match but he pulled through :D

Björki
01-17-2005, 05:50 AM
ToJo :banana:
I thought it would be much easier.

Prizeidiot
01-17-2005, 06:37 AM
He played really really dodgy tennis.... but he got through which is the big thing I guess

Björki
01-17-2005, 06:53 AM
T. JOHANSSON/P. Luczak
7 6, 4 6, 6 3, 4 6, 6 0

An interview with: THOMAS JOHANSSON

Q. How does it feel to win your first match here since winning the title three years ago?
THOMAS JOHANSSON: Well, today felt like a nightmare, I would say. I was very, very nervous in the beginning, and I was very tight. Peter, I think he's a solid baseline player. That's pretty much the worst you can play if you feel like you cannot hit the ball.
But I was lucky because I was serving really well the whole match. I think the key, the key game was the first game in the fifth set. I broke him there, and then suddenly it felt a lot better. Then I tried to go for my shots more.

Q. Were you disappointed how the fourth set ended? You had the chance to break him in the ninth game then serve for the match.
THOMAS JOHANSSON: Yeah, I was a little bit disappointed. I mean, I had 15 40 and I think I had maybe one or two more breakpoints. But, you know, when you're tight and when you're a little bit nervous, you feel like you just want to, you know, keep the ball in the court.
Against any other guy in this draw, I mean, it's not enough, you know. You have to do something all the time when you hit the ball. So I think that showed today. Because when I didn't hit the ball, Peter, you know, took initiative and, you know, hit the ball really well.

Q. Now that you've got over the first round, how far can you go?
THOMAS JOHANSSON: Well, I have to play a lot better than I did today to go far here I think. But most of the time the first round is always really tough. It doesn't really matter who you play. Now I play Calleri, which is a baseliner as well. I think I have to play a little bit better today to have a chance against him.

Q. You had that long argument with the umpire about the ball.
THOMAS JOHANSSON: Yep.

Q. Was that an indication of how tight you were feeling at the time or...?
THOMAS JOHANSSON: Well, I think if you sit two meters from a ball and it comes in 5 kilometers an hour, I think you should be able to see that one, and he didn't. It was a really important point, it was the breakpoint in the fifth set.
So of course when you're tight you may act a little bit different. But I think, I mean, an umpire should see that ball. I mean, there was a mark and everything, so I don't know what he did.

Q. Did you find the conditions difficult with the wind?
THOMAS JOHANSSON: No, I think it was really nice to play today. I mean, it was not too warm. The wind came the same direction all the time. One side was you had the wind from behind, and, I mean, it's a lot easier to play in these conditions than when I played last week and it was maybe 40, 45 degrees on the court.
It was a really nice day to play tennis.

Q. Do you feel the court is faster than the last year?
THOMAS JOHANSSON: No, I think the court is fine. I mean, it's I think it's the same as any other year. It's just that, you know, here in Melbourne, the weather can change a lot. So sometimes it's very warm and then the ball flies a little bit.
But today, as I said, it was really nice to play.

Q. Do you have a good feeling when you come back here because of your 2002 win? Do you feel excited every time you're back in Melbourne?
THOMAS JOHANSSON: Oh, yeah. Yeah. I have great memories. Every time I walk in the corridor from the locker room, I see my picture. It's not in every tournament you can do that. I really love this city. I really love the people in Melbourne. I really enjoy myself here.

Q. Is that what made you nervous today, knowing that the last time you were here you won it?
THOMAS JOHANSSON: Yeah, it's a little bit you get pretty tight when you know how well you can play. But you cannot show it that day.
But then, as you get older, you know that, you know, sometimes you have to fight a little bit more when the strokes are not there. You have to fight. And I think I did that really, really well today. So hopefully next round it feels a lot better.

Aleksa's Laydee
01-17-2005, 12:35 PM
aaaw :hug:

star
01-17-2005, 01:09 PM
he he he TJ got mad.

Keep up the good work, TJ

Aleksa's Laydee
01-17-2005, 03:00 PM
Pics from today :D

Canuck_Chick
01-17-2005, 09:05 PM
:woohoo:
a BIT tougher than i would have liked for a 1st rounder lol
good luck for the next match!!

Björki
01-19-2005, 05:48 AM
Thomas Johansson def. Agustin Calleri 6-4 5-7 6-3 2-6 7-5 :) :)

Well done Toker :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Prizeidiot
01-19-2005, 06:11 AM
Man, what's with this guy and 5 setters.... even if he makes it to the final, he might not be able to stand. I wish he'd win a little more comfortably.

Aleksa's Laydee
01-19-2005, 12:44 PM
Johansson Outlasts Luczak
Monday, 17 January, 2005


Swede Thomas Johansson has won his first match at Melbourne Park since claiming the men's singles crown in 2002, although he had to work hard to overcome Australian wildcard Peter Luczak in five sets.

The 29-year-old missed the 2003 Australian Open - and most of that year - with a left knee injury and was knocked out in the first-round last year by Mark Philippoussis.

Johansson took the first set in a tie-break, Luczak fought back to level, the Swedish No.30 seed went ahead again by taking the third, but the 25-year-old local again drew level to force a deciding set.

In the second-round, Johansson will face Argentine Agustin Calleri, also a five-set first-round winner over Max Mirnyi.


Current Match on MCA
MCA - MS - 1st Round




Match Statistics




Thomas Johansson SWE (30) 77 4 6 4 6


Peter Luczak AUS 65 6 3 6 0







• Johansson served 24 aces; Luczak 8

• Johansson made 50% of his first serves; Luczak 58%

• Johansson converted 5 of 13 break point chances; Luczak 3 of 6

• Johansson won 159 points to 147

• Johansson had 61 total winners to Luczak's 51

• The first set lasted 53 minutes and the match more than 3 hours

Aleksa's Laydee
01-19-2005, 12:45 PM
:woohoo: well done tojo..i agree win in 3 next time though ;)

Sommarsverige
01-19-2005, 05:26 PM
Great that Toker has won, but an easier match next round would be
appreciated ;)

Canuck_Chick
01-19-2005, 09:17 PM
with moya out, tojo has a great draw!! just win in three sets please...he's gonna give me a heart attack :p and i seem slightly crazy when i'm yelling at a scoreboard lol :)

margaret_gn
01-20-2005, 04:37 AM
agree...especially now that I have to follow his matches via the online scoreboard...make it a convincing win in the 3rd round ToJo!!

Prizeidiot
01-21-2005, 04:54 AM
Oh man.... 5 sets again, but at least he won 3-6 6-2 6-7 6-2 6-2. I hope he's really really fit

Björki
01-21-2005, 05:37 AM
at least he won again :)
well done Toker :woohoo:

margaret_gn
01-21-2005, 06:33 AM
that's right, he'd better be fit! Hrbaty's a really good mover.

Prizeidiot
01-21-2005, 06:45 AM
that's right, he'd better be fit! Hrbaty's a really good mover.
Oh crap.... I didn't bother to look at who was next. Thomas has to blast him off the court quick. If they go to 5, Thomas might as well go home. He's already been worn down, and Hrbaty is a machine. He was hitting as hard and running as fast in the fifth set against Gaudio as he was in the first.

Francine
01-21-2005, 08:32 AM
:woohoo: Thomas!

He lost to Hrbaty a few months ago. Actually, he lost the previous 5 times they played, time to turn that around.

Björki
01-21-2005, 08:33 AM
to be honest. After three five setter I don't think
he will win against Hrbaty. However best of luck
to him :bounce:

Aleksa's Laydee
01-21-2005, 08:56 AM
Oh man.... 5 sets again, but at least he won 3-6 6-2 6-7 6-2 6-2. I hope he's really really fit

:haha: tojo!!! :lol:

come on beat hrbaty in 3 i said THREE sets ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
01-21-2005, 12:50 PM
awwwwwww :worship:

Sommarsverige
01-21-2005, 01:09 PM
Thomas :bigclap: :bigclap:
I would also love to see Thomas winning in 3 sets against Hrbaty ;) Please!

Sommarsverige
01-21-2005, 01:16 PM
Thomas :hearts:

Aleksa's Laydee
01-22-2005, 05:08 PM
Good Luck tonight thomas...come on win!!!

Francine
01-23-2005, 08:51 AM
He lost :sad:

Hope he does well in Milan next week :)

Prizeidiot
01-23-2005, 10:00 AM
Well... I wouldn't have minded a five set win this time.... but good run.... Hrbaty is a good player, so no shame in that

Björki
01-23-2005, 10:05 AM
Thomas has withdrawn from Milan :(

Aleksa's Laydee
01-23-2005, 12:31 PM
oh no he lost :sobbing: he was sooooooooo tired though :sad:

Aleksa's Laydee
01-23-2005, 12:32 PM
Thomas has withdrawn from Milan :(

oh god how do you know?? :sad: :eek:

Francine
01-23-2005, 12:48 PM
Thomas has withdrawn from Milan :(

Oh really :sad: I read he needed treatment for a tigh injury today.

Björki
01-23-2005, 01:10 PM
someone posted it on stevegtennis.
dont know where he heard this.

Aleksa's Laydee
01-23-2005, 02:36 PM
thomas :sad: i hope hes ok!!

margaret_gn
01-23-2005, 06:51 PM
So I assume he won't play any challenger/other tournament this week like he did in Heilbronn last year? Does anyone know how long he'll be out for? :(

Sommarsverige
01-23-2005, 07:18 PM
I don´t know anything detailed either, but Thomas said in a Swedish paper
that he won´t play Milano and that the only thing he needs right now is treatment and some relaxing days.

He said also that he is very satisfied with the result in Melbourne, cos he did not play good tennis at all (in his eyes).

Aleksa's Laydee
01-23-2005, 08:28 PM
aaw tojo...:hug:

Aleksa's Laydee
01-31-2005, 04:45 PM
up 5 places to 26th :D:D:D

Francine
01-31-2005, 06:07 PM
He reached the semis in Milan last year, but after that he has very few points to defend until the clay season, so he might go up even more :)