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Benji Becker def Thomas "WC waster" Johansson 7:6(4) 6:2

Andre♥
04-17-2007, 10:43 AM
First win in almost two months for Benji.

And what was the idea of giving a WC to Johansson? :retard:

keqtqiadv
04-17-2007, 10:43 AM
:(

oz_boz
04-17-2007, 10:45 AM
And what was the idea of giving a WC to Johansson? :retard:

I think he is a monte Carlo resident, and still on a comeback to regular play on the tour.

That must have been an awful match.

SwiSha
04-17-2007, 10:45 AM
congrats to Becker
but i've to say that was an awful performance from Johansson, give the WC to a younger player and he will give you more effort

Andre♥
04-17-2007, 10:46 AM
I think he lives in MC, and is still on a comeback to regular play on the tour.

That must have been an awful match.

On a comeback?

He has played for the last 10 months without any injury.

I can't count that number of players that live in Monaco...

Still give a WC to Johansson on clay was just a bad idea. Santoro, anyone?

Björki
04-17-2007, 10:47 AM
Thomas :sad:

Jimnik
04-17-2007, 10:51 AM
:haha: Oh dear. :o

OK, if there was any doubt about whether Sweden should pick carpet against USA, I think we can safely say it's gone now. It takes one hell of an effort to lose to Becker on clay.

Just to put this in perspective, last year Benji played 7 clay matches (all of them at challenger level) and his only victory came against a guy ranked 1,259.

oz_boz
04-17-2007, 10:52 AM
On a comeback?

He has played for the last 10 months without any injury.


Sorry, I thought he had been out for some time after the DC tie against Belarus :o

I wasn't defending the WC anyway, just giving reasons.ToJo at his very best would still be pretty bad on clay, not this bad though.

Action Jackson
04-17-2007, 10:53 AM
Lisnard must be shattered.

Dougie
04-17-2007, 12:15 PM
:haha: Oh dear. :o

OK, if there was any doubt about whether Sweden should pick carpet against USA, I think we can safely say it's gone now. It takes one hell of an effort to lose to Becker on clay.

Just to put this in perspective, last year Benji played 7 clay matches (all of them at challenger level) and his only victory came against a guy ranked 1,259.

Wow..what a devastating statistic. Thomas must have played like shit.

BORO77
04-17-2007, 01:54 PM
When i saw that TOjo is playing Benji i thought i would put some big $$ on him but some weird feeling stopped me and i didnt bet at all on that match:)
I would like to see how Becker can beat anyone on clay??
Mujst have been a hell of a match hehe.
Almagro will kick his ass:worship:

Yappa
04-17-2007, 01:57 PM
Kohlschreiber was expected to win, but Becker?
He'll get killed by Almagro. :lol:

Bobby
04-17-2007, 02:36 PM
The WC should be given to:
a: A player who is trying a comeback after an injury
b: A young and promising player
c: Some local player, fan's favourite or something like that....

Johansson won't fall into any of these categories. Why, oh why was he given a wild card. And his AO victory some years ago is not a reason good enough.Neither is the fact that he lives in Monaco.

W!MBLEDON
04-17-2007, 02:39 PM
Almagro over Becker in second round?


ALMAGRO 0
BERDYCH 5


:scared:

Snowwy
04-17-2007, 02:56 PM
Berdych will kill him as well, I cant believe I bet on Johansson?

JMG
04-17-2007, 03:30 PM
:haha: Oh dear. :o

OK, if there was any doubt about whether Sweden should pick carpet against USA, I think we can safely say it's gone now. It takes one hell of an effort to lose to Becker on clay.

Just to put this in perspective, last year Benji played 7 clay matches (all of them at challenger level) and his only victory came against a guy ranked 1,259.

Becker d Gabashvili (and S.Gonzalez) last year in RG.

Jimnik
04-17-2007, 03:40 PM
Becker d Gabashvili (and S.Gonzalez) last year in RG.
Indeed, you're right. That win over Gabashvili was probably his best ever clay win. But after that, he was demolished by Kindlmann 6-1 6-2 in the prelim round. :o

It's good that he doesn't have to qualify for RG this year otherwise he probably wouldn't get in.

alfonsojose
04-17-2007, 06:45 PM
Tojo :o pathetic performance