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*~* Rankings...up to #9 in the world *~*

Aleksa's Laydee
09-10-2004, 04:17 PM
:eek: :eek: Pims Pims moved up to a career best of 16 in the world after this tournament :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:



29/11/04...Pim Pim is now at a career highest of 11 in the world!!! Amazing :woohoo: :yippee: :yeah: :bigclap: :banana: :rocker2:


14/2/05 NUMBER 9 IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!! :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :eek:

Björki
09-10-2004, 06:31 PM
entry or race?
the same ranking if he wins the semifinal?

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-10-2004, 06:42 PM
what if he wins the tournament?!?!

Sharon
09-10-2004, 11:21 PM
:woohoo: 16 in the world :D and im guessing she means entry because race doesnt really mean anything until the last 2-3 weeks
KEEP IT UP!!!!! :worship:

Jexy
09-10-2004, 11:39 PM
WOW.... PIMPIM, I'm impressed!!!! Keep up the great work! :)

You can only get better!!! ;)

Björki
09-12-2004, 09:45 AM
on German Eurosport they said yesteday Pim Pim will be No 14 next week.
So we will see tomorrow if he is 14 or 16. :D

Aleksa's Laydee
09-12-2004, 12:57 PM
14 :eek: :woohoo:

oh wait...my commentators said he'd be 14 in the Race not sure about in the World..maybe 16?

Jexy
09-12-2004, 01:26 PM
Let's average out..15! :)

gogo_guga
09-12-2004, 02:44 PM
I'm very very happy for Pim Pim!!! He's been working so hard and it's finally paying off :)
I know this is gonna sound really selfish, but I'm kind of sad that he won't be our little hidden treasure anymore, from now on we're gonna have to share him with other fans. On the bright side, it'll be cool to meet new Pim Pim fans from all over the world :)

Jexy
09-12-2004, 03:09 PM
I'm very very happy for Pim Pim!!! He's been working so hard and it's finally paying off :)
I know this is gonna sound really selfish, but I'm kind of sad that he won't be our little hidden treasure anymore, from now on we're gonna have to share him with other fans. On the bright side, it'll be cool to meet new Pim Pim fans from all over the world :)

:sad:
I know exactly how you're feeling Guga :hysteric:
But our boy has grown up and needs to go out there to the world ;)

Sides, pimpim fans in this forum will always be the biggest and most dedicated fans,.. and he'll know that someday. :lick:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-12-2004, 08:32 PM
I'm very very happy for Pim Pim!!! He's been working so hard and it's finally paying off :)
I know this is gonna sound really selfish, but I'm kind of sad that he won't be our little hidden treasure anymore, from now on we're gonna have to share him with other fans. On the bright side, it'll be cool to meet new Pim Pim fans from all over the world :)

Me too he was our little guy...now we have to share him hehe..but thats what comes with success and we want him to be sooo successful right ;) :D

Sharon
09-13-2004, 01:25 AM
I'm very very happy for Pim Pim!!! He's been working so hard and it's finally paying off :)
I know this is gonna sound really selfish, but I'm kind of sad that he won't be our little hidden treasure anymore, from now on we're gonna have to share him with other fans. On the bright side, it'll be cool to meet new Pim Pim fans from all over the world :)

yeah, but thats what goes along with success :) at least we will always be the original pimpim fans and the ones he will remember the day we meet him (whenever that might be) :D :p

Björki
09-13-2004, 05:48 AM
entry: 16
race: 14
:D

KayTang999
09-13-2004, 06:14 AM
If Joachim plays more tournaments from now until the end of the year, he could really well end up in the top 10 or better. But he has to at least win some tournaments or make it to the semi. The reason is because the people in front of him doesn't have a great season at all and few of them are injured and most likely not going to be playing much until next season. This is a prefect time for him to move up his ranking. But ranking is just only the number, right? ;)

star
09-13-2004, 12:44 PM
I'm very very happy for Pim Pim!!! He's been working so hard and it's finally paying off :)
I know this is gonna sound really selfish, but I'm kind of sad that he won't be our little hidden treasure anymore, from now on we're gonna have to share him with other fans. On the bright side, it'll be cool to meet new Pim Pim fans from all over the world :)

:)

I know what you mean. I used to think that I was the only Pim Pim fan around. I started following him (I think 1999) when I saw his name in the juniors draw at RG. It was very difficult to find out information about him. I still remember when I found out his nickname a year or so later.

Since Memphis there's been a LOT more news about Pim. Now there will be even more.

Aleksa's Laydee
09-13-2004, 01:22 PM
yeah, but thats what goes along with success :) at least we will always be the original pimpim fans and the ones he will remember the day we meet him (whenever that might be) :D :p

Totally :yeah: our little no. 16 in the world baby ;) :worship:

Jexy
09-13-2004, 07:54 PM
so...16? or..14?

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-13-2004, 11:45 PM
he's 14 for the ATP race, 16 for entry system.

GO PIM PIM!!

Jexy
09-14-2004, 12:23 AM
why do they have two? :( it just confuses people :confused:

KayTang999
09-14-2004, 12:26 AM
The race is for the Master Cup at the end of the year, in which only top 8 and/or grand slams winners who remain in top 20 can enter.

The entry is the world ranking.

Sharon
09-14-2004, 01:28 AM
why do they have two? :( it just confuses people :confused:

at the end of the year, the two are the same i think, so is boils down to the final weeks with the masters race one :) i found that out last year when i got all confused :p

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-14-2004, 01:43 AM
entry race is for seeding the players for tournaments, and to tell who to give a direct entry into the tournament. if they're not high enough, they have to qualify.

Aleksa's Laydee
10-04-2004, 04:01 PM
PIM PIM IS NOW #14 IN THE WORLD

Björki
10-04-2004, 04:56 PM
soon 10 :D

Kristen
10-04-2004, 05:42 PM
pimpim has lots of points :sad:
If only he could share...just a few... with his oldest compatriot lol ;)

Canuck_Chick
10-04-2004, 11:36 PM
hehehe....nice try ;) :yeah:

Aleksa's Laydee
10-05-2004, 08:39 AM
jonas has a few more now from gettting through the 1st round ;)

Canuck_Chick
10-06-2004, 07:56 PM
jonas has a few more now from gettting through the 1st round ;)
and round two :yeah:

Aleksa's Laydee
10-06-2004, 08:18 PM
and round two :yeah:

yay we want more jonas 'more more more' :dance:

Canuck_Chick
10-06-2004, 08:36 PM
yay we want more jonas 'more more more' :dance:

we can start a chant!!! :)

MissPovaFan
10-06-2004, 08:54 PM
Pim Pim is doing fab at the moment! #14 in the World now! If he can win Lyon then I reckon he may have a shot at #10!

Sharon
10-06-2004, 10:29 PM
if he does win here or does really well, hes got a REALLY good chance to be 11... dunno bout 10 cuz thats nalbandian and hes still in his tournment... darn it lol

Aleksa's Laydee
10-07-2004, 03:42 PM
if he does win here or does really well, hes got a REALLY good chance to be 11... dunno bout 10 cuz thats nalbandian and hes still in his tournment... darn it lol

Nalbys out :woohoo: go win lyon pim pim

Jexy
10-07-2004, 09:55 PM
lol.. I hope he does well... Björkfish! I learned where Lyon is!! finally! :p

ahh..love tennis,... it teaches me geography :lol:

Aleksa's Laydee
10-08-2004, 07:42 AM
Can ya let me know where in france it is....for future reference :lol:

Jexy
10-08-2004, 01:39 PM
LOL...ya.. it's in the East South... but closer to the centre, then to the border or the sea.

Pina
10-09-2004, 03:25 AM
I hope he will make himself in top 10 at the end of this year. Do you think it's possible?
BTW, what's his next tournment?

Jexy
10-09-2004, 05:38 PM
Moscow in mother Russia hehehe

Aleksa's Laydee
10-09-2004, 06:38 PM
LOL

hmmm i reckon it could scrap #10...that would be FAB!!!

Sharon
10-09-2004, 10:53 PM
seeing as there are TWO more TMS (madrid n paris) im thinking he has a good chance of gettin top 10 by the end of this year :) :woohoo:

KayTang999
10-18-2004, 05:27 AM
He is at #11 now!!! I think he will make it to #10 by the end of the year!!!

li'l red
10-18-2004, 06:01 AM
good jop pimpim!!! #11!!! :woohoo:

though i kinda felt bad for juanqui...
he dropped 20 places to #33...:sad:

Sharon
10-18-2004, 09:51 PM
good jop pimpim!!! #11!!! :woohoo:

though i kinda felt bad for juanqui...
he dropped 20 places to #33...:sad:

:woohoo: with a good result here, he's gonna be in the top 10!!!

on the other hand... :sobbing: juanqui... next year... he'll be back again :)

Pina
10-19-2004, 02:58 AM
I'm confused. According to atptennis.com, pimpim is still #13. :confused:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
10-19-2004, 05:34 AM
he's #11 on entry rankings, #13 on the Indesit ATP race.

Jexy
10-19-2004, 06:08 PM
cool... can he still go up?

jmgsdoubsprtnr
10-19-2004, 07:52 PM
i think so... probably... it would be awesome if he was top-ten at the end of the year!!!

Sharon
10-19-2004, 11:20 PM
yeah he actually has a GREAT chance of moving up :) especially if he does well in Madrid ...
COMEON PIM!

Aleksa's Laydee
10-20-2004, 09:29 AM
Goooooo PIM PIM we want you in the masters cup ;););););) :bounce:

Jexy
10-21-2004, 02:53 AM
what does he have to do to get into masters cup.. top 10?

Sharon
10-21-2004, 03:11 AM
well i guess it depends on what safin n agassi do... also how he does in his final tournaments :)

li'l red
10-21-2004, 01:43 PM
awww...i hope to see both marat and pimpim in TMC... is it possible?
hehe.. too much to ask huh?!

Yoav
10-21-2004, 01:51 PM
maybe if some players will withdraw...

Aleksa's Laydee
10-21-2004, 03:32 PM
I think top 8, so with Coria out i guess he has to be #9 and hes in :D

Sharon
10-21-2004, 09:34 PM
hmm but i heard corias playing the masters cup :confused:

Canuck_Chick
10-21-2004, 10:24 PM
as long as Pim Pim plays well things should short themselves out :) (all that technically means that i don't know what ranking he needs to get in...hehehe ;))

Aleksa's Laydee
11-29-2004, 08:57 AM
Hes up to number 11 in the world :banana: :rocker2:

star
11-29-2004, 01:18 PM
:yippee:

He could move to top 10 in Adelaide...... just depending. But, I think he has a good chance to do it after the AO. :)

Canuck_Chick
11-29-2004, 08:33 PM
:woohoo: good job Pim Pim!!

Canuck_Chick
01-31-2005, 04:07 PM
New Rankings (After Aussie Open)
2005 ATP Champions Race:

1 Safin, Marat (RUS) 200
2 Hewitt, Lleyton (AUS) 183
3 Federer, Roger (SUI) 140
4 Roddick, Andy (USA) 90
5 Davydenko, Nikolay (RUS) 73
6 Rochus, Olivier (BEL) 69
7 Johansson, Joachim (SWE) 68
8 Hrbaty, Dominik (SVK) 53
9 Agassi, Andre (USA) 50
9 Gonzalez, Fernando (CHI) 50
9 Nalbandian, David (ARG) 50
12 Dent, Taylor (USA) 47
13 Chela, Juan Ignacio (ARG) 45
14 Nadal, Rafael (ESP) 43
15 Ljubicic, Ivan (CRO) 42
16 Johansson, Thomas (SWE) 39
17 Coria, Guillermo (ARG) 38
18 Moya, Carlos (ESP) 37
19 Baghdatis, Marcos (CYP) 35
19 Lopez, Feliciano (ESP) 35
21 Kohlschreiber, Philipp (GER) 33
21 Stepanek, Radek (CZE) 33
23 Srichaphan, Paradorn (THA) 31
24 Canas, Guillermo (ARG) 30
25 Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo (ESP) 26
25 Zib, Tomas (CZE) 26
27 Minar, Ivo (CZE) 25
28 Costa, Albert (ESP) 24
28 Hernych, Jan (CZE) 24
28 Melzer, Jurgen (AUT) 24
31 Lisnard, Jean-Rene (FRA) 22
32 Beck, Karol (SVK) 21
33 Grosjean, Sebastien (FRA) 19
33 Nieminen, Jarkko (FIN) 19
35 Kim, Kevin (USA) 18
35 Reynolds, Bobby (USA) 18
37 Ferrero, Juan Carlos (ESP) 16
37 Gaudio, Gaston (ARG) 16
37 Mirnyi, Max (BLR) 16
37 Pavel, Andrei (ROM) 16
37 Robredo, Tommy (ESP) 16
42 Ancic, Mario (CRO) 15
42 Henman, Tim (GBR) 15
42 Tabara, Michal (CZE) 15
42 Verdasco, Fernando (ESP) 15
46 Rusedski, Greg (GBR) 13
46 Santoro, Fabrice (FRA) 13
48 Monfils, Gael (FRA) 12
49 Andreev, Igor (RUS) 11
49 Calleri, Agustin (ARG) 11
49 Tipsarevic, Janko (SCG) 11

:woohoo: Lucky #7!

Canuck_Chick
01-31-2005, 04:15 PM
New Rankings (After Aussie Open)
2005 ATP Entry Ranking:

1 Federer, Roger (SUI ) 5975
2 Hewitt, Lleyton (AUS ) 4140
3 Roddick, Andy (USA ) 3855
4 Safin, Marat (RUS ) 3360
5 Coria, Guillermo (ARG ) 2570
6 Moya, Carlos (ESP ) 2480
7 Henman, Tim (GBR ) 2360
8 Gaudio, Gaston (ARG ) 1960
9 Nalbandian, David (ARG ) 1945
10 Agassi, Andre (USA ) 1900
11 Johansson, Joachim (SWE ) 1820
12 Canas, Guillermo (ARG ) 1559
13 Robredo, Tommy (ESP ) 1500
14 Gonzalez, Fernando (CHI ) 1405
15 Davydenko, Nikolay (RUS ) 1385
16 Youzhny, Mikhail (RUS ) 1370
17 Haas, Tommy (GER ) 1365
18 Massu, Nicolas (CHI ) 1350
19 Hrbaty, Dominik (SVK ) 1311
20 Lopez, Feliciano (ESP ) 1290
21 Spadea, Vincent (USA ) 1270
22 Chela, Juan Ignacio (ARG ) 1245
23 Kiefer, Nicolas (GER ) 1240
24 Ljubicic, Ivan (CRO ) 1235
25 Pavel, Andrei (ROM ) 1210
26 Johansson, Thomas (SWE ) 1158
27 Grosjean, Sebastien (FRA ) 1155
28 Novak, Jiri (CZE ) 1105
29 Ancic, Mario (CRO ) 1046
30 Stepanek, Radek (CZE ) 1040
31 Srichaphan, Paradorn (THA ) 1015
32 Dent, Taylor (USA ) 1015
33 Fish, Mardy (USA ) 965
34 Melzer, Jurgen (AUT ) 955
35 Verdasco, Fernando (ESP ) 953
36 Horna, Luis (PER ) 925
37 Soderling, Robin (SWE ) 920
38 Schuettler, Rainer (GER ) 915
39 Rochus, Olivier (BEL ) 895
40 Beck, Karol (SVK ) 892
41 Mayer, Florian (GER ) 885
42 Mirnyi, Max (BLR ) 850
43 Volandri, Filippo (ITA ) 850
44 Rusedski, Greg (GBR ) 835
45 Berdych, Tomas (CZE ) 818
46 Malisse, Xavier (BEL ) 808
47 Nadal, Rafael (ESP ) 790
48 Andreev, Igor (RUS ) 786
49 Zabaleta, Mariano (ARG ) 770
50 Llodra, Michael (FRA ) 770

Aleksa's Laydee
01-31-2005, 04:46 PM
81 points of being #10 in the world!!! :woohoo:

Sommarsverige
01-31-2005, 08:09 PM
Pim Pim :bounce:

Leonandy
02-05-2005, 12:18 AM
Good Job!!!

Lucia
02-05-2005, 10:10 AM
*WHOOOHOOO!!!!* :bigclap: everyone get up and dance around your seat!!! *dancing* :woohoo:

Lucia
02-06-2005, 02:01 PM
:banana:

star
02-06-2005, 04:30 PM
If he plays well these next two months, I think he has a chance to move into the top ten at least after RG and possibly before. My guess is that Gaudio will lose a lot of points at RG and if Pim Pim defends all his points Gaudio will tumble past him. Of course, if Pim Pim stays healthy, he can gain lots of points at IW and Miami.

I'm just worried he is playing TOO much now.

Pina
02-07-2005, 05:56 AM
how many points he will get if he wins Marseille?

Sharon
02-13-2005, 10:53 PM
PIMPIM IS NOW IN THE TOP 10 with the win in Marseille!!!!! :banana: :worship: :bigclap:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-14-2005, 03:46 AM
YAY pim pim!!! great job! :worship:

Aleksa's Laydee
02-14-2005, 09:50 AM
TOP 10 :eek: :eek: TIME FOR A PARTY!!!

crazzzy_grrl
02-14-2005, 11:00 AM
TOP 10 :eek: :eek: TIME FOR A PARTY!!!

:aparty: Its great news. Number 9!!!!!!!!!!! How exciting :woohoo:

Definally party time

mfpravia
02-14-2005, 11:22 AM
:aparty: Congratulations to Pimpim, he works really hard, he deserve it
Wheres the party at? :lol:
Flo

Canuck_Chick
02-14-2005, 01:44 PM
2005 ATP Champions Race
As of Monday, 2/14/2005

1 Safin, Marat (RUS) 200
2 Hewitt, Lleyton (AUS) 183
3 Federer, Roger (SUI) 140
4 Roddick, Andy (USA) 125
5 Johansson, Joachim (SWE) 108
6 Gaudio, Gaston (ARG) 86
7 Ljubicic, Ivan (CRO) 85
8 Davydenko, Nikolay (RUS) 74
8 Gonzalez, Fernando (CHI) 74
10 Rochus, Olivier (BEL) 69
11 Agassi, Andre (USA) 58
11 Stepanek, Radek (CZE) 58
13 Dent, Taylor (USA) 57
14 Hrbaty, Dominik (SVK) 54
15 Lopez, Feliciano (ESP) 53
15 Nalbandian, David (ARG) 53
17 Nadal, Rafael (ESP) 51
18 Chela, Juan Ignacio (ARG) 46
19 Moya, Carlos (ESP) 45
20 Malisse, Xavier (BEL) 43
21 Johansson, Thomas (SWE) 40
22 Beck, Karol (SVK) 39
22 Coria, Guillermo (ARG) 39
22 Melzer, Jurgen (AUT) 39
22 Mirnyi, Max (BLR) 39
26 Kohlschreiber, Philipp (GER) 37
26 Soderling, Robin (SWE) 37
28 Ancic, Mario (CRO) 36
29 Baghdatis, Marcos (CYP) 35
30 Canas, Guillermo (ARG) 33
31 Acasuso, Jose (ARG) 32
31 Saulnier, Cyril (FRA) 32
31 Srichaphan, Paradorn (THA) 32
34 Zib, Tomas (CZE) 31
35 Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo (ESP) 30
36 Kim, Kevin (USA) 29
37 Puerta, Mariano (ARG) 27
37 Spadea, Vincent (USA) 27
39 Costa, Albert (ESP) 25
39 Hernych, Jan (CZE) 25
39 Minar, Ivo (CZE) 25
39 Novak, Jiri (CZE) 25
43 Lisnard, Jean-Rene (FRA) 24
44 Haas, Tommy (GER) 22
45 Zabaleta, Mariano (ARG) 21
46 Calleri, Agustin (ARG) 20
46 Martin, Alberto (ESP) 20
48 Ferrer, David (ESP) 19
48 Grosjean, Sebastien (FRA) 19
48 Nieminen, Jarkko (FIN) 19
48 Pavel, Andrei (ROM) 19
48 Reynolds, Bobby (USA) 19
48 Volandri, Filippo (ITA) 19

Canuck_Chick
02-14-2005, 02:48 PM
2005 ATP Entry Ranking:
As of Monday, 2/14/2005

1 Federer, Roger (SUI ) 5975
2 Hewitt, Lleyton (AUS ) 4140
3 Roddick, Andy (USA ) 3855
4 Safin, Marat (RUS ) 3360
5 Coria, Guillermo (ARG ) 2570
6 Moya, Carlos (ESP ) 2480
7 Henman, Tim (GBR ) 2360
8 Gaudio, Gaston (ARG ) 2150
9 Johansson, Joachim (SWE ) 1980
10 Nalbandian, David (ARG ) 1945
11 Agassi, Andre (USA ) 1865
12 Canas, Guillermo (ARG ) 1559
13 Robredo, Tommy (ESP ) 1485
14 Haas, Tommy (GER ) 1385
15 Davydenko, Nikolay (RUS ) 1385
16 Youzhny, Mikhail (RUS ) 1370
17 Gonzalez, Fernando (CHI ) 1350
18 Massu, Nicolas (CHI ) 1350
19 Ljubicic, Ivan (CRO ) 1340
20 Lopez, Feliciano (ESP ) 1330
21 Spadea, Vincent (USA ) 1320
22 Hrbaty, Dominik (SVK ) 1311
23 Chela, Juan Ignacio (ARG ) 1245
24 Kiefer, Nicolas (GER ) 1240
25 Pavel, Andrei (ROM ) 1210
26 Novak, Jiri (CZE ) 1165
27 Grosjean, Sebastien (FRA ) 1155
28 Stepanek, Radek (CZE ) 1135
29 Johansson, Thomas (SWE ) 1088
30 Soderling, Robin (SWE ) 1055
31 Ancic, Mario (CRO ) 1026
32 Dent, Taylor (USA ) 1025
33 Srichaphan, Paradorn (THA ) 1015
34 Melzer, Jurgen (AUT ) 1005
35 Malisse, Xavier (BEL ) 978
36 Verdasco, Fernando (ESP ) 953
37 Horna, Luis (PER ) 925
38 Schuettler, Rainer (GER ) 915
39 Mirnyi, Max (BLR ) 895
40 Rochus, Olivier (BEL ) 895
41 Volandri, Filippo (ITA ) 885
42 Fish, Mardy (USA ) 870
43 Beck, Karol (SVK ) 867
44 Mayer, Florian (GER ) 859
45 Rusedski, Greg (GBR ) 845
46 Berdych, Tomas (CZE ) 828
47 Ferrer, David (ESP ) 795
48 Nadal, Rafael (ESP ) 790
49 Andreev, Igor (RUS ) 786
50 Saulnier, Cyril (FRA ) 779

Aleksa's Laydee
02-14-2005, 03:00 PM
:aparty: Congratulations to Pimpim, he works really hard, he deserve it
Wheres the party at? :lol:
Flo


:worship: the partys in this thread!! :worship:

Joachim would like to make a speech:

:singer: ' I just want to thank my pimsters, the group of special fans that follow me where ever i go and support me 24/7...this year has just been the best, 2 titles and i couldnt do it without knowing they are supporting me...thanks for the folder pimsters ;)' :singer:

:bdaycake: party cake anyone :wavey: :yippee:

*looks out of window* :drive: Here come the other swedes in a mini bus (driven by robin ;)) ready to join in the fun :dance: :aparty:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-14-2005, 03:08 PM
haha, welcome Swedes! :lol:

aww, our baby's finally crossed the threshold into the top ten! may he never look back! he's all grown up now! :sad: :lol:

Sommarsverige
02-14-2005, 07:10 PM
Party time for Pim Pim :banana: :banana:

Sharon
02-14-2005, 09:40 PM
:woohoo: party time!!! :banana: :banana: goo pimpim!!!

:lol: at the speech hahaha... imagine if he comes across this one day :p

sol
02-14-2005, 10:32 PM
Congrats, Joachim! :worship:

http://foxsports.news.com.au/story/0,8659,12240471-23216,00.html

Johansson earns top 10 spot
From correspondents in Marseille
February 14, 2005

SWEDEN's Joachim Johansson, seeded three, won the ATP indoor event in Marseilles this morning (AEDT), beating Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia 7-5 6-4.

It was the in-form Johansson's second title of the year – and his third overall – after his success in Adelaide last month and will push him into the top 10 for the first time.

The final represented a stand-off between two big hitters with Ljubicic – who was suffering from bronchitis – fancying his chances after seeing off the Swede on their two previous meetings.

It proved a balanced affair with the first 10 games going to serve before Johansson finally broke to go 6-5, then serving out for 7-5.

"Up to 5-5 it was like the last times we played, I was feeling comfortable," said Ljubicic.

"But after that he raised his game, with lots of shots in play. That's what made the difference."

The imposing Johansson, who measures 1.88m, broke to go 3-2 up in the second set, a game that proved decisive as he went on to wrap up his win and uphold his record of not dropping his serve here this week.

In all he fired down 19 aces in the final compared to 13 for Ljubicic.

"It's my first title in Europe," said Johansson who will be trying to build on this in Rotterdam this week.

"From 4-3 in the first set, I started to play better and to create more chances.

"At the start I had trouble reading his serve but then I started returning closer to the baseline. I got a lot more balls back in play and put more pressure on him."

Agence France-Presse

Canuck_Chick
02-14-2005, 11:44 PM
:worship: the partys in this thread!! :worship:

Joachim would like to make a speech:

:singer: ' I just want to thank my pimsters, the group of special fans that follow me where ever i go and support me 24/7...this year has just been the best, 2 titles and i couldnt do it without knowing they are supporting me...thanks for the folder pimsters ;)' :singer:

:bdaycake: party cake anyone :wavey: :yippee:

*looks out of window* :drive: Here come the other swedes in a mini bus (driven by robin ;)) ready to join in the fun :dance: :aparty:

:haha:
:aparty:
the cake has a "9" on it! and it's ginormous! that's a good thing cuz i'm hungry!! :toothy:
we also have to have music! :music::music: the band is rocking lol :rocker2:
everyone report to the dance floor :dance:

crazzzy_grrl
02-15-2005, 03:28 AM
*hitting the dance floor*

:dance:

*rockin' out to the funky music*

:rocker:

The karaoke machines come out and Pim Pim's up on stage :singer:

Pina
02-15-2005, 01:33 PM
:haha:
:banana:*Dancing and wondering what will Pimsters do when Pim Pim reaches No.1 * :banana:
:music::music:

thelma
02-15-2005, 05:21 PM
:o OK ;)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/fuzwadd/smileys/b_hula.gif http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/fuzwadd/smileys/b_hair.gif http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/fuzwadd/smileys/bananaguitar.gif http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/fuzwadd/smileys/b_guitar.gif http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/fuzwadd/smileys/b_green.gif http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/fuzwadd/smileys/b_purple.gif http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/fuzwadd/smileys/b_purple.gif http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/fuzwadd/smileys/b_rasta.gif http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/fuzwadd/smileys/b_splits.gif

Aleksa's Laydee
02-15-2005, 06:14 PM
:haha:
:banana:*Dancing and wondering what will Pimsters do when Pim Pim reaches No.1 * :banana:
:music::music:

that party will rock the MOST :rocker2:

Aleksa's Laydee
02-15-2005, 06:17 PM
:haha:
:aparty:
the cake has a "9" on it! and it's ginormous! that's a good thing cuz i'm hungry!! :toothy:
we also have to have music! :music::music: the band is rocking lol :rocker2:
everyone report to the dance floor :dance:

reporting and ready for action :bigwave:

wheres my slice cake :sad: *looks over...TOJO stop eating it all :mad: :lol:*

:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

Iza
02-16-2005, 05:40 AM
is there a party going on here?

Oooh, now lemme bring out that music!
C'mon every1 shake it!
http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/musik/2587.gif

Canuck_Chick
02-16-2005, 08:28 PM
*shaking it like a polaroid picure* :lol: ;)

Sharon
02-16-2005, 09:35 PM
*shaking it like a polaroid picure* :lol: ;)

:haha: :haha: omgosh, i cant even imagine the party we're gonna have when pim's #1 :p

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-16-2005, 11:35 PM
haha, or #8!!! :haha: :aparty:

Aleksa's Laydee
02-17-2005, 10:27 AM
haha, or #8!!! :haha: :aparty:

:haha: WORLD....BEWARE...the pimsters are coming to town :worship: :haha:

crazzzy_grrl
02-21-2005, 03:17 AM
I hate to be a party pooper.... but Pim Pim's dropped back down to #11

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-21-2005, 03:50 AM
:sad: poor pim. good news: he'll get back up there and we can party again! :aparty:

Pina
02-21-2005, 04:56 AM
yea just take a look at the brighter side, we will have another "being the No.9" party!

Poor Pim Pim:hug:

Sharon
02-21-2005, 04:20 PM
aw poor pimmy :hug: he'll be back in the top 10 very soon and we'll party again :lol::p

Aleksa's Laydee
02-21-2005, 08:32 PM
aaww back to 11...lets go pim pim we want another P A R T T T T T Y ;)

Canuck_Chick
02-21-2005, 11:55 PM
ok pimsters, i'll book the dj for 2/3 weeks from now ;) :p

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-22-2005, 01:02 AM
haha, i'll order party supplies/book the caterer!!! who's gonna pick up pim (who has a limo)?? lol

Kristen
02-22-2005, 01:32 AM
haha, i'll order party supplies/book the caterer!!! who's gonna pick up pim (who has a limo)?? lol
I have a bicycle. I can dink him!?
Just in case 'dink' isn't a global word... its when someone sits on the handlebars of your bicycle ;)

And, in case Jaslyn comes along... we could go old-school and give her some rollerblades and a rope to hang onto the back of the bike. God I'm making it hard on myself... pimpim can dink me instead :rolleyes: (How would anyone see past him to watch where they're going!? *I hope I provided everyone with a very strange, funny visual!*

Pina
02-22-2005, 02:27 AM
:haha: You did!

:worship: Pimsters' imagination knows no limit. :worship:

Can we have a costume party next time when he reaches #8?

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-22-2005, 03:40 AM
YES!! visuals are the best!! and if that's too hard on you, maybe you can get a bicycle with the 2 baskets on the back, and pim pim can sit in one, and jas in the other (or maybe söds). OR!!! do you have a basket on the front? then you could "chauffeur" all 3 of them!!! :haha:

http://www.lisawhiteman.com/pictures/fleamkt/bike.jpg

Kristen
02-22-2005, 04:03 AM
Hmm :scratch: I have no baskets... BUT my dad is an engineer... so maybe he could fix up some sort of wagn-attachment to the bike? You know, like the little ones they use in some asian countries!? That would be classy ;) I could stick my little swedish flag at the front of my bike, to show that it's someone important in the back :p

Examples (of course, mine would have to be in the national colours! and it would have a roof):
http://www.fotosearch.com/comp/six/SIX123/018as2.jpg
http://traveling.igw.dk/photos/south_east_asia/thailand/1995_thailand/bicycle.jpg

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-22-2005, 04:33 AM
nevermind kristen your legs can rest! the Swedes can arrive in one of these:
http://www.disneyzone.net/UserPhotos/Surrey%20bike.jpg
:haha:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-22-2005, 04:34 AM
omg, i just realized... it's the right colors too!! YAY!

Kristen
02-22-2005, 05:08 AM
OMG! That's brilliant! :lol:
Besides... Jaslyn, Joachim and Robin would be fitter than me anyway :yeah:
:worship: the colour scheme! :worship:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-22-2005, 05:22 AM
they also have bigger ones that hold up to 8 people, so the whole Swedish armada can pedal their way over to the party!! i don't remember... what's this party for again?

crazzzy_grrl
02-22-2005, 06:22 AM
they also have bigger ones that hold up to 8 people, so the whole Swedish armada can pedal their way over to the party!! i don't remember... what's this party for again?

We need an excuse to party??? ;)

I'm not sure what I can do to help, but Im a dancer so I can be the first out onto the dance floor to get everyone out there. No one likes to be the first out there so I might aswell :D

Sharon
02-22-2005, 09:50 PM
nevermind kristen your legs can rest! the Swedes can arrive in one of these:
http://www.disneyzone.net/UserPhotos/Surrey%20bike.jpg
:haha:

omg.. haha i rode one of those with my family in disney over winterbreak :haha:
they can fit upto 8 people and then add 2 more in the baskets in front (small people... :lol: :p )

Canuck_Chick
02-22-2005, 10:11 PM
nevermind kristen your legs can rest! the Swedes can arrive in one of these:
http://www.disneyzone.net/UserPhotos/Surrey%20bike.jpg
:haha:

:haha::haha:
this way they can have a workout and arrive at the party on time and they can skip the gym that day. lol, we could have a bike like that for each player so it looks like its a parade or something. we can steal some of the city's thunder that way ;) :p

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-22-2005, 10:39 PM
omg.. haha i rode one of those with my family in disney over winterbreak :haha:
they can fit upto 8 people and then add 2 more in the baskets in front (small people... :lol: :p )
when were you down there? i was in Disneyworld over winter break too! i think sometime in January. Where did you stay?

Sharon
02-23-2005, 02:42 AM
when were you down there? i was in Disneyworld over winter break too! i think sometime in January. Where did you stay?

we went on christmas eve to the 28th i think... stayed at the swan and dolphin (it was right by the boardwalk) :)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-23-2005, 04:15 AM
yeah, i know where that is. how was it? i've never been in there!