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Pim Pim in trouble with his club SALK

Sommarsverige
10-07-2004, 01:25 PM
"De måste förstå mig"
Joachim ”Pim-Pim” Johansson vinner igen.
Men matchen mot sin klubb Salk håller tennisstjärnan på att förlora.
– Det är inte för mycket begärt att spelarna en gång per år ska representera klubben, säger klubbdirektören Ingvar Carlsson.

I går spelade Johansson sin första tävlingsmatch sedan semifinalförlusten i US Open för drygt tre veckor sedan. ”Pim-Pim” hade inga problem med att i första omgången i ATP-turneringen i franska Lyon vinna över argentinaren Juan Monaco med 6–4, 6–3.

Kräver att han spelar
Samtidigt går också ”Pim-Pim” en match i Sverige.

Motståndare: hemmaklubben Salk.

Orsak: den svenska världsstjärnan nobbar att ställa upp under elitserien som spelas 22 november–5 december.
– ”Pim-Pim” började i Salk för drygt tre år sedan och var då rankad drygt 400. Nu är han 14:e i världen. Så något har väl Salk bidragit med, säger klubbdirektören Ingvar Carlsson.
– Vårt krav, och det gäller alla våra spelare, är att de ska delta när det är dags för elitserien.
”Pim-Pim” har svårt att förstå Carlssons ståndpunkt.
– Så som mitt schema ser ut i höst så är jag inte hemma speciellt mycket. Jag ställer upp om jag har en chans, men under elitserien är jag antingen i Luxemburg eller i förhoppningsvis Houston och Masters-slutspelet.
– Jag har min tävlingsplanering, men skulle jag förlora kanske jag kan vara med i några matcher.

Bra svenskdag
Så du är inte sur på Salk?
– Jag räknar med att representera klubben också i fortsättningen.
Även för Jonas Björkman och Robin Söderling går det bra i Lyon. Båda är klara för kvartsfinal.
I Tokyo är Thomas Johansson klar för tredje omgången.


I found this article in Swedish paper "Expressen." It is about that Pim Pim
doesn´t want to play for his Swedish club Salk, because he wants to play other tournaments (like Luxemburg or hopefully Houston) during the period
22 nov to 5 dec. Pim Pim says that when he looses early, of course he will play, but he cannot confirm this right now. Salk thinks that Pim Pim can give something back to his club, when he plays for them during this short period.

We will see, how this ends, but I can really understand Pim Pim! ;) ;)

star
10-07-2004, 02:20 PM
It seems his club is being a little unreasonable to expect him to give up a chance to play in the Masters Cup.

Kristen
10-07-2004, 02:54 PM
hmm... 2 weeks is not a lot of his time... but the timing is bodgy. Very unfortunate... maybe they can make some sort of deal :-/ Poor club. Their other prospects mustn't be very decent if they have to beg pimpim to come back from international glory (well, almost!) to play for his local!

Jexy
10-07-2004, 10:58 PM
but what a boost to his self esteem huh :p

Sommarsverige
11-23-2004, 08:51 PM
And finally Pim Pim played for SALK last weekend,
so I guess everyone is happy now.
SALK played against Uppsala and SALK won with 6:0.
Pim Pim has won against Jon Hedman 6:4, 6:3 and he played doubles
together with Tobias Hildebrand - of course also a win.
By the way, Pim Pim asked the tournament director in Luxemburg if it would be possible that his first match can be on wednesday. As they agreed, he could play his match in "Elitserien."

The rest of the article is about the other matches in the Swedish "Elitserien."



Pim-Pim förde SALK till seger

Det var fullsatt i tennishallen vid Svandammen när Upsala Stud IF tog emot SALK i herrarnas premiäromgång av Elitserien. SALK, ledda av världstolvan Joachim ”Pim-Pim” Johansson, vann matchen med 6-0 och seglar nu upp som en av slutspelskandidaterna.


”Pim-Pim” besegrade Jon Hedman på förstasingeln med 6-4, 6-3 och kvitterade därmed till 1-1 i matcher mot den bollsäkre Uppsalaspelaren.

- Jag var nervös i början, men redan i det första gamet släppte det och sen var det bara kul att spela, berättade Jon, som inte är van av att bli filmad av hela tre TV-team när han spelar sina matcher.

”Pim-Pim” kunde vara med i matchen, eftersom han begärt en onsdagsstart i Luxemburgs stora Challengerturnering, där han ställs mot Metzmästaren Jerome Haehnel. Det är inte var dag som två spelare som vunnit ATP-turneringar under året möter varandra i första omgången i en Challenger.

- För att vara seedad måste man ligga 77:a i världen. Cuten ligger på 153 och det är bara Boca Ratons Challenger som är tuffare under året. Det blir en svår match mot Haehnel, som också besegrade Agassi i Franska öppna, berättade den förstaseedade svensken efter Elitseriematchen.

”Pim-Pim” och Tobias Hildebrand vann sedan även dubbeln över Jon Hedman och Andreas Ehrnwall med 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, efter det att Södertäljesonen avslutat matchen distinkt med en stenhård smash.

- Efter det första setet bytte vi både servesida och retursida, vilket var en vägvinnande taktik, analyserade Hildebrand.

29-årige Hildebrand missade singeln, sedan hans plan från Köpenhamn ställts in på grund av snökaoset. I stället fick elitansvarige Patrik Langvardt hoppa in, vilket den 32-årige dansken gjorde med den äran.

Även i Borås ställde det ymniga snöandet till stora besvär. Helsingborgsspelarna blev kraftigt försenade, vilket gjorde att matchen mot Sandared sköts upp i två timmar. När den väl startade hade Helsingborg inga problem att besegra Sandared och kvintetten Prpic, Hartman, Eleskovic, Steinel-Hansson och Wallmark ordnade en säker 6-0-viktoria.

I den andra poolen vann Malmö Bellevue TK mot GLTK med 4-2, medan Ullevi och Lidköping spelade oavgjort, 3-3. På fjärdesingeln mellan Ullevi och Lidköping vann Anders Järryd generationsmatchen mot Henrik Norfeldt med 7-6, 6-2. Norfeldt är ett kvartssekel yngre än den svenske dubbellegenden.

Aphex
11-23-2004, 08:59 PM
Here's a link for you Pim-pim lovers:
http://svt.se/svt/jsp/Crosslink.jsp?d=21874
then go to Senaste video
Then click on where it says "Pim-pims" gästspel.
Enjoy that big serve ;) :wavey:

If it goes away go to 'Välj avdelning'
Click on 'Video Tennis'

Aphex
11-23-2004, 09:13 PM
There were some stuff about Pim-pim on Sw. TV4 yeaterday as well. Maybe they also will put a video online soon.

Sommarsverige
11-23-2004, 09:23 PM
Thanks so much Aphex!
I missed that one yesterday, so it was great to see!

Aphex
11-23-2004, 09:38 PM
Nope. Nothing on tv4 site.

Jexy
11-23-2004, 10:00 PM
thank you aphex

Canuck_Chick
11-23-2004, 10:21 PM
thanks aphex!! :hug:

gogo_guga
11-24-2004, 12:03 AM
Yay, I actually understood everything Pim said :)
(NOT!)

Ashie_87
11-24-2004, 03:41 AM
Thanks Aphex:hug:

Pina
11-24-2004, 02:52 PM
wow thanks for the video,Aphex! :kiss:
If only I knew what he was talking about.....
BTW, there are more than just one Pimpim videos there!! :bigclap:

How many top 10 players Pim Pim has ever played with? Only two? :rolleyes: If he wants to be a better player, he should play with top players more often.

star
11-24-2004, 03:59 PM
Thanks Aphex. :hatoff:

I enjoyed all those videos. I like hearing the announcers pronounce Pim Pim and Robin. :)

Sommarsverige
11-24-2004, 06:23 PM
Translation of what Pim Pim said will follow ;)

I am just on the way right now...

Pina
11-25-2004, 05:32 AM
Those videos are great!I couldn't help but watching them over and over again. :p
here are some captures from those videos....
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2004-11/25_467024_3.jpg

http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2004-11/25_467055_1.jpg
Love this hat! Yes, I'm lovin' it, lovin' it!! :banana:

http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2004-11/25_467068_1.jpg
Nice skin...what kind of foundation do you use,PimPim? ;)

In the end of this video, I'm a little disappointed to see him just standing there signing autographs without any smile or eye contact or words to his fans...he was nice to his fans right? Don't let the fame change you, Pimpim!

Jexy
11-25-2004, 06:01 PM
LOL Pina! I believe you captured every second of pimpim on those videos ;)

Sharon
11-25-2004, 08:52 PM
:lol: that first pic got me laughing... it looks liek he's thinking " what in the world have i gotten myself into O_O"
i think i;ll use one of these for my avatar :p

Canuck_Chick
11-25-2004, 09:48 PM
hahah...with all those pics from Pina i can make a flipbook :lol:

Aleksa's Laydee
11-25-2004, 10:39 PM
omg thanks pina :kiss: they are fab!!

star
11-26-2004, 04:13 AM
Those videos are great!I couldn't help but watching them over and over again. :p
here are some captures from those videos....
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2004-11/25_467024_3.jpg

http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2004-11/25_467055_1.jpg
Love this hat! Yes, I'm lovin' it, lovin' it!! :banana:

http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2004-11/25_467068_1.jpg
Nice skin...what kind of foundation do you use,PimPim? ;)

In the end of this video, I'm a little disappointed to see him just standing there signing autographs without any smile or eye contact or words to his fans...he was nice to his fans right? Don't let the fame change you, Pimpim!

I think maybe Swedes are used to other Swedes being shy. ;)

And I was thinking the same thing about his skin! It's gorgeous. I just kept looking and looking at it. Maybe it's because I couldn't understand anything he was saying. :lol:

Ashie_87
11-26-2004, 05:06 AM
Great pics! thanks Pina!:hug:
He looks tired :yawn: *mother tone* GO TO BED!:p

Sommarsverige
11-26-2004, 07:35 AM
Thanks Pina, the photos are so unbelievable!
I am not that computer expert, can you please tell me how you can make such photos of a video???
And the translation will still follow, I was not much at home the last days...

Pina
11-26-2004, 11:53 AM
I'm so glad that you guys like those pictures!:dance:

Sommarsverige, I used HyperSnap-DX to capture them. It took me a while to learn how to use it but it's worth the time! :angel: Later on I did capture almost every frame of him. :p

Sharon, love your avatar :D I guess he was trying to tell his coach or someone else that he couldn't keep playing...because of his fever. :sad:

Jexy
11-26-2004, 03:36 PM
SHARON! you're so funny! :p You go girl :haha:

HAHAHAHAHA... yes.. scissors!! :lol:

Sommarsverige
11-28-2004, 07:00 PM
Sorry that it took so long time, but here is finally the translation
of what Pim Pim said in the Swedish interview:

Question: What do you think about Elitserien?
Pim Pim: It is great. I have so many memories nice memories from when I was a child. I watched Elitserien for the first time when I was about 9 or 10 years old and it is great to play now.
We have a lot of support from our fans today and it is great to play.

Q: Why do you only play one match in Elitserien?
P: I have already decided 4 or 5 months ago to play a challenger in Luxemburg. If I had to decide now, I maybe would not play, because I had so many matches the last time, but I have promised to come.
But maybe I will loose early in Luxemburg and then I will come back to play more matches for my club here....(lol)

Q:Thomas Johansson and Jonas Björkman are both not playing Elitserien, because they are in South-Africa to build a sports farm (or something similar) together with the Swedish soccer star Tomas Brolin. What do you think?
P: I can understand them, because the tennis year has been very long for both of them. Jonas played the doubles masters and for Thomas this is the first year after his injury. So I can understand that they want to have some time off....

Jexy
11-29-2004, 12:32 AM
thank you so much Sommarsverige! :hug:

Pina
11-29-2004, 12:40 PM
Thanks a lot Sommarsverige! :hatoff:
Now I finally understand why did he play that challenger in Luxemburg. Even he himself didn't expect that he would become the #12 player in the world bu the end of this year.:music:

Canuck_Chick
11-29-2004, 09:27 PM
Thanks Sommarsverige :hug: