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*~PIMPIM in Melbourne~*

Iza
01-14-2005, 12:01 AM
He plays Sjeng Schalken in the 1st round. KOM IGEN Joachim!!!!!! Let's hope he's gonna be able to play :bounce: !

Sharon
01-14-2005, 12:35 AM
KOM IGEN PIMPIM!!! he's in agassi and rogers quarter so its gonna be tough...
GOOD LUCK!!! :bounce:

star
01-14-2005, 12:37 AM
:sad: Tough draw.

Canuck_Chick
01-14-2005, 01:08 AM
Roger Federer SUI (1)
vs.
Fabrice Santoro FRA

QUALIFIER
vs.
Jan-Michael Gambill USA

Davide Sanguinetti ITA
vs.
Jarkko Nieminen FIN

Potito Starace ITA
vs.
Paradorn Srichaphan THA (27)

Ivan Ljubicic CRO (22)
vs.
Luis Horna PER

QUALIFIER
vs.
QUALIFIER

Yeu-Tzuoo Wang TPE
vs.
QUALIFIER

Scott Draper AUS
vs.
Tommy Robredo ESP (13)

Joachim Johansson SWE (11)
vs.
Sjeng Schalken NED

Yen-Hsun Lu TPE
vs.
Peter Wessels NED

Sargis Sargsian ARM
vs.
David Sanchez ESP

Paul Baccanello AUS
vs.
Feliciano Lopez ESP (24)

Taylor Dent USA (29)
vs.
QUALIFIER

Michal Tabara CZE
vs.
Thomas Enqvist SWE

QUALIFIER
vs.
Rainer Schuettler GER

QUALIFIER
vs.
Andre Agassi USA (8)

Marat Safin RUS (4)
vs.
QUALIFIER

Ivo Karlovic CRO
vs.
Bohdan Ulihrach CZE

QUALIFIER
vs.
Albert Costa ESP

Oscar Hernandez ESP
vs.
Mario Ancic CRO (28)

Nicolas Kiefer GER (21)
vs.
Olivier Rochus BEL

Robby Ginepri USA
vs.
Gael Monfils FRA

Todd Reid AUS
vs.
Karol Beck SVK

Xavier Malisse BEL
vs.
Tommy Haas GER (16)

Gaston Gaudio ARG (10)
vs.
Justin Gimelstob USA

Juan Monaco ARG
vs.
Mardy Fish USA

QUALIFIER
vs.
QUALIFIER

Robin Soderling SWE
vs.
Dominik Hrbaty SVK (20)

Thomas Johansson SWE (30)
vs.
Peter Luczak AUS

Agustin Calleri ARG
vs.
Max Mirnyi BLR

Kevin Kim USA
vs.
Hyung-Taik Lee KOR

QUALIFIER
vs.
Carlos Moya ESP (5)

Guillermo Coria ARG (6)
vs.
Tomas Berdych CZE

Ricardo Mello BRA
vs.
Alberto Martin ESP

Marc Kimmich AUS
vs.
Mariano Zabaleta ARG

QUALIFIER
vs.
Juan Carlos Ferrero ESP (31)

Fernando Gonzalez CHI (23)
vs.
Jose Acasuso ARG

Lars Burgsmuller GER
vs.
Igor Andreev RUS

Alex Calatrava ESP
vs.
Santiago Ventura ESP

David Ferrer ESP
vs.
David Nalbandian ARG (9)

Mikhail Youzhny RUS (15)
vs.
Jerome Haehnel FRA

Julien Benneteau FRA
vs.
Rafael Nadal ESP

QUALIFIER
vs.
Nicolas Almagro ESP

Olivier Mutis FRA
vs.
Andrei Pavel ROM (17)

Juan Ignacio Chela ARG (25)
vs.
Wayne Arthurs AUS

Paul-Henri Mathieu FRA
vs.
Gregory Carraz FRA

Florian Mayer GER
vs.
James Blake USA

Arnaud Clement FRA
vs.
Lleyton Hewitt AUS (3)

Tim Henman GBR (7)
vs.
Cyril Saulnier FRA

Filippo Volandri ITA
vs.
Victor Hanescu ROM

QUALIFIER
vs.
Albert Montanes ESP

QUALIFIER
vs.
Nikolay Davydenko RUS (26)

Vincent Spadea USA (19)
vs.
Radek Stepanek CZE

Felix Mantilla ESP
vs.
Jan Hernych CZE

Fernando Verdasco ESP
vs.
Gilles Muller LUX

Chris Guccione AUS
vs.
Guillermo Canas ARG (12)

Sebastien Grosjean FRA (14)
vs.
Michael Llodra FRA

QUALIFIER
vs.
Richard Gasquet FRA

Kenneth Carlsen DEN
vs.
Philipp Kohlschreiber GER

Antony Dupuis FRA
vs.
Nicolas Massu CHI (18)

Jurgen Melzer AUT (32)
vs.
Raemon Sluiter NED

Flavio Saretta BRA
vs.
Nathan Healey AUS

Jonas Bjorkman SWE
vs.
Greg Rusedski GBR

Irakli Labadze GEO
vs.
Andy Roddick USA (2)

Canuck_Chick
01-14-2005, 01:09 AM
it's a tough draw for pim pim :(:(...kom igen pim :yeah:

Aleksa's Laydee
01-14-2005, 06:05 AM
Not Sjeng :sad:

Canuck_Chick have you seen Jonas's thats near enough impossible!!

Pina
01-14-2005, 08:32 AM
:mad: Tough draw :mad:
I believe that Pim Pim will beat Federer,but other players? I don't know.
Any news from him? Hopefully he's getting better now. :sad:

Kat!
01-14-2005, 08:49 AM
I hope he's feeling better and can play the AO!!! cos yesterday I was watching Olli v Coria and I sat next to these two guys who work for the ATP... one of them mentioned pimpim and said how he was injured and now don't look too good for the Open... I seriously hope that he doesn't know the whole story and pimpim is actually ok!!!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
01-14-2005, 09:40 AM
oh god...he better be ok!!

Sharon
01-14-2005, 02:48 PM
oh man... PLEASSSEEEE get better pimpim!!! Kom igen!

bjorkfihs, i saw roddicks part of the draw and immediatley thought you wouldnt like what you were gonna see :hug:

Aleksa's Laydee
01-14-2005, 06:28 PM
oh man... PLEASSSEEEE get better pimpim!!! Kom igen!

bjorkfihs, i saw roddicks part of the draw and immediatley thought you wouldnt like what you were gonna see :hug:

i really really REALLY dont :sobbing:

roisin
01-14-2005, 06:30 PM
come on pim pim! hes a legend of course hes gonna beat sjeng! :yeah:

Sommarsverige
01-14-2005, 09:04 PM
I think it looks good for Pim Pim and that he won´t have problems with the injury. There have been some shorter articles in Swedish papers about him
and in these he says that he feels good. The injury is not that worse as Pim Pim first thought, therefore he is in a good mood for the Aussie Open.
Pim Pims coach doesn´t think that the injury will affect Pim Pim in a negative way.

Let´s hope so and KOM IGEN PIM PIM ;)

star
01-14-2005, 11:40 PM
Pim Pim!!!!!

I hope he read our packet. :)

Sharon
01-15-2005, 01:31 AM
I think it looks good for Pim Pim and that he won´t have problems with the injury. There have been some shorter articles in Swedish papers about him
and in these he says that he feels good. The injury is not that worse as Pim Pim first thought, therefore he is in a good mood for the Aussie Open.
Pim Pims coach doesn´t think that the injury will affect Pim Pim in a negative way.

Let´s hope so and KOM IGEN PIM PIM ;)

thankx for the good news!! lets hope it stays this way

Canuck_Chick
01-15-2005, 03:56 AM
Not Sjeng :sad:

Canuck_Chick have you seen Jonas's thats near enough impossible!!

:sad: poor jonas...he's not very lucky with the draws. there's always doubles i guess...sigh :rolleyes:

thanx for the good news, Sommarsverige!! i hope pim pim will be 100% ok and ready to play

jmgsdoubsprtnr
01-15-2005, 04:25 AM
YAY! i hope he doesn't get out of his "groove" of winning!! LETS GO PIM PIM!! :woohoo:

Becool
01-15-2005, 05:22 AM
GO PIMPIM!
Don't worry.. Sjeng is not the same anymore!
Pim Pim will pull thru :)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
01-15-2005, 05:41 AM
just watched the pim def. roddick match and it was awesome!

Aleksa's Laydee
01-15-2005, 09:09 AM
just watched the pim def. roddick match and it was awesome!

omg it is isnt it!! it can make any one feel better except the roddick fans :haha:

Pina
01-15-2005, 10:55 AM
just watched the pim def. roddick match and it was awesome!

and quite amusing.:lol:


Just read a news article says Pim Pim's leg is ok but he has a small problem in his right shoulder, it may affect his serve and forehand..:awww:

Sharon
01-15-2005, 12:42 PM
and quite amusing.:lol:


Just read a news article says Pim Pim's leg is ok but he has a small problem in his right shoulder, it may affect his serve and forehand..:awww:

:eek: did the article say what happened?

:lol: i still love that match, great memories

Aleksa's Laydee
01-15-2005, 05:13 PM
his shoulder...noooooooooooo

Aleksa's Laydee
01-15-2005, 05:35 PM
:mad: Joachim plays tomorrow...

star
01-15-2005, 07:45 PM
This is very disturbing. Pim Pim is having a LOT of nagging injuries for one so young. :(

Pina
01-16-2005, 01:25 AM
yea, he plays too many tournaments and plays too hard. He should learn how to protect himself. :hug: Just take a look at tricky Roger, he almost never gets injury.:o

As for Pim Pim's shoulder, the article doesn't mention how he got the injury. Just says his right shoulder has been painful for 10 days, and it turned out that he has minor injury with infection there.:sad: Hopefully he will be 100% fit in the following two weeks!

tennis mania
01-16-2005, 03:33 AM
i've talk to pim pim and he told me that he's fine... he's looking forward for the aussie open.

crazzzy_grrl
01-16-2005, 03:56 AM
i've talk to pim pim and he told me that he's fine... he's looking forward for the aussie open.

Thats great news :yeah:

The schedule of play is up and he's third up on Margarat Court Arena

Canuck_Chick
01-16-2005, 04:24 AM
i've talk to pim pim and he told me that he's fine... he's looking forward for the aussie open.

thanx for the news..i'm lookin forward to the match
good luck pim pim :yeah:

star
01-16-2005, 04:54 AM
i've talk to pim pim and he told me that he's fine... he's looking forward for the aussie open.

Thanks for the news.

Aleksa's Laydee
01-16-2005, 07:57 AM
hmm..yeah thanks!

Pina
01-16-2005, 09:01 AM
hey, just found this...
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/interactive/tv/20050114.html
AO TV Jaslyn Hewitt and Joachim Johansson Interview
Pim Pim with hat=yummy!

crazzzy_grrl
01-16-2005, 09:10 AM
hey, just found this...
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/interactive/tv/20050114.html
AO TV Jaslyn Hewitt and Joachim Johansson Interview
Pim Pim with hat=yummy!

I'm pretty sure thats the sameinterview we saw on tv here in aus. He looked very good in that interview ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
01-16-2005, 02:35 PM
aaww pim pim!!

I'm not gonna say what i think about them as a couple :tape: :o

roisin
01-16-2005, 03:07 PM
awh i luv the hat backwards look!

Canuck_Chick
01-16-2005, 05:41 PM
:haha: oh yeah, this was "your beautiful boyfriend" interview :)

Sharon
01-16-2005, 10:10 PM
haha thanks :)

Pina
01-17-2005, 12:59 AM
:haha: oh yeah, this was "your beautiful boyfriend" interview :)


and Pim Pim seemed to be very happy about this comment.:lol::lol:

star
01-17-2005, 04:24 AM
Pim Pim is underway now. 1 all :)

Aleksa's Laydee
01-17-2005, 06:08 AM
PIM PIM WON!!! 7-6 6-2 6-3 :woohoo:

cindygermanier
01-17-2005, 10:09 AM
what time is it in Melbourne ???????

crazzzy_grrl
01-17-2005, 10:12 AM
what time is it in Melbourne ???????

Right now it would be 10.15pm

I'm in Perth and we are 3 hrs behind them atm due to daylight savings

Becool
01-17-2005, 02:44 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050117/capt.mel19101170925.australia_tennis_open_mel191.j pg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050117/capt.mel19501170928.australia_tennis_open_mel195.j pg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050117/capt.mel19201170926.australia_tennis_open_mel192.j pg

:bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

Canuck_Chick
01-17-2005, 08:38 PM
:woohoo: nice match to start the aussie open with!!
Peter Wessels is next :yeah: good luck!!

Sharon
01-17-2005, 09:25 PM
:woohoo: nice start to the touney pimpim :yeah:

good luck against wessels!!! KOM IGEN pim!

Ashie_87
01-18-2005, 12:51 AM
Yay!!:woohoo: :yeah: my scoreboard froze at 5-3 in the 3rd so I was frantic for about an hour that something happened on court then I found out it had finished:p

Iza
01-19-2005, 08:24 AM
he plays Wessels right now! it's 6-3 1*-2 for PimPim

Aleksa's Laydee
01-19-2005, 09:33 AM
pim pim won 6-3 7-5 6-4 :D

Aleksa's Laydee
01-19-2005, 09:34 AM
AWWWWWWWWW he was jumping with the swedish supporters...coz they were singing and jumping and he started jumping on the court :hug: aaaaaawwwwww

Kat!
01-19-2005, 10:35 AM
AWWWWWWWWW he was jumping with the swedish supporters...coz they were singing and jumping and he started jumping on the court :hug: aaaaaawwwwww


I saw that!!! that was so cute!! :worship:

Aleksa's Laydee
01-19-2005, 11:02 AM
pics from that match

Björki
01-19-2005, 11:11 AM
AWWWWWWWWW he was jumping with the swedish supporters...coz they were singing and jumping and he started jumping on the court :hug: aaaaaawwwwww
cute!!!!!!! :)

Pina
01-19-2005, 11:11 AM
AWWWWWWWWW he was jumping with the swedish supporters...coz they were singing and jumping and he started jumping on the court :hug: aaaaaawwwwww

OMG I wanna see it so bad!!:hearts:
Our stupid TV stations always focus on top 10 players and Asian ones. :mad: I haven't got any chance to watch either of his game in AO so far . :banghead::banghead:

crazzzy_grrl
01-19-2005, 11:37 AM
Oooohhh... Did they show him on aussie tv??? free to air???

crazzzy_grrl
01-19-2005, 11:41 AM
Joachim powers into third
January 19, 2005

GIVEN the speed with which local players have been eliminated from the Australian Open, fans could do worse than clamber aboard the Joachim Johansson bandwagon after he moved into the third round tonight.

Swede Johansson, whose Australian connection is a romance with Lleyton Hewitt's little sister Jaslyn, swept past Dutchman Peter Wessels 6-3 7-5 6-4.

Hewitt and Victorian Nathan Healey were the only Australian men to qualify for the second round, so fans - not to mention telecaster Channel Seven - are understandably desperate to find a star to hitch their wagon to.

The answer could be the man known as "Pim Pim" due to the mispronunciation of his name by his brother.

The towering No.11 seed will next play Spaniard Feliciano Lopez and remains on track for a quarterfinal meeting with world No.1 Roger Federer.

It was an exciting prospect, as Johansson and Federer were the top two players in the world in 2004 for service games won and break points saved.

Standing at 198cm and with a serve rated on a par with that of Andy Roddick, Johansson is a frightening prospect for the world's best, let alone Wessels, who was playing his first grand slam tournament in three years.

Johansson's aggressive game, spearheaded by a serve topping 220km/h, resulting in 21 aces tonight - and booming forehand simply overwhelmed Wessels.

The 26-year-old Dutchman had not played in a grand slam tournament since Wimbledon in 2001 due to injury, and his first round victory was just the second career win in such a tournament.

He improved 94 ranking places to 110 in the world during 2004 after a solid season on the challenger circuit.

crazzzy_grrl
01-19-2005, 11:49 AM
'PIMM-PIMM' LOOKING JUST ACE

Big-serving Swede Joachim Johansson crushed Peter Wessels in straight sets on Wednesday evening.

Johansson, known as 'Pimm-Pimm', fired down 21 aces in a highly enteraining match that was always fun while it lasted.

Both players were roared on by an army of compatriots, but it was the Swedish contingent doing most of the cheering when their man took the first set 6-3.

Wessels began to find his range in the next, but a single break of serve was enough to give Johansson a two-set advantage.

The 11th seed never looked like throwing that away as he eventually closed out 6-3 7-5 6-4.

Suzi
01-19-2005, 12:46 PM
AWWWWWWWWW he was jumping with the swedish supporters...coz they were singing and jumping and he started jumping on the court :hug: aaaaaawwwwww

How Sweet :hug: well congrats to him! Feliciano Lopez is his next oponent!

Kom Igen! :worship:

thelma
01-19-2005, 12:50 PM
AWWWWWWWWW he was jumping with the swedish supporters...coz they were singing and jumping and he started jumping on the court :hug: aaaaaawwwwww

:hug: :angel:

Go Joachim! :D

star
01-19-2005, 12:52 PM
"Pimm-Pimm" :rolleyes:

Very cute story about Pim jumping on the court. :)

More details would be good. ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
01-19-2005, 12:58 PM
"Pimm-Pimm" :rolleyes:

Very cute story about Pim jumping on the court. :)

More details would be good. ;)

kristen just text me saying she was there...wait for her to come back online and i'm sure she'l tell u about it too

basically all the swedish supporters was jumping and chanting something in swedish and he had packed his racket away went to the tram lines, facing the swedish supporters and was jumping with them with his hand to his ears meaning sing louder i guess :D

there you go star :)

Pina
01-19-2005, 01:45 PM
Like this? :D

http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2005-01/19_577013_1.jpg

Aleksa's Laydee
01-19-2005, 04:45 PM
yep just like that!!

star
01-19-2005, 04:58 PM
:kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

Thanks!!

I still can't really imagine the jumping thing.

Sommarsverige
01-19-2005, 06:29 PM
Pim Pim :bounce:

Sounds funny Pim Pim jumping on the court ;)
Unfortunately German television did not show (as usual) anything of the match, but I could imagine that they were singing "Små grodorna."
This is a childrens song which is very popular at Midsummer (when the Swedes are dancing around the Midsummer tree to this song) and the song is about animals. The first phrase is about a frog and that frogs have no ears and no tales. So you have to point to your ears and back (or tale) and then everyone is jumping ;) It is difficult to explain and this must sound very strange, but so are the Swedes ;)
It is very funny and I remember that Gusten (Magnus Gustafsson) was also doing this dance with the Swedish fans in Australia some years ago.
So everyone who has this match should listen to what the Swedish guys are singing and I am sure Kristen could also tell us!

Canuck_Chick
01-19-2005, 09:07 PM
kristen just text me saying she was there...wait for her to come back online and i'm sure she'l tell u about it too

basically all the swedish supporters was jumping and chanting something in swedish and he had packed his racket away went to the tram lines, facing the swedish supporters and was jumping with them with his hand to his ears meaning sing louder i guess :D

there you go star :)

awww.....how cute. they didn't show it on espn...but they might tonight (hopefully!).

good luck to pim pim vs. feli :yeah:

Sharon
01-19-2005, 09:47 PM
aww thats a cute story!... maybe he'll be on tv one of these days and do it then :)

KOM IGEN PIMPIM! good luck against feli!

Pina
01-20-2005, 01:40 AM
hey guys, just go to
http://www.eurosport.com/home/pages/v4/l0/multimedia_lng0.shtml
and click Melbourne Park Day 3 and you'll see Pim Pim jumping.

Thanks for the story Sommar. how cute is that! :kiss:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
01-20-2005, 03:38 AM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050117/capt.mel19101170925.australia_tennis_open_mel191.j pg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050117/capt.mel19501170928.australia_tennis_open_mel195.j pg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050117/capt.mel19201170926.australia_tennis_open_mel192.j pg

:bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:
pim pim, wearing black during the aus open?!?! is he :cuckoo:??? thanks for the pics!

tennis mania
01-20-2005, 04:46 AM
yup.... pim is wearing black at the aussie open

Aleksa's Laydee
01-20-2005, 07:30 AM
pim pim, wearing black during the aus open?!?! is he :cuckoo:??? thanks for the pics!

exactly what i was thinking :lol:

Aleksa's Laydee
01-20-2005, 07:33 AM
there...thats what he did in that clip :yippee:

Sommarsverige
01-20-2005, 11:47 AM
This article is about how much Pim Pim enjoys the Swedish support in Australia.
Translation will follow this evening ;)


Alla faller för svenskarna

Joachim ”Pim-Pim Johansson dansar och sjunger ”Små grodorna” inför de jublande svenska fansen i Melbourne. ”Det är sällan vi svenskar får uppleva nåt liknande. Det är väldigt kul”, säger svensken efter sin klang- och jubelföreställning efter segermatchen mot holländaren Peter Wessels.

MELBOURNE. Andra sidan jordklotet – men ändå hemmaplan.
Publikstödet lyfter ”Pim-Pim” i Australian Open.
– Det är härligt när 200 svenskar skriker så fort man vinner en boll, säger Joachim Johansson.


Både Joachim Johansson och Thomas Johansson tackade de galna blågula tennisfansen efter sina segermatcher i andra omgången.
Det högljudda stödet från läktarplats ger dem extra kraft i avgörande lägen.

”Tufft för motståndarna”
– Det är tufft för våra motståndare. De vet att när de går ut mot en svensk har de publiken mot sig. Men de tycker ändå att våra fans uppträder sjyst, säger Thomas Johansson och fortsätter:
– Det är bra tryck i Kungliga tennishallen också, hemma i Sverige är tennispubliken väldigt kunnig. Men det här är ändå en helt annan sak. Det är samma känsla som under en fotbolls- eller hockeymatch.
Joachim Johansson instämmer:
– Det är sällan vi svenskar får uppleva nåt liknande – det är bara när vi har bortamatch i Davis Cup, och så här i Melbourne. Det är väldigt kul.
De är de enda svenskarna som är kvar i singelturneringen i Australian Open.
I morgon bitti spelar de tredje omgången – Thomas Johansson mot oseedade amerikanen Kevin Kim och Joachim Johansson mot 23-rankade spanjoren Feliciano Lopez.
Ingen av dem har spelat prickfritt – men ”Pim-Pims” sätt att vinna imponerar ändå.
– Jag har spelat bra på de viktigaste bollarna, det är jag nöjd med, konstaterar han. Men jag kan mycket bättre.

”Greken” har en nyckelroll
Om sin nästa motståndare säger ”Pim-Pim”:
– En av de bästa servarna på touren. Men från baslinjen händer väl inte så jättemycket, så förhoppningsvis kan jag styra spelet.
Han kan i alla fall räkna med fortsatt stöd från läktarplats. De svenska spelarna försöker göra vad de kan, och delar ut sina fribiljetter till fansen.
Då har ”Greken” en nyckelroll.
– Han kallas så, killen som är ledare för de svenska supportrarna. Vi ger alla biljetter till honom, förklarar Thomas Johansson.
Helst skulle han vilja gå ett steg längre i sin flirt med publiken. Fast frågan är om Svenska tennisförbundets budget tillåter det:
– Det hade varit kul att flyga in alla de här killarna och tjejerna till en Davis Cup-match någon gång.

Sommarsverige
01-20-2005, 08:01 PM
Here´s the translation:

Everyone likes the Swedish supporters

Pim Pim dances and sings "Små grodorna" in front of the happy Swedish crowd in Melbourne. "It is seldom we Swedes can experience something that fantastic, it is so great," Pim Pim says after winning the match against Wessels.
The other side of the earth - but nevertheless home match.
The support of the Swedes means a lot to Pim Pim. "It is fantastic when 200 Swedish fans are shouting every time I win a point."

Both Pim Pim and Thomas thanked the fans a lot after their matches.
"It is difficult for our opponents. They know that the crowd is against them when they have to play a Swedish guy. But everyone thinks our fans are very fair," says Thomas Johansson and continues: "Also in Stockholm we have a great support, the spectators in Sweden know a lot about tennis. But though it is totally different here in Australia, the atmosphere is more like at a soccer- or hockeymatch." And Pim Pim says the same:"It is seldom we Swedes can experience this. Maybe at an abroad match in Davis Cup and here in Melbourne. It is just so great."

Tomorrow morning Pim Pim plays against Feliciano Lopez. Pim Pim has not played fantastic the last matches, but he has won his matches:"I have played good in the important points, I am satisfied with this. But I can play much better."

Pim Pims words about his next opponent:"He is one of the best servers on the tour, but not that good from the baseline, so I hope I can dominate the match." Pim Pim can at least count in the support from the crowd. The Swedish players do what they can and give free tickets to the fans. There has "the Greece" an important roll. "That´s his name, he is the leader for the Swedish supporters and we give our tickets to him," says Thomas Johansson.
Thomas Johansson would like one thought:"It would be so cool to fly in all these boys and girls to a Davis Cup match some time."

Canuck_Chick
01-20-2005, 08:07 PM
thanks for the article sommar :hug:
how nice of the johanssons to give away some tickets :)

here's a part of lleyton's interview after his match agains blake. they asked him about pim pim:

Q. What do you say about Joachim Johansson's achievements last year?
LLEYTON HEWITT: Last year?

Q. Yes.
LLEYTON HEWITT: He had a great last year. Obviously at the start of the year, he, you know, lost in qualifying in Adelaide. Then he's gone on to finish 11 or 12 in the world, so he's had an amazing year.
He's always had the potential, though. He's got amazing firepower. It was pretty much just a matter of time before he matured as a player, I think. He's dangerous on all surfaces and, you know, as we saw at the US Open, beating Andy Roddick in five sets in a quarterfinal at the US Open is not an easy thing to do.
You know, he'll be around for a while.

Q. Do you think you had any impact on him?
LLEYTON HEWITT: I don't know. Probably copying me with a few things, but I don't know (smiling).

Sommarsverige
01-20-2005, 08:32 PM
Thanks for posting this, Canuck!

My video is ready and taped for Pim Pims match, so hoping they will broadcast something of the match, a Pim Pim dance after the match would be great:-) (the real smilies are not working for me right now..)

Kom igen Pim Pim!

Ashie_87
01-20-2005, 09:35 PM
He's up 4th on Vodafone arena so they MIGHT show him on tv:woohoo:
Good Luck Pim Pim:yeah:

star
01-21-2005, 12:45 AM
Thanks for that explanation of the song! :)

Aleksa's Laydee
01-21-2005, 08:47 AM
hes on tv!!! but hes losing :eek:

Aleksa's Laydee
01-21-2005, 08:48 AM
2-1 down...to the girl....noooooooooo

Aleksa's Laydee
01-21-2005, 08:50 AM
aaaw thats cute of them!!

crazzzy_grrl
01-21-2005, 09:28 AM
He's down 2 sets to 1, and 5 all in the 4th. Come on Pim Pim

Björki
01-21-2005, 09:29 AM
He drives me crazy :smash:

Aleksa's Laydee
01-21-2005, 09:41 AM
took the 4th set 7-6 KOM IGEN :woohoo:

Aleksa's Laydee
01-21-2005, 09:51 AM
keep going pim pim :D

Toppu
01-21-2005, 10:09 AM
3-3 in the final set ?

crazzzy_grrl
01-21-2005, 10:12 AM
C'mon Pim Pim. I really want him to have the chance to play Agassi. That would be a massive match for him

skeiji
01-21-2005, 10:13 AM
4-4now!

Toppu
01-21-2005, 10:16 AM
I hate the final set. It's hard-breaking and there is no tie-break.

skeiji
01-21-2005, 10:19 AM
pimpim's 1st serve% is so bad in the final set.

crazzzy_grrl
01-21-2005, 10:21 AM
I'm getting nervous. I really really really want him to win this

skeiji
01-21-2005, 10:25 AM
i hate this set,too!!!

Toppu
01-21-2005, 10:31 AM
OMG!!

Ashie_87
01-21-2005, 10:31 AM
This is far from funny....and could potentially go on forever:awww:

Danni
01-21-2005, 10:35 AM
shit this is really going down to the wire :eek: ..cmon pim pim :bounce:

crazzzy_grrl
01-21-2005, 10:42 AM
This is far from funny....and could potentially go on forever:awww:

Just as long as it doesn't go on as long as the roddick v el younoi(sp?) game

Björki
01-21-2005, 10:43 AM
I am really going crazy..
Come on Pim Pim.

skeiji
01-21-2005, 10:45 AM
Just as long as it doesn't go on as long as the roddick v el younoi(sp?) game
No.......i hate that !!!!!!
but now........9-10 :mad: :mad: come on!!!! :(

Ashie_87
01-21-2005, 10:48 AM
Just as long as it doesn't go on as long as the roddick v el younoi(sp?) game
that's exactly what I just finished saying to my mum:lol:

skeiji
01-21-2005, 11:04 AM
yeah!!!!13-11!!!!!won it!!

Ashie_87
01-21-2005, 11:05 AM
:woohoo: :yippee: :bounce: :dance: :clap2:
and now he can go have a sleep:yawn:

Björki
01-21-2005, 11:06 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
Pim Pim :kiss:

I am so happy he won. Next Agassi.

Aleksa's Laydee
01-21-2005, 11:06 AM
13-11 OMG!!!!!! well done to him for winning...i cant wait to watch it when i get home :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D :woohoo: :hug: well done pim pim!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
01-21-2005, 11:07 AM
Agassi :eek:
take him out pim pim :yeah:

crazzzy_grrl
01-21-2005, 11:07 AM
:woohoo:

I'm sooooo happy

:dance: :yippee: :dance:

skeiji
01-21-2005, 11:13 AM
i can watch his match again :bounce: :hug: :hug:

Toppu
01-21-2005, 11:14 AM
OMG

HE did not disappoint us.

Come ON .. U can beat Steffi's man.

Aleksa's Laydee
01-21-2005, 11:15 AM
this is a cause for a CELEBRATION

:aparty: :aparty: :aparty: :singer: :aparty: :aparty: :aparty: :aparty: :aparty: :banana: :banana: :banana: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Pina
01-21-2005, 11:19 AM
:aparty: :aparty: :aparty:
well done Pim Pim!!!

You just made my day :kiss:


Hopefully he'll get some good rest and beat Agassi!! :worship:

star
01-21-2005, 11:34 AM
ohmygosh!! This must be why I woke up early and couldn't go back to sleep. ;)

Sharon
01-21-2005, 11:39 AM
:woohoo: pimpiM!!! :bounce: if they dont show part of this on tv, they'll def. show him against agassi :D
you can do it pimpim :yeah:

star
01-21-2005, 11:53 AM
Wow. Look at these match facts.


Johansson served 38 aces, Lopez 34

Johansson put 63% of his first serves into play, Lopez 60%

Johansson won 75% of points on his first serve, Lopez 78%

Johansson hit 99 winners, Lopez 76

Johansson won 200 points, Lopez 199

Johansson made 67 unforced errors, Lopez 32

Johansson converted 3 of 14 break point chances, Lopez 3 of 13

Pina
01-21-2005, 12:20 PM
wow what a close match!! :eek:
To be honest I almost had a heart attck during the match.

but you can't count mental strength by numbers, and this happens to be the factor of PimPim's victory today. :worship:

thelma
01-21-2005, 12:22 PM
Go PimPim :yeah: :banana:

Well done! :D

crazzzy_grrl
01-21-2005, 12:32 PM
Open-Joachim Johansson edges Lopez in epic five-setter
Fri Jan 21, 2005 12:19 PM GMT
By Simon Cambers

MELBOURNE, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Eleventh seed Joachim Johansson outslugged Feliciano Lopez in an epic battle at the Australian Open on Friday, edging out the Spaniard 6-3 3-6 5-7 7-6 13-11 to reach the fourth round for the first time.

In a match containing 72 aces, the deciding set alone lasted 84 minutes but after Lopez double-faulted in the 23rd game, the Swede held his nerve to serve out for a place in the last 16 against four-times champion Andre Agassi.

Johansson, who reached the semi-finals at the U.S. Open last year, banged down 38 aces to Lopez's 34, and after the first four sets were shared, it came down to a battle of nerves.

Neither man made much impression on the other's serve until 11-11, when, having saved four break points with some courageous hitting, 24th seed Lopez double-faulted to hand the Swede the vital advantage.

Johansson made no mistake as he completed victory with an ace to win in just under four hours.

crazzzy_grrl
01-21-2005, 12:32 PM
Johansson stuns Lopez in thriller


Joachim Johansson put in a magnificent battling display to see off Feliciano Lopez in five epic sets at the Australian Open.
The Swede, seeded 11th, looked on his way out as he struggled with a leg injury in the final set.

Lopez was two points from victory at one stage but Johansson kept firing down huge serves to keep the 24th seeded Spaniard at bay.

And it was Lopez who cracked, Johansson winning 6-3 3-6 5-7 7-6 (7-2) 13-11.

With Johansson needing treatment on his leg in the fifth set, the Swede simply went for outright winners wherever possible.

And with the vociferous support of a large Swedish contingent, he held on to set up a meeting with Andre Agassi.

crazzzy_grrl
01-21-2005, 12:33 PM
JOHANSSON SURVIVES EPIC

Joachim Johansson hobbled his way through an epic battle of the big servers on Friday at the Australian Open.

The powerful Swede, seeded 11, won a four-hour encounter against Feliciano Lopez 6-3 3-6 5-7 7-6 (7/2) 13-11.

Troubled throughout the final set by a thigh strain, Johansson was on several occasions just a couple of points from defeat.

However, each time he held his nerve and eventually Lopez cracked.

The Spaniard, who had survived two break points in the very first game of the fifth set, saved four more in the 23rd game before Johansson finally took his chance on the fifth.

Having not forced a break point in the entire final set, it was no surprise that Lopez was unable to retrieve the situation and Johansson completed victory with his 38th ace of the match.

Earlier Johansson, who providing he recovers from his thigh problem will next face Andre Agassi, had fought back from two sets to one down to stay alive.

Björki
01-21-2005, 12:34 PM
few pics from his match against Lopez.
I love the last one :)

Aleksa's Laydee
01-21-2005, 12:46 PM
great pics...and great ones on getty :D

Aleksa's Laydee
01-21-2005, 12:52 PM
http://tinypic.com/1euhqg

Aleksa's Laydee
01-21-2005, 12:54 PM
http://tinypic.com/1euhw6

Pina
01-21-2005, 12:56 PM
here's a bigger one björkfish ;)

Sommarsverige
01-21-2005, 01:01 PM
OMG, what a match!
I was following the score at work and almost got a heart attack :(
When Pim Pim was down 1:2 sets, I was almost sure that he will loose.
But so happy that he has finally taken home the match :yippee: :yippee:

Pim Pim :bigclap:

Iza
01-21-2005, 02:17 PM
good job PimPim! :banana:
Tho I'm sad 4 Feli :tears:
I just hope he'll beat Andre!!!!

Canuck_Chick
01-21-2005, 08:56 PM
omfg!! :bigclap: PIM PIM :bigclap: he played with sooo much heart and guts :worship:
the two johanssons had me soooo scared...i almost got a heart attack lol
i hope pim pim rests well now so he can beat andre!! they'll definately show this one on ESPN so i'll be watching it even if its at 4 am :)
:woohoo:

Canuck_Chick
01-21-2005, 08:58 PM
go here to watch an interview with Wilander and his thoughts of the pim pim-feli match...

http://www.eurosport.com/home/pages/v4/l0/s57/e7184/multimedia_lng0_spo57_evt7184.shtml

Canuck_Chick
01-21-2005, 09:09 PM
here's a part of andre's interview:

Q. What do you say about playing Joachim Johansson in the next round?
ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, well, that's not going to be easy. I mean, I've seen his game. I've admired it from a distance many times. Quite powerful. Never playing somebody before, it's hard to know how their game feels and how your game matches.
But I know there's not a whole lot of room to make mistakes out there. If you don't hit it aggressively enough, he's quite powerful, so...

Q. How does it suit you playing a big server like him?
ANDRE AGASSI: Well, I never like playing big servers. I like playing people that hit the ball very soft all the time (laughter). I don't care if they're serving or playing a forehand or backhand, the softer the better as far as I'm concerned.
You know, he's a guy, he throws the ball up, there's a few guys out there that, when they go for their shot, there's nothing you can do about it. You just hope that you can make them do it over and over again and do it in pressure situations and take your chances when you do get them.

Q. Does it make you feel better knowing he went 13 11 in the fifth today?
ANDRE AGASSI: Tennis can be a very cruel and sometimes arguably unfair sport. But in the spirit of competition, you've got to deal with what's thrown at you. I can honestly say I'm glad I didn't go 13 11 in the fifth.

Q. What would be the key in that game, do you think, on Sunday?
ANDRE AGASSI: Again, there's a lot of sort of guesswork involved when you never played somebody. Really, there is. But he has one of the biggest serves and biggest forehands in the game. I mean, there's no question about that. I don't have a good sense for his movement. I don't have a good sense for his backhand. I don't have a good sense for his volleys. I don't have a good sense if he likes the ball up high or he likes the ball low. I have to sort of assess from what I see and then be able to make adjustments.
Hopefully I can give him a few things to worry about, too, and we can call it even

roisin
01-21-2005, 09:35 PM
awh what a match today! :woohoo: pim pim! LEDGE!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
01-21-2005, 10:35 PM
whoa pim pim!!! good luck vs. agassi! get some rest!!!!

GO PIM PIM!!!!

crazzzy_grrl
01-22-2005, 07:08 AM
Agassi fears element of surprise
By Guy Hand
January 22, 2005

FIT, firing and defying his age, Andre Agassi nevertheless admits to being concerned by his Australian Open round 16 opponent tomorrow, Swedish wunderkind Joachim Johansson.

Johansson, 22, is one of a handful of top ranked players that 34-year-old Agassi has never played - leaving him in the dark as to exactly what to expect.

With both a booming serve and world ranking, Johansson is among the rising stars of men's tennis, and Agassi is hoping the element of surprise doesn't spook his chances of winning a fifth Australian title.

"I've seen his game, I've admired it from a distance many times - it's very powerful," Agassi said.

"Never playing somebody before, it's hard to know how your game feels and how your game matches.

"There's a lot of guesswork involved when you haven't played somebody.

"I don't have a good sense for his movement, I don't have a good sense for his backhand, I don't have a good sense for his volleys - whether he likes the ball up high or down low.

"But hopefully I can give him a few things to worry about too and we can call it even."

Johansson broke through in 2004, improving his world ranking more than 100 places to No.11 in the world.

But at the very least, Agassi may be able to call on a fitness edge - Johansson was taken to five sets in an epic four-hour marathon last night before finally sinking Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-3 3-6 5-7 7-6 13-11.

In contrast, Agassi wiped out fellow American Taylor Dent in straight sets in under two hours in a major boost in his campaign for a first grand slam title in two years.

"I'm honestly glad it wasn't me to go 13-11," said Agassi, feeling no ill effects from a hip flexor injury which had threatened to keep him out of the Open.

"I felt really good physically and it's nice to feel that come around now into the second week.

"I feel great. I felt I moved around the court (against Dent) better than I ever have."

As well as the fanatical Swedish presence at Melbourne Park, Johansson is likely to have significant Australian support in his match tomorrow as the boyfriend of Lleyton Hewitt's sister Jaslyn.

crazzzy_grrl
01-22-2005, 07:23 AM
J. Johansson
Friday, January 21, 2005
J. JOHANSSON/F. Lopez
6 3, 3 6, 5 7, 7 6, 13 11
An interview with:
JOACHIM JOHANSSON

THE MODERATOR: First question, please.

Q. In which physical condition are you just now?
JOACHIM JOHANSSON: I haven't really felt too much after the match, but obviously I'm a little bit tired in my legs. But hopefully it's going to be fine.

Q. During that last set you didn't seem to be moving too well. Were the legs hurting?
JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Yeah, I think it looked like it felt for me (smiling). Yeah, I was struggling. Something happened in my right hamstring in the fourth set, but probably it was only that I was fatigued in my muscle. Then I was moving a little bit different, so I got cramps in both legs.

Q. Have you had a match like it before?
JOACHIM JOHANSSON: No, this was only my second five setter and it was a little bit different, this one, compared to the one I played against Roddick in the US Open last year.

Q. It's a bit of an unknown factor as to how you'll recover?
JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Yeah.

Q. How do you think you'll go?
JOACHIM JOHANSSON: No, I think I should be fine. I mean, I played last week in Sydney and then I got injured so I had like five days I didn't hardly do anything. So it feels like maybe I worked my muscles up a little bit today.
But I think they should be fine. I haven't done too much work for the last week and a half, it feels like.

Q. What got you through today?
JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Felt like I was serving well in the fifth. And then, I mean, had one good returning game in the fifth set. I was very lucky to break him there when he ended off with a double fault.

Q. Do you feel like you know Feliciano better now after that?
JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Yeah, I mean, I never played him before. It was a pretty good first match for me against him.

Q. Do you think that your connection to the Hewitt family has endeared the Aussie crowd?
JOACHIM JOHANSSON: I'm not sure. What it felt like with all the Swedish support I had today, maybe that was also the reason.

Q. Do you feel the Australian crowd like getting behind you?
JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Yeah, I felt like they were cheering for me today and in some other matches. I don't know the reason, but it's always nice when a country, a lot of people are supporting you.

Q. What's going to happen if you and Lleyton are in the final?
JOACHIM JOHANSSON: I don't know. You have to ask the crowd about that.

Q. I'm talking about your girlfriend.
JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Oh, you have to ask her about that one.

Q. You got Andre coming up. How do you feel about that? How do you think you'll match up with him?
JOACHIM JOHANSSON: I haven't really been thinking too much about that match yet. I never played him before, so I'll probably have to speak to my coach a little bit what we're going to try to work out for the next match.
The main thing for me is that my body is going to feel good. I know if it feels good, I have a good shot at winning on Sunday.

Q. Is he one of the guys you always wanted to play?
JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Yeah, I mean, he's one of the best players of all times. I'm not sure if you really want to play someone like that, but it's a great opportunity for me before he's going to quit. I mean, you never know how many more years he's going to play for, and I think it's going to be nice to play him.

Pina
01-22-2005, 09:48 AM
thanks for the interview crazzzy :hug:

:bigclap: Go go Pim Pim. :bigclap:

Björki
01-22-2005, 10:27 AM
Rod Laver Arena Start Time 11.00 AM

Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)[5] vs. Vera Douchevina (RUS)
Roger Federer (SUI)[1] vs. Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
<B>Joachim Johansson (SWE)[11] vs. Andre Agassi (USA)[8] </B>

Kom Igen Pim Pim :bounce:

crazzzy_grrl
01-22-2005, 12:15 PM
Thank god he's on centre court. I'll finally get to see an entire match of his. We got to see the end of his last game, but they plays it from 6-5 in the 5th set so not much of it at all

But seeing what I did see I'm amazed he won. He seriously looked like he couldn't move. Showed a good fighting spirit :D

star
01-22-2005, 02:53 PM
:bigclap: PimPim

Thanks for the interview! That was great. :)

cindygermanier
01-22-2005, 03:23 PM
Come one pim-pim

Sharon
01-22-2005, 03:48 PM
thanks for the interviews :hug:
come on pimpiM! i'll def. get to see this on tv sometime :D

Aleksa's Laydee
01-22-2005, 04:30 PM
great interview :D

IM GONNA GET IT LIVE...(i presume but i soooooooooooooooooo better!!!)

Canuck_Chick
01-22-2005, 04:58 PM
thanx for the interview!!!
i'm getting real pumped up for the match now!!! espn better show it....or else lol
:woohoo: KOM IGEN pim pim!!

Sharon
01-22-2005, 05:55 PM
espn said that they'd be showin agassi tonight so it better be true :p

Aleksa's Laydee
01-22-2005, 07:06 PM
so we are both 50/50

eurosport...im 50/50 about...if they put masha on instead im gonna be FUMING :lol:

Iza
01-22-2005, 07:34 PM
if eurosport aren't showing the PimPim match I'm killing them :fiery: :fiery:

Aleksa's Laydee
01-22-2005, 08:36 PM
if eurosport aren't showing the PimPim match I'm killing them :fiery: :fiery:

join the club ;)

Björki
01-22-2005, 09:25 PM
ES sucks :smash:
I wanted Nalb vs Gonzo but got the girls :devil:

Sommarsverige
01-22-2005, 10:04 PM
I am quite sure that they will show Pim Pims match now
that he is playing Agassi.
My only problem right now is that I don´t know when to get up
for the match, but I think 6.30 (German time) will be okay for
the exciting time of the match ;)

I am starting getting very nervous....Kom igen Pim Pim :)

Björki
01-22-2005, 10:08 PM
If Roger trash Marcos 6.30 am could be a bit late?!
I will check at 5 am just in case.

Kom igen Pim Pim :banana:

thelma
01-22-2005, 10:10 PM
C'mon Pim Pim :yeah:

Canuck_Chick
01-22-2005, 10:12 PM
If Roger trash Marcos 6.30 am could be a bit late?!
I will check at 5 am just in case.

Kom igen Pim Pim :banana:
lol, it's tought to figure out what time to get up. it would be easier if he was first :p

Sommarsverige
01-22-2005, 10:13 PM
If Roger trash Marcos 6.30 am could be a bit late?!
I will check at 5 am just in case.

Kom igen Pim Pim :banana:

Yes, could be right, Peggy! I will check at 6 am then,
no chance that the match can already be over then!!!
Meet you all here this night???

crazzzy_grrl
01-23-2005, 12:12 AM
Well its good for me in Australia, I don't have to get up early :D

But hopefully Federer finishes his match quickly so we can see Pim Pim

Aleksa's Laydee
01-23-2005, 05:14 AM
aaw the poor guy is so shattered :sobbing:

7-6 6-7 6-7 *2-4 :sad: :sad:

Aleksa's Laydee
01-23-2005, 05:23 AM
he just set a world record for aces in a match...what an achievement

Aleksa's Laydee
01-23-2005, 05:25 AM
i'm so proud of him...he couldnt walk 2 days ago and to produce this performance is outstanding!

Shame he had to lose (but federers gonna beat andre 6-0 6-0 6-0 ;) i can feel it :lol: )

Pim Pim lost 7-6 6-7 6-7 4-6 :sad: :hug:

Björki
01-23-2005, 05:25 AM
I am sorry he lost but he played a great match.
well done Pim Pim :worship:

Aleksa's Laydee
01-23-2005, 05:27 AM
51 aces
9 doubles faults
96 winners

INCREDIBLE

Ashie_87
01-23-2005, 05:34 AM
:eek: despite the fact he lost, that match was bloody awesome!!:D he did really good!:yeah:

Pina
01-23-2005, 05:35 AM
I"m so sorry for him; it's a very close match....and I'm also so proud for him; he played well today. :kiss:

Next time he'll beat Agassi for sure, when he's 100% fit!!

crazzzy_grrl
01-23-2005, 05:38 AM
:sad:
I'm upset he lost but the experince he will get from this match will be absolutely great for his career

Canuck_Chick
01-23-2005, 05:40 AM
Too bad for the loss :hug::sad:
But on the other hand it was an outstanding effort!! I'm just watching the match now and he really gave it all he had. That's all I can ask for, personally. It was a very tight match...a few points here and there in those tiebreaks and the outcome could have been different.
Great job Pim Pim! I'm sooo proud of his hard work and effort! He played with a lot of guts :worship:...

star
01-23-2005, 05:46 AM
I was so proud of Pim Pim. I think he knew he couldn't stand a match where he had to move a lot and was just blasting knowing that was the only way he could win.

I think he has a lot of room for improvement, but it bodes well for him that he is so brave. :)

Ashie_87
01-23-2005, 05:47 AM
Before the match started they showed an interview with him and they gave him an aussie pop quiz:lol: they asked him when was Australian Day and he said "if you tell me I'll remember it" so the interviewer whispered it and then he said it. Then they asked him if he had an appreciation for cricket, which he does:yeah: and he said he's played a little bit of cricket during the break (bags not playing on the opposing team, we'd get whomped) and then they asked him what they were asking for if they said "Captain Cook for a dog's eye" (ok not even my parents knew that one) and it meant "meat pie":scratch: anyhoo it was funny:p

crazzzy_grrl
01-23-2005, 05:49 AM
Before the match started they showed an interview with him and they gave him an aussie pop quiz:lol: they asked him when was Australian Day and he said "if you tell me I'll remember it" so the interviewer whispered it and then he said it. Then they asked him if he had an appreciation for cricket, which he does:yeah: and he said he's played a little bit of cricket during the break (bags not playing on the opposing team, we'd get whomped) and then they asked him what they were asking for if they said "Captain Cook for a dog's eye" (ok not even my parents knew that one) and it meant "meat pie":scratch: anyhoo it was funny:p

:lol: I saw that too. He had no idea, so swedes... its safe, we haven't turned him aussie just yet ;)

BTW. Did you see the story just before about todd woodbridge. They made doubles into a 'love' story

crazzzy_grrl
01-23-2005, 06:02 AM
Open-Agassi wears down ace machine Johansson
Sun Jan 23, 2005 06:40 AM GMT
By Simon Cambers

MELBOURNE, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Andre Agassi withstood a record 51 aces from Joachim Johansson to beat the in-form Swede 6-7 7-6 7-6 6-4 and reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday.

In high-quality match, 11th seed Johansson smashed 96 winners but was unable to stop Agassi from setting up a mouth-watering last eight showdown with defending champion Roger Federer.

"It was a tough day," Agassi said.

"I was anxious the whole time. It's really tough to find your rhythm against Joachim.

"I had to stay focused and disciplined on my serve and hope that I can convert on the few chances I had."

In bright sunshine and a tricky wind, Agassi lost the first set despite not making a single unforced error.

Recovering from 2-0 down, Johansson produced an astonishing serving display, hitting an ace on the first point of each service game and belting 14 in total, before taking the tiebreak 7-4.

A subtle change of position when receiving helped Agassi get his teeth into the Johansson serve, and when the Swede put a forehand in the net on Agassi's second set point, they were level.

Agassi then snatched the third set, 7-3 in the tiebreak, to move ahead.

After both players traded breaks at the start of the fourth set, the American clinched the vital break in the fifth game on his way to victory.

The previous aces record was held by 1996 Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek of the Netherlands, who served 49 in the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open in 1999

star
01-23-2005, 06:16 AM
Before the match started they showed an interview with him and they gave him an aussie pop quiz:lol: they asked him when was Australian Day and he said "if you tell me I'll remember it" so the interviewer whispered it and then he said it. Then they asked him if he had an appreciation for cricket, which he does:yeah: and he said he's played a little bit of cricket during the break (bags not playing on the opposing team, we'd get whomped) and then they asked him what they were asking for if they said "Captain Cook for a dog's eye" (ok not even my parents knew that one) and it meant "meat pie":scratch: anyhoo it was funny:p

That's so cute and funny. I :inlove: Aussie Pim. :hug:

crazzzy_grrl
01-23-2005, 06:24 AM
That's so cute and funny. I :inlove: Aussie Pim. :hug:

We've dumped 'aussie' Kim and picked up "aussie" Pim :lol:

star
01-23-2005, 06:47 AM
Oh and one more thing I have to get off my chest: If PMac calls Joachim "Juaquin" one more time, I'm gonna wash out his mouth with soap!

margaret_gn
01-23-2005, 07:31 AM
Oh No Pimpim!!!! you're my last hope after all my other guys got beaten!!!

crazzzy_grrl
01-23-2005, 07:35 AM
Q. Did you think you were capable of serving that many aces?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Yeah.

Q. What do you think is so dangerous about your serve?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: I don't know. Actually maybe you have to ask the opponents that question, I think.

Q. How did you feel when you'd known you'd broken the record?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Well, I just heard it then. Yeah, I think it's a nice feeling, but it's nothing I've been thinking about.

Q. Do you think you can do it again?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Yeah, hopefully one day.

Q. How does it make you feel knowing that someone like Andre Agassi is pretty much in awe of you now, respects you even more now considering what you've done?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Yeah, I mean, he's a great player. He's one of the best players of all time. I mean, if he respect me, I think it's a good feeling for me.

Q. During that match you looked so close very many times. How do you sort of look back on it now? How do you feel?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: Yeah, I was close in the second set when I had 4‑3 breakpoint. But, I mean, I don't think I could have played the match much different than I did today. So I'm still happy with the tournament, but I was hoping to go all the way.

Q. Can you put a reason why your serve was working so well today?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: I think it could have even worked better maybe.

But, yeah, I think I hit the spots I wanted to hit a lot of the times. But I think I still can improve my serve a lot.

Q. Do you think you sort of proved something to yourself today the way you took it up to Agassi, given his stature in the game?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: No, I mean, I think every match you play, you can maybe prove something for yourself. Today wasn't any different. I think, for myself, I mean, I could work myself around with him. I tried to play aggressive, so I was dictating the game. That's what I did today.

Q. Do you think it was missed opportunities today?

JOACHIM JOHANSSON: It's always a missed opportunity when you lose a match, I think

crazzzy_grrl
01-23-2005, 07:38 AM
I won't post the agassi interview, but he said quite a few good things about Pim Pim if you all want to read it

http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/interviews/2005-01-23/200501231106467097092.html

Aleksa's Laydee
01-23-2005, 12:11 PM
aaw pim pim

Sharon
01-23-2005, 03:04 PM
Oh and one more thing I have to get off my chest: If PMac calls Joachim "Juaquin" one more time, I'm gonna wash out his mouth with soap!

i know what you mean!!! so annoying... :rolleyes:

great effort by pimpim in the lost :hug: :worship:
none of our commentators really even gave him a chance to win a set.

thelma
01-23-2005, 03:16 PM
awww Pim Pim :sad:

The veneration gap?
At The Open

It's ridiculous. Andre Agassi is 12 years (and two months) older than Joachim Johansson. In his tennis shoes, he stands 18 centimetres shorter.

Anyone happening on the pair tangling in the street would tell Johansson to show his elders more respect, or pick on somebody his own size. They met yesterday on Centre Court.

The statistics suggest a mugging: 51 aces to Johansson; 16 to Agassi; 96 winners to 35. But Agassi won.

He prevailed because there's more to tennis than thumping the ball hard. (Mark Philippoussis, please note.) In addition to all those aces - a record number for a men's singles match - the 22-year-old Swede also sent down nine double-faults to Agassi's four, and committed 66 errors to just 13 by the old man from Las Vegas.

In the end it came down to timing - not just the sweet timing of Agassi's shots, but when he chose to apply the pressure. Put that down to experience.

Agassi's victory earned him a quarter-final tomorrow against defending champion Roger Federer. It may well be the match of the tournament.

:sad:

___________

Agassi survives ace-fest
January 23, 2005

ANDRE AGASSI gave away a 51 point "start", a dozen years and 18 centimetres to Joachim Johansson – and still handed him a beating in their third round Australian Open match at Melbourne Park today.

The 34-year-old American beat Johansson 6-7 (4-7) 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 to set up a quarter-final against world No.1 Roger Federer.

For Agassi, a four-time Australian Open champion, the match came down to weathering the massive Johansson serve, which produced a tour record of 51 aces, bettering the previous mark of 49 set by Richard Krajicek at the 1999 US Open.

For the rest of the match Agassi probed and prodded and made the most of his opponents inevitable mistakes to turn back the force that in the first set seemed certain to overwhelm him.

Agassi's victory over an opponent who at 11 was seeded three places below him, followed the relatively easy progression of defending champion Federer.

The hottest grand slam favourite in the history of the game, Federer met surprising opposition from the unseeded Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus before emerging with a 6-2 6-2 7-6 (7-4) victory.

While Federer's result was always likely, Agassi's survival often seemed less certain.

Johansson, who is 1.98m tall, serves from a height of more than three metres, which turns the geometry of the tennis court decidedly in his favour.

"All I could do was try not to be overwhelmed out there," Agassi said.

As he has done for most of his 19 years in professional tennis, Agassi achieved that ambition better than most.

Johansson began with a 14-ace first set, knocked 16 serves past Agassi in the second and brushed home with nine and 12.

Agassi, however, proved there is more to the game.

"He was living and dying by his shot selection," Agassi said.

"I just had to be careful not to give away points I had control over."

With knowledge that comes from almost two decades of knocking it around the world's tennis courts, Agassi pointed out that on the previous three occasions that the match record for aces had been set, the player who did so had lost.

Agassi said the potency of Johansson's serve came not from its speed, but from the angle he created with his towering height.

"It's a phenomenal weapon," he said.

"He has a lot to look forward to."

So does Agassi when he meets Federer on centre court on Tuesday night.

:sad:

Aleksa's Laydee
01-23-2005, 04:03 PM
i know what you mean!!! so annoying... :rolleyes:

great effort by pimpim in the lost :hug: :worship:
none of our commentators really even gave him a chance to win a set.

mine were so up agassi's bum it was untrue...'super shot, excellent, outstanding, everyone wants him to win, the legend' its like EUGH shut up!!! :rolleyes:

star
01-23-2005, 04:27 PM
Joachim showed them they were wrong. Also there were people on this board who thought Agassi would win comfortably. :ras:

Pim is right to be disappointed in himself. I think he can play better. I'm glad to see that he thinks he can too. :)

AgassiDomination
01-23-2005, 06:09 PM
Whoot, Agassi ICED HIM!!!

Sommarsverige
01-23-2005, 07:32 PM
I think next time Pim Pim will win against Agassi!

Andrew.
01-23-2005, 07:42 PM
PimPim was amazingly impressive yesterday. He's actually got me interested in the men's game again.

Aleksa's Laydee
01-23-2005, 08:25 PM
PimPim was amazingly impressive yesterday. He's actually got me interested in the men's game again.

welcome here :bigwave: are u a member of wtaworld...found in lindsays forum?

Sharon
01-23-2005, 08:59 PM
:bigwave: andrew
the more fans pimpim has the better :)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
01-23-2005, 09:05 PM
Whoot, Agassi ICED HIM!!!
that was inappropriate. enough said.

AgassiDomination
01-23-2005, 09:16 PM
Lol, sorry, okay I give credit for 51 spectacular aces!!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
01-23-2005, 09:36 PM
thank you :) :hug:

star
01-23-2005, 09:49 PM
Lol, sorry, okay I give credit for 51 spectacular aces!!

:ras:

Pina
01-24-2005, 12:01 AM
If Pim Pim had been his 100% yesterday, Agassi wouldn't be the one to face Federer tommorrow.

Why there are so many ppl just nail Pim Pim's aces and UEs? He showed much more that just that! He was brave to play against "one of the best players of all time" with thigh injury, not to mention he wore out in that marathon match. What's even worse? He almost put Agassi down when he had some troubles to move as smoothly and quickly as he used to.

Next time he'll shut some ppl up by his tennis, let's just wait and see.

Canuck_Chick
01-24-2005, 01:41 AM
PimPim was amazingly impressive yesterday. He's actually got me interested in the men's game again.
:wavey: you should come around here more often :p ;)

Jexy
01-24-2005, 02:29 AM
pimpim still new at this being-top-player-in-the-world thing. Give him time... he'll sure improve :)

liptea
01-24-2005, 04:30 AM
Never been here before :wavey:, but here's an entertaining story for you guys:

Today on ESPN, Cliff Drysdale says "They call him Pim Pim? Facing that serve, it's not that sweet-they should call him Bam Bam." HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. :lol:

OK, bye, off to do some homework.

Aleksa's Laydee
01-24-2005, 07:41 AM
Lol, sorry, okay I give credit for 51 spectacular aces!!

good but ya still got bad repped by alot of people i can see :tape:

Björki
01-24-2005, 07:52 AM
I saw Pim Pim on TV. He watched the Lleyton match
with jaslyn. :) Unfortunatly I only saw him one second.

crazzzy_grrl
01-24-2005, 09:10 AM
I saw Pim Pim on TV. He watched the Lleyton match
with jaslyn. :) Unfortunatly I only saw him one second.

Damn.... I was at work. I missed seeing Lleyton's game AND I missed seeing Pim Pim :(

Iza
01-24-2005, 09:28 AM
poor Pim :tears: I was so sad 2 c him lose...but he did a good job and we Pimsters gotta be proud of him :hatoff:

Kristen
01-24-2005, 09:53 AM
I find it strange that someone who's happy Joachim lost, took the time and effort to come into a joachim forum. Kom igen PimPim! You did well ;)

Iza
01-24-2005, 10:09 AM
talkin bout me? :unsure:
cos in that case you're wrong cos I'm not happy at all I verrrry sad :bigcry:

Aleksa's Laydee
01-24-2005, 12:24 PM
talkin bout me? :unsure:
cos in that case you're wrong cos I'm not happy at all I verrrry sad :bigcry:

no no its that agassi fan :)

AgassiDomination
01-24-2005, 04:48 PM
WHOOO Agassi beat PimPim! Suck it up!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
01-24-2005, 04:57 PM
wow. thats all i can say right now.

Sommarsverige
01-24-2005, 07:14 PM
Does anyone here know the tournaments Pim Pim is playing next???

Sharon
01-24-2005, 10:48 PM
wow... thats just uncalled for

Sharon
01-24-2005, 10:50 PM
I saw Pim Pim on TV. He watched the Lleyton match
with jaslyn. :) Unfortunatly I only saw him one second.

on the contrary, espn kept having the cameras focus in on hewitts box during the match and even zoomed in on pimpim like a min. and mentioned the aces again :lol:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
01-24-2005, 11:43 PM
wow, espn finally got something right! :haha:

Canuck_Chick
01-25-2005, 12:40 AM
on the contrary, espn kept having the cameras focus in on hewitts box during the match and even zoomed in on pimpim like a min. and mentioned the aces again :lol:
oooh....yeah. i realy enjoyed THAT coverage ;) :yeah:

Aleksa's Laydee
01-25-2005, 06:23 AM
:sobbing: our tv people didnt :sobbing:

Jexy
01-26-2005, 01:39 AM
oooh....yeah. i realy enjoyed THAT coverage ;) :yeah:

YAYAYA.. totally great :D .. I was watching it too! ... very good skin... shiny ;) ... but one thing I noticed...

when match was over and Hewitt won, the whole 4 or so rows of people got up at one moment and clapped... but JOACHIM took a few seconds to get up, he was the last one infact...

makes you wonder... ;)

crazzzy_grrl
01-26-2005, 02:32 AM
Well Lleytons on tonight, so I'm taping since I'll be out watching fireworks, but *fingers crossed* Pim Pim will be there again so we can see him

Iza
01-26-2005, 12:28 PM
Eurosport was showing him quite a lot during the Rafa-Lleyton match

margaret_gn
01-26-2005, 08:48 PM
I watched lleyton vs nalbandian, and they showed the player's box quite a lot but I only saw jaslyn with the broken wrist with Bec next to her and another guy I don't know on her other side. PimPim wasn't there :( maybe he's gone to whatever tournament he's playing next. btw Jaslyn looked really cute with her braided pigtails :)

Canuck_Chick
01-26-2005, 09:23 PM
YAYAYA.. totally great :D .. I was watching it too! ... very good skin... shiny ;) ... but one thing I noticed...

when match was over and Hewitt won, the whole 4 or so rows of people got up at one moment and clapped... but JOACHIM took a few seconds to get up, he was the last one infact...

makes you wonder... ;)

yeah, he looked quite bored throughout the match lol. maybe he was still disappointed he lost :sad:

I watched lleyton vs nalbandian, and they showed the player's box quite a lot but I only saw jaslyn with the broken wrist with Bec next to her and another guy I don't know on her other side. PimPim wasn't there maybe he's gone to whatever tournament he's playing next. btw Jaslyn looked really cute with her braided pigtails

i don't think pim pim was at that match. i didn't see him either. jaslyn looked :cool:

Ashie_87
01-27-2005, 01:38 AM
I watched lleyton vs nalbandian, and they showed the player's box quite a lot but I only saw jaslyn with the broken wrist with Bec next to her and another guy I don't know on her other side. PimPim wasn't there :( maybe he's gone to whatever tournament he's playing next. btw Jaslyn looked really cute with her braided pigtails :)

the guy sitting next to her was Hayden. that's Lleyton's best mate:)
not a match I would like to watch again though! I thought it would never end!:p