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Björkman Awarded with 2005 ARAG FAIR PLAY TROPHY

05-20-2005, 02:49 AMörkman Awarded with 2005 ARAG FAIR PLAY TROPHY

Jonas Björkman was awarded with the 2005 ARAG Fair Play Trophy during a ceremony at the Staendehaus in Düsseldorf. The trophy was presented to the veteran Swede by Brazilian star Gustavo Kuerten, who has been practicing at the Rochusclub for Roland Garros, and Dr. Paul-Otto Fassbender, Director with ARAG.

Björkman, age 33, was chosen for his great sportsmanship both on and off the court – known to sometime overrule wrong decisions by umpires.

The veteran doubles specialist is playing in Düsseldorf for the ninth time. He was part of the winning Swedish team in 1995. Björkman became the third Swede after Stefan Edberg (1989, 1995) and Magnus Larsson (1994) to win the prestigious trophy, and said he was delighted to join his two countryman on the list: "I'm very proud of being awarded with the ARAG Fair Play Trophy", the father of a two-year-old son said during the "Night of the Champions." Bjorkman even asked all guests to stand up and sing “Happy Birthday” for Frenchman Michael Llodra who celebrated his 25th birthday on May 18th.

Guests at the Staendehaus included ATP Europe Director, Horst Klosterkemper, as well as all the players and captains from the competing teams at the ARAG ATP World Team Championship.

05-20-2005, 04:13 AM
Bjorkman is ONLY 33 years old???!!!
And Llodra 25! ! ! !!!!!
They look too old.

Anyways, congratulations to Jonas!
I've read couple stories about him being such a dedicated sportsman,
so I am sure he thoroughly deserves this award.
Good luck in Paris!

05-20-2005, 08:39 AM
I thought that Jonas was younger than that, oh well he is still out on court winning titles and tournaments.

05-20-2005, 09:01 AM
33 and two months of age :sad: almost. LOL!
Way to go Mr Björkman :yeah:

05-20-2005, 09:22 AM
Congrats Jonas! :)

05-20-2005, 09:08 PM
Jonas :clap2:

Aleksa's Laydee
05-20-2005, 09:13 PM
i love him!!! sexxxxxxxxxxy boy :inlove:

05-21-2005, 09:05 AM
yea, jonas is one of the nicest players i have met so far. he really deserves that trophy! congrats jonas!

05-21-2005, 06:45 PM
congrats to Jonas :clap2:

05-21-2005, 07:11 PM
Congrats Bjorkenstein.

05-21-2005, 10:55 PM
If someone deserves this trophy, then Jonas!!!

Grattis Jonas!

05-21-2005, 11:35 PM
Congrats Jonas :D