Jarkko Nieminen takes ATP Challenger victory and takes to wife

06-07-2005, 07:49 AM
I know. The title is crap, but that's how the article was, and it's daggy enough that it's appropriate for Jarkko ;)

Finland's tennis No.1 Jarkko Nieminen was knocked out of the French Open in the second round, but he chose not to sit on his hands for the second week of the event. Instead he signed up for an ATP Challenger series tournament in the Czech Republic - and he went on to win it.
Nieminen enjoyed a 6-1, 6-3 straight sets victory in Sunday's final over Czech Ivo Minar . Neither player was among those seeded for the tournament.
Nieminen collected USD 18,000 in prize money, rather less than he won for making it past Andre Agassi in the first round in Paris. He has now won seven Challenger events, but is still waiting for his first victory on the full ATP Tour, despite four appearances as a finalist.

Nieminen will not be taking part in the traditional pre-Wimbledon tournament on the grass of Queens' Club in London this week. He is returning instead to Finland.
There is a sound reason for his decision to skip the Wimbledon warm-up: Nieminen is to marry his fiancée Anu Weckström at the end of this week.

:D Good luck to the happy couple :)

Action Jackson
06-07-2005, 07:51 AM
Congratulations Jarkko and good luck to the couple, please win an ATP title before he retires.

06-07-2005, 07:52 AM
Congrats Jarkko & Anu!! :)

06-07-2005, 08:14 AM
Congratulations to the happy couple :)

06-07-2005, 08:30 AM
Congrats Jarkko & Anu :D They look great together :D

06-07-2005, 08:31 AM
She is very pretty, and Jarkko is one handsome lad himself.
To the happy couple!

06-07-2005, 08:59 AM
Congratulations Jarkko!!!! :hug:

06-07-2005, 09:09 AM
Congrats. :banana:

06-07-2005, 12:12 PM
Awww how cute... congrats to Jarkko and Anu :)

06-07-2005, 12:18 PM
i think Jarko's wife injured her leg before RG. As i recall, he was often accompanied by a woman with a cast on her leg. anyone know more?

06-07-2005, 12:45 PM
well done Jarkko, at least you will have one trophy for the rest of your life...

06-07-2005, 02:19 PM
oh no, Niti will be crushed :p

Anyway, she's very pretty!! Congrats to them and hope they have lifetimes of happiness :)

06-07-2005, 02:30 PM
Anu :drool:

06-07-2005, 03:00 PM
Congrats Jarkko and Anu! :yeah:

06-07-2005, 03:20 PM
Great couple! Great thread! His ranking wasn't good enough for all of the 4 grass events I think, but I don't want to criticize the article now.;)

06-07-2005, 03:26 PM
i think Jarko's wife injured her leg before RG. As i recall, he was often accompanied by a woman with a cast on her leg. anyone know more?

I've never heard about an injury, but I saw some results of the finnish badminton team lately and wondered why she wasn't part of it. So this injury might explain her absence. But sorry that I don't know the answer to your question.

06-07-2005, 05:21 PM
Congrats to Jarkko and Anu! I certainly hope Jarkko can win a title soon!

06-07-2005, 06:00 PM
Jarkko getting married :sad:

06-07-2005, 06:11 PM
Jarkko getting married :sad:
You'll always be "THE OTHER" for him :hug: ;)
Congrats for Jarrko. Where's the "Banging Moon" :devil:

06-07-2005, 07:39 PM
Grats, Jarkko. Impressive clay tourneys, wish him the best w/ Mrs.

06-07-2005, 07:43 PM
Gongrats to OUR Jarkko&Anu! :)