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Aphex
08-23-2005, 04:54 PM
From Swedish S-magazine;
The Seven Dwarves of Tennis according to Thomas Johansson:

Dopey-That'd be me, I have to say that. My parents, yes, all my family and relatives have always called me Dopey (Toker in Sw.). When you see pictures of me when I was younger, you see the resemblance looking at my ears. When it became known in public during a DC tie it became my nickname.

Happy- Among the Swedish players, Simon Aspelin is almost always happy. Then there is Federer. You always see him having a smile on his face.

Doc- He's not playing anymore, but I say-although it may sound strange- Jeff Tarango. He's swinging between being a genious and an idiot. We played for the same Bundesliga team for several years and he was very knowledgable in most areas.
Tennisplayers perhaps aren't known to be Einsteins, but he mostly had a sensible set of values. That it changed into craziness on the court is another issue...

Grumpy- Robin Söderling, I have to say. He could reach the sky tenniswise, if only he could comprehend his own talent. He's darn funny as a person, but also negative. It's not only when it comes to tennis. He's Grumpy.

Bashful- There are a couple of guys who tiptoes along the walls. Lars Burgsmüller is one. I don't think I've heard him say anything ever. Victor Hanescu is also like that.

Sleepy- Gaudio by a mile. He sleeps all the time, 24 hours a day. Yes, even when he's playing. He's always tired. When you see him in the locker room he looks like he's straight out of bed.

Sneezy- It's between me and Pim-pim. We both have allergies and competes in who sneezes the most. When I don't take my pills it's bad, mainly when I play in Rome. There they have trees in the stadium area, and during matches, crap gets in on the courts.

Snow White- Thomas hadn't decided who was tennis' Snowwhite when the magazine was to be printed. (SHARAPOOOOOOOOOOOOVA!!! :lol: )

Truc
08-23-2005, 07:11 PM
Thanks for sharing, I love this kind of stories about the tennis circuit with an insider's perspective. Gaudio as Sleepy is just perfect. And his comments about Tarango and Söderling are interesting.

Aleksa's Laydee
08-23-2005, 07:14 PM
Hilarious...great article thanks!!! :D

Saumon
08-23-2005, 07:16 PM
i liked the sleepy and sneezy ones :lol:

oneandonlyhsn
08-23-2005, 07:17 PM
I love ToJo :inlove:

onewoman74
08-23-2005, 07:19 PM
Maybe Gaudio has narcolepsy...lol!!! Can't stay awake!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
08-23-2005, 07:22 PM
I love ToJo :inlove:
ah hes a favourite again is he... :p

*love your av*

Papakori
08-23-2005, 07:42 PM
Aww thanks!

oneandonlyhsn
08-23-2005, 08:13 PM
ah hes a favourite again is he... :p

*love your av*

He is always a fav, just sometimes :o
I love my avatar too, he is the best midfielder next to StevieG in Liverpool, but def better looking than Gerrard no ;)

Mrs. B
08-23-2005, 08:18 PM
:)

lunahielo
08-23-2005, 08:22 PM
neat article~~thanks :)

knight_ley
08-23-2005, 08:25 PM
:haha: Thanks for that!

Sjengster
08-23-2005, 09:17 PM
Weird - I know they're friends and doubles partners, but I always thought it was Chela who "loved to sleep", according to his ATP bio, and not Gaudio. Still, you've got to support a guy who looks like he just got out of bed when he's playing. Koubek, where are you?

Aleksa's Laydee
08-23-2005, 09:58 PM
He is always a fav, just sometimes :o
I love my avatar too, he is the best midfielder next to StevieG in Liverpool, but def better looking than Gerrard no ;)

:drool: hes so much better looking than steven ;)

Kristen
08-23-2005, 11:00 PM
OMG. ToJo talking about Robin, sounds like my lecturer talking about me... That's a bit scary. :drool: Happy :drool:

Carito_90
08-24-2005, 12:14 AM
:lol: :lol: That's quite funny. Thanks for sharing ;)

BlackSilver
08-24-2005, 02:02 AM
Wow, that's real cool stuff. Johansson :worship:

Daniel
08-24-2005, 02:32 AM
:lol:

Action Jackson
08-24-2005, 03:59 AM
Great stuff ToJo and yes Koubek, Acasuso or Gaudio would make a good one.

Well that's the thing Tarango is not a fool intellectually, just slightly mad.

liptea
08-24-2005, 05:44 AM
I have a poster of Thomas on my wall in my dorm. I just kissed him.

SwissMister1
08-24-2005, 11:42 AM
Snow White- Thomas hadn't decided who was tennis' Snowwhite when the magazine was to be printed.

Wilander ;)

alfonsojose
08-24-2005, 12:32 PM
ToJO :hearts: :D

Action Jackson
10-02-2005, 01:38 PM
Wilander ;)

I think it should be Sharapova, though the best Snowwhite is dead Gerulaitis.

Choupi
10-02-2005, 03:42 PM
Wilander ;)
:eek: If Wilander=Snowwhite, I wanna be a dwarf!!!! :bounce:

GlennMirnyi
03-04-2009, 02:14 AM
Nice thread.

Action Jackson
03-04-2009, 02:37 AM
A rarity these days.

Etern
03-04-2009, 08:48 AM
ToJo :worship: He always know how to answer questions without making the answers boring

VolandriFan
03-04-2009, 09:14 AM
Sleepy is too cute :awww:

reggie1
03-04-2009, 10:04 AM
A really good read, thanks for sharing.

cobalt60
03-04-2009, 11:31 AM
A blast from the past. And started by Aphex ;) Funny read.

tjohansson
03-04-2009, 02:46 PM
Johansson > Australian Open Champion.

Unfortunately injuries have plagued his career. won at Stockholm in 04, St Petersburg in 05 and that's about it really.

I have been one of his biggest fans since he beat Leconte in Leconte's last tournament. The AO Win was magical

alfonsojose
03-04-2009, 06:59 PM
ToJO :hearts: :D

Forever :inlove: