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07-04-2005, 11:03 PM
cool photo! thanks for sharing!

Aleksa's Laydee
07-05-2005, 10:37 AM
1,000 posts in this thread :worship:

My friend sent me 2 pics of Jonas she took at Wimbie...he has a cup in his mouth they are hilarious :haha: hes such a character!!!

07-05-2005, 10:41 AM
Article from Expressen; it says Jonas has persuaded Stephen Huss to play for Sweden in the DC tie against India next september.

Björkman vill ha med Huss till Davis Cup

WIMBLEDON. Jonas Björkman har börjat övertala Wimbledonvinnaren Stephen Huss att spela dubbel för Sverige i Davis Cup.
- Jag har sagt att det är kvalmatch redan i september mot Indien, säger Björkman.

Redan i går kunde Sport-Expressen avslöja att Mats Wilander vill värva Stephen Huss till det svenska Davis Cup-laget och att Huss är intresserad.
Huss skrällvann dubbelfinalen i Wimbledon tillsammans med Wesley Moodie som första duo som tvingats kvala in.

Rankad 101:a
Huss är svensk men har bott i Australien i hela sitt liv. Före Wimbledonsegern var han rankad 101:a i världen.
Så som han spelar nu så skulle han vara ett jättetillskott, säger Jonas Björkman till SPORT-Expressen.
Jag har redan hetsat honom om att han måste börja spela för Sverige, säger Björkman och skrattar.
Björkman förlorade i går sin semifinal i mixdubbeln. Nu väntar Båstad.
Skulle ni funka bra som dubbelpar tror du?
Ja. Men vi spelar båda på backhandsidan, så det är inte helt oproblematiskt. Någon måste tränas att spela på den andra sidan. Men det är ju bara spännande.

07-05-2005, 02:07 PM
:tape: Only if Jonas comes and helps us out... Hmm actually that would be bad :P
Huss has the right hair for it....

07-05-2005, 02:21 PM
A big PFFFT to Gael Monfils, df Jonas 62 62. Focus on singles Jonas... just not on clay ok ;)


Aleksa's Laydee
07-05-2005, 06:16 PM
isnt Huss an Aussie :confused: :confused:

get off the clay jonas!!!

07-06-2005, 02:28 PM
Yeah... I reckon Jonas still has that hunger to win huh? Gooood! F*cking sick and tired of those messages in his guestbook. I wish Lisle would return instead.

It's Max's bday today :) (July 6)

Aleksa's Laydee
07-06-2005, 05:34 PM
Jonas/Joachim (i think its thomas in disguise) defeated Zabaleta/Marcaccio 6-1 6-1

07-06-2005, 06:09 PM
nice win boys!!! :bounce:

07-07-2005, 04:04 PM
hello :wavey: from Copenhagen :) I am here for some hours.
Going back to Sweden later. I watched Jonas and Pim Pim yesterday.
they played well :)

Aleksa's Laydee
07-09-2005, 02:47 PM

Next up Simon :hearts:/Todd!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
07-09-2005, 07:46 PM
Bjorkman looking for No. 5

Jonas Bjorkman and doubles partner Joachim Johansson advanced to the Synsam Swedish Open doubles final by scoring a 7-6(4), 7-6(4) win over topseeded Swedish/Australian duo Simon Aspelin and Todd Perry Saturday.

Bjorkman has captured a total of 40 doubles titles in his career, and his most recent tournament win came at Roland Garros together with Max Mirnyi. The 33-year-old Swede has claimed the Bastad doubles titles four times in the past, with Jan Apell in 1994 and 1995, with Todd Woodbridge in 2002 and with Mahesh Bhupathi last year.

Joachim Johansson plays doubles in Bastad for the third time in his career. In 1998 he teamed up with Marat Safin, and in 2002 he played with Magnus Norman.

Bjorkman and Johansson play doubles for only the second time following the Davis Cup tie against Australia in February 2004. Johansson finds himself in a doubles final of an ATP event for the second time in his career. He and Safin lost to Roger Federer and Yves Allegro in the Halle championship match in June.

Their final opponents, Argentines Jose Acasuso and Sebastian Prieto, reached the final by defeating Juan Monaco and Rafael Nadal 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. The two Argentines play doubles together for the third time this year, and this is the second time they reach the final of an ATP event. In Buenos Aires they were handed a final loss by Frantisek Cerman and Leos Friedl, and in Barcelona they lost to the same duo in the second round.

Acasuso has one doubles title under his belt, Umag in 2004, while Prieto has lifted four doubles trophies in his career, most recently Buenos Aires in 2003.

:D:D:D :woohoo: LETS GO BOYS!!! :yippee:

07-10-2005, 04:15 PM
Congrats to the boys :) And to Jonas for not applying the peroxide (aka SUN) recently. The hair looks great :D

LMAO @ the 2 tiebreaks against Simon! Way to go Swedes ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
07-10-2005, 05:07 PM
Bjorkman claims fifth Bastad title :banana:

Jonas Bjorkman and doubles partner Joachim Johansson captured the 2005 Synsam Swedish Open doubles title breezing past Argentine duo Jose Acasuso and Sebastian Prieto 6-2, 6-3 Sunday's final.

"It's been wonderful playing in front of a sold-out stadium and in such a fantastic weather," Bjorkman said. "I hope to be able to come back to defend the title again next year," he continued.

Bjorkman now sports a total of 41 doubles titles that he has won with 15 different partners. And with five doubles titles won in Bastad, he breaks Anders Jarryd's previous record of four doubles victories in the Swedish summer resort. 33-year-old Bjorkman's past wins in Bastad came with Jan Apell in 1994 and 1995, with Todd Woodbridge in 2002 and with Mahesh Bhupathi one year ago.

Bastad was the Swedish duo's second appearance together, following the Davis Cup tie against Australia in February 2004. And 23-year-old Johansson won his career-first doubles titles in only his second final appearance.

"Winning your first title at home is always fun, but so is winning your fifth. I'm probably just as happy as Pim-Pim about today's victory," said Bjorkman after the match.

"Jonas, it looks like you're planning on keeping 100% of that cheque," joked Johansson during the ceremony. "If that is the case, I want you to know that you definitely deserve it."

aaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww that the thing jaochim said!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
07-10-2005, 05:09 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

07-10-2005, 08:51 PM
woo hoo!! well done, guys!!

07-11-2005, 05:25 AM
"It's been wonderful playing in front of a sold-out stadium and in such a fantastic weather," Bjorkman said. "I hope to be able to come back to defend the title again next year," he continued. :eek: :aparty::woohoo::D Excellent news. I hope he can come back to defend it as well :P

07-12-2005, 12:46 PM
well done boys :woohoo:
it was great to be there :)

Aleksa's Laydee
07-13-2005, 12:07 PM
i bet it was ;)

07-13-2005, 09:45 PM
You were there, Björki!? Must have been great see the guys winning! Details please ;)

07-16-2005, 02:47 AM
Jonas plays Dlouhy in round 1 of indy. dlouhy has been doing pretty well in recent tournaments, so i hope jonas is playing his best. i'll try to make it to this match if i can (i hope it's not during any of the other matches i want... no, HAVE to see)


Aleksa's Laydee
07-16-2005, 05:20 PM
:lol: nice one :D

07-16-2005, 07:37 PM
Kom igen Jonas and have fun Alison :hug:

07-16-2005, 09:07 PM
Kom Igen Bjösse :bounce:

Aleksa's Laydee
07-19-2005, 02:39 PM
He plays 1st up today :D


Aleksa's Laydee
07-19-2005, 08:00 PM
Björkman def. Dlouhy 6-4 6-1


07-19-2005, 09:24 PM
Jonas :bounce: :bounce:

07-20-2005, 03:05 AM
Good to hear.
Lately, I get worried when Jonas plays even the crappiest guys.

07-20-2005, 06:46 AM
well done Jonas :clap2:
He plays Karol Beck today. Kom igen :bounce:

Aleksa's Laydee
07-20-2005, 01:37 PM
Ooh toughie today


07-21-2005, 04:51 AM
jonas lost to Beck 4-6 5-7. :sad: i didn't get to see it... the stupid people i was with wanted to go home. :mad: i wish i woulda been there to cheer him on. i wish i coulda actually used my swedish flag. oh well... i did get to see his 1st round win though. he was interviewed after winning and it was cute. he said something about 33 being old in the tennis world and talked about not getting past rd.1 there in a long time... i do have pics, but i'll wait til im at work to post them.

07-21-2005, 06:58 AM
what a pity he lost :sad:

07-21-2005, 07:21 AM
Poor Jonas :sad:

Aleksa's Laydee
07-21-2005, 10:07 AM
:sad: :hug:

This photo cheers me up though |got it developed today| :D

07-21-2005, 10:15 AM
nice one Siobhan!! :)

07-23-2005, 04:25 PM
Awww, that's a cute pic, Siobhan!!

Aleksa's Laydee
07-23-2005, 09:00 PM
thanks :hug:

Aleksa's Laydee
07-24-2005, 01:38 PM
Jonas Bjorkman (SWE) 6 6
Toshiaki Sakai (JPN) 2 0


today he plays Mashiska Washington...first up...KOM IGEN JONAS

07-25-2005, 06:38 AM
Jonas won 6-3, 7-6 :)
today: Jonas BJORKMAN (SWE) vs Ivo HEUBERGER (SUI)

Kom Igen Bjösse :bounce:

07-25-2005, 08:17 AM
Where is he?
Is he qualifying? I have no clue who that Japanese guy is... LOL I think I'm going through one of my 'not overly interested in tennis' phases :)

07-25-2005, 10:08 AM
Quali at Mercedes-Benz Cup. The match against Ivo is the
last in Quali. If anyone withdraws JB would be the first player
in if he lose to Ivo.

07-25-2005, 11:23 AM
Thanks Peggy!:yeah:
I am loving your avatar!! lol Quite like him with shorter hair :drool:

Fingers crossed he makes it into the main draw. It takes guts to focus on singles at this stage in his career, and with his current ranking, I think. Very proud of the guy :)

Aleksa's Laydee
07-25-2005, 01:25 PM
Go JONAS :banana:

07-25-2005, 01:29 PM
If he make it to the MD I hope he doesn't get Agassi :lol:

Aleksa's Laydee
07-25-2005, 09:40 PM
Greg has withdrawn...Jonas is in win or lose today :D

07-25-2005, 11:01 PM
WOOHOO!!!! comeon Jonas! i hope he qualifies anyway!

07-26-2005, 06:35 AM
Jonas won 6-4, 6-4 :woohoo:
He plays Hernych next. Good luck.

Aleksa's Laydee
07-26-2005, 05:56 PM

07-26-2005, 06:31 PM
oh no! Hernych :sad: he's a new favorite of mine. ah well, go jonas!

07-26-2005, 08:01 PM
oh no! Hernych :sad: he's a new favorite of mine. ah well, go jonas!

just kidding :lol:

07-27-2005, 01:00 AM
:lol: i did say "go jonas" didn't i? :p

07-27-2005, 06:35 AM
:lol: i did say "go jonas" didn't i? :p
yes :yeah: but anyway :lol:

Jonas lost 4-6, 4-6 :sad:

Aleksa's Laydee
07-27-2005, 01:03 PM
Jonas...nooo :sad:

07-27-2005, 06:12 PM
aww, jonas!! :hug::sad::awww:

Aleksa's Laydee
07-31-2005, 07:36 PM
MAIN DRAW for Washington

(1) RODDICK, Andy USA v Bye
LAPENTTI, Giovanni ECU v MAHUT, Nicolas FRA
(WC) BAKER, Brian USA v Qualifier
Bye v (14) CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG

(11) RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR v Bye
CARRAZ, Gregory FRA v Qualifier
Bye v (7) MIRNYI, Max BLR

(3) HENMAN, Tim GBR v Bye
MOODIE, Wesley RSA v Qualifier
Bye v (13) SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA

(12) BECK, Karol SVK v Bye
Bye v (5) HRBATY, Dominik SVK

(6) KIEFER, Nicolas GER v Bye
Bye v (9) MASSU, Nicolas CHI

(16) ZIB, Tomas CZE v Bye
Bye v (4) STEPANEK, Radek CZE

(8) GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA v Bye
POPP, Alexander GER v PHAU, Bjorn GER
ARTHURS, Wayne AUS v Qualifier
Bye v (10) BERDYCH, Tomas CZE

(15) MELLO, Ricardo BRA v Bye
HERNYCH, Jan CZE v Qualifier
Bye v (2) AGASSI, Andre USA

Aleksa's Laydee
08-01-2005, 12:14 PM
Matches Start At: 4:00 PM
Giovanni LAPENTTI (ECU) vs Nicolas MAHUT (FRA)
Alejandro FALLA (COL) vs Paul GOLDSTEIN (USA)
Jean-Rene LISNARD (FRA) vs James BLAKE (USA)
followed by

Lets go JONAS

08-01-2005, 12:48 PM
Kom Igen Jonas. A win would be great.

08-02-2005, 06:16 AM
J Bjorkman (SWE) d J Morrison (USA) 63 64 :) :)

08-02-2005, 06:53 AM
nice strong win jonas!

Aleksa's Laydee
08-02-2005, 12:48 PM
JONAS :banana:!!!!!!!

08-02-2005, 06:07 PM
good luck against Zib today!!!

08-03-2005, 07:03 AM
(16)T Zib (CZE) d J Bjorkman (SWE) 06 63 75 :(

Aleksa's Laydee
08-03-2005, 12:58 PM
excuse me...but for fucks sake jonas you bagelled him!!! :mad: :rolleyes:

08-06-2005, 07:01 PM
Montreal Qualie Draw

(1) Zib vs Luczak
Clement vs Garcia Lopez (12)
(2) Sanguinetti vs G.Lapentti
(WC) Duclos vs Djokovic (13)

(3) Wawrinka vs Benneteau
Moodie vs (14) Gimelstob
(4) Muller vs Carraz
(WC) Polansky vs Björkman (15)

(5) Seppi vs Heuberger
Okun vs Hernych (11)
(6) Llodra vs Weiner
Mahut vs Lisnard (16)

(7) Arthurs vs Suzuki
Chvokja (WC) vs Serra (10)
(8) Kim vs Simon
D.Martin (WC) vs N.Lapentti (9)

(15)J Bjorkman (SWE) d P Polansky (CAN) 62 61 :) :) :yeah:

Aleksa's Laydee
08-06-2005, 07:20 PM
:banana: :D

Aleksa's Laydee
08-06-2005, 10:56 PM
2nd round:
(1) Zib vs Clement or De Chaunac
(2) Sanguinetti vs Djokovic (13)
(3) Wawrinka vs Moodie
(4) Muller vs Bjorkman (15)

Aleksa's Laydee
08-07-2005, 12:32 PM

(1) BJORKMAN, Jonas (SWE)/MIRNYI, Max (BLR) v Bye
ETLIS, Gaston (ARG)/RODRIGUEZ, Martin (ARG) v GONZALEZ, Fernando (CHI)/MASSU, Nicolas (CHI)
Bye v (6) LLODRA, Michael (FRA)/SANTORO, Fabrice (FRA)

(4) BLACK, Wayne (ZIM)/ULLYETT, Kevin (ZIM) v Bye
(WC) GROSJEAN, Sebastien (FRA)/NIEMEYER, Frederic (CAN) v FERRER, David (ESP)/GASQUET, Richard (FRA)
SUK, Cyril (CZE)/VIZNER, Pavel (CZE) v DAVYDENKO, Nikolay (RUS)/NOVAK, Jiri (CZE)
Bye v (7) BHUPATHI, Mahesh (IND)/DAMM, Martin (CZE)

(5) PAES, Leander (IND)/ZIMONJIC, Nenad (SCG) v Bye
ERLICH, Jonathan (ISR)/RAM, Andy (ISR) v HUSS, Stephen (AUS)/MOODIE, Wesley (RSA)
NALBANDIAN, David (ARG)/PUERTA, Mariano (ARG) v GAUDIO, Gaston (ARG)/LOPEZ, Feliciano (ESP)
Bye v (3) KNOWLES, Mark (BAH)/NESTOR, Daniel (CAN)

(8) ARTHURS, Wayne (AUS)/HANLEY, Paul (AUS) v Bye
FRIEDL, Leos (CZE)/PAVEL, Andrei (ROM) v (WC) BESTER, Philip (CAN)/DANCEVIC, Frank (CAN)
NADAL, Rafael (ESP)/ROBREDO, Tommy (ESP) v ALLEGRO, Yves (SUI)/HRBATY, Dominik (SVK)
Bye v (2) BRYAN, Bob (USA)/BRYAN, Mike (USA)

They're back :banana:

08-07-2005, 02:17 PM
Jonas & Max :bounce:

I am not confident about his single match today :eek:

Aleksa's Laydee
08-07-2005, 06:16 PM
You are right...after 3 sps he blew the 1st set on a tb :rolleyes:

Aleksa's Laydee
08-07-2005, 06:55 PM
But then after 2 more sps he won the second set on a Tb 7-0 :haha: :woohoo: 6-7 7-6 0-0

Aleksa's Laydee
08-07-2005, 07:25 PM
and he wins 6-7 7-6 6-2 :banana:

08-07-2005, 08:11 PM
woohoo! go jonas!!!!

08-08-2005, 07:05 AM
:woohoo: well done Jonas :clap2:
He plays Spadea today. Kom Igen.

Aleksa's Laydee
08-08-2005, 01:07 PM
Kom Igen Jonas

Aleksa's Laydee
08-08-2005, 08:31 PM
Jonas WINS 6-3 6-2 :woohoo:

08-08-2005, 08:32 PM
Great win Jonas :clap2: :woohoo:
Next proabably Agassi :(

08-08-2005, 08:57 PM
impressive jonas!!! keep it up! :bounce: good luck in next round!

08-09-2005, 11:25 PM
Jonas :bigclap:

Aleksa's Laydee
08-10-2005, 12:24 AM
Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Central start 11:00 AM
M Mirnyi (BLR) vs G Rusedski (GBR)
Not before 1:00 PM
(Q)J Bjorkman (SWE) vs (4)A Agassi (USA)

on my TV :D but i wish he wasnt playing agassi :bigcry:

08-10-2005, 04:19 AM
come on Jonas!!!! pull an upset!

Aleksa's Laydee
08-10-2005, 07:17 PM
Jonas looks like a teenager not a 33 year old!!! Hes wearing his cap backwards (mirnyi fashion) and has facial hair...omg a blonde safin!!! :haha: scary he reminds me of him!!

08-10-2005, 08:35 PM
:haha: he isn't really like a 33 years man :)
Kom Igen Bjösse. :bounce:

Aleksa's Laydee
08-10-2005, 09:06 PM
OMG what a match!!! Best singles match hes played this year...he dominated Andre for big parts of the match and the way he came back from losing that 1st set how he did. I am so glad i got to watch it, it was an amazing match, he hit some incredible shots and was so pumped for this match.

Such a shame baldy won though :sad: Poor Jonas he deserved it more ;) :hug:

Aleksa's Laydee
08-10-2005, 09:07 PM
oh and he lost 1-6 6-4 2-6...thought the score had already been posted LOL

Aleksa's Laydee
08-10-2005, 09:32 PM
oh and hes changed his coach...its now Ex British Player Miles Mac Lagan :D Great guy :D:D

08-10-2005, 11:54 PM
aw, :sad: that he lost. but he gave agassi a tough match!!!

08-11-2005, 06:36 AM
I am sorry he lost, but he won a set :) and it's great to hear he
played well.

08-11-2005, 08:20 AM
Oh god! No Gary!?!?!

Miles seems ok, from the one time I saw him practice. LOL It was when GB were in Sydney for their last DC tie! :lol: That time I talked to the team physio for like, an hour! LMAO! GO GB! (Unless they play Austria, Sweden or Finland!)

Aleksa's Laydee
08-11-2005, 10:38 AM

:lol: how cool did he look ;)

08-11-2005, 01:28 PM
First... I saw the face. "That's hot" in an unenthusiastic Paris Hilton tone.
Then... I saw... THE QUADS. Looking glorious, still. *dies* :lol:

I like his shirt. At least, if he couldn't win, he put in some effort in his shots, and looked good during the match :D (That was really superficial, I know!)

Aleksa's Laydee
08-11-2005, 08:26 PM
At least, if he couldn't win, he put in some effort in his shots, and looked good during the match :D (That was really superficial, I know!)

dont worry i was like that through the match ;) aah hes losing but he looks hot :o :angel:

08-11-2005, 09:24 PM
Björkman/Mirnyi def. T.Johansson/Youhzny 6-2, 7-6 :)

Aleksa's Laydee
08-11-2005, 09:26 PM
:woohoo: almost lost that second set though...tojo/mik had sp!

Aleksa's Laydee
08-12-2005, 07:58 PM
Jonas/Max d Oliver/Parrott 6-4 7-6 (7) :bounce:

08-12-2005, 10:27 PM
:woohoo: well done Jonas & Max :clap2:

08-13-2005, 03:25 AM
Two tiebreak wins eh.... doing well.

Aleksa's Laydee
08-13-2005, 11:24 PM

08-13-2005, 11:27 PM
Black/Ullyett def Max/Jonas 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 :sad:

08-13-2005, 11:38 PM
awww, :sad: max and jonas! but i like wayne black. i hope they take the title now that jonas and max are out.

08-14-2005, 06:21 AM
LMAO Have you guys seen the doubles draw for Cincy!?
They have a BYE first round, which is nice...but then they play the winner of
TOJO/Radek Stepanek vs Aspelin/Perry :rolleyes: Go Simon :yeah:

Aleksa's Laydee
08-14-2005, 11:11 AM
No way?? WTF is it with this swedes getting drawn against each other :haha:

08-14-2005, 04:07 PM
No way?? WTF is it with this swedes getting drawn against each other :haha:
it's a curse.

08-19-2005, 09:29 PM
2nd: (2)Bjorkman/Mirnyi def Aspelin/Perry 57 63 64
1/4: (2)Bjorkman/Mirnyi def Ferrer/Robredo 61 61 :woohoo:

Aleksa's Laydee
08-20-2005, 10:27 AM
Simon/Todd :sad:

But what a win over Ferrer/Robredo!!! :bowdown:

08-20-2005, 11:37 PM
1/2 Bjorkman/Mirnyi def. Knowles/Nestor 6-3 6-4 :woohoo:

Aleksa's Laydee
08-21-2005, 01:45 PM
Good Luck in the final!!! :bounce:

Aleksa's Laydee
08-21-2005, 09:05 PM
They won 7-6 6-2!!!!!!!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
08-22-2005, 12:09 AM

happy?? ^^ :haha:

wow jonas has grown or max has shrunk :lol: :hearts:

08-22-2005, 05:17 AM
:haha: I think it's just Jonas' massive hair. *cough* haircut *cough* OMG I feel like I'm obsessed with the hairstyles of Swedes!!!

Max looks so goofy and adorable! :lol: :yeah: Nice work guys! :D

08-22-2005, 05:19 AM

No. 2 seeds Jonas Bjorkman and Max Mirnyi defeated No. 4 seeds Wayne Black and Kevin Ullyett of Zimbabwe 7-6(3), 6-2 for their fourth title of the season, third in an ATP Masters Series event (Miami, Hamburg). They also won Roland Garros in June. With the title, Bjorkman-Mirnyi went to No. 1 in the ATP Team Race and improved to 39-8 on the season.

It was the second Cincinnati title for Bjorkman, who won the 1999 crown with Byron Black, Wayne's older brother. It was Mirnyi's first Cincinnati title after reaching the final in 2002 (w/Bhupathi).

Black-Ullyett were appearing in their third straight final. They reached the final in Washington on Aug. 7 and last week they captured the ATP Masters Series Montreal title. The Zimbabwe duo are 2-3 in finals this year, having opened the season with a title at the Australian Open. They are No. 3 in the ATP Team Race


Bjorkman: (on his partnership with Mirnyi) "I think the whole combination, especially it's an optimal situation that we play singles both, so we can practice a lot singles*wise. And I think both of us have a lot of positive energy out there. He's a big hitter, big server, and I have good returns. I think my weakness to his strength, and other way around, it's a perfect matchup."

Mirnyi: (on reaching No. 1) "I saw it pop up on a website yesterday, so I was aware, but I think we went back and forth this year a couple times already. So it was just very pleasing to win another title of this magnitude * one, I haven't won here; and, secondly, it's just over the years this has been an ATP championship for many years, the Southern & Western Financial Group (sic), it means a lot to win this one, and it's good to get it in this way."

08-22-2005, 07:35 AM
Well done Jonas & Max :clap2: :)

Photo from:

Aleksa's Laydee
08-23-2005, 01:08 AM
USOpen Quallies R1

Court 4
Womens Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Ivana Lisjak (CRO)vs. Sabine Klaschka (GER)[29]

followed by
2. Mens Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Michael Berrer (GER)vs. Vladimir Voltchkov (BLR)

4. Mens Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) vs. Amer Delic (USA)[32]

5. Mens Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)[10] vs. Diego Hartfield (ARG)

08-24-2005, 08:12 AM
Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)[10] def. Diego Hartfield 6-3, 7-5 :)

08-24-2005, 09:15 AM
Jonas :bounce: :banana:

Aleksa's Laydee
08-24-2005, 10:59 AM
Sorted Jonas Well Done...I Knew i could leave you to go to bed and you'd win :yeah:

08-24-2005, 06:29 PM
:woohoo: JONAS!!!! fantastic!

08-26-2005, 03:21 PM
Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)[10] def. Ramon Delgado 6-4, 6-3

08-26-2005, 03:23 PM
Court 4 11.00 AM Start

1. Men's Qual Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Robin Vik (CZE)[1] vs. Rik De Voest (RSA)
2. Women's Qual Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Lubomira Kurhajcova (SVK) vs. Yung-Jan Chan (TPE)
3. Men's Qual Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)[10] vs. Stefano Galvani (ITA)

08-26-2005, 08:52 PM
Lycka till Jonas :hug:

08-26-2005, 09:23 PM
Jonas def. Galvani 6-1, 6-7, 6-0 :woohoo:

Now I hope for a good draw. Please not Nalbandian or Gonzalez :bounce:

Aleksa's Laydee
08-26-2005, 10:55 PM
EXCELLENT!!! :bounce: :bounce: :hug: so happy

08-26-2005, 10:56 PM
Jooooooooooonas :bounce: So happy about that :)

08-27-2005, 12:26 AM
awesome Jonas!!!! :woohoo:

Aleksa's Laydee
08-27-2005, 11:29 AM
He plays Tomas Behrend in r1 and possibly Mikhail Youzhny in r2 *remembers wimbledon :fiery:* KOM IGEN JONAS!!!!!!!

08-28-2005, 08:36 PM
Court 8 11.00 AM Start

1. Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Jan Hernych (CZE) vs. Xavier Malisse (BEL)

followed by
2. Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Marissa Irvin (USA) vs. Aiko Nakamura (JPN)

3. Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Anne Kremer (LUX).vs. Lisa Raymond (USA)

4. Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Tomas Behrend (GER) vs. Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)

Come on Jonas, kick some German butt :yippee:

08-28-2005, 08:38 PM
Lycka till Jonas :hug:

08-29-2005, 08:52 AM
Good luck to Jonas :bounce:

08-29-2005, 10:19 AM
On top of the world!
After our victory in Cincinnati this weekend, Max Mirnyi and I are ranked as the best doubles team in the world. We just passed the Bryan brotters in our internal little fight for the premium spot. Also, I am ranked as the world´s no.1 individually, and Max as no. 2, climbing two spots.

A fantastic week
Max Mirnyi and I have just completed a fantastic week in Cincinnati. After reaching the semi final in Montreal directly after our long break, we played even better now, and we won the final on Sunday against Black and Ullyett convincingly, 7-6, 6-2. On our way through, we beat Knowles and Nestor 6-3, 6-4, crushed Ferrer and Robredo 6-1, 6-1 and also beat the Wimbledon sensation Huss and Moodie in three sets. It feels - fantastic!

Qualified for Masters Cup
Max Mirnyi and I are, together with Bob and Mike Bryan, the first teams to qualify for Tennis Masters Cup Doubles, which will be played concurrently with the singles circuit finale in Shanghai, China, November 13-20.

Qualifying for US open
After the victory in Cincinnati, I will this week try to qualify for the singles in US Open. I feel in great form, and a couple of victories will give my exactly the kind of self confidence that I need to do a really interesting tournament. I love the atmosphere in New York.

08-29-2005, 11:27 AM
:ras: to Jonas.... you're ALWAYS the best doubles team in the world :hug: haha yeah I know it was corny. Cheddar cheese in the plam of my hand! CAK! :wavey::cuckoo: I miss Lisle!

Aleksa's Laydee
08-29-2005, 01:06 PM
:ras: to Jonas.... you're ALWAYS the best doubles team in the world :hug: haha yeah I know it was corny. Cheddar cheese in the plam of my hand! CAK! :wavey::cuckoo: I miss Lisle!

:haha: i think your the only one that does ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
08-29-2005, 01:07 PM
Good Luck JONAS!!!! :bowdown:

Aleksa's Laydee
08-30-2005, 12:09 AM
JONAS WON 6-3 6-3 6-0 AWESOME!!! :woohoo:

Aleksa's Laydee
08-30-2005, 12:13 AM
Their bit of the doubles draw:

Jonas Bjorkman SWE (1)/Max Mirnyi BLR (1) vs. Alberto Martin ESP/Tomas Zib CZE
Brian Baker USA/Rajeev Ram USA vs. Scoville Jenkins USA/Bobby Reynolds USA
Tommy Haas GER/Alexander Waske GER vs. Alex Kuznetsov USA/Scott Oudsema USA
Feliciano Lopez ESP/Fernando Verdasco ESP vs. Gaston Etlis ARG (14)/Martin Rodriguez ARG (14)
Cyril Suk CZE (12)/Pavel Vizner CZE (12) vs. Alex Calatrava ESP/David Ferrer ESP
Yves Allegro SUI/Daniele Bracciali ITA vs. Younes El Aynaoui MAR/Tom Vanhoudt BEL
Andrei Pavel ROM/Rainer Schuettler GER vs. Jan Hernych CZE/Vincent Spadea USA
Julian Knowle AUT/Jurgen Melzer AUT vs. Michael Llodra FRA (6)/Fabrice Santoro FRA (6)

08-30-2005, 06:46 AM
Jonas :woohoo: :woohoo:
Next Youzhny again :eek: Kom Igen.

08-30-2005, 07:25 AM
Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww :bounce:

I am totally impressed, Jonas :hug: Great win :yeah:

08-30-2005, 10:21 AM
:bigclap: Jonas!

Aleksa's Laydee
08-30-2005, 02:35 PM
Jonas :woohoo: :woohoo:
Next Youzhny again :eek: Kom Igen.

revenge :devil:

08-31-2005, 06:38 AM
Posted on August 30, 2005

Bjorkman Says Leave Doubles Alone, but Change ATP

By Richard Vach, Tennis-X Senior Writer

By virtue of being part of the No. 1-ranked doubles team on the ATP this year, you'd think Swedish veteran Jonas Bjorkman would get a little more attention from ATP officials.

"(The players) have been having quite a lot of meetings," Bjorkman told Tennis-X of his efforts with the Bryan brothers and other doubles players to get the ATP to overturn the decision to apply a short-scoring system to doubles matches after the US Open.

"We need to be a little more like a (player's) union."

Bjorkman and Max "The Beast" Mirnyi currently top the ATP Doubles Race standings ahead of Americans Bob and Mike Bryan, two teams that go the extra yard in attempting to promote doubles, and tennis in general. What frustrates the players is that this goes on at the same time the ATP and tournament directors work to cut the size of doubles draws, and replace the doubles specialists in the doubles draws with singles players who don't play doubles.

The ATP says the changes are to better the sport, to make doubles more attractive to fans. The players say that is just spin, and the changes are so tournament directors can save money -- fewer hotel rooms, meals and other perks to pay for with were fewer no-name doubles players in their events.

The ATP made the doubles scoring change after announcing a poll of fans, players, tournaments and the media showed support for a change. But the poll questions were vague, and the ATP still refuses to release the results to the media.

Greeted by a media, fan and player backlash (tournament directors, or course, are happy), the proposed changes have not been popular, to say the least. Top singles players such as Andy Roddick said the changes wouldn't entice him to play any more doubles.

With the spate of injuries in the modern game, players are looking to play less tennis, not more.

The ATP says the scoring changes will now see tiebreaks at 5-5 in the set instead of at 6-all, and there will be a "sudden death" point played at deuce where the next point wins the game, otherwise known as no-ad scoring.

Originally the scoring changes were to run for an unsubstantiated amount of time after the US Open, but the latest ATP release says the scoring changes will be tested at six post-US Open ATP tournaments: Beijing, Bucharest, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Palermo and Metz.

"In addition to the new scoring format, the ATP to make doubles more exciting to watch is introducing other changes," says a grammatically-challenged ATP statement. "More doubles matches will be featured on show courts; promotional initiatives are being developed; and beginning 2006, players will use the better of their singles or doubles ranking to enter doubles draws. Many of the changes were recommended by the ATP's Research & Development Doubles Project Team, which evaluated data from surveys from four target groups: fans, players, media and tournaments."

ESPN analyst Mary Carillo, speaking to reporter Paul Fein on the doubles scoring changes, summed up the opinion of the majority of tennis media.

"As for the ATP doubles debacle, what a colossal error those knuckleheads have made this time," Carillo said. "I almost couldn't believe the press release. I thought it had to be a joke. Then I approached both my bosses at ESPN and NBC during Wimbledon, and I asked them if the new format for doubles would get doubles more air time. Both network execs laughed at the notion. The ATP has dropped the ball so many times so many ways, but this could be the stupidest "innovation" of all."

Bjorkman says he is ready to end the experiment, and any talk of changing the tennis scoring in doubles. The International Tennis Federation (ITF), which runs the slams, said no to the ATP's request for the slams to also adopt the changes. Now Bjorkman is ready to get on to the business of correctly promoting doubles and doubles players.

"(The ATP) goes in and say 'We're going to change the rules of tennis,'" Bjorkman said. "The ITF is not going to change it...We need to do more research. And we just need to talk positive about the doubles."

The ATP was the player's union up until 1990 when it took over the governing of the men's tour, and now the players are essentially without a union, hoping the ATP acts in the player's best interest as it acts as a middleman between the tournament directors and players -- both essentially independent bodies from the tour.

Players and tournament directors alike have council representatives on the ATP Board, where the player representatives in June folded their votes, helping the doubles changes through and infuriating doubles specialists such as the recently-retired Todd Woodbridge.

"I'm disappointed with our players' council," Woodbridge said after the decision. "They all should resign, because they've made changes without asking what the rest of the tennis world thinks. They've made a scoring system that doesn't exist. It's not an approved system by the International Tennis Federation. Perhaps with that in mind, I've timed my (retirement) decision pretty well."

Bjorkman says that beyond the players' council voting debacle, the system itself has broken down and the players are starting to give up.

"We used to have strong representatives like Todd Martin on the player council," Bjorkman said. "But now a lot of the players are stepping back, they say (the ATP Council/Board system) is not working anymore."

The ATP had experimented with another doubles scoring change, a third-set tiebreak instead of playing a third set, but Bjorkman says any scoring changes will poison the integrity of the game, lead to further erosion down the line, and turn tennis into more of a game of chance than a sport of skill or endurance.

"Todd (Woodbridge) and I won Monte Carlo during that period," said Bjorkman of the third-set tiebreak experiment. "Afterwards we said that we didn't feel like we deserved it, we weren't playing well and we weren't the best team that week. But tiebreakers are like a coin flip and we ended up winning."

Another problem with the triumvirate relationship between the players, ATP and tournament directors is communication -- or lack of. Bjorkman says players take their problems to the ATP, and they in turn sometimes don't make it to the tournament directors.

"What we've been talking with the ATP hasn't reached the tournament directors," Bjorkman said. "I spoke to (Cincinnati Tournament Director) Bruce Flory and he hadn't heard of some of the things."

Bjorkman says from simple promotions like putting doubles (not just singles) players pictures and bios in tournament programs to holding pro-ams with fans and skill-type exhibitions such as those at the Arthur Ashe Kid's Day, fans can become more involved via doubles players.

"The tournament directors have a lot of ideas, and the players have a lot of ideas," Bjorkman said. "Unfortunately not every tournament director is willing to listen...and we probably don't have the right people in position (at the ATP). We need some fresh people in there, some new business people in there."

One thing that excites Bjorkman is the recent appointment of former Disney exec Etienne de Villiers as ATP Chairman. de Villiers will provide some guidance to the organization while spearheading the search for a new CEO, with Mark Miles retiring on Sept. 1.

"I am excited about the new guy de Villiers," Bjorkman said. "We need a new direction...we are worldwide very well known. It shouldn't be so difficult."

08-31-2005, 08:06 AM
Good article. I like the way Jonas spoke. Very tough and honest, yet not aggressive :yeah: :hug: It's times like this I'm glad he's 33 and in his twilight years.

08-31-2005, 09:37 AM
Ai Sugiyama JPN (5)
Kevin Ullyett ZIM (5)
Ma. Emilia Salerni ARG
Martin Rodriguez ARG

Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP
Gaston Etlis ARG
Laura Granville USA
Rick Leach USA

Tiantian Sun CHN
Simon Aspelin SWE
Daniela Hantuchova SVK
Mahesh Bhupathi IND

Shenay Perry USA
Amer Delic USA
Lisa Raymond USA (4)
Jonas Bjorkman SWE (4)

complete draw:

08-31-2005, 02:01 PM
Simon aspelin... move AWAY from the Bjork-man.

08-31-2005, 02:05 PM
Simon aspelin... move AWAY from the Bjork-man.

Aleksa's Laydee
08-31-2005, 06:07 PM
Jonas and Lisa :yippee:

09-01-2005, 09:00 AM
Ready for US Open

I am ready for my 13th straight US Open.
I beat Stefano Galvani in the qualification final - 6-1, 6-7, 6-0 - and played very good tennis when I really needed to. It feels that my focus on my singles game the last few weeks in USA has payed off. I have played a lot of matches, and I have been playing better and better and better. I was the only one to put real pressure on Andre Agassi, taking him to three sets, before his final in Montreal for instance, and I feel strong and inspired, both mentally and physically. Against Galvani I showed my true capacity, and that I belong here. I had a great feeling in that match.
In a tournament like the US Open, it´s tough all the way. But I think that I have a good chance against Tomas Behrend from Germany in the first round. And after that, anything is possible.
I have been i one semi final and two quarter finals here before. I love New York and the atmosphere out on the courts.
This is going to be great!

New York to the Max
I think that our son Max is becoming as hooked on New York as I am. Max´s favourite colour is yellow.
He has always liked taxi cars.
And, well, as you know, you can hardly walk ten meters in New York City without "bumping" into a big, swaying, impressive and very yellow Chevy taxi. So Max shines! He bounces up and down and constantly pulls my arm: "Look daddy, a yellow taxi, and there´s another one, and look, one more.!" Only in New York Max, only in New York!


09-01-2005, 09:11 AM
Jonas & Max def. Martin & Zib 6-0, 6-3 :clap2:

09-02-2005, 07:17 AM
Youzhny def. Jonas 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 :(

09-02-2005, 07:22 AM
New look Jonas? :)

Aleksa's Laydee
09-02-2005, 11:43 AM
New York to the Max
I think that our son Max is becoming as hooked on New York as I am. Max´s favourite colour is yellow.
He has always liked taxi cars.
And, well, as you know, you can hardly walk ten meters in New York City without "bumping" into a big, swaying, impressive and very yellow Chevy taxi. So Max shines! He bounces up and down and constantly pulls my arm: "Look daddy, a yellow taxi, and there´s another one, and look, one more.!" Only in New York Max, only in New York!

:awww: Aaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww how adorable!!!!! :hug: them two lol

Aleksa's Laydee
09-02-2005, 11:43 AM
:haha: I think Jonas wants to look 25 again :lol:

Go Jonas (in the doubles and mixed :D)

09-02-2005, 02:59 PM
LOL @ the headband. Not bad, as long as it does the job.
I'll give him this... the man can coordinate :yeah:

Siobhan...your signature is so...neat!! as in, concise!

Aleksa's Laydee
09-02-2005, 05:26 PM
hehe thanks :)

Aleksa's Laydee
09-03-2005, 06:31 PM
Jonas gone brown with blonde highlights :eek:...i dont like it :bigcry: bring back blonde jonas!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
09-03-2005, 08:08 PM
They won 6-7 6-2 6-1 :D:D:D

09-05-2005, 02:44 AM
Oooh I'm a fan of the hair :D (thanks for posting the pic!) Reminds me of old-school (younger) Jonas... will try to find some pics.

(Any excuse to post the first one ;) What a nice looking team :D)

09-05-2005, 04:45 AM
More men starting families on tourBy Douglas Robson, special for USA TODAY
NEW YORK — It's not the typical debris usually found strewn about the player's lounge at the U.S. Open, but strollers, bottles and pacifiers are becoming a more regular part of the paraphernalia seen on tour.

Fatherhood is far from the norm in men's tennis. But it is an increasingly prevalent lifestyle decision — a product of longer careers, changing social mores and even technology, which makes staying in touch easier.

"Having a family was something I always dreamed about and looked forward to," says Andre Agassi, who held off fireball-serving Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-5) in the Open's second round Thursday afternoon. "I mean, that's an incredible time in your life. So to postpone that, for me, I never really considered it."

But Agassi is hardly the sole papa playing. Slightly more than 10% of the top-100 ranked men now have children, not including expectant fathers such as fourth-ranked Lleyton Hewitt of Australia or Greg Rusedski of Britain, the 1997 U.S. Open finalist.

By contrast, just one woman, 93rd-ranked Sybille Bammer of Austria, is a mother. Part of this paternal trend is a function of age. Men are playing longer and having more success at an older age, which makes it more likely they will start families before retiring.

According to the ATP, the average age of the top-100 has been inching up for the last 20 years, from 24.0 in 1985 to 25.3 today. The ATP also counts 13 players 30 or older among the top-100.

To be sure, the pro circuit is still a young man's game, with the extensive travel and the allure of wine and women potent forces conspiring against domesticity.

But many players say that having family around, and especially children, adds a calming ballast to sporting lives – and livelihoods —that often hinge on a few points here or there. It also mitigates the loneliness of traveling to far-flung places.

"It's great," says Italy's Davide Sanguinetti, a 12-year tour veteran who travels nearly all the time with his wife and 3-year-old daughter, Alice. "When I'm mad, when I lose, when I'm nervous, she makes me forget all my troubles."

Few fathers travel full-time with their kids because of the cost and complications, and for their children's well being. Babies can disrupt sleep before matches, and too many weeks on the road can take a toll on toddlers.

Technology has played a role because players can take advantage of the Internet and wireless communications to stay in touch. Cell phones, web cams and of course the Internet are essential parenting tools. The growing paternal influence has altered the dynamic in the players' lounge, with children milling about and men as likely to be playing video games as changing diapers.

Increasingly, the best men tennis players in the world – or more often, their wives and nannies – can also be seen pushing strollers, fumbling with baby bottles or passing out stuffed toys.

USA Network analyst and former pro Jim Courier says it's a healthy change from his days on tour. "I think it's good especially for the young guys on tour to see there is a little bit more to life than just living inside the lines," says the four-time Grand Slam champ.

Still, wives deserve most of the credit for making family life possible on tour, players say. "Mom's do phenomenal work," says Sweden's Jonas Bjorkman.

Some players acknowledge that a special camaraderie develops through the common experience of having kids. Sometimes that means exchanging advice.

To meet these growing needs, many larger tournaments now offer childcare services. For instance, tucked beneath Arthur Ashe Stadium near the players' locker room is a childcare center where some 10-15 kids play under the watchful eyes of adults, according to supervisor Anne McGivney.

The benefits aside, players say the hardest part is being away from children, which can create heart-wrenching moments.

Jiri Novak of the Czech Republic recently returned to his parent's home in Prostejov to find that his 7-year-old son, Jakub, had mastered an almost universal ritual of childhood passed from father to son: learning to ride a bike."It's not me teaching him, but his grandfather," says Novak, who also has 4-year-old twins. "It makes me sad."

Technology can backfire, too.
Last January, Bjorkman began using a webcam to communicate with his 2½-year-old son, Max, during a four-week swing in Australia. When Max saw his dad's face on a computer at home, however, all he could say was, "Daddy, come home."

"We stopped after that for a period. It was too brutal for him and me."

09-05-2005, 06:54 AM
Kristen thanks for the article.

Lisa Raymond/Jonas Bjorkman lost Hantuchova/Bhupathi 2-6, 6-7

Aleksa's Laydee
09-05-2005, 12:06 PM
'Technology can backfire, too.
Last January, Bjorkman began using a webcam to communicate with his 2½-year-old son, Max, during a four-week swing in Australia. When Max saw his dad's face on a computer at home, however, all he could say was, "Daddy, come home."

"We stopped after that for a period. It was too brutal for him and me." '

:awww: bless

Aleksa's Laydee
09-05-2005, 12:06 PM
Kristen thanks for the article.

Lisa Raymond/Jonas Bjorkman lost Hantuchova/Bhupathi 2-6, 6-7

Jonas and Lisa were shocking in that match :eek:

09-06-2005, 06:52 AM
Jonas & Max def. Verdasco/LaLo 6-3, 6-4 :bigclap:

09-06-2005, 07:41 AM
oooh what a pretty match that would have been! :D

09-06-2005, 12:47 PM
Will Max´s back hold?
I am through in the doubles together with Max Mirnyi after 6-7, 6-2, 6-1 against the wildcard-players Jenkins and Reynolds. They came out with a blast and played fast and took a lot of chances. They did it well. We didn´t caught up with them until the second set. We will now face Verdasco and Lopez, two big servers. Slightly worrying that Max has some problems with his back.

Slightly worn out
I lost in the second round of the US Open against Mikhail Youzhny 6-4, 6-4, 6-3. He played really well and put me under a constant pressure. My serve wasn´t sharp enough and I made i few unforced errors to many today. Surprisingly I felt a little bit worn out, I didn´t fight to the last point as I normally always do. I have been playing intensively for two months in the USA now, and I might need to take a short break.

I hope it's not serious about Max back.
Kom Igen Jonas, davai Max :bounce:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-06-2005, 03:46 PM
Jonas & Max def. Verdasco/LaLo 6-3, 6-4 :bigclap:

I saw that...not bad match!

Aleksa's Laydee
09-06-2005, 05:40 PM
into the semis with a 6-4 6-3 win over Suk\Vizner :woohoo:

09-06-2005, 06:16 PM
:woohoo: take another slam, boys!!!

09-06-2005, 07:54 PM
Congrats Jonas & Max :woohoo:

09-06-2005, 09:34 PM
Jonas/Max :bounce: :bounce:

09-07-2005, 12:17 PM
Semi in US Open

Max Mirnyi and I are heading towards a fantastic first year together.
We won against Cyril Suk and Pavel Vizner in the quarter final in US open with 6-4, 6-3 and will now face Black and Ullyett in the semi final. They beat us and won the tournament in Montreal. We beat them and won in Cincinnati. This will be the third time in a row that we meet them in one of the last matches in a big tournament. We have to be awake, because they like to start out in a high tempo. Max´s back seems to be better. We´re ready to go!

Aleksa's Laydee
09-07-2005, 09:53 PM
Kom Igen :banana:

09-08-2005, 04:27 AM
From Chennai - maybe its been posted already? I'm away from the computer at that time of year ;)

09-08-2005, 06:23 AM
cuuuuute! :hearts:

09-08-2005, 06:29 AM
The Bryans are waiting in the final.
Kom Igen Jonas, davai Max :bounce:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-08-2005, 10:21 AM
Cmon you two...semis today...PLEASE WIN :kiss:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-08-2005, 10:22 AM
From Chennai - maybe its been posted already? I'm away from the computer at that time of year ;)

i havent seen it before :yeah: :)

09-09-2005, 06:28 AM
Jonas & Max won 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 :woohoo:

Bjorkman-Mirnyi Save Match Point, Move into Doubles Final
by Brian Cleary
Thursday, September 8, 2005

When 6-foot-5 Max Mirnyi is serving at 130 mph, and Jonas Bjorkman, one the best volleyers in the game, is already at net, waiting to pounce on your returns, the Mirnyi-Bjorkman doubles team, seeded No. 1 here at the Open, can look highly intimidating. But Thursday, it was a more subtle quality to the team’s game, namely Bjorkman’s return of serve, that their opponents, Wayne Black and Kevin Ullyett, will be talking about for some time.

Bjorkman and Mirnyi were down a match point at 4-5 in the second set with Ullyett serving when Bjorkman hit a stunning inside out forehand return-of-serve winner off a first serve. After going on to break Ullyett’s serve, Bjorkman-Mirnyi broke again in the 12th game, off another Bjorkman forehand return of serve winner. Then in the third set on match point for Bjorkman-Mirnyi, on Ullyett’s serve, it was, appropriately enough, another Bjorkman return of serve clean winner that won the match.

Bjorkman and Mirnyi move into the finals, where they will take on the No. 2 seeds, Mike and Bob Bryan. There’s a lot of history between these two teams. The Bryans hold a 3-1 edge in matches this year, but Bjorkman and Mirnyi won when the two teams met in the final of the French Open. Bjorkman and Mirnyi also hold the top two spots in the doubles rankings, right ahead of the Bryan brothers.

For the first 11 games of this semifinal on Arthur Ashe stadium, it had been a clinic on how to hold serve, with neither team even facing a break point. In fact, there were only a combined eight break point opportunities in the entire match for both teams. But Black and Ullyett only needed one in the first set, breaking Bjorkman’s serve in the 11th game and going on to take the first set, 7-5.

As if to prove that they could also overcome the bigger-serving member of the team, Black and Ullyett broke Mirnyi in the 10th game to go up 5-4. But after Bjorkman’s return of serve winner at match point, Black and Ullyett wouldn’t see another opening. Bjorkman and Mirnyi went on to break Ullyett on their first break point of the match, to pull even at 5-5, and broke Black as well to win the set 7-5.

In the third set, Bjorkman and Mirnyi again broke both Black and Ullyett once each to take the final set 6-2.

The men’s final, to be played on Friday with the winning team taking home $400,000, will feature the game’s two hottest doubles teams. Bjorkman will be the most experienced player out on court. He has won 42 men’s doubles titles in his career, including 10 Grand Slams. Mirnyi has 24 career doubles titles, including four Grand Slams. Mike and Bob Bryan, who have won 26 and 24 career doubles titles, respectively, have won one Grand Slam together, the French Open title in 2003. Also, in the 2003 US Open doubles final, Bjorkman, playing then with Todd Woodbridge, beat the Bryan brothers.

Aleksa's Laydee
09-09-2005, 10:46 AM
I saw that they were poo in the 1st and 2nd set (well Max was especially) I thought they were gonna lose :sad: but they didnt :woohoo:

Finals today first up on Arthur Ashe...KOM IGEN BJORKNYI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

09-09-2005, 06:13 PM
Jonas & Max lost :sad: :sad:
The Bryans were just to good today.
Congrats to them :)

09-09-2005, 07:48 PM
:sad::sad::sad::sad: aw, i wanted them to win another GS together. ah well. next time boys!

09-09-2005, 09:43 PM
So sad Jonas and Max lost :sad:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-10-2005, 11:16 AM
They were shocking...especially in the first set...they needed :help:

Ah well...Bryans had to win 1 of the 4 GS finals they were in this year otherwise that would have been crazy :lol:

09-10-2005, 02:14 PM
Jonas got a WC for the China Open :)
But he has to play ToJo :devil:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-10-2005, 06:35 PM
thats a terrible draw :mad: :bigcry:

09-11-2005, 03:07 PM
Kick his little Swedish Slam winning ass Jonas!
Don't take any pity on him. He kicked your ass in 2002. Kom igen! :D lol...

Disclaimer: If ToJo wins, I will deal with it.

09-11-2005, 04:24 PM
head to head is 5-4 for ToJo but Jonas won the
last one this year. Kom Igen Jonas :bounce:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-11-2005, 04:51 PM
Where was that Peggy??

09-11-2005, 05:01 PM
Indian Wells (2nd round 4-6 6-3 7-6)

09-12-2005, 08:39 AM
Jonas needs a :hug:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-12-2005, 07:37 PM
:bigcry: Jonas...:hug:

09-12-2005, 08:50 PM
:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: for Jonas ;)

09-13-2005, 09:20 AM
Tojo def. Jonas 6-4, 6-3 :(

09-13-2005, 02:47 PM
SUCKS! :hug:
Anyway, to pass the time, here's a look at some highlights from Jonas' career (which is giving me an idea to make a little book on Jonas' career (for him)...with photos, fan stories/photos/messages etc.... what do you guys think?)

09-13-2005, 02:59 PM
Some off-court stuff :lol:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-13-2005, 04:45 PM
Jonas :bigcry:

Go for it Kristen!

09-13-2005, 05:30 PM
That one in which he's wearing the viking helmet makes me laugh every time I see it :)

09-13-2005, 07:02 PM
awww! jonas collage! sooo adorable!

09-13-2005, 08:38 PM
Funny pics :lol: Thanks Kristen :hug:

09-16-2005, 01:53 PM
love those off-court photos :lol:

Jonas is still in Beijing, he practiced with Tojo today. here's a photo

I guess he'll leave for India for the Davis Cup with Tojo together.

Aleksa's Laydee
09-16-2005, 07:14 PM
awww :hearts:

09-18-2005, 09:52 AM
Jonas...doubles changes - from the china daily. :lol:

Men's doubles world top-ranked player Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden lashed out against the ATP's testing new doubles format at the China Open yesterday.

"ATP is going to kill doubles games," said the Swede at a news conference. "This is the most ridiculous change I have ever seen throughout my career."

China Open is the first tournament adopting the new format, and the changes will be further tested at another five events in Bucharest, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Palermo and Metz before the officials make the final decision at the year-ending Master Series in November in Shanghai.

According to ATP, the new format was announced after a poll of fans and media, but it refused to release details.

"They (The ATP) went in and said 'We're going to change the rules of tennis'," Bjorkman said. "They haven't even consulted our players before they made up their decisions I am open to any change but it must based on the smart and complete research."

Under the new scoring format, tiebreak will be played at 5-5 in a set instead of the original 6-all, and teams are expected to play a "sudden death" point at deuce to end a game with the receiving team choosing which one takes the return.

Adding to the new scoring format, ATP then announced that players will enter the doubles draws based on both their singles or doubles rankings, rather than only using doubles.

But the Swedish icon, who won the US Open doubles title with Max Mirnyi (!?)of Belarus, said the scoring changes destroy the integrity of the game and will lead to further problems on the court.

"I would not feel I deserved it if I win a match under the new system," said the Swede. "It is turning tennis into more of a game of chance than a sport of skill or endurance. Tiebreakers are like a coin flip, and you shouldn't depend on it too much."

The ATP, meanwhile, insists that the new format will make the doubles games more exciting and attract more fans into the game.

"In this way, the game will be shorter and become more intense," said Iggy Jovanovic, a senior ATP official at China Open. "I believe fans and TV stations will like it."

Despite the ATP's good intentions, the International Tennis Federation (ITF), which runs the Grand Slams, refused to adopt the changes at the Grand Slam events in 2006 while the WTA, the governing body of women's tennis, also has no intention to use the new format.

"It cannot be more stupid to play two different systems at the tour and Grand Slams," said Bjorkman. "Nobody around me approved the experiment."

Compatriot Thomas Johansson shared his ideas, saying the changes are no more than poison to the games.

"Of course I hate it," said Johansson in an interview at China Open yesterday. "The changes are likely to ruin the game. They've made a scoring system that doesn't exist."

When fans were surveyed at the centre court yesterday, eight out of ten said the new format is not preferable.

"It's crazy," said Yan Jing, a middle school teacher in Beijing. "How can you end a match with a score of 6-4, 6-5? That's ugly."

As players and fans are expressing their anger, Chen Shu, China's leading referee, remained neutral in the debate.

"You cannot judge a rule as good or bad when it is tested for only several matches," he said. "Every step on the changing of rules would face a lot of disagreements, so we'd better wait and see after all the six testing events."

The players' harsh reaction yesterday is not the first time such objections have come up. A group of leading men's doubles players, including Bjorkman, American Mike and Bob Bryan and doubles legend Australian Todd Woodbridge, sued the ATP Tour during the US Open last month, in a bid to prevent the professional circuit from changing scoring rules and the qualifying methods for doubles competitions at tour events.

The complaint, which was filed in US District Court for the Southern District of Texas, seeks an injunction to stop the ATP from implementing the changes and charges the organization with anti-trust violations and breaches of fiduciary duties.

09-23-2005, 11:20 AM
Jonas has won 6:4, 6:4, 6:4 :bounce:

Very well done :yeah: And he also did the Brysselsteget (see photo ;) )

Aleksa's Laydee
09-23-2005, 11:49 AM


Another fab one :D

:woohoo: :D

Aleksa's Laydee
09-23-2005, 11:49 AM
Bjorkman gives Sweden 1-0 lead

Seasoned Jonas Bjorkman turned in a professional display to defeat Prakash Amritraj 64 64 64 to put Sweden up 1-0 against India in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Play-off at the RK Khanna Stadium on Friday.

In a match between two players of stark contrast, Bjorkman showed nothing would affect him -- the mixed bounce or the stifling heat -- as he played solid tennis against the Indian who mostly competes at the Challenger level.

Bjorkman, who has been playing the Davis Cup for 11 years now, showed that whatever be the workload, his passion to play for Sweden remains undiminished. The most fit players on the circuit would struggle to find their bearings in this kind of humidity where one sweats in buckets. But from the first point till the last one, where Bjorkman rifled in an ace, he looked a picture of poise and perfection against the Indian journeyman.

Bjorkman got the first break of serve in the seventh game of the first set when he slammed a beautiful drive volley from mid-court.

Bjorkman plays more doubles these days and is the world No.1, so for all the connoisseurs who still love to watch brilliant volleys, Bjorkman was the advertisement on a court where controlling pattern of play was not easy.

For his part, Prakash Amritraj, son of legend Vijay Amritraj strove hard. But this was a match between two players who are very different in terms of sheer experience.

Amritraj did smack aces now and then, but to get the ball back on Bjorkman's effective serve was not easy. In the second set, the Indian was sluggish and his footwork not smart.

Non-playing captain Leander Paes was offering his ward words of advice. It worked in bits and pieces but that was not enough against a player of Bjorkman's calibre.

Bjorkman went up 2-1 in the second set when Amritraj double-faulted on the last point. But the Indian, who has was at the receiving end all along brought some cheer by breaking back to make it 3-3.

The next game was a test of character and at 40-30 the Indian rifled in a kick serve. The reply from Bjorkman was a smart return winner. Bjorkman then reeled of two winners to force another break and go up 4-3.

From that stage there was no doubting the verdict as Bjorkman won the second set 6-4.

In the decider, both the players were drenched in sweat. Bjorkman looked comfortable and showed that the preparation he had put in over the last four days stood him in good stead.

Bjorkman broke for a 3-2 lead in the third set after Prakash pushed a high volley into the net. It took the Swede minutes after that to seal victory.

"I played solid today. It was hot and humid but I knew I had to be prepared for it," said Bjorkman, who has been working hard to be ready to play on all three days of the tie.

In the second singles, former Australian Open champion Thomas Johansson faces Rohan Bopanna.

:banana: Rock on Sweden

09-23-2005, 05:34 PM
awesome jonas!! :woohoo:

09-26-2005, 08:58 AM
Jonas :clap2:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-28-2005, 10:14 PM
K. Carlsen 3 4
J. Bjorkman 6 6


09-29-2005, 07:13 AM
2005-09-22 Helvetic in India

Nightmarish conditions in our preps for the DC-match against India this weekend: 38-40 degree Celsius, almost 90% humidity, a bumpy court that's more clay than grass, a Vinciguerra who collapsed from dehydration. I have never experienced something like this before. We are worn out after 20 minutes.
Thomas Johansson and I play the singles. I might also play the double match. It will take some tactical gambling just to be able to pull through this time.

2005-09-26 The big relief

Uuh. I am done! The Davis Cup match against India feels like the longest week of my life. The weather - extreme temperatures, humidity, rain - and the poor arrangements - a horrible court, sheets that were to small to cover the court when it rained.-made this the most mentally demanding DC match that I´ve ever played. I should have beaten Leander Paes in a fifth and decisive match, but I am thankful that Thomas Johansson made it 3-1 in matches before that. I have felt a little bit worn out here, and in a fifth and decisive game, under this circumstances, you just never know.
It took a lot of energy, but at the same time it made the team stronger, and we have had a lot of fun. Hopefully we get a good draw on Wednesday for 2006, with a few matches at home.
My next stop is Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam. I leave tonight.

09-29-2005, 11:21 AM
J Bjorkman (SWE) d (Q)C Mamiit (USA) 64 43 ret.

Aleksa's Laydee
09-29-2005, 01:05 PM

09-30-2005, 03:03 AM
Here are some videos I made of Jonas at the US Open in his qualifying match against Ramon Delgado:

This next one is on match point. Watch the volume, the guy right behind me yelled out something...

Also, I have some pictures I took of Jonas, just go to the photo galleries menu and search for Jonas Bjorkman :)

These links last for seven days or 25 clicks, if the link runs out, just PM me and I'll send you a new one...

09-30-2005, 06:48 AM
Thank you SwissMister1 :)

09-30-2005, 10:15 PM
Thank you SwissMister1 :)

no problem :)

10-01-2005, 08:49 AM
Jonas def. Waske 6-2, 6-3 :woohoo:

Aleksa's Laydee
10-01-2005, 09:44 PM
HES IN THE FINAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! he beat puerta 6-0 6-1 or something like that!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D:D

10-01-2005, 09:49 PM
WOW!!! awesome Jonas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce:

10-01-2005, 10:25 PM
Jonas :bounce: :bounce:

I am totally impressed :worship: Jonas said himself in an interview that he is so satisfied at the moment, everything works and especially his serve

Good luck for the final, Jonas :yeah:

I found a quite funny pic of him

Dein neues Avater ist voll schön ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
10-02-2005, 12:39 AM
:hearts: Jonas

10-02-2005, 03:09 AM
LMAO! Whenever I have a busy week at work (fri-sat-sun work) someone I like seems to do reasonably well. I can't believe his Puerta scoreline. That's amazing! kom igen ;) I've seen Radek play like crap, I'm hoping he's again, not to his best today :D I've also seen Jonas at his worst :scary: Lets hope that doesn't happen! Go Jonas!

10-02-2005, 09:07 AM
Jonas :woohoo:
I really hope he will win today.
KOM IGEN :bounce:

Aleksa's Laydee
10-02-2005, 10:40 AM

10-02-2005, 11:32 AM
Jonas, please win this final :yeah:

Does anyone know when it will start (european time)?

Aleksa's Laydee
10-02-2005, 11:54 AM
HE WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 6-3 7-6 aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10-02-2005, 12:07 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
I am so happy for him!!! :) :)

10-02-2005, 12:36 PM
Jonas :bounce: :banana: :bounce:

I am so happy about it and also very impressed :)

Jonas rocks :banana: :banana:

10-02-2005, 02:14 PM
Here´s a pic, so cute :inlove:

Aleksa's Laydee
10-02-2005, 02:45 PM
That pic is my av...i love it :hearts: Im sooo happy and so proud of him!!!

10-02-2005, 08:51 PM
AWESOME!!!!! and it's so cool that he's the 1st person to win the vietnam tournament, ever! SO proud of him!!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
10-02-2005, 10:52 PM
aawwww well done to him :bounce:

10-02-2005, 11:44 PM
Too bad this wasn't on TV anywhere...but a great win for Jonas.

10-03-2005, 02:39 AM
***Finds new avatar.***

10-03-2005, 07:11 AM

Bjorkman: "Thanks to the winning at the Davis Cup in New Delhi two weeks ago, I gained back my confidence. And today I played a perfect match.

“Having beaten three top seeded players, and with my experience, I felt relaxed before the match today. And I would like to say thanks to Thomas Johansson for his encouragement and for his advice and tips, which he could draw from his loss yesterday to Stepanek. It did work today for my game."

Stepanek: "Jonas played a perfect match today. I was caught up by his very quick playing from the beginning with his kick serves, his returns, passing shots... all of them were so powerful. He didn't let me play much; he controlled the game and played very aggressively.

“I am happy as I have been playing great tennis this week.” :hug::hatoff:

Kohlschreiber: " Our opponents played a very good first set, but we got the following two sets back. We served and returned well, which was the key to our success today.”

Fisher: " Our opponents have done a good job today. We won the first set but then they started to serve and return well in the second.”

Lindstedt: "Although we lost, this is a great week for us. We feel excited about our game.”

10-03-2005, 12:23 PM
Bjorkman Moves to Sixth in All-Time Doubles List

Jonas Bjorkman, who won his sixth singles title at the Vietnam Open on Sunday, moved into sixth place in the ATP's all-time No. 1 doubles ranking list (since 1976).

As of Monday, Bjorkman has ranked No. 1 in doubles for 70 weeks, including the last 24 in a row (since Apr. 25). Bjorkman is trying to finish No. 1 in doubles for the second time in his career (2001).

Bjorkman and Max Mirnyi currently sit second in the ATP Doubles Race, just 36 points behind two-time defending Tennis Masters Cup doubles champions Bob and Mike Bryan. Both teams have qualified for Tennis Masters Cup Doubles 2005 in Shanghai China.

Bjorkman and Mirnyi this year have won Roland Garros (which completed a career doubles Grand Slam for Bjorkman) and three ATP Masters Series titles at Miami, Hamburg and Cincinnati. They recently lost to the Bryans in the final of the US Open.

Here is a look at the Top 10 players with the most weeks at No. 1:

Weeks at No. 1
1) John McEnroe 270
2) Todd Woodbridge 204
3) Anders Jarryd 106
4) Frew McMillan (RSA) 85
5) Mark Woodforde (AUS) 84
6) Jonas Bjorkman (SWE) 70
7) Paul Haarhuis (NED) 69
8) Mark Knowles (BAH) 65
9) Raul Ramirez (MEX) 62
Robert Seguso (USA) 62

Aleksa's Laydee
10-03-2005, 12:58 PM
Yay Thomas you legend :D

Awwwwwww ^^ Well Done again Jonas :kiss:

Aleksa's Laydee
10-03-2005, 01:00 PM
Atp Ranking as of 3/10/05

63 Bjorkman, Jonas (SWE ) +30

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo:

10-04-2005, 05:43 AM
I'm so happy for him. Well done Jonas:hug:

10-04-2005, 07:15 AM
The tennis world has gone topsy turvy. Before I know it, Jurgen will be the one, fighting for highest rank amongst my players :lol: Go Jonas!!! (Gonna change avatar now. It'll be similar to Bjorki/Aleksa's ones... Stupid vietnam/getty for having no other photos!!)

10-04-2005, 07:02 PM
I have just read news about Jonas and I am not sure I like them :(

Jonas has cut off all his hair :sad: He had a bet with his physical coach saying that he will shave his head when he wins one more ATP tournament...
So now he shaved his head.... :( Unfortunately I did not find any pics, but I am sure I won´t like the result very much :rolleyes:

I hope I will recognize him in Stockholm anyway ;)

10-04-2005, 10:19 PM
oh no!! jonas without his beautiful hair?! :scared:

10-05-2005, 03:20 AM
From his website (bad translation)
October 2:
Brilliant in Vietnam!
This is typed when a long final day goes against your end. I am tired but huge, very pleased now since I won ATP-finalen in Ho Chi Minh downtown area in Vietnam against Radek Stepanek with 6-3, 7-6. The first single title late Nottingham 2002. I have played fairytale differentlely good tennis this week, a glorious and longed-for receipt on the I sensed long - that I still has a big playing within myself. This each “the plug from” after my hard focus on the single playing during the USA weeks. Wow! And again - wow!

October 3
I - a 30+
For first past nånsin feels the relevant to nag about that I am a tretti-plussare. for with the victory in Vietnam climbs I 30 places on rankingen to place 63. Rotten kul, actually. And important. This gives me other entire conditions before next year.

October 4
The victory in Vietnam was equally waited as the each amazing, can one to say. I mean, I has long known that I have a bigger playing in myself than what my ranking has shown, and that the before or latter must come loose. But that all sudden willed be delivered so totally and presently is more than what I dared hopes on. I have played the the whole good summer without that few dividend poängmässigt. Now, I had good of my single investment in USA the last time. And that we took ourselves winning the through DC game against India: indoor in Vietnam each the no sun, grilling heat, oandningsbar humidity, swindled or lopsided bounces; all felt suddenly hugely simpley. I concerned myself extremely good, drug up a rate as the obstructions did not have time to with in and dominated actually my games. I dropped the service only once during the week, played gooder and better and, yes, entirely simple dazzling actually - my very goodest tennis. A glorious feeling! And not wrong to can to come to Stockholm Open as new cow row masters!

Stockholm the biggest title
With the victory in Vietnam has I now six ATP-titlar in single in the career. Sows here rankar I them mutual:
1. Stockholm Open 1997 - a far too special feeling to win on home ground.
2. Indiana police 1997 - along with Stockholm that hardest competition I won in.
3. Ho Chi Minh-staden 2005 - I knew that I still has a big playing within myself, but to win yet another title so late in the career, after to have fallen on ranking, feels fantastic.
4. Auckland 1997 - the first title. Had longed for after the the whole career tat far.
5. Nottingham 2002 - the felt hugely good to last back as a titelvinnare.
6. Nottingham 1998 - had big expectations that year after to have reached the fourth place on världsrankingen 1997. A positive feeling, despite that I had hoped on more.

Argentina on grits on away ground in February. A more difficult lottning in the first game of next year's Davis's cup could we såklart have not may. The learns well to set over Mariano Puerta now when I driven over him twice (6-0, 6-1 in Vietnam). but the has of course least ten other of same class to send forward and has a quite long tradition of winning with 5-0 home now. That Croatia and Slovakia play final this year shows that all is possible with reasonable lottning and opportunity that few to play on home ground, but the has gone trolls in DC-lottningarna for our part.

10-05-2005, 03:24 AM
:eek: It doesn't sound too bad. If Petra doesn't mind it, and he "has most of it arranged itself to the best." it should be..tolerable/i.e not as bad as Vinci's, I hope!!

Has exactly come from the hairdresser. Fast ditskickad of my wife Petra. I and my fystränare Daniel had hit what, that if I won an ATP-titel to in the career so willed I snagga me. Well, I won in Vietnam, sows in business-loungen the wide average landing in Bangkok on road home, sows gone the straight road-strip device forward. The became fairly good-looking if you ask me - but I won no exuberant style point on home ground, if one says to sow. quick time booking at the hairdresser, and now has most of it arranged itself to the best.

10-05-2005, 07:53 AM
Oh no Jonas. Hope to see a photo soon.

Aleksa's Laydee
10-05-2005, 10:03 AM
Jonas :sobbing: Nooooooooo

10-05-2005, 01:46 PM
he shaved his hair so maybe his head looks like...Agassi's??? :eek: somehow I wish Pim Pim has similar bet with someone...:lol:

Good news is, unlike Agassi's hair, Jonas's will grow back. :p

10-05-2005, 04:19 PM
Good news is, unlike Agassi's hair, Jonas's will grow back. :p
Bad hair
Baldness disguise? It could work.
Jonas - shortest hair on my computers record :lol:

You know... with his darker hair, I was re-discovering his umm...hotness. LOL! Sorry, it sounds dodgy. I normally call him 'handsome' but I prefer the natural hair colour :):yeah: Come back soon, hair!

Aleksa's Laydee
10-05-2005, 04:54 PM
Good news is, unlike Agassi's hair, Jonas's will grow back. :p

what if it doesnt :scared:

10-09-2005, 12:57 PM
Hair done properly

Just back from the hairdresser. Sent there by my wife Petra. I made a bet with my trainer Daniel, that if I won another ATP title, I would cut my hair myself. Well, I won in Vietnam, so I went to work with my electric shaver in the airport lounge in Bangkok on my way to Stockholm. I looked pretty good, if you ask me. But Petra was of an other opinion. so an appointment with the hairdresser quickly got high priority, and now I look even better.!

Stockholm Open most precious

With the title in Ho Chi Minh City, I´ve now won six ATP titels during my career. This is how I rank them:
1. Stockholm Open 1997 - To win at home is a very special feeling.
2. Indianapolis 1997 - The toughest competition that I´ve won in, together with Stockholm.
3. Ho Chi Minh City 2005 - I knew that I still had some very good tennis within me, but to win another title at this point in my career feels like a great achievement.
4. Auckland 1997 - My first title. I had wanted it for years.
5. Nottingham 2002 - It felt very good to win one more title.
Nottingham 1998 - I had huge expectations that year, having been ranked as no. 4 in the world the year before, so this was a positive feeling even if I had hoped for more all in all.

An expected surprise

You could say that my victory in Ho Chi Min City was as expected as it was surprisig. I have felt for a long time that I have a greater game within me than my ranking has shown. But that everything would fall into its place like this right now was more than I could wish for. I´ve been playing good tennis all summer without earning enough points. Now my focus on the singles during the tournaments in USA paid off. It was also to my advantage that we got through in the Davis Cup match in India under extremely difficult circumstances; indoors in Vietnam everything felt easy without the wind, the heat, the humidity, and on a surface where the ball bounced as it is supposed to. I moved very well and played fast in a higher tempo than my opponents, dominating my matches. I lost my serve only once throughout the tournament and played at the very top of my ability. A great feeling when everything work like that! And I don´t mind arriving to the Stockholm Open as a champ.!

30 something

For the first time ever I feel that it is relevant to talk about me as beeing 30 something. because I am climbing 30 spots in the rankings (to 63) after the victory in Vietnam. I am really happy about that. It is a important move that gives me much better conditions for 2006.

V as in victory in Vietnam

This is beeing written when a long championship day is about to end. I am tired but very, very happy, since I won the final in Ho Chi Minh City with 6-3, 7-6 against Radek Stepanek. My first title since Nottingham in 2002. I have played brilliantly this week. This is a proof of the feeling I´ve had a long time, that I still have great tennis within me. My focus on my singles game this summer paid off in a beautiful way. Wow! And again - wow!

10-09-2005, 01:02 PM
Stockholm Open

O. Rochus vs. Soderling
Mathieu vs. Q
Moodie vs. Bjorkman
Beck vs. Ancic

Michael KOHLMANN, GER/ Alexander WASKE, GER vs. Martin GARCIA, ARG/ Sebastian PRIETO, ARG
Jonas BJORKMAN, SWE/ Thomas JOHANSSON, SWE vs. (4) Stephen HUSS, AUS/ Wesley MOODIE, RSA

Kom Igen Jonas :bounce:

Aleksa's Laydee
10-09-2005, 06:49 PM
Hair done properly

Just back from the hairdresser. Sent there by my wife Petra. I made a bet with my trainer Daniel, that if I won another ATP title, I would cut my hair myself. Well, I won in Vietnam, so I went to work with my electric shaver in the airport lounge in Bangkok on my way to Stockholm. I looked pretty good, if you ask me. But Petra was of an other opinion. so an appointment with the hairdresser quickly got high priority, and now I look even better.!

My focus on my singles game this summer paid off in a beautiful way. Wow! And again - wow!

:haha: Bless him!!

Kom Igen JONAS :worship:

10-11-2005, 08:14 AM

check it out!! you can see Jonas with the new haircut.
It doesn't looks bad :)

10-11-2005, 09:37 AM
Great form in Stockholm

It feels like my fine form from Vietnam is still there when I am training for the Stockholm Open. I have been playing against Thomas Johansson and Thomas Enqvist, and I hope to reach at least the quarter final this year. Thomas Johansson is one of my favorites for the title, along with James Blake, Robby Ginepri and Richard Gasquet.

Bachelor party for Thomas J

Thomas Johansson is gettuing married later this year. This week, we kidnapped him during a interview with a Swedish radio profile for his bachelor party. That was a perfect start! Then Thomas was handed a national team overall from 1979 to wear (it looked so cool, we all want one like that now!) and we went to a racing track where Thomas got to drive a racing car (he loves high speeds!). Back to Stockholm City for a indoor hockey game, a calendar photo shoot (like they say in "Pimp my ride" on MTV: You´ve officially been pimped!) and finally dinner at the former football star Tomas Brolin´s restaurant Undici. Great concept, and great fun!

:haha: :haha:

Aleksa's Laydee
10-11-2005, 06:55 PM
:haha: Good one Jonas ;)

At least he has some hair left :lol:

10-12-2005, 04:35 AM
Sounds like a nice Bachelors party! LMAO @ playing tennis with a Frying Pan!!!!!

Jonas looks...surprisingly...quite good with little hair :eek: