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11-13-2007, 08:22 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

11-13-2007, 06:51 PM
Björkman and Mirnyi probably will split.

Björkman is supposed to play together with Ullyett next year. Time to move on i think.

11-13-2007, 06:56 PM
not probably, it's confirmed (again in an article today)

Ullyett, who will team up permanently with Bjorkman after next year's Australian Open, was sensational on return.

01-25-2008, 08:07 AM
Jonas is in entry list of East London challenger :dance:

01-25-2008, 08:38 AM
in which week is it? after DC?

01-25-2008, 09:35 AM
Location: East London, South Africa
Type: $125K+H
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Date: February 11 - 17
2007 Champion: New Event.


02-13-2008, 06:56 PM
The hopes of one of Sweden's top players, Jonas Bjorkman, was dashed by the never-say-die approach of Frenchman Augustin Gennse at the SAA Tennis Open on Wednesday.

The Frenchman beat the fourth seed in one of the enthralling singles games of the day. Gensse took the first set 6-3 and he appeared headed for an easy win when he went up 4-1, but Bjorkman gave a spirited fightback and clawed himself back from the brink of sure defeat to 5-5 in the second set.
Gensse hold his nerve however and won the vital points.
Bjorkman lost it on his serve when he double-faulted to give Gensse the 7-5 win. Gensse said the win was his biggest he has had and he hoped to break into the world top 100. The 24-year-old is currently ranked 249 on the world rankings.
Earlier Eastern Cape hopeful Raven Klaasen, watched by a group of his family members in East London, gave one of his finest displays in the singles, but he fell to the third seed Thomas Johansson, of Sweden, 6-2, 6-4.
The scoreline did not tell the full story as the young local player won a number of fans with his fine play.
Johansson had high praise for Klaasen and said that he should work on his forehand and serve and he "could cause much damage".
In the other singles match, Austrian Stefan Koubek, the second seed, beat Johan Brunstrom of Sweden 6-1, 6-4 to advance to the next round. -- Kariem Hassan

02-17-2008, 11:00 AM
East London, South Africa

Mens Doubles


1-Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)/Kevin Ullyett (ZIM) bt Johan Brunstrom/Filip Prpic (SWE) 6-1 6-1


1-Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)/Kevin Ullyett (ZIM) vs 3-Thomas Johansson (SWE)/Stefan Koubek (AUT) - match in progress

02-17-2008, 11:29 AM
Gosh I didn't even realise. WOOHOO whatever the outcome is.

02-17-2008, 11:53 AM

kom igen!

02-17-2008, 12:31 PM
Finals: Björkman/Ullyett bt ToJo/Koubek 6-2,6-2 :banana:

first title :)

02-17-2008, 12:42 PM
Jonas :woohoo: :bigclap:

02-17-2008, 01:11 PM
Convincing! Nice :D :aparty:

02-26-2008, 05:18 AM

J Bjorkman (SWE) d P Capdeville (CHI) 63 61 :) :banana:

02-26-2008, 06:17 AM
:woohoo: Jonas :bounce: kom igen! :rocker2:

02-26-2008, 08:14 AM
Heavy win! Didnt expected it!

02-26-2008, 08:53 PM
Congrats Jonas :bounce: :bounce:

02-27-2008, 05:25 AM
S Ratiwatana (THA) / S Ratiwatana (THA) d [2] J Bjorkman (SWE) / K Ullyett (ZIM) 36 76(4) 11-9 :sad:

02-27-2008, 06:29 AM
so bad.

02-28-2008, 10:47 PM
Just as well he can win tiebreaks by himself..
J Bjorkman d S Querrey 6-4 4-6 7-6(4)

02-29-2008, 05:21 AM
:woohoo: well done Jonas :)

02-29-2008, 06:40 AM

02-29-2008, 07:52 AM
Congrats Jonas :yeah: :bounce:

02-29-2008, 09:40 AM
Just as well he can win tiebreaks by himself..
J Bjorkman d S Querrey 6-4 4-6 7-6(4)LMAO at the statistics.
ACES 26-3
First serves 63% - 62%

There's more... it almost makes me feel sorry for Querrey... except that he played my favourite, and this eliminates any feelings of sympathy. That tiebreak win is phenomenal.

02-29-2008, 09:09 PM
J Björkman def. D Young 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 (6) :D :dance:

02-29-2008, 09:18 PM
Jonas :woohoo: :yeah:

02-29-2008, 09:24 PM
Next Darcis :armed:

02-29-2008, 11:27 PM
Big congrats Jonas :bounce: :bounce:

03-01-2008, 06:03 PM
S Darcis def. J Björkman 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 :sad:

so close :awww:

03-01-2008, 07:21 PM
Oh no :sad:

But it surely was a great week for Jonas :yeah:

03-01-2008, 09:32 PM
yeah it was! Do not know how many of those weeks jonas still will play!

03-04-2008, 09:40 PM
Jonas lost today to Benneteau. Was to expect. Was a sad week for swedish tennis after all the nicer weeks. Little bit poor.

03-22-2008, 01:45 PM
Happy Birthday [aussie time] young man :hug:

I cannot tell you how badly I want cake right now. Cake just...like...this.

EDIT: I had mud cake in the fridge. 30 seconds in the microwave...:drool:

03-22-2008, 11:23 PM
Grattis på din födelsedag, Jonas :bdaycake: :hug:

Hope he will spend a nice day in Miami with maybe family and surely some of his good friends :aparty:

03-23-2008, 01:44 PM
:woohoo: Happy birthday Jonas :banana: :banana: :aparty:

03-27-2008, 09:36 AM
F Santoro (FRA) d J Bjorkman (SWE) 61 60
oh dear :S :(

03-27-2008, 10:02 AM
:awww: Jonas :sad:

03-27-2008, 11:03 AM
He made too much party. :wavey:

Hope he will do better in doubles. But i fear if his form is dropping also in doubles he soon will decide to quit, or? :confused::rolleyes:

03-29-2008, 12:57 AM
Hope he will do better in doubles. But i fear if his form is dropping also in doubles he soon will decide to quit, or? :confused::rolleyes:

unfortunately i think its only just a matter of time now before he retires... i heard that he will be playing the olympics this year and then after that he'll retire :(

Volcanic Tennis
07-01-2008, 04:21 AM
Jonas playing well at Wimbledon
He lost first round to Clement (who reached the QF) :sad:
In doubles, two straight set wins to get to 3R, where they got a W/O from Lopez/Verdasco, now in the QF against Petzchner/Peya tomorrow.
I hope they can win it all to go out with a bang - a tenth GS title. :)

07-05-2008, 05:12 PM
two tiebreaks in the final so far :sad:
Jonas Bjorkman tiebreak = heart problems for Kristen. 4-1 so far in the second set tiebreak... hold on boys! *Stop acing them Nenad!!*

07-05-2008, 05:24 PM
they won second tiebreak

:rocker2: kom igen!

07-05-2008, 05:24 PM
ahh second set belongs to Kevin and Jonas [combined they remind me of a famous animal activist, Kevin Kjonaas. Woo! He's in jail though, which is less exciting :sad:] Go fellas! Time for bed for me though... 3.24 AM. Not cool.

07-05-2008, 05:30 PM
Third set not looking so good :tape:
*Really going to bed this time* :D

Volcanic Tennis
07-05-2008, 09:06 PM
They lost :sad:
But a run to the final is amazing :worship: Go Kevas ;) :)

07-07-2008, 07:11 AM
lol 'Kevas' is a cute name :)
I'm really glad he got to another Wimbledon final in his last attempt :yeah:

07-08-2008, 11:28 PM
nothing against Kevin, but i much prefer this combination...


wondering why thomas isnt playing with jonas like the past two years? instead he's playing with simon - a combination i prefer over simon/knowle too (sorry kristen ;))

[2] S Aspelin (SWE) / T Johansson (SWE) d S Darcis (BEL) / O Rochus (BEL) 76(2) 75

kom igen!

07-16-2008, 10:55 AM
nothing against Kevin, but i much prefer this combination...


wondering why thomas isnt playing with jonas like the past two years? instead he's playing with simon - a combination i prefer over simon/knowle too (sorry kristen ;))

[2] S Aspelin (SWE) / T Johansson (SWE) d S Darcis (BEL) / O Rochus (BEL) 76(2) 75

kom igen!
It's ok:p. Austrian love is an acquired taste. You've seen the light that is Oli, which is the main thing [his ranking SUCKS right now but that will probably make me like him more! haha]. Besides. Swede + Swede is an unbeatable combo. Even when it involves the most disliked Swede! [almost the only Swede left]:sad:

07-17-2008, 07:57 AM
It's ok:p. Austrian love is an acquired taste. You've seen the light that is Oli, which is the main thing [his ranking SUCKS right now but that will probably make me like him more! haha]. Besides. Swede + Swede is an unbeatable combo. Even when it involves the most disliked Swede! [almost the only Swede left]:sad:

well considering it was with your most LOVED swede too, i would have thought you'd focus on that :lol:

and dont say that about robin being the last... im currently in denial that tojo wont retire this year after all (anything to keep my magnus dreams going LOL)

07-21-2008, 09:44 PM
Jonas reached the main draw in Toronoto :bounce:

He beat Thomas today (bad draw :devil:) in the last qualifying round, but as I have just been reading Fiddes blog he said that if one player will withdraw now Thomas would be in anyway (as the no. 1 seed from qualies...).

Good luck Jonas in Toronto (both in singles and doubles) :yeah:

I think that now we know that this will be Jonas´last active year as a tennis player, we should fill this thread with some more life ;)

10-07-2008, 08:20 PM
Jonas lost his last ever singles match in the Stockholm Open today against Juan Monaco :sad: :sad: :sad:

It must have been a very sad evening... :(

Here is the link to an article and some pics in Swedish:

10-07-2008, 08:30 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: Jonas :awww:

10-09-2008, 09:01 AM

better luck in doubles :bounce:

10-11-2008, 08:41 AM
Jonas and Kevin are in the doubles final :woohoo:

they will play Aspelin/Knowle or Brunstrom/Ryderstedt tomorrow.

Jonas :bounce:

10-11-2008, 09:30 AM
Good luck Jonas and Kevin :rocker:

10-11-2008, 10:19 AM
kom igen jonas!!!

10-14-2008, 07:58 AM
They won :)


10-14-2008, 12:08 PM
Bjorkman Wins 700th Match, Clinches Stockholm Title With Ullyett; Mirnyi-Ram Secure Vienna Trophy

Top seeds Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden and Zimbabwean Kevin Ullyett clinched their first team ATP title at the If Stockholm Open, after defeating Swedish wild cards Johan Brunstrom and Michael Ryderstedt 6-1, 6-3 in Sunday’s final, which lasted 55 minutes.

Bjorkman and Ullyett, both 36 years of age, have now captured three Stockholm titles. Bjorkman triumphed previously in 2003 (w/Woodbridge) and 2007 (w/Mirnyi), while Ullyett lifted the trophy in 1999 (w/Norval) and 2002 (w/W. Black).

It was Bjorkman’s 700th doubles match win (700-302 lifetime). Only his former partner Todd Woodbridge (782) and Sherwood Stewart (723) has won more career matches.

"My best memory from Stockholm is when I won the title in 1997,” said Bjorkman, after being carried around Centre Court in a wheelchair by Stockholm tournament staff. “But also my first visit when I qualified to the main draw and was able to stay in the hotel with the other pros. It was a special moment for me."

"The whole week has been fantastic but at the same time it took a lot of energy from me mentally. I'm proud to have won ATP events with 19 different partners during my long career. I'm very fortunate to have played with the greatest doubles players of all time such as John McEnroe and Todd Woodbridge.

"This is a perfect ending for me to win the doubles title in Stockholm, in my last match in Sweden, with my family and friends, old coaches, watching me. The only person was missing today was my son Max who is back at Monte-Carlo in school."

Bjorkman, who also captured the Bastad title with Robin Soderling in July (d. Brunstrom-Rojer), has now won 53 career doubles titles (53-42) with 19 different partners. He has won at least one ATP doubles title for 15 consecutive years (1994-2008).

Ullyett, who won the Nottingham trophy with Bruno Soares in June, improved to 32-24 in ATP doubles finals.

Ullyett said: "I would rank Jonas as one of the top three doubles players ever to play the game alongside with Todd Woodbridge and John McEnroe."

"There was a lot of pressure on me this week. Everyone reminded me all the time it was Jonas' last tournament in Sweden, so they all wanted us to win the title here. We played great together during the week to win our first title of the season. We now look forward to a good week in Madrid to possibly clinch our spot in the Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai."
Bjorkman goes for a winner. The experienced doubles players improved to 21-13 together on the season. Earlier this year, the pair finished runner-up at Wimbledon (l. to Nestor-Zimonjic) and made semifinal exits at Las Vegas and ATP Masters Series events in Monte-Carlo and Rome.

Bjorkman and Ullyett broke serve in the fourth and sixth games of the first set, which lasted 24 minutes. The duo won 16 of 22 service points and 11 of 15 return points.

Brunstrom and Ryderstedt, who reached the Stockholm quarterfinals last year (l. to Hanley-Ullyett), also had their serve broken in the fifth and ninth games of the second set. The pair won 31 of 83 points in total.

Brunstrom, 28, dropped to 0-2 in ATP finals, having finished runner-up at Bastad with Jean-Julien Rojer in July this year (l. to Bjorkman-Soderling). He dropped to 10-10 on the season.

"We didn't want to ruin Jonas' farewell match in Sweden so we let them win [laughs]," said 23-year-old Stockholm resident Ryderstedt, who was appearing in the first doubles final of his career. "They played incredible tennis and were just too good for us today."

Bjorkman and Ullyett, who started the week at No. 6 in the ATP 2008 Race with 386 points, collected €37,500 in prize money, while Brunstrom and Ryderstedt will split €22,300.

11-02-2008, 02:45 PM
Jonas and Kevin won in Paris!!! So nice they will finish with this win and now the Masters in Shanghai!!! :worship:

11-02-2008, 02:50 PM
Jonas and Kevin :aparty:

11-02-2008, 03:06 PM
Jonas/Kevin :) :woohoo:




11-02-2008, 03:07 PM
Bjorkman-Ullyett Triumph In Paris


Fifth seeds Jonas Bjorkman and Kevin Ullyett won their second ATP title with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over sixth-seeded South Africans Jeff Coetzee and Wesley Moodie in the final of the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris on Sunday.

While Coetzee and Moodie failed to capitalize on any of their four break points, Bjorkman and Ullyett converted four of seven opportunities to secure victory in 58 minutes.

The Swedish-Zimbabwean team of Bjorkman and Ullyett qualified for Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai in fourth place in the Stanford ATP Doubles Race.

“The last two matches we’ve played have been the best of our year I think,” said Ullyett. “Today was really good, we didn’t do anything wrong. We fought hard, came at some big break points and dominated on the returns. It was a great 48 hours for me, really special.”

“Our energy the last two days has just been going out there to win every point aggressively so (in Shanghai) we’re just going to try and play as aggressively as we can.”

Bjorkman and Ullyett won their first team title three weeks ago at Stockholm (d. Brunstrom-Ryderstedt) and have since followed with two semifinal exits at the Mutua Madrilena Masters Madrid and last week in Lyon. Earlier in the season they finished runners-up to Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic at Wimbledon.

Bjorkman, who will retire at the season end said: “Obviously it’s always easy to start thinking about maybe playing longer, but that’s only on the good weeks and I’m old enough and got the experience to know that it’s not going to be each week.”

“I feel great, it’s really great to finish off strongly and do it in good style. We’ve been playing our best tennis the last three or four weeks so we’re really looking forward to Shanghai. Winning in Bastad and Stockholm and finishing off with Paris it’s nothing that I could have really expected. This is way beyond my goals at the end here so I just hope the good omen continues in Shanghai.”

It is the second title of the season for both Bjorkman and Ullyett. The 36-year-old Bjorkman, who also titled at Bastad with Robin Soderling, improved to a 54-42 lifetime record in ATP finals. Ullyett, also 36, triumphed in Nottingham with Bruno Soares and has a 33-24 career mark in ATP finals.

Coetzee and Moodie will make their team debut at Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai after qualifying with their semifinal win on Saturday. They were appearing in their third ATP final of the season, having opened with a runner-up finish at Doha (l. to Kohlschreiber-Skoch) and won the Estoril title in April (d. J. Murray-Ullyett).

“Unfortunately we had a bit of a slow start”, said Coetzee. “We could have had a break early on it was just really unlucky and they played well and they’re really good front runners.”

11-02-2008, 03:14 PM
I am sooooooooooooo happy for Jonas (and Kevin) :yeah: :bounce:

Thanks for these great pics, Peggy :hug:

06-29-2010, 09:56 AM
just noticed this in todays wimbledon OOP and got a pleasant surprise... so nice to see his name in the draw!

Court 5 12:00
Boys' Singles - 2nd Round
Oliver Golding(GBR) vs. Juan Sebastian Gomez(COL)[14]

Girls' Singles - 2nd Round
Ksenia Kirillova(RUS) vs. Eleanor Dean(GBR)

Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles - Finals
Jonas Bjorkman(SWE)/Todd Woodbridge(AUS) vs. Todd Martin(USA)/Greg Rusedski(GBR)

06-29-2010, 10:06 AM

Jonas/Todd :bounce:

06-29-2010, 02:08 PM
awwwww Jonas :awww: good luck :yippee: