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02-25-2004, 02:15 PM
Ok... here's the deal.
I met Jan Frode Andersen in January, and he was one of the nicest, funniest players I spoke to :) I follow a number of Scandinavians and I just thought he was deserving of a place for (myself and others) to talk :D

I **WISH** I wasnt adding such an awful Jarkko pic... but at least JF looks good :)

Best of luck to him!

02-25-2004, 02:20 PM
Jan Frode is a cutie.

I have decided to like ALL the Scandinavian players. Norweigan, Danish, Finnish and especially, Swedish. :)

02-25-2004, 02:33 PM
Star, your taste in tennis players is exceptional! :worship:
Indeed... I'm a fan of the work of Kristian Pless, basically every swede *though I admit to not watching the women's game enough* It tends to bore me :o

Timo Nieminen... well, after the terrible experience that poor guy went through at AO quallies... I'll support him until he retires!
He was such a sweetheart. :angel:

Action Jackson
02-29-2004, 08:19 AM
As for Norwegian players, I don't care but this man has to be mentioned the one and only Christian Ruud. He was Norways best ever player.

He made the 4th round at the Australian Open, lost to Ivanisevic in 5 sets in 42 degree heat. He made the 3rd round at the French twice and should have beaten Becker at the Olympics.

His game was a poor mans version of Felix Mantilla, but he tried very hard with not much natural talent, he had to give it away because of shoulder problems.

02-29-2004, 11:02 AM
When was he an active player? Before my time? (By that I mean prior to 2001!) He gives me Jonas terms of niceness. He looks friendly ^_^

02-29-2004, 06:14 PM
He was playing just a few years ago. :)

I remember seeing him and Jakke in the same juniors draw at RG. I assumed that they were brothers. Timo got booted before Jarrko though. But I loved his name.

Please tell me what happened to him in the qualies.

Action Jackson
02-29-2004, 10:21 PM
He got smashed in the qualies very easily.

03-01-2004, 06:26 AM
I think he was playing verdasco. he lost something like 62/ 61 or 60/61 and he was so upset. His coach had gone to the next court to watch a different match after it, and timo was leaning on the railing, beside where his coach was sitting (his coach was a metre or 2 above ground). Basically he had his head in his hands (between his arms) looking mighty depressed.

I walked around the grounds a bit, and when I came back he was slowly walking back to the change rooms, with his coach not far in front. I walked up to him and said I was really glad to have seen him play, even though the outcome wasnt so good. I don't know what I said exactly, but I got a smile out of him, and he was so sweet, he got a picture with me :) We talked about DC and where he'd be playing next, etc. He's a really nice guy :)

03-06-2004, 06:29 AM
Ruud was a good player, definitely one of the best Scandinavians (with the exception of the Swedes, of course) in the last decade. It's unfortunate to see players such as Andersen, Ketola and Nieminen struggle to win matches, even in Challengers or qualifying rounds. Tuomas Ketola (see the picture) is actually a great guy. Him and Andersen have been on Tour for quite a while already, so it is highly unthinkable that they'll ever really break through, although I want them to.

04-20-2004, 10:15 AM
This week's challenger activity stars:::
Tomas Zib (CZE) vs Jan Frode Andersen (NOR)

09-03-2004, 10:53 AM
Freudenstadt Challenger
R1 (3)Trifu/Waske(ROM/GER)d. Jan Frode Andersen/Shimada(NOR/JPN)63 64
R2 (5)Jan Frode Andersen (NOR) d. (WC)Andreas Beck (GER) w/o
*I know I shouldnt be happy...but I am :)*
QF vs Federico Luzzi

09-05-2004, 10:23 AM
Jan Frode Andresen(5) df Federico Luzzi (ITA) 6-4 6-4

In the semi::
(5)Jan Frode Andersen (NOR) vs (8)Daniel Gimeno (ESP)

09-06-2004, 07:52 AM
(5)Jan Frode Andersen (NOR) d. (8)Daniel Gimeno (ESP) 6-4 6-2

(1)Santiago Ventura (ESP) d. (5)Jan Frode Andersen (NOR) 6-3 1-6 6-3
*bastardo!* lol... but Ventura lost in doubles :lol: which is my consolation :tape:

01-13-2005, 05:27 AM
Jan Frode Andersen is in the qualifying draws for AO and will play Marcus Sarstrand (SWE) in rd.1.

03-04-2005, 07:14 AM
Where fore art thou!?
Does Norway have a team in DC? Does anyone know off the top of their head? I'll go searching later otherwise :)

Action Jackson
03-04-2005, 07:16 AM
Of course they do BG.

Action Jackson
03-04-2005, 07:18 AM
They are playing Ukraine this weekend.

03-04-2005, 07:29 AM
But are they an extremely crap team? (I know I sound insulting, I dont mean to be ;) lol you know I like Jan-froood. I wonder if Sergiy Stakhovsky is on the team :bolt: hmm... maybe hitting partner... or... maybe one day :)

Action Jackson
03-04-2005, 07:32 AM
Of course they are a crap tennis team, but our winter athletes are better than the Swedes and so are our women as well, to look at.

It's in Ukraine and this is the draw.


03-04-2005, 07:35 AM
I could look at Stian all day :lick: LOL Maybe I should pay more attention to Norwegians :eek:

Action Jackson
03-04-2005, 07:41 AM
I could look at Stian all day :lick: LOL Maybe I should pay more attention to Norwegians :eek:

Not all bad you see. :p

03-04-2005, 02:45 PM
Of course they are a crap tennis team, but our winter athletes are better than the Swedes and so are our women as well, to look at.
haha. then Norway got the hot women, Sweden got the hot men!! lol

thanks for the pics Kristen!

i like both guys on the NOR team!! Stian and Jan-Frode

03-07-2005, 11:46 AM
Kiova, Ukraina (mattoalusta sisällä)
Jan-Frode Andersen (NOR) -. Sergei Bubka (UKR) 76(5) 63 75
Orest Tereshchuk (UKR) - Stian Boretti (NOR) 75 67(5) 64 67(4) 62
Mikhail Filima/Orest Tereshchuk (UKR) - Jan-Frode Andersen/Stian Boretti (NOR) 61 63 67(4) 46 108
Mikhail Filima (UKR) - Jan-Frode Andersen (NOR) 26 67(2) 62 76(6) 86
Sergei Bubka (UKR) d. Marius Tanger (NOR) 75 61

:o :o :o

03-07-2005, 11:55 AM
Jan-Frode! Hmm... congrats on scoring a point!? :shrug:

03-08-2005, 12:00 AM
Jan-Frode! Hmm... congrats on scoring a point!? :shrug:
hehe poor norway! stick to cross-country skiing? :shrug:

02-13-2006, 07:38 AM
Jan Frode (and some with Stian!) over the years.

07-30-2006, 07:22 PM
:bowdown: JFAndersen (

I've seen him play on Saturday. Funny guy it seems, and he's still a good tennis player, especially in doubles. Maybe I will see him again in 13 days.

10-08-2010, 07:13 AM
whats going on in Norways mens tennis?

10-08-2010, 08:40 AM
whats going on in Norways mens tennis?

Nothing, that's the whole point. Tennis in Norway is non-existent at least on a pro level. It's not looking good. We have no juniors coming up either. Norwegian tennis has been dead for a long time, and it won't change in the future either. I accepted this a long time ago, and I've gotten to a point where I just don't care anymore.

BTW: I'm talking about the men here, we do have a junior on the women's side with potential. But this is for the ATP, so yeah. I stand by what I said.

Our highest ranked guy is around 500-600 and he's 25 or 26 years old. So yeah, he's struggling. The thing is, tennis is a TINY sport in Norway, it doesn't get a lot of funding and I don't think it will get more in the near future either.

10-08-2010, 12:16 PM
its sad to think that the success that norwegian men had in the past means nothing now