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12-06-2012 04:01 PM
Deivid23
Re: Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005

Great match. I had surely the most astonishing return winner I´ve ever seen, PimPim fired a big 2nd serve (I think it was a 2nd serve but it should have been up there into the 130mph´s) looking for another ace, but Agassi read it well, moved before JJ hit the ball and stepped into court for a missile of a cracking backhand return winner. I don´t remember exactly when it happened, I´m pretty sure it should have been in the 2nd part of the match, 3rd or 4th set is my guess
12-01-2012 01:56 PM
rocketassist
Re: Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005

PimPim had the tools to be a slam contender before his first shoulder injury. A serve not far off Isner/Karlovic's but a far superior ground game is definitely a recipe for success, although the courts were faster at the time he played his best tennis.
12-01-2012 01:49 AM
Auscon
Re: Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005

Yep loved this match. AO05 remains my fav slam to date..
12-01-2012 12:17 AM
Forehander
Re: Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005

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Originally Posted by Nidhogg View Post
My favorite sequence from that match was from either the first or second set. Pim-Pim starts with hitting a doublefault. Then an ace, another ace, and yet another ace to go up 40-15 looking like he doesn't have a care in the world. Agassi hasn't even been allowed to touch the ball or do anything but walk from side to side between points in the game, and decides to sneak up deep inside the baseline for the next serve, reads it perfectly, and cracks a return at Pim-Pim's feet to make a point and vent out a good deal of frustration. Great moment.

And for the record, Pim-Pim was anything but brainless. He was a player who always did his homework prior to a match to opt for the best possible strategy. Very underrated tactician.
Great post, I forgot to mention that as well. Joachim was so in the zone throughout the whole match he was constantly just going for 2nd serves as well whenever he is ahead in points. Once he gets to 30-0 or 40-0 or 40-15 or even just 15-0 you can almost guarantee that you have no chance of breaking the guy because he's in the "51 aces mode". He was so confident that he'll just be blasting 2nd serves like 1st serves.

If this was a 5 set match he would have owned the ace record count EASILY. I believe this match was the most aces in 4 sets ever. Poor Agassi right after he inches past an in zone serving machine in his next round he faces yet another serving machine Roger Federer who served 22 aces in an one sided straight set match.
11-30-2012 09:43 PM
EddieNero
Re: Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005

Match-up issue refers to the serve-return relation too, not only the baseline game. That's why Federer, not exactly a good returner, probably has better return stats against flat serving players than Djokovic or Murray.
11-30-2012 08:42 PM
TBkeeper
Re: Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005

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Originally Posted by BIGMARAT View Post
you're not a good returner let alone greatest ever if someone can aced you 50+ times.
Good level of english skills displayed here !
11-30-2012 04:29 PM
Nidhogg
Re: Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005

My favorite sequence from that match was from either the first or second set. Pim-Pim starts with hitting a doublefault. Then an ace, another ace, and yet another ace to go up 40-15 looking like he doesn't have a care in the world. Agassi hasn't even been allowed to touch the ball or do anything but walk from side to side between points in the game, and decides to sneak up deep inside the baseline for the next serve, reads it perfectly, and cracks a return at Pim-Pim's feet to make a point and vent out a good deal of frustration. Great moment.

And for the record, Pim-Pim was anything but brainless. He was a player who always did his homework prior to a match to opt for the best possible strategy. Very underrated tactician.
11-30-2012 03:47 PM
BIGMARAT
Re: Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005

you're not a good returner let alone greatest ever if someone can aced you 50+ times.
11-30-2012 12:15 PM
suvarivarivo
Re: Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005

AO 2005 might had the best quality of matches of all Slams in history. Apart from this match there were epic Safin-Federer SF, equally great Hewitt-Nalbandian QF, Hewitt-Nadal 4th round...

Also the other semi and the final were very good... amazing two weeks of tennis.
11-30-2012 05:36 AM
MaxPower
Re: Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005

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Originally Posted by asmazif View Post
yeh, absolute shitstorm of aggressive tennis, not least the brutal serving ofc - seriously great effort from Agassi to come out of it with the win.

this shows the serving performance, at least:


hadn't seen that match but starting to understand why Pim Pim's shoulder burned out. He almost used two first serves and compared to say Soderling he got a much more "brutal" technique with a lower balltoss and faster action. I don't think any human body could sustain Johansson's type of tennis for an entire career but wish he got 2-3 more years at least. A player like Raonic needs to be careful to not walk into the same trap
11-29-2012 07:05 PM
LeChuck
Re: Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005

Another highlight for Pim Pim was his semi-final run at Stockholm in 2006. Due to his constant injury problems he had fallen to world no. 690 in the rankings going into that tournament. His 2 previous tournament appearances had come in futures events in Sweden.

However he received a wildcard, beat Nadal in straight sets in R2, and then fired down a second serve ace to save a match point in his QF against Vliegen, before going on to win that match.
11-29-2012 10:22 AM
Juz78
Re: Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005

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Originally Posted by GOATsol View Post
no because I was 11
Not competent at 11 to watch tennis on TV?

I've been watching tennis since I was 5... I feel sorry for you.
11-28-2012 12:44 PM
Forehander
Re: Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005

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Originally Posted by asmazif View Post
yeh, he didn't exactly hold back.... some of the FHs in his biggest win over Duck:

lol @ Roddick's reactions towards Joachim's ball bashes as the video progresses haha
11-28-2012 12:29 PM
bjurra
Re: Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005

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Originally Posted by samanosuke View Post
Even if Agassi was maybe the best returner in history of the game it wasn't surprise so big number of aces against him. Not few times in his carrier he ate 40+ aces. Against big servers he was kind of returner who was picking sides before the ball left server's racket. When he put racket on the ball it was blistering return but often he didn't
Plus he did not try to hard to reach the ball at 30-0 or 40-15.

Agassi played a smart match, reducing errors but still keep Pim-Pim moving. At no point, Pim-Pim looked like a likely winner despite hammering all those aces.
11-28-2012 11:59 AM
asmazif
Re: Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005

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Originally Posted by BackhandDTL View Post
Anyway, Johansson was such a dangerous player when he was on. He was an absolute ball-basher in the truest sense of the word, and was guarenteed to smack the ball on virtually every serve and forehand he hit.
yeh, he didn't exactly hold back.... some of the FHs in his biggest win over Duck:

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