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06-19-2012 09:33 PM
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Jonas features on the latest 'Tennis Weekly' podcast from Sky Sports News Radio UK.

You can listen here -
Or via iTunes here -
01-10-2011 01:56 PM
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Jonas playing doubles together with Pat Rafter in Wimbledon 2000 against Federer/Hewitt

11-21-2010 06:27 PM
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Danke Doris
11-17-2010 12:32 PM
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11-17-2008 09:01 PM
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Thanks so much for the great article, Di
11-17-2008 08:45 PM
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Thank you!!!!!!!
11-17-2008 07:46 PM
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A big hello to all you Jonas fans

I have come across an article in December issue of Ace Tennis which I bought today. There is 4 pages dedicated to Jonas

11-16-2008 10:16 PM
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Great interview

Thanks for posting it, Peggy
11-16-2008 08:12 PM
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Interview with Jonas.

11-14-2008 09:53 PM
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Thanks for the article, Peggy
11-14-2008 03:43 PM
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November 14, 2008

Bjorkman Retires After 17-Year Career
Jonas Bjorkman

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Jonas Bjorkman retired from professional tennis after the popular Swede and his Zimbabwean partner Kevin Ullyett failed to qualify for the Tennis Masters Cup semifinals on Friday. The pair lost to Polish duo Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski 6-2, 1-6, 10-6 in their final Gold Group match.

"We were hoping to maybe get through [to the semifinals]," said Bjorkman. "I still think it's great to end my career in the biggest event of the year. But you can't get everything. I've been mentally prepared for this because I'm mentally very ready to retire.

"I've been very fortunate to be able to play for so long. It started as my hobby, and I've been able to do it for 17 years, which is great. I'm really looking forward for the next step in life."

Bjorkman enjoyed a glittering career in both singles and doubles. On November 3, 1997 he reached a career high of No. 4 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings, that same year winning three ATP titles, including the Stockholm title (d. Siemerink) in front of his home crowd, which he cites as one of his greatest memories.

Bjorkman’s career has spanned 17 years and some of his finest moments have come in recent years. At the age of 34, the right-hander reached the 2006 Wimbledon semifinals, where he fell to World No. 1 Roger Federer, who went on to claim his fourth title at the All England Club.

"I think definitely the locker room will be something that [I] will miss because it's very unique," explained the Monte-Carlo resident. "You're all in a way enemies and everyone wants to win, but you can still sit next to each other preparing for a game. I think everyone treats each other with great respect. It's also a lot of fun to be around everyone. To listen to all the trash talk in the locker rooms will be something that I will miss."

In doubles Bjorkman has enjoyed huge success, highlighted by reaching the No. 1 spot in the Stanford ATP Doubles Rankings on July, 9 2001 and capturing nine Grand Slam doubles titles, including three successive titles at Wimbledon (2002-04 w/Woodbridge).

As Sweden's longest serving Davis Cup representative, Bjorkman had the honor of winning the coveted title three times in 1994 against Russia, in 1997 against the USA and in 1998, defeating Italy in the final.

"I think Davis Cup weeks are probably one of the best weeks during the year," said Bjorkman. "The whole camaraderie is something that I definitely will miss. But hopefully I'll come as a spectator to watch and maybe be part of it a little bit.

"I would probably say winning the Davis Cup was something that was huge to be part of. [I was] very proud to be representing my country.

"To win the Stockholm Open, to win at home, is always something that you dream about. You know, winning Wimbledon, the doubles titles with Todd Woodbridge. It's the most prestigious tournament you can play, to be part of. To win that is something that I will remember well."
03-06-2008 07:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Kristen View Post
Nice comment from Steve Darcis:
"It's great to see players like this play that long and at that level; the way he played this week he could play more years.'' -- Darcis, 23, after beating 35-year-old Bjorkman.

Well yeah its a nice quote, but it still doesn't really excuse him beating two swedes in the semi and then the final
03-06-2008 07:27 AM
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Thanks Kristen. Where did you find it?
03-06-2008 06:30 AM
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Small article

Glad he stayed
Bolstered by his run to the RMKC semifinals -- following strong performances in several Grand Slam events the past two years -- Bjorkman is glad he didn't retire a few years ago when he first broached the subject.

'I've said two or three more years for quite some time,' Bjorkman said. 'Then I started to change and say I'd take it one year at a time. I'm pretty happy that I said that because, otherwise, I wouldn't have achieved my semifinal at Wimbledon (in 2006) and my fourth round at the French Open last year.

'It seems like this year would be good and nice to finish off with. The body is not holding up as good any more.'
Nice comment from Steve Darcis:
"It's great to see players like this play that long and at that level; the way he played this week he could play more years.'' -- Darcis, 23, after beating 35-year-old Bjorkman.
03-01-2008 02:03 PM
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Update from Memphis

I won the first match against Paul Capdeville from Chile 6-3, 6-1. I played really well and it feels like I'm on my way back in form. It will be interesting to see what I can do as this week progresses. In doubles we unfortunately lost yesterday against the Ratiwatana twins from Thailand 6-3, 6-7, 9-11. We were in the lead the entire match and had a match point but unfortunately we didn't have any luck on our side. We played solid in our serve games but didn't win the right points in the tiebreak or in the super tiebreak. We felt we were in good form so it was a disappointing loss, but we hope we can improve our game until next week when we play in Las Vegas.

South Africa - a tournament with mixed results

It was great to come back and play in South Africa again. The results were mixed for me in the tournament. A disappiontment in singles but a great start with a win in doubles with Kevin Ullyett. It was a fun week and I got to see my former coach Gary Muller again and we could work a little to improve my game. The tournament was extremely well organized and we hope that they will get an ATP-tournament next year as they wish.

Win over Israel in Davis Cup

After the decisive match between me and Harel Levy from Israel, we managed to win and are now qualified for the second round in Davis Cup where we will face an away match against Argentina. Thomas Johansson played really well and was the big team anchor with two single wins. Simon Aspelin and Robert Lindstedt fought bravely in the double match. It feels very good to have won this first round of Davis Cup and great to have gotten a good start of 2008!
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