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Kristen 02-25-2004 02:15 PM

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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!

star 02-25-2004 02:20 PM

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Jan Frode is a cutie.

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

Kristen 02-25-2004 02:33 PM

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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

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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.

Kristen 02-29-2004 11:02 AM

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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 ^_^

star 02-29-2004 06:14 PM

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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

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He got smashed in the qualies very easily.

Kristen 03-01-2004 06:26 AM

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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 :)

CooCooCachoo 03-06-2004 06:29 AM

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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.

Kristen 04-20-2004 10:15 AM

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This week's challenger activity stars:::
Tomas Zib (CZE) vs Jan Frode Andersen (NOR)

Kristen 09-03-2004 10:53 AM

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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

Kristen 09-05-2004 10:23 AM

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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)

Kristen 09-06-2004 07:52 AM

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(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:

jmgsdoubsprtnr 01-13-2005 05:27 AM

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Jan Frode Andersen is in the qualifying draws for AO and will play Marcus Sarstrand (SWE) in rd.1.

Kristen 03-04-2005 07:14 AM

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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 :)

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