well, just found this thread. Actually Jarkko is one of my favourite players but I'd never realised it until I met him last year. He's really nice. He came to practice so early, before most players. And I did contribute photos of him from last year Thailand Open to tennishack's website.
Jarkko df (Q) U. Vico 64, 36, 64
2)Alex Bogomolov (USA) vs Tuomas Ketola (FIN)
Healey/Tuomas Ketola (AUS/FIN) vs (WC) Amador/ Haro (MEX)
Turkey – satellite
(1)Timo Nieminen (FIN) vs Bart van Delft (NED)
Timo Nieminen/Martin Rammal (FIN) vs Baris Ergudin/Baris Ergun (TUR)
Failed to qualify:
(6)Gabriel Trifu (ROM) d. Antti Tuomi (FIN) 6-3 6-4
Pjotrs Necajevs (LAT) d. Juri Barkov (FIN) 6-1 6-1
(2nd round) (2)Jose Checa (ESP) d. Martin Rammal (FIN) w/o
Yep...6-8 weeks Oh well... I guess the positive (if you can call it that!) is that at least it's his right, and not his left... thank goodness. I just hope he heals well. He's young, hasn't had issues with injuries so he should be sorted out pretty quickly
I really hope Jarkko and Paradorn can win a doubles title this year. They played a bunch of matches last year and came close a couple of times. I think their best chance will be in Bangkok later this year because the best tandem out there is only Ram/Erlich which won the title. No Bryan Bros, Bjorkman/Woodbridge or Bhupathi/Mirnyi.
Go Jakke and Ball!!