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two tiebreaks in the final so far :sad:
Jonas Bjorkman tiebreak = heart problems for Kristen. 4-1 so far in the second set tiebreak... hold on boys! *Stop acing them Nenad!!*
 

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ahh second set belongs to Kevin and Jonas [combined they remind me of a famous animal activist, Kevin Kjonaas. Woo! He's in jail though, which is less exciting :sad:] Go fellas! Time for bed for me though... 3.24 AM. Not cool.
 

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Third set not looking so good :tape:
*Really going to bed this time* :D
 

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They lost :sad:
But a run to the final is amazing :worship: Go Kevas ;) :)
 

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lol 'Kevas' is a cute name :)
I'm really glad he got to another Wimbledon final in his last attempt :yeah:
 

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nothing against Kevin, but i much prefer this combination...

Jonas BJORKMAN / Robin SODERLING vs Marcel GRANOLLERS ESP / Potito STARACE ITA

wondering why thomas isnt playing with jonas like the past two years? instead he's playing with simon - a combination i prefer over simon/knowle too (sorry kristen ;))

[2] S Aspelin (SWE) / T Johansson (SWE) d S Darcis (BEL) / O Rochus (BEL) 76(2) 75

kom igen!
 

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nothing against Kevin, but i much prefer this combination...

Jonas BJORKMAN / Robin SODERLING vs Marcel GRANOLLERS ESP / Potito STARACE ITA

wondering why thomas isnt playing with jonas like the past two years? instead he's playing with simon - a combination i prefer over simon/knowle too (sorry kristen ;))

[2] S Aspelin (SWE) / T Johansson (SWE) d S Darcis (BEL) / O Rochus (BEL) 76(2) 75

kom igen!
It's ok:p. Austrian love is an acquired taste. You've seen the light that is Oli, which is the main thing [his ranking SUCKS right now but that will probably make me like him more! haha]. Besides. Swede + Swede is an unbeatable combo. Even when it involves the most disliked Swede! [almost the only Swede left]:sad:
 

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It's ok:p. Austrian love is an acquired taste. You've seen the light that is Oli, which is the main thing [his ranking SUCKS right now but that will probably make me like him more! haha]. Besides. Swede + Swede is an unbeatable combo. Even when it involves the most disliked Swede! [almost the only Swede left]:sad:


well considering it was with your most LOVED swede too, i would have thought you'd focus on that :lol:

and dont say that about robin being the last... im currently in denial that tojo wont retire this year after all (anything to keep my magnus dreams going LOL)
 

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Jonas reached the main draw in Toronoto :bounce:

He beat Thomas today (bad draw :devil:) in the last qualifying round, but as I have just been reading Fiddes blog he said that if one player will withdraw now Thomas would be in anyway (as the no. 1 seed from qualies...).

Good luck Jonas in Toronto (both in singles and doubles) :yeah:

I think that now we know that this will be Jonas´last active year as a tennis player, we should fill this thread with some more life ;)
 

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Bjorkman Wins 700th Match, Clinches Stockholm Title With Ullyett; Mirnyi-Ram Secure Vienna Trophy

Top seeds Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden and Zimbabwean Kevin Ullyett clinched their first team ATP title at the If Stockholm Open, after defeating Swedish wild cards Johan Brunstrom and Michael Ryderstedt 6-1, 6-3 in Sunday’s final, which lasted 55 minutes.

Bjorkman and Ullyett, both 36 years of age, have now captured three Stockholm titles. Bjorkman triumphed previously in 2003 (w/Woodbridge) and 2007 (w/Mirnyi), while Ullyett lifted the trophy in 1999 (w/Norval) and 2002 (w/W. Black).

It was Bjorkman’s 700th doubles match win (700-302 lifetime). Only his former partner Todd Woodbridge (782) and Sherwood Stewart (723) has won more career matches.

"My best memory from Stockholm is when I won the title in 1997,” said Bjorkman, after being carried around Centre Court in a wheelchair by Stockholm tournament staff. “But also my first visit when I qualified to the main draw and was able to stay in the hotel with the other pros. It was a special moment for me."

"The whole week has been fantastic but at the same time it took a lot of energy from me mentally. I'm proud to have won ATP events with 19 different partners during my long career. I'm very fortunate to have played with the greatest doubles players of all time such as John McEnroe and Todd Woodbridge.

"This is a perfect ending for me to win the doubles title in Stockholm, in my last match in Sweden, with my family and friends, old coaches, watching me. The only person was missing today was my son Max who is back at Monte-Carlo in school."

Bjorkman, who also captured the Bastad title with Robin Soderling in July (d. Brunstrom-Rojer), has now won 53 career doubles titles (53-42) with 19 different partners. He has won at least one ATP doubles title for 15 consecutive years (1994-2008).

Ullyett, who won the Nottingham trophy with Bruno Soares in June, improved to 32-24 in ATP doubles finals.

Ullyett said: "I would rank Jonas as one of the top three doubles players ever to play the game alongside with Todd Woodbridge and John McEnroe."

"There was a lot of pressure on me this week. Everyone reminded me all the time it was Jonas' last tournament in Sweden, so they all wanted us to win the title here. We played great together during the week to win our first title of the season. We now look forward to a good week in Madrid to possibly clinch our spot in the Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai."
Bjorkman goes for a winner. The experienced doubles players improved to 21-13 together on the season. Earlier this year, the pair finished runner-up at Wimbledon (l. to Nestor-Zimonjic) and made semifinal exits at Las Vegas and ATP Masters Series events in Monte-Carlo and Rome.

Bjorkman and Ullyett broke serve in the fourth and sixth games of the first set, which lasted 24 minutes. The duo won 16 of 22 service points and 11 of 15 return points.

Brunstrom and Ryderstedt, who reached the Stockholm quarterfinals last year (l. to Hanley-Ullyett), also had their serve broken in the fifth and ninth games of the second set. The pair won 31 of 83 points in total.

Brunstrom, 28, dropped to 0-2 in ATP finals, having finished runner-up at Bastad with Jean-Julien Rojer in July this year (l. to Bjorkman-Soderling). He dropped to 10-10 on the season.

"We didn't want to ruin Jonas' farewell match in Sweden so we let them win [laughs]," said 23-year-old Stockholm resident Ryderstedt, who was appearing in the first doubles final of his career. "They played incredible tennis and were just too good for us today."

Bjorkman and Ullyett, who started the week at No. 6 in the ATP 2008 Race with 386 points, collected €37,500 in prize money, while Brunstrom and Ryderstedt will split €22,300.
 

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Jonas and Kevin won in Paris!!! So nice they will finish with this win and now the Masters in Shanghai!!! :worship:
 
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