View Full Version : Johansson plays great.

10-31-2004, 12:00 PM
"This was probably my best match ever," said Johansson, who was unseeded in the $822,000 event.

"I can't remember when I played this well. Even if I had lost today I would have said this was one of my best matches."

"Thomas was too good today," said Agassi, still in the chase to qualify for a Masters Cup place next month.

"He hit too many good shots, his game was too strong. He played better for two of the three sets, the result was deserving. He did everything really well."

Remember Johansson has beaten the best before...while he is not one of the elite talents or one of the flashiest players this is the guy who schooled Safin to win his GS title.

10-31-2004, 12:46 PM
This was definitely a match were everything worked for Thomas. Everything. It was really awesome to watch. A pity I didn't record it :-(.

From the second set and on Thomas was hitting all-out on almost all the shots and taking the ball early (almost Andre-style :-) and forcing Andre to run like he has never done before.

If Thomas can keep this style of play up then we swedes are back into really interesting times again :-)

With Thomas Johansson, Pim-Pim and Robin Söderling playing really well - and the "oldies" Thomas Enqvist and Jonas Björkman still going strong - we've got a lot of players to choose from in
the next Davis Cup match against France :-)

10-31-2004, 12:57 PM
Couldn't agree more, one of the most underrated players in the game for sure.

People are so sure that his AO win was a fluke, I am sure it's not and wouldn't bet on him doing it again.

And what a backhand!!

10-31-2004, 08:57 PM
AO will probably be his only slam in the career, but that certainly wasn't a fluke.

10-31-2004, 11:52 PM
There's some (Real) video footage from the final available at the
Swedish national TV website (in Swedish):


Click on the link "31/10 Johanssons sköna finalskräll" to see
some really nice action from the final.

11-01-2004, 09:24 AM
Thanks for that link peter. :)

Johansson must have played out of his mind to beat Agassi.

11-01-2004, 09:38 PM
I thought it was Joachim...

11-01-2004, 10:14 PM
Thanks for that link peter. :)

Johansson must have played out of his mind to beat Agassi.

Yes, good link Peter.

Agassi played well to...I've seen Johansson beat many good players...Kafelnikov, Safin, Courier etc... if he played the best match of his career then it's says something that the match still went down to the wire.