Jonas Bjorkman ends his tennis career

SHANGHAI, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Doubles specialist Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden has kept his retirement pledge on the men's Association of Tennis Professionals tour.
Bjorkman beaten in final Swedish Open

Bjorkman beaten in final Swedish Open

BASTAD, Sweden, July 10 (UPI) -- Defending champion David Ferrer and third-seeded Tommy Robredo each won straight-set victories Thursday in the second round of the Swedish Open.

Nestor and Zimonjic win men's doubles

LONDON, July 5 (UPI) -- Canada's Daniel Nestor and Serbia's Nenad Zimonjic beat Sweden's Jonas Bjorkman and Zimbabwe's Kevin Ullyett Saturday in the men's doubles final at Wimbledon.
Nadal opens post-French play with win

Nadal opens post-French play with win

LONDON, June 11 (UPI) -- World No. 2 Rafael Nadal swept through a second-round win Wednesday at the $1.12 million Artois Championships tennis tournament in London.

Verdasco, Hewitt first-round winners

LONDON, June 9 (UPI) -- Spaniard Fernando Verdasco and four-time champion Lleyton Hewitt were among Monday's opening-round winners at the $1.12 million Artois Championships.

Gonzalez starts with win in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, March 5 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Fernando Gonzalez downed Dudi Sela 6-2, 7-6 (7-2) Tuesday in the first round of the $436,000 Tennis Channel Open in Las Vegas.

Soderling, Darcis win Memphis semifinals

MEMPHIS, March 1 (UPI) -- Sweden's Robin Soderling and Belgium's Steve Darcis won their semifinal matches Saturday at the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis.
Roddick ousted in Memphis quarters

Roddick ousted in Memphis quarters

MEMPHIS, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Robin Soderling kept his hot streak going Friday, surprising Andy Roddick in the quarterfinals of the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis.

Roddick easily earns quarterfinal berth

MEMPHIS, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Andy Roddick avoided the upset bug in the second round of the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis, eliminating Mardy Fish 6-4, 6-2.

2nd seed Blake withdraws with sore knee

MEMPHIS, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Second-seeded American James Blake withdrew with a sore knee Monday from the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships.

Sweden advances over Israel in Davis Cup

RAMAT HASHARON, Israel, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Jonas Bjorkman defeated Harel Levy in four sets in Israel Sunday, giving Sweden a 3-2 Davis Cup win over the Israeli team.

Blake, Haas reach second round in Sweden

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Two-time defending champion James Blake and fourth-seeded German Tommy Haas were among Tuesday's first-round winners at the Stockholm Open.

United States advances to Davis Cup final

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Andy Roddick Sunday ripped Jonas Bjorkman, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 to give the United States an insurmountable 3-1 lead in a best-of-five semifinal tie with Sweden.

Americans take charge at Davis Cup tie

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Bob and Mike Bryan beat Jonas Bjorkman and Simon Aspelin in three sets Saturday to give the United States a 2-1 lead over Sweden in its Davis Cup semifinal tie.

U.S., Sweden even at 1-1 in Davis Cup semi

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- American Andy Roddick won in straight sets and Sweden’s Thomas Johansson also won Friday, leaving the U.S. and Swedish teams tied 1-1 in a Davis Cup semifinal.
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Jonas Bjorkman
Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden plays a doubles match during the US Open at the National Tennis Center on September 3, 2005 in New York City. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)

Infobox last updated on: 3 November 2008.

Jonas Lars Björkman (pronounced: YO-nas BYERK-mann) (born 23 March 1972, Alvesta, Sweden) is a former World No. 4 Swedish professional tennis player. He is a also a former World No. 1 in doubles. Bjorkman retired from professional tennis after competing at the 2008 Tennis Masters Cup - Doubles.

On 20 November 2006, he replaced Dick Norman as the oldest player in the ATP Top 100 (singles) when Norman dropped out of the Top 100 for the last time. On 9 June 2008, aged 36 years and 2 months, Björkman was himself succeeded in this honour by Fabrice Santoro after dropping out of the Top 100 in his turn.

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