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Donald James "Don" Johnson (born September 9, 1968) is a former professional tennis player from the United States who reached the World No. 1 doubles ranking in 2002. Although born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, he was raised and learned the sport of tennis in the Pittsburgh suburb of Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania.[1] Johnson attended Fairview High School in Erie, Pennsylvania, and won the PIAA State Singles Championship in 1984. During his career, he won the Wimbledon men's doubles title in 2001 (partnering Jared Palmer), and the Wimbledon mixed doubles title in 2000 (partnering Kimberly Po). He also won the doubles title at the Tennis Masters Cup in 2000 (partnering Piet Norval). He won a total of 23 top-level doubles titles.

Donald Johnson
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceAtlanta, Georgia
Born (1968-09-09) September 9, 1968 (age 50)
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Turned pro1992
PlaysLeft-handed
Prize money$2,294,044
Singles
Career record7–16
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 194 (April 22, 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open2R (1995)
Doubles
Career record318–238
Career titles23
Highest rankingNo. 1 (January 28, 2002)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2002)
French OpenQF (1996, 1998)
WimbledonW (2001)
US OpenF (2001)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2003)
French OpenQF (1998, 2000)
WimbledonW (2000)
US OpenF (1999)

Prior to turning professional, Johnson played collegiate tennis for the University of North Carolina from 1987–1991. As a youngster, he earned the Sportsmanship Award at the USTA National Junior Championships in 1986.

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Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1–1)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 2001 Wimbledon Grass   Jared Palmer   Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
6–4, 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(8–6)
Runner-up 2001 US Open Hard   Jared Palmer   Wayne Black
  Kevin Ullyett
6–7(9–11), 6–2, 3–6

Mixed doubles: 2 (1–1)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1999 US Open Hard   Kimberly Po   Ai Sugiyama
  Mahesh Bhupathi
4–6, 4–6
Winner 2000 Wimbledon Grass   Kimberly Po   Kim Clijsters
  Lleyton Hewitt
6–4, 7–6(7–3)

Career finalsEdit

Doubles: 35 (23–12)Edit

Wins (23)
Legend
Grand Slam (1)
Tennis Masters Cup (1)
ATP Masters Series (2)
ATP International Series Gold (2)
ATP Tour (17)
Wins by surface
Hard (13)
Clay (6)
Grass (3)
Carpet (1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. March 11, 1996 Mexico City, Mexico Clay   Francisco Montana   Nicolás Pereira
  Emilio Sánchez
6–2, 6–4
Winner 2. August 5, 1996 Amsterdam, Netherlands Clay   Francisco Montana   Rikard Bergh
  Jack Waite
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 3. April 28, 1997 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay   Francisco Montana   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
7–6, 2–6, 7–6
Runner-up 1. July 21, 1997 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay   Francisco Montana   Gustavo Kuerten
  Fernando Meligeni
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. October 20, 1997 Ostrava, Czech Republic Carpet   Francisco Montana   Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
2–6, 4–6
Winner 4. February 9, 1998 Marseille, France Hard (i)   Francisco Montana   Mark Keil
  T. J. Middleton
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 3. February 16, 1998 Dubai, UAE Hard   Francisco Montana   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
2–6, 5–7
Winner 5. April 13, 1998 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Francisco Montana   David Roditi
  Fernon Wibier
6–1, 2–6, 6–1
Winner 6. May 11, 1998 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Francisco Montana   David Adams
  Brett Steven
6–2, 7–5
Winner 7. October 12, 1998 Palermo, Italy Clay   Francisco Montana   Pablo Albano
  Daniel Orsanic
6–4, 7–6
Winner 8. April 12, 1999 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Tomás Carbonell   Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
6–3, 2–6, 6–1
Winner 9. July 12, 1999 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Cyril Suk   Aleksandar Kitinov
  Eric Taino
7–5, 7–6
Winner 10. February 28, 2000 Mexico City, Mexico Clay   Byron Black   Gastón Etlis
  Martín Rodríguez
6–3, 7–5
Winner 11. April 17, 2000 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Piet Norval   David Adams
  Joshua Eagle
6–4, 7–5
Winner 12. June 26, 2000 Nottingham, England Grass   Piet Norval   Ellis Ferreira
  Rick Leach
1–6, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 4. July 24, 2000 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay   Lucas Arnold Ker   Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
7–5, 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. October 23, 2000 Toulouse, France Hard (i)   Piet Norval   Julien Boutter
  Fabrice Santoro
6–7, 6–4, 6–7
Winner 13. October 30, 2000 Basel, Switzerland Carpet   Piet Norval   Roger Federer
  Dominik Hrbatý
7–6, 4–6, 7–6
Runner-up 6. November 6, 2000 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Hard (i)   Piet Norval   Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 14. December 17, 2000 Doubles Championship, Bangalore Hard   Piet Norval   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
7–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 15. March 4, 2001 Acapulco, Mexico Clay   Gustavo Kuerten   David Adams
  Martín García
6–3, 7–6
Winner 16. March 12, 2001 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard   Jared Palmer   Marcelo Ríos
  Sjeng Schalken
7–6, 6–2
Runner-up 7. April 16, 2001 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Nenad Zimonjić   Radek Štěpánek
  Michal Tabara
4–6, 1–6
Winner 17. April 30, 2001 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Jared Palmer   Tommy Robredo
  Fernando Vicente
7–6, 6–4
Winner 18. May 7, 2001 Majorca, Spain Clay   Jared Palmer   Feliciano López
  Francisco Roig
7–5, 6–3
Winner 19. June 25, 2001 Nottingham, England Grass   Jared Palmer   Paul Hanley
  Andrew Kratzmann
6–4, 6–2
Winner 20. July 9, 2001 Wimbledon, London Grass   Jared Palmer   Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
6–4, 4–6, 6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 8. August 6, 2001 Montreal, Canada Hard   Jared Palmer   Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 9. September 10, 2001 U.S. Open, New York Hard   Jared Palmer   Wayne Black
  Kevin Ullyett
6–7, 6–2, 3–6
Winner 21. October 29, 2001 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Jared Palmer   Jonas Björkman
  Todd Woodbridge
6–3, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 22. January 7, 2002 Doha, Qatar Hard   Jared Palmer   Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
6–3, 7–6(5)
Winner 23. January 14, 2002 Sydney, Australia Hard   Jared Palmer   Joshua Eagle
  Sandon Stolle
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 10. April 1, 2002 Miami, U.S. Hard   Jared Palmer   Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
3–6, 6–3, 1–6
Runner-up 11. June 24, 2002 Nottingham, England Grass   Jared Palmer   Mike Bryan
  Mark Knowles
6–0, 6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 12. June 23, 2003 s’Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass   Leander Paes   Martin Damm
  Cyril Suk
5–7, 6–7

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Career SR Career win–loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A A A A 2R 3R 1R 3R 3R 1R A 1R SF QF A 0 / 9 14–9
French Open A A A A A 1R 3R QF 1R QF 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R A 0 / 10 11–10
Wimbledon A A A A A 1R 1R 1R QF 3R 2R 2R W SF 3R A 1 / 10 18–9
U.S. Open A A A A 3R 2R 2R 1R 3R 1R 3R 1R F QF 3R 1R 0 / 12 17–12
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 1 1 / 41 N/A
Annual win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–4 5–4 3–4 7–4 7–4 3–4 2–3 10–3 12–4 8–4 0–1 N/A 60–40
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells NME A A A A A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R SF 2R A 0 / 7 3–7
Miami NME A A A 2R 2R A 2R 2R 2R 2R 2R QF F 2R A 0 / 10 12–10
Monte Carlo NME A A A A 1R A A W 2R SF QF QF SF SF A 1 / 8 17–7
Rome NME A A A A A A A 1R 1R SF 2R QF QF 1R A 0 / 7 7–7
Hamburg NME A A A A A A A 1R W 2R 2R A 2R 2R A 1 / 6 8–5
Canada NME A A A A 1R 1R QF 2R QF 1R SF F QF 1R A 0 / 10 13–10
Cincinnati NME A A A A A A 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R QF 2R A 0 / 8 6–8
Stuttgart (Stockholm) NME A A A A A A A 2R 2R 1R F 2R A A A 0 / 5 5–5
Paris NME A A A A A A A 2R 1R A A QF A A A 0 / 3 2–3
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 3 1 / 9 1 / 9 0 / 8 0 / 8 0 / 8 0 / 7 0 / 7 0 / 0 2 / 64 N/A
Annual win–loss N/A 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–3 0–1 3–3 9–8 8–8 9–8 12–8 11–8 14–7 5–7 0–0 N/A 73–62
Year end ranking 834 522 157 100 106 100 42 26 24 36 18 3 10 35 1211 N/A

A = did not attend tournament

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