Peter Johnston (tennis)

Peter Johnston (born 1 June 1960) is a former professional tennis player from Australia.[1]

Peter Johnston
Country (sports)Australia Australia
Born (1960-06-01) 1 June 1960 (age 62)
Melbourne, Australia
Height178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro1979
Career record2–15
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 226 (2 Jan 1984)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (1982)
Career record14–30
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 139 (18 Mar 1985)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open3R (1982)
French Open1R (1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985)
Wimbledon2R (1983)


Johnston played collegiate tennis for Oklahoma State University.[2]

He received a bye in the opening round of the 1982 Australian Open, then faced Ben Testerman in the second round, a match the Australian lost in straight sets.[2] In the doubles he made the third round, with partner John McCurdy.[2]

Johnston is believed to be one of the inspirations (alongside Stefan Edberg) for the Australian Open logo from 1995 to 2016, which depicted a male player serving.[3]

He now works a managing director at the Women's Tennis Association.[4]

Grand Prix/WCT career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 1984 Melbourne Indoor, Australia Carpet   John McCurdy   Broderick Dyke
  Wally Masur
2–6, 3–6

Challenger titlesEdit

Doubles: (1)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 1982 Sydney, Australia Hard   John McCurdy   John Benson
  Chris Johnstone
6–7, 7–6, 7–6