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Karl Thomas Conny Johansson (pronounced [¹tʊmːas ²juːanˌsɔn]; born 24 March 1975) is a coach and retired professional tennis player from Sweden. He reached a career-high Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world No. 7 singles ranking on 10 May 2002. His career highlights in singles include a Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in 2002, and an ATP Masters Series title at the 1999 Canada Masters. He also won a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in men's doubles, partnering Simon Aspelin.

Thomas Johansson
Thomas Johansson
Thomas Johansson
Country (sports) Sweden
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1975-03-24) 24 March 1975 (age 44)
Linköping, Sweden
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1994
Retired12 June 2009
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$7,168,029
Singles
Career record357–296
Career titles9
Highest rankingNo. 7 (10 May 2002)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenW (2002)
French Open2R (1996, 2000, 2002, 2005)
WimbledonSF (2005)
US OpenQF (1998, 2000)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsRR (2002)
Olympic Games2R (2008)
Doubles
Career record76–98
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 51 (17 July 2006)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2008)
French Open2R (2006)
Wimbledon3R (2007)
US Open3R (2005)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic GamesF (2008)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (1998)
Coaching career (2017–present)

Johansson remains the last man from Sweden to win a Grand Slam in singles.

He is the coach of David Goffin.

Tennis careerEdit

JuniorsEdit

Johansson began to play tennis at age five with his father, Krister. In 1989, became European 14s singles champion and won doubles title (with Magnus Norman). Even when he injured his right elbow while playing the Orange Bowl tennis championships 16s in 1991, he still reached the final, losing to Spain's Gonzalo Corrales. He finished No. 10 in the 1993 world junior rankings.

Professional careerEdit

That same year he joined the pro tour for the first time, and turned pro the following year. He has managed to win 9 top-level singles titles and 1 doubles title, including the 1999 Canada Masters, defeating world No. 4 Yevgeny Kafelnikov from a set down, and the 2002 Australian Open, which he unexpectedly won (while having never progressed beyond the quarterfinals of any of his 24 previous Grand Slams) after defeating Jacobo Díaz, Markus Hipfl, Younes El Aynaoui, Adrian Voinea, Jonas Björkman and Jiří Novák before defeating his heavily favored opponent in the final, Marat Safin, in four sets, again from a set down. Johansson became the first Swedish player to win a Slam since Stefan Edberg won the 1992 US Open title, and the first Swede to claim the Australian Open since his idol Mats Wilander in 1988.

A knee injury robbed Johansson of the latter half of the 2002 season and all of 2003, and Johansson was therefore unable to compete until the start of 2004. Many people weren't sure if Johansson will be able to compete again because of the seriousness of the injury. In 2005, he made a comeback to become the first Swedish player to reach the semifinals at Wimbledon since Edberg in 1993, and only dropped a set en route, losing to 2nd seed Andy Roddick in a tightly contested four set match that lasted a minute under 3 hours, 7–6(8–6), 2–6, 6–7(8–10), 6–7(5–7). Near the end of the season, Johansson won his 9th and last ATP tour title in St. Petersburg, defeating Nicolas Kiefer in straight sets.

In 2006, the Swede struggled through the season after suffering an eye injury early in the season. The highlights of the season were a 4th round at the Australian Open (where he lost to Ivan Ljubičić), his first doubles title in Båstad, Sweden with countryman Jonas Björkman, and a final in St. Petersburg (lost to Mario Ančić), where he was the defending champion.

At the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics he reached the doubles final with Simon Aspelin, where he lost against the Swiss team of Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka in 4 sets.

As of 6 March 2009, he has an 18–15 career Davis Cup record (17–12 in singles) in 17 ties, having played for Sweden every year other than 2003 (when he was out of action for the entire season) since 1998, and a 356–292 career overall.

He announced his retirement in June 2009 after a 15-year career.

Personal lifeEdit

His idol while growing up was Mats Wilander, who was the captain of Swedish Davis Cup team. He is also a keen player of golf and floorball, and a fan of ice hockey. He scored two goals and assisted on another in 6–5 win by ATP Stars over National Hockey League Players in an annual street hockey challenge in Montreal in 2001.[citation needed] He married Gisella Kaltencher on 3 December 2005.

EquipmentEdit

He is sponsored by Dunlop Sport for racquets and apparel, and adidas for shoes. He uses a heavily modified Dunlop Pro Revelation racquet 'paintjobbed' to look like the current Dunlop 4D Aerogel 500 racquet.

Significant finalsEdit

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 2002 Australian Open Hard   Marat Safin 3–6, 6–4, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)

ATP Masters Series finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1999 Canada Masters Hard   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 1–6, 6–3, 6–3

OlympicsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 Silver)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Silver 2008 Beijing Olympics Hard   Simon Aspelin   Roger Federer
  Stan Wawrinka
3–6, 4–6, 7–6 (7–4) , 3–6

ATP career finalsEdit

Singles: 14 (9 titles, 5 runner up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (1–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (1–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (7–5)
Finals by Surface
Hard (4–2)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (2–1)
Carpet (3–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 10 March 1997 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet (i)   Martin Damm 6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 2. 17 March 1997 St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet (i)   Renzo Furlan 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 2 March 1998 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i)   Jan Siemerink 6–7(2–7), 2–6
Runner-up 2. 9 November 1998 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Todd Martin 3–6, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 2 August 1999 Montreal, Canada Hard   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 1–6, 6–3, 6–3
Winner 4. 20 November 2000 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–2, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 5. 11 June 2001 Halle, Germany Grass   Fabrice Santoro 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–2
Winner 6. 18 June 2001 Nottingham, UK Grass   Harel Levy 7–5, 6–3
Winner 7. 14 January 2002 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard   Marat Safin 3–6, 6–4, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 3. 14 June 2004 Nottingham, UK Grass   Paradorn Srichaphan 6–1, 6–7(4–7), 3–6
Winner 8. 25 October 2004 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Andre Agassi 3–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 9. 24 October 2005 St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet (i)   Nicolas Kiefer 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 23 October 2006 St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet (i)   Mario Ančić 5–7, 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up 5. 8 October 2007 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Ivo Karlović 3–6, 6–3, 1–6

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
Summer Olympics (0–1)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–0)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 16 July 2006 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Jonas Björkman   Christopher Kas
  Oliver Marach
6–3, 4–6, [10–4]
Runner-up 1. 17 August 2008 Summer Olympics, China Hard   Simon Aspelin   Roger Federer
  Stanislas Wawrinka
3–6, 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 3–6

Performance timelinesEdit

SinglesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)

Davis Cup matches are included in the statistics.

Professional Career
Tournament 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R A 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R 3R W A 1R 4R 4R 2R 1R A 1 / 13 19–12
French Open A A 1R 2R 1R 1R A 2R 1R 2R A A 2R 1R 1R 1R A 0 / 11 4–11
Wimbledon A A A 4R 2R 3R 2R 4R 2R 1R A 3R SF 1R 1R 2R A 0 / 12 19–12
US Open A A A 2R 1R QF A QF 4R A A 3R 2R 1R 3R 1R A 0 / 10 17–10
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 0–1 6–4 2–4 6–4 1–2 9–4 6–4 8–2 0–0 4–3 10–4 3–4 3–4 1–4 0–0 1 / 46 59–45
Year-End Championships
Tennis Masters Cup Did Not Qualify RR Did Not Qualify 0 / 1 0–1
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A 2R 2R 2R 1R A 2R 2R A 3R 2R A 0 / 8 7–8
Miami Masters A A A A A A 2R 1R 4R 4R A 1R QF A 2R 3R Q1 0 / 8 10–8
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R QF A A 1R A 1R A A 0 / 8 3–8
Hamburg Masters A A A A A A 1R 1R QF 2R A A 1R 1R A A NMS 0 / 6 4–6
Rome Masters A A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R A A 2R 2R A A A 0 / 8 3–8
Canada Masters A A A A A A W 2R 2R 2R A SF 2R 3R A 2R A 1 / 8 17–7
Cincinnati Masters A A A A 2R QF 1R 1R 1R 1R A 2R 1R 1R A 1R A 0 / 10 5–10
Madrid Masters Not Held 3R A A 3R A A A A 0 / 2 2–2
Stuttgart Masters A A A A 1R 3R 1R 2R 2R Not Held 0 / 5 3–5
Paris Masters A A A A 2R 2R 1R A QF 3R A 1R 3R 2R Q2 A A 0 / 8 7–8
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–5 6–5 7–8 3–8 9–9 9–9 0–0 6–5 7–9 4–5 3–3 4–4 0–0 1 / 71 61–70
Career statistics
Finals 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 14
Titles 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 9
Hardcourt Win–Loss 210–165
Clay Win–Loss 37–69
Grass Win–Loss 46–30
Carpet Win–Loss 64–32
Overall Win–Loss 2–1 0–2 1–3 28–21 32–27 45–31 22–25 22–26 46–25 29–24 0–0 29–21 48–25 11–18 27–24 16–20 1–1 357–296
Win % 66% 0% 25% 57% 54% 60% 47% 46% 65% 55% 58% 66% 38% 53% 44% 50% 54.67%
Year-End Ranking 422 486 117 60 39 17 39 39 18 14 30 13 71 62 136 601

Top 10 winsEdit

Season 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Total
Wins 0 0 0 1 0 6 2 4 6 0 0 2 3 0 2 1 0 27
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score JR
1996
1.   Richard Krajicek 8 Singapore, Singapore Carpet (i) QF 5–7, 7–6(7–3), ret. 93
1998
2.   Jonas Björkman 4 Antwerp, Belgium Hard (i) 1R 6–1, 6–2 40
3.   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 4 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i) 1R 7–6(7–5), 6–2 34
4.   Carlos Moyà 5 Indianapolis, United States Hard 2R 6–7(5–7), 6–0, 6–1 34
5.   Richard Krajicek 5 US Open, New York, United States Hard 3R 6–7(5–7), 5–4, ret. 33
6.   Carlos Moyà 5 Davis Cup, Stockholm, Sweden Carpet (i) RR 7–5, 7–6(7–4), 7–6(8–6) 22
7.   Petr Korda 10 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i) 2R 6–2, 6–4 21
1999
8.   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 2 London, United Kingdom Carpet (i) QF 6–2, 7–6(7–5) 19
9.   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 4 Montreal, Canada Hard F 1–6, 6–3, 6–3 22
2000
10.   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 5 Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Grass 2R 6–1, 7–6(7–0), 6–4 57
11.   Thomas Enqvist 9 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) 1R 6–2, 6–2 57
12.   Magnus Norman 4 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) SF 7–6(7–4), 6–2 57
13.   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 5 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) F 6–2, 6–4, 6–4 57
2001
14.   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 7 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard 2R 7–6(7–4), 7–5 31
15.   Marat Safin 2 Indian Wells, United States Hard 1R 7–5, 7–5 26
16.   Gustavo Kuerten 1 Miami, United States Hard 3R 6–3, 4–6, 6–4 25
17.   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6 Davis Cup, Malmö, Sweden Hard (i) RR 6–4, 1–6, 7–6(12–10), 3–6, 6–2 25
18.   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 7 Halle, Germany Grass SF 6–3, 5–7, 6–2 19
19.   Pat Rafter 4 Davis Cup, Sydney, Australia Hard RR 3–6, 6–7(8–10), 6–3, 6–2, 6–3 17
2004
20.   Gastón Gaudio 10 US Open, New York, United States Hard 2R 6–3, 2–6, 6–4, 6–4 61
21.   Andre Agassi 7 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) F 3–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4) 42
2005
22.   Joachim Johansson 9 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) 2R 6–4, 6–4 29
23.   Carlos Moyà 6 Miami, United States Hard 3R 7–6(8–6), 3–6, 6–2 27
24.   Tim Henman 9 Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom Grass QF 6–4, 6–4 20
2007
25.   James Blake 7 Davis Cup, Gothenburg, Sweden Carpet (i) RR 6–4, 6–2, 3–6, 6–3 56
26.   James Blake 7 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) SF 3–6, 6–1, 7–6(7–3) 55
2008
27.   David Ferrer 5 Miami, United States Hard 2R 6–4, 7–5 60

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