11 Facts About Thomas Johansson


Karl Thomas Conny Johansson is a Swedish retired professional tennis player and coach.

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Thomas Johansson reached a career-high Association of Tennis Professionals world No 7 singles ranking on 10 May 2002.

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Thomas Johansson won a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in men's doubles, partnering Simon Aspelin.

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Thomas Johansson began to play tennis at age five with his father, Krister.

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Thomas Johansson 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 after defeating Jacobo Diaz, Markus Hipfl, Younes El Aynaoui, Adrian Voinea, Jonas Bjorkman and Jiri Novak before defeating his heavily favored opponent in the final, Marat Safin, in four sets, again from a set down.

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Thomas 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.

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Many people weren't sure if Thomas Johansson will be able to compete again because of the seriousness of the injury.

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

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Thomas Johansson is a keen player of golf and floorball, and a fan of ice hockey.

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Thomas Johansson is sponsored by Dunlop Sport for racquets and apparel, and adidas for shoes.

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Thomas Johansson uses a heavily modified Dunlop Pro Revelation racquet 'paintjobbed' to look like the current Dunlop 4D Aerogel 500 racquet.

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