Karl Thomas Conny Johansson (born 24 March 1975), commonly known as Thomas Johansson, is a former Swedish tennis grand slam champion. He won the 2002 Australian Open and was an Olympic Silver medalist in doubles.
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 reached the final, losing to Spain's Gonzalo Corrales. He finished No. 10 in the 1993 world junior rankings.
That same year he joined the pro tour for the first time. He has managed to win 9 top-level singles titles and 1 doubles title, including the 1999 Canada Masters (df. Yevgeny Kafelnikov) and the 2002 Australian Open Grand Slam championship, which he unexpectedly won (on his 25th attempt at winning a Grand Slam title) after defeating his heavily favored opponent, Marat Safin, in four sets, 3–6 6–4 6–4 7–6. Johansson became the first Swedish player to win a Slam since Stefan Edberg won the 1992 U.S. Open title, and the first Swede to claim the Australian since Mats Wilander in 1988.
Johansson later reached his career-high ranking of World No. 7 in June 2002 and finished the season with a career-best year-end ranking of 14th in the ATP Champions Race, a feat he later repeated in 2005.
A knee injury robbed Johansson of the latter half of the 2002 season and all of 2003, and Johansson was therefore unable to compete on the tour full-time until 2004. In 2005, he became the first Swedish player to reach the semifinals at Wimbledon since Stefan Edberg in 1993, losing to Andy Roddick in a tightly contested four set match, 7–6, 2–6, 6–7, 6–7. At the end of the season, Johansson won his 9th, and until now, last ATP tournament in St. Petersburg, defeating Nicolas Kiefer 6–4, 6–2.
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.
As of 6 March 2009, he has an 18–15 career Davis Cup record (17–12 in singles) in 17 ties, and an 356–292 career overall. 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.
He announced his retirement in June 2009 after a 16-year career.
His idol while growing up was Mats Wilander, who is captain of Swedish Davis Cup team. He is a fan of popular culture, reading books by Swedish author Henning Mankell, National Geographic magazine and watching TV show Friends (he owns almost every episode on DVD). His favorite actors are Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. Johansson is a fan of U2, Depeche Mode and Swedish band Kent, and is a keen player of golf and floorball. Johansson is a fan of ice hockey, frequently watching Linköpings HC and Djurgårdens IF. He scored two goals and assisted on another in 6–5 win by ATP Stars over NHL Players in annual street hockey challenge in Montreal in 2001. Johansson married Gisella Kaltencher on 3 December 2005.
Grand Slam finals
Singles: 1 (1–0)
|Outcome||Year||Championship||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score in the final|
|Winner||2002||Australian Open||Hard||Marat Safin||3–6, 6–4, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)|
ATP Masters Series finals
Singles: 1 (1–0)
|Outcome||Date||Championship||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score in the final|
|Winner||1999||Montréal||Hard||Yevgeny Kafelnikov||1–6, 6–3, 6–3|
Singles: 14 (9–5)
|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 (1–1)
- Wins (1)
|1.||16 July 2006||Båstad, Sweden||Clay||Jonas Björkman|| Christopher Kas|
|6–3, 4–6, [10–4]|
- Runners-up (1)
|1.||17 August 2008||Summer Olympics, Beijing, China||Hard||Simon Aspelin|| Roger Federer|
|3–6, 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 3–6|
Singles performance timeline
Davis Cup matches are included in the statistics.
|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|
|Grand Slam 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|
|Tennis Masters Cup||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||RR||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 1||0–1|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||2R||2R||1R||A||2R||2R||A||3R||2R||A||0 / 8||7–8|
|Miami||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||1R||4R||4R||A||1R||QF||A||2R||3R||Q1||0 / 8||10–8|
|Monte Carlo||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||1R||1R||1R||QF||A||A||1R||A||1R||A||A||0 / 8||3–8|
|Madrid1||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||QF||2R||A||A||1R||1R||A||A||A||0 / 6||4–6|
|Rome||A||A||A||A||2R||1R||1R||1R||1R||1R||A||A||2R||2R||A||A||A||0 / 8||3–8|
|Toronto / Montreal||A||A||A||A||A||A||W||2R||2R||2R||A||SF||2R||3R||A||2R||A||1 / 8||17–7|
|Cincinnati||A||A||A||A||2R||QF||1R||1R||1R||1R||A||2R||1R||1R||A||1R||A||0 / 10||5–10|
|Shanghai2||A||A||A||A||1R||3R||1R||2R||2R||3R||A||A||3R||A||A||A||A||0 / 7||5–7|
|Paris||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|
|ATP Tournaments Won||0||0||0||0||2||0||1||1||2||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||9|
1 This event was held in Hamburg through 2008.
2 This event was held in Stockholm through 1994, Essen in 1995, Stuttgart from 1996 through 2001 and Madrid from 2002 through 2008.