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.

Career

Junior career

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.

Senior career

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.

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.

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.

Personal

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.

Major finals

Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (1–0)

OutcomeYearChampionshipSurfaceOpponent in the finalScore in the final
Winner2002Australian OpenHardRussia Marat Safin3–6, 6–4, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)

ATP Masters Series finals

Singles: 1 (1–0)

OutcomeDateChampionshipSurfaceOpponent in the finalScore in the final
Winner1999MontréalHardRussia Yevgeny Kafelnikov1–6, 6–3, 6–3

Career finals

Singles: 14 (9–5)

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (1–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (1–0)
ATP Tour (7–5)
Titles by surface
Hard (4–2)
Grass (2–1)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (3–2)
OutcomeNo.DateTournamentSurfaceOpponentScore
Winner1.10 March 1997Copenhagen, DenmarkCarpet (i)Czech Republic Martin Damm6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Winner2.17 March 1997St. Petersburg, RussiaCarpet (i)Italy Renzo Furlan6–3, 6–4
Runner-up1.2 March 1998Rotterdam, NetherlandsCarpet (i)Netherlands Jan Siemerink6–7(2–7), 2–6
Runner-up2.9 November 1998Stockholm, SwedenHard (i)United States Todd Martin3–6, 4–6, 4–6
Winner3.2 August 1999Montreal, CanadaHardRussia Yevgeny Kafelnikov1–6, 6–3, 6–3
Winner4.20 November 2000Stockholm, SwedenHard (i)Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov6–2, 6–4, 6–4
Winner5.11 June 2001Halle, GermanyGrassFrance Fabrice Santoro6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–2
Winner6.18 June 2001Nottingham, UKGrassIsrael Harel Levy7–5, 6–3
Winner7.14 January 2002Australian Open, Melbourne, AustraliaHardRussia Marat Safin3–6, 6–4, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up3.14 June 2004Nottingham, UKGrassThailand Paradorn Srichaphan6–1, 6–7(4–7), 3–6
Winner8.25 October 2004Stockholm, SwedenHard (i)United States Andre Agassi3–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Winner9.24 October 2005St. Petersburg, RussiaCarpet (i)Germany Nicolas Kiefer6–4, 6–2
Runner-up4.23 October 2006St. Petersburg, RussiaCarpet (i)Croatia Mario Ančić5–7, 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up5.8 October 2007Stockholm, SwedenHard (i)Croatia Ivo Karlović3–6, 6–3, 1–6

Doubles: 2 (1–1)

Wins (1)
Legend (Doubles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0)
Grass (0)
Clay (3)
Carpet (0)
No.DateTournamentSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
1.16 July 2006Båstad, SwedenClaySweden Jonas BjörkmanGermany Christopher Kas
Austria Oliver Marach
6–3, 4–6, [10–4]
Runners-up (1)
Legend (Doubles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
Olympics Silver (1)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Titles by surface
Hard (2)
Grass (0)
Clay (0)
Carpet (0)
No.DateTournamentSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
1.17 August 2008Summer Olympics, Beijing, ChinaHardSweden Simon AspelinSwitzerland Roger Federer
Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka
3–6, 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 3–6

Singles performance timeline

Davis Cup matches are included in the statistics.

Tournament19931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009SRW–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian OpenA1RA2R2R1R1R2R3RWA1R4R4R2R1RA1 / 1319–12
French OpenAA1R2R1R1RA2R1R2RAA2R1R1R1RA0 / 114–11
WimbledonAAA4R2R3R2R4R2R1RA3RSF1R1R2RA0 / 1219–12
US OpenAAA2R1RQFAQF4RAA3R2R1R3R1RA0 / 1017–10
Grand Slam win–loss0–00–10–16–42–46–41–29–46–48–20–04–310–43–43–41–40–01 / 4659-45
Year-End Championships
Tennis Masters CupAAAAAAAAARRAAAAAAA0 / 10–1
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian WellsAAAAAA2R2R2R1RA2R2RA3R2RA0 / 87–8
MiamiAAAAAA2R1R4R4RA1RQFA2R3RQ10 / 810–8
Monte CarloAAAA1R1R1R1R1RQFAA1RA1RAA0 / 83–8
Madrid1AAAAAA1R1RQF2RAA1R1RAAA0 / 64–6
RomeAAAA2R1R1R1R1R1RAA2R2RAAA0 / 83–8
Toronto / MontrealAAAAAAW2R2R2RASF2R3RA2RA1 / 817–7
CincinnatiAAAA2RQF1R1R1R1RA2R1R1RA1RA0 / 105–10
Shanghai2AAAA1R3R1R2R2R3RAA3RAAAA0 / 75–7
ParisAAAA2R2R1RAQF3RA1R3R2RQ2AA0 / 87–8
Win–Loss0–00–00–00–03–56–57–83–89–99–90–06–57–94–53–34–40–01 / 7161–70
Career statistics
Finals reached0000221121021110014
ATP Tournaments Won000020112101100009
Hardcourt win–loss0–00–10–113–1015–1327–1416–1317–1726–1617–120–019–1319–149–819–1410–110–0207–157
Clay win–loss0–00–10–14–51–62–61–71–54–57–70–01–28–61–64–53–60–037–68
Grass win–loss0–00–00–04–21–34–31–13–311–12–20–06–312–30–30–33–30–047–30
Carpet win–loss2–10–01–17–415–512–84–41–15–33–30–03–39–21–14–20–01–168–39
Overall win–loss2–10–21–328–2132–2745–3122–2522–2646–2529–240–029–2148–2511–1827–2416–201–1357–296
Year-end ranking42248611760391731391814N/A30147162136601N/A

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.