- Age: 45 (09.09.1968)
- Birthplace: Bethlehem, PA, USA
- Residence: Chapel Hill, NC, USA
- Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
- Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
- Plays: Left-handed
- Turned Pro: 1992
- Coach: Juan Barcelo
As of 09.12.2013
*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Full name is Donald James Johnson... Earned the Sportsmanship Award at the 1986 USTA National Junior Championships... Played collegiately at the University of North Carolina for four years from 1987-91, graduating in economics... A big fan of Pittsburgh Steelers in NFL... Credits tennis enthusiast and friend Bob Ferree for helping with his career development... Wife, Krista (married May 21, 1995), is a resident doctor at UNC... Coached by Sam Paul, who is coach at North Carolina and traveling coach is Juan Barcelo.
2002 -- Another solid season for oldest player (34) in year-end Top 10...Won two ATP titles in four finals and put together a 44-18 match record with countryman Jared Palmer...His last tournament of season came at US Open (QF) after undergoing left ankle surgery to repair bone spurs on Sept. 11...Began first month with a 12-1 record, winning back-to-back titles in Doha and Sydney and SF at Australian Open...Reached No. 1 on Jan. 28...In March, reached final at NASDAQ-100 Open in Miami...Went 23-5 through first three months...Played well on grass, getting to final in Nottingham and SF at Queen's and Wimbledon...During summer hard court circuit, reached five straight QF, including US Open...Finished No. 4 on ATP Doubles Race and No. 10 individually.
2001 -- Compiled his best season by leading ATP circuit with seven titles in 10 finals and 52 match victories...Teamed with countryman Jared Palmer in 15 tournaments to win six titles in eight finals, a 40-10 record and finish No. 2 in ATP Doubles Race...Won clay title in Acapulco (w/Kuerten)...Then teamed with Palmer for first time following week in Scottsdale and won title...In European clay court circuit, reached final in Estoril (w/Zimonjic)...Then won back-to-back titles in Barcelona and Mallorca (w/Palmer)...On grass, won title in Nottingham and captured first Grand Slam crown at Wimbledon...Saved four match points in QF five-set win over Balcells-Schalken, then defeated Mirnyi-Voltchkov in SF and Novak-Rikl in F...Became first Americans to win Wimbledon title since Leach-Pugh in 1990...In August, reached final at TMS Montreal and followed with runner-up at US Open (l. to W. Black-Ullyett)...Made Davis Cup debut in World Group playoff tie vs. India and lost to Bhupathi-Paes in four sets...Finished season with title in Stockholm...Finished No. 3 in doubles...Earned a career-high $515,373.
2000 -- Won five titles in eight finals (all but one w/Norval)...Closed season with title at ATP World Doubles Championship in Bangalore (w/Norval).
1999 -- Won title in Gstaad (w/Suk) and reached SF at TMS Monte Carlo and Roma...Won Estoril title (w/Carbonell)...In mixed doubles, reached US Open final (w/Kimberly Po) on his 31st birthday.
1998 -- Won four titles (w/Montana), three on clay, in five finals and qualified for ATP World Doubles Chp. (l. in SF)...Finish No. 8 in Team Ranks.
1997 -- Captured TMS Monte Carlo doubles title and reached two other finals...Qualified for ATP World Doubles Championship (0-3 in round robin).
1996 -- Took No. 1 Sampras to three sets in 2nd RD in Indianapolis...Won first ATP doubles title in Mexico City and won second in Amsterdam (w/Montana)...Won a personal-best five Challenger doubles titles.
1995 -- Won doubles title at Mendoza Challenger (w/Waite)...Qualified a personal-best six times in tour play.
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