Donald Johnson

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Donald Johnson
Country  United States
Residence Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Born (1968-09-09) September 9, 1968 (age 46)
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Height 6'3" (190 cm)
Turned pro 1992
Plays Left-handed
Prize money $2,294,944
Singles
Career record 7–16
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 194 (April 22, 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 2R (1995)
Doubles
Career record 318–238
Career titles 23
Highest ranking No. 1 (January 28, 2002)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (2002)
French Open QF (1996, 1998)
Wimbledon W (2001)
US Open F (2001)
Mixed Doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open SF (2003)
French Open QF (1998, 2000)
Wimbledon W (2000)
US Open F (1999)

Donald James "Don" Johnson (born September 9, 1968) is a former professional tennis player from the United States who reached the World No. 1 doubles ranking in 2002. Although born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, he was raised and learned the sport of tennis in the Pittsburgh suburb of Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania.[1] Johnson attended Fairview High School in Erie, Pennsylvania, and won the PIAA State Singles Championship in 1984. During his career, he won the Wimbledon men's doubles title in 2001 (partnering Jared Palmer), and the Wimbledon mixed doubles title in 2000 (partnering Kimberly Po). He also won the doubles title at the Tennis Masters Cup in 2000 (partnering Piet Norval). He won a total of 23 top-level doubles titles.

Prior to turning professional, Johnson played collegiate tennis for the University of North Carolina from 1987–1991. As a youngster, he earned the Sportsmanship Award at the USTA National Junior Championships in 1986.

Major finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1–1)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 2001 Wimbledon Grass United States Jared Palmer Czech Republic Jiří Novák
Czech Republic David Rikl
6–4, 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(6)
Runner-up 2001 US Open Hard United States Jared Palmer Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–7(9), 6–2, 3–6

Mixed doubles: 2 (1–1)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1999 US Open Hard United States Kimberly Po Japan Ai Sugiyama
India Mahesh Bhupathi
4–6, 4–6
Winner 2000 Wimbledon Grass United States Kimberly Po Belgium Kim Clijsters
Australia Lleyton Hewitt
6–4, 7–6(3)

Career finals[edit]

Doubles: 35 (23–12)[edit]

Wins (23)
Legend
Grand Slam (1)
Tennis Masters Cup (1)
ATP Masters Series (2)
ATP International Series Gold (2)
ATP Tour (17)
Wins by surface
Hard (13)
Clay (6)
Grass (3)
Carpet (1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. March 11, 1996 Mexico City, Mexico Clay United States Francisco Montana Venezuela Nicolás Pereira
Spain Emilio Sánchez
6–2, 6–4
Winner 2. August 5, 1996 Amsterdam, Netherlands Clay United States Francisco Montana Sweden Rikard Bergh
United States Jack Waite
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 3. April 28, 1997 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay United States Francisco Montana Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
7–6, 2–6, 7–6
Runner-up 1. July 21, 1997 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay United States Francisco Montana Brazil Gustavo Kuerten
Brazil Fernando Meligeni
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. October 20, 1997 Ostrava, Czech Republic Carpet United States Francisco Montana Czech Republic Jiří Novák
Czech Republic David Rikl
2–6, 4–6
Winner 4. February 9, 1998 Marseille, France Hard (i) United States Francisco Montana United States Mark Keil
United States T. J. Middleton
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 3. February 16, 1998 Dubai, UAE Hard United States Francisco Montana India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
2–6, 5–7
Winner 5. April 13, 1998 Estoril, Portugal Clay United States Francisco Montana Mexico David Roditi
Netherlands Fernon Wibier
6–1, 2–6, 6–1
Winner 6. May 11, 1998 Hamburg, Germany Clay United States Francisco Montana South Africa David Adams
New Zealand Brett Steven
6–2, 7–5
Winner 7. October 12, 1998 Palermo, Italy Clay United States Francisco Montana Argentina Pablo Albano
Argentina Daniel Orsanic
6–4, 7–6
Winner 8. April 12, 1999 Estoril, Portugal Clay Spain Tomás Carbonell Czech Republic Jiří Novák
Czech Republic David Rikl
6–3, 2–6, 6–1
Winner 9. July 12, 1999 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Czech Republic Cyril Suk Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Kitinov
Philippines Eric Taino
7–5, 7–6
Winner 10. February 28, 2000 Mexico City, Mexico Clay Zimbabwe Byron Black Argentina Gastón Etlis
Argentina Martín Rodríguez
6–3, 7–5
Winner 11. April 17, 2000 Estoril, Portugal Clay South Africa Piet Norval South Africa David Adams
Australia Joshua Eagle
6–4, 7–5
Winner 12. June 26, 2000 Nottingham, England Grass South Africa Piet Norval South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Rick Leach
1–6, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 4. July 24, 2000 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker Czech Republic Jiří Novák
Czech Republic David Rikl
7–5, 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. October 23, 2000 Toulouse, France Hard (i) South Africa Piet Norval France Julien Boutter
France Fabrice Santoro
6–7, 6–4, 6–7
Winner 13. October 30, 2000 Basel, Switzerland Carpet South Africa Piet Norval Switzerland Roger Federer
Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý
7–6, 4–6, 7–6
Runner-up 6. November 6, 2000 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Hard (i) South Africa Piet Norval Czech Republic Jiří Novák
Czech Republic David Rikl
6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 14. December 17, 2000 Doubles Championship, Bangalore Hard South Africa Piet Norval India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
7–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 15. March 4, 2001 Acapulco, Mexico Clay Brazil Gustavo Kuerten South Africa David Adams
Argentina Martín García
6–3, 7–6
Winner 16. March 12, 2001 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard United States Jared Palmer Chile Marcelo Ríos
Netherlands Sjeng Schalken
7–6, 6–2
Runner-up 7. April 16, 2001 Estoril, Portugal Clay Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nenad Zimonjić Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek
Czech Republic Michal Tabara
4–6, 1–6
Winner 17. April 30, 2001 Barcelona, Spain Clay United States Jared Palmer Spain Tommy Robredo
Spain Fernando Vicente
7–6, 6–4
Winner 18. May 7, 2001 Majorca, Spain Clay United States Jared Palmer Spain Feliciano López
Spain Francisco Roig
7–5, 6–3
Winner 19. June 25, 2001 Nottingham, England Grass United States Jared Palmer Australia Paul Hanley
Australia Andrew Kratzmann
6–4, 6–2
Winner 20. July 9, 2001 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Jared Palmer Czech Republic Jiří Novák
Czech Republic David Rikl
6–4, 4–6, 6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 8. August 6, 2001 Montreal, Canada Hard United States Jared Palmer Czech Republic Jiří Novák
Czech Republic David Rikl
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 9. September 10, 2001 U.S. Open, New York Hard United States Jared Palmer Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–7, 6–2, 3–6
Winner 21. October 29, 2001 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) United States Jared Palmer Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
6–3, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 22. January 7, 2002 Doha, Qatar Hard United States Jared Palmer Czech Republic Jiří Novák
Czech Republic David Rikl
6–3, 7–6(5)
Winner 23. January 14, 2002 Sydney, Australia Hard United States Jared Palmer Australia Joshua Eagle
Australia Sandon Stolle
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 10. April 1, 2002 Miami, U.S. Hard United States Jared Palmer The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
3–6, 6–3, 1–6
Runner-up 11. June 24, 2002 Nottingham, England Grass United States Jared Palmer United States Mike Bryan
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
6–0, 6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 12. June 23, 2003 s’Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass India Leander Paes Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
5–7, 6–7

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Career SR Career win–loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A A A A 2R 3R 1R 3R 3R 1R A 1R SF QF A 0 / 9 14–9
French Open A A A A A 1R 3R QF 1R QF 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R A 0 / 10 11–10
Wimbledon A A A A A 1R 1R 1R QF 3R 2R 2R W SF 3R A 1 / 10 18–9
U.S. Open A A A A 3R 2R 2R 1R 3R 1R 3R 1R F QF 3R 1R 0 / 12 17–12
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 1 1 / 41 N/A
Annual win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–4 5–4 3–4 7–4 7–4 3–4 2–3 10–3 12–4 8–4 0–1 N/A 60–40
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells NME A A A A A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R SF 2R A 0 / 7 3–7
Miami NME A A A 2R 2R A 2R 2R 2R 2R 2R QF F 2R A 0 / 10 12–10
Monte Carlo NME A A A A 1R A A W 2R SF QF QF SF SF A 1 / 8 17–7
Rome NME A A A A A A A 1R 1R SF 2R QF QF 1R A 0 / 7 7–7
Hamburg NME A A A A A A A 1R W 2R 2R A 2R 2R A 1 / 6 8–5
Canada NME A A A A 1R 1R QF 2R QF 1R SF F QF 1R A 0 / 10 13–10
Cincinnati NME A A A A A A 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R QF 2R A 0 / 8 6–8
Stuttgart (Stockholm) NME A A A A A A A 2R 2R 1R F 2R A A A 0 / 5 5–5
Paris NME A A A A A A A 2R 1R A A QF A A A 0 / 3 2–3
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 3 1 / 9 1 / 9 0 / 8 0 / 8 0 / 8 0 / 7 0 / 7 0 / 0 2 / 64 N/A
Annual win–loss N/A 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–3 0–1 3–3 9–8 8–8 9–8 12–8 11–8 14–7 5–7 0–0 N/A 73–62
Year end ranking 834 522 157 100 106 100 42 26 24 36 18 3 10 35 1211 N/A

A = did not attend tournament

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