Johan Carlsson (tennis)

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Johan Carlsson
Country (sports) Sweden Sweden
Born (1966-01-29) 29 January 1966 (age 51)
Linköping, Sweden
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 1984
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $335,509
Career record 55–77
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 81 (22 Jun 1987)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1987)
French Open 1R (1987, 1989)
Wimbledon 1R (1987, 1989)
US Open 3R (1988)
Career record 15–34
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 155 (7 Jul 86)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (1987)

Johan Carlsson (born 29 January 1966) is a former professional tennis player from Sweden.


Carlsson reached his first and only final on tour in the 1986 Japan Open, finishing runner-up. His previous best performance had come at the same tournament a year earlier, when he made the semi-finals. In 1986 he was also a quarter-finalist at Washington

He defeated both Slobodan Živojinović and countryman Tobias Svantesson in the 1988 US Open, to make the third round, where he was knocked out of the tournament by Stefan Edberg. It was his best showing in a Grand Slam.[1]

In 1989 he made the quarter-finals at Nancy and along the way defeated top seed Darren Cahill.

Carlsson reached two further quarter-finals in 1991, in Tel Aviv and Washington.

He had wins over two top 20 players during his career. At Key Biscayne in 1987 he upset world number 13 Mikael Pernfors and in the 1992 Cincinnati Open he defeated local MaliVai Washington, then ranked 16th in the world.[2]

Grand Prix career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1986 Tokyo, Japan Hard India Ramesh Krishnan 3–6, 1–6

Challenger titles[edit]

Doubles: (3)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1984 Travemünde, West Germany Clay Sweden Peter Svensson Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Igor Flego
Israel Shahar Perkiss
5–7, 6–4, 6–2
2. 1990 Nagoya, Japan Hard New Zealand David Lewis Japan Shuzo Matsuoka
Japan Shigeru Ota
7–5, 6–2
3. 1991 Salzburg, Austria Clay Sweden David Engel New Zealand Bruce Derlin
Germany Martin Sinner
7–6, 6–2


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