Donald Johnson
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Donald Johnson

Donald Johnson
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceAtlanta, Georgia
Born (1968-09-09) September 9, 1968 (age 51)
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Turned pro1992
PlaysLeft-handed
Prize money$2,294,044
Singles
Career record7-16
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 194 (April 22, 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open2R (1995)
Doubles
Career record318-238
Career titles23
Highest rankingNo. 1 (January 28, 2002)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2002)
French OpenQF (1996, 1998)
WimbledonW (2001)
US OpenF (2001)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2003)
French OpenQF (1998, 2000)
WimbledonW (2000)
US OpenF (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.

Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 1 (1-1)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2001 Wimbledon Grass United States Jared Palmer Czech Republic Ji?í Novák
Czech Republic David Rikl
6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(8-6)
Loss 2001 US Open Hard United States Jared Palmer Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6-7(9-11), 6-2, 3-6

Mixed doubles: 2 (1-1)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1999 US Open Hard United States Kimberly Po Japan Ai Sugiyama
India Mahesh Bhupathi
4-6, 4-6
Win 2000 Wimbledon Grass United States Kimberly Po Belgium Kim Clijsters
Australia Lleyton Hewitt
6-4, 7-6(7-3)

Career finals

Doubles: 35 (23-12)

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

Doubles performance timeline

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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