Joachim Johansson born on July 1, 1982, is a professional male tennis player from Sweden.
Johansson was born in Lund and currently lives in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. He won his first ATP singles title in 2004 when he overcame Nicolas Kiefer in the Memphis final. In 2005 he won another two titles (Adelaide and Marseille).
He caused a huge upset at the 2004 US Open when he beat defending champion Andy Roddick in five sets in the quarterfinals. An unusual aspect of the match was that Roddick won 24 points more than Johansson but was defeated nonetheless. Johansson subsequently lost his semifinal against Lleyton Hewitt.
Unsurprisingly for a player who is 198 cm (6'6") tall, Johansson's most effective stroke is his serve while his greatest weakness is his footwork.
For a while he held the (unequaled) record for most aces served in one match as he aced Andre Agassi 51 times in the 4th round of the 2005 Australian Open (though he still lost the match in four sets). In the post-match press conference, Johansson said he felt he could have served better. The record was equaled at Wimbledon 2005 by Ivo Karlovic, who also lost that match.
Johansson's father, Leif Johansson, was also a tennis player and represented Sweden in the Davis Cup in the 1970s.
Joachim Johansson is not related to former Australian Open champion and fellow Swede Thomas Johansson.
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