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Sweden's Thomas Johansson to retire
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Jun 12, 2009, 7:40 GMT

Stockholm = Thomas Johansson, the last Swedish tennis player to win a Grand Slam title, has decided to retire from professional tennis, he said in an interview published Friday.

Johansson, 34, told the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper that returning to form from a foot injury sustained last year would be too much.

'The foot feels better but in order to make a serious comeback I would have to train harder than I ever have. I am not prepared to do that,' he said.

The foot injury was one of several injuries that impacted his 15-year career.

He won nine career titles highlighted by the 2002 Australian Open, and was ranked world number seven at best.

In the interview, Johansson said he would really miss the circuit and 'the initial period will be shocking.'

Johansson and his wife Gisella recently had their second child, and he said he had wanted the children to have seen him play.

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Best of luck, champ.
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He deserves some rest after a long career. But he will be missed, especially in the swedish DC-team.
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Bye bye ToJo!
He beat Marat fair and square in that AO final, wish him all the best!

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Without a doubt the most unlikely slam winner of this decade. A historically memorable player, this Johansson.
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post #7 of 83 (permalink) Old 06-12-2009, 09:33 AM
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Good decision.

Thanks for everything, TJ!
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Good luck in the life after tennis, ToJo

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there goes the probably biggest overachiever of this decade, bye Thomas and good luck
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It's sad that he didn't get to go on his own terms, but that doesn't change the fact that he had an awesome career Best of luck to him in whatever avenues he pursues in the future.

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Sad news, nice guy, best of luck for the future

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Always sorry to see a senior player retire when deep down he still wants to play. Good luck to him.

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He will be missed.

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