STOCKHOLM, Sweden, June 12 (UPI) -- Thomas Johansson, who counts the 2002 Australian Open among his tournament titles, announced his retirement Friday from competitive tennis.
Johansson, 34, has been hampered by injuries, including a foot injury that required surgery last fall. He's played in just two ATP-level matches this year when he competed for Sweden against Israel in a Davis Cup series.
"Looking back at my life as a tennis professional, I'm very pleased with all that I have achieved on the tennis court," Johansson said in a statement. "As a junior I dreamed of getting the chance to play on the big tennis stages around the world. This dream came true for me many times, not least when I won the Australian Open Grand Slam title in Melbourne."
Johansson, who entered the tournament as the No. 16 seed, defeated Marat Safin in four sets for the 2002 Australian Open title. Later that year he reached his career best of a No. 7 world ranking.
He won nine ATP titles and more than $7 million over a 15-year career. Johansson had a match record of 356-293. He also won a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics, teaming with Simon Aspelin in the doubles competition.