Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson
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    • Nickname is Stevie.
    • Began playing tennis at age 2 by using balloons and beach balls.
    • Wife, Kendall; daughter, Emma;mother, Michelle; sister, Alison.
    • Father, Steve, was a tennis coach before passing away in May 2017.
    • Credits his father as inspiration for his success: "He taught me pretty much everything I know."
    • Idolised Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi growing up.
    • Favourite surface is hard, shot is forehand and tournament is ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells, which he attended as a child.
    • Attended University of Southern California from 2009-12, sweeping NCAA team titles in all 4 seasons and winning 2 NCAA singles titles (2011-12). Finished 2011 and 2012 as No. 1 college player, ending career with 72 straight singles wins.
    • His coach at USC, Peter Smith, is now one of his ATP Tour coaches.
    • Majored in human performance and is just short of attaining his degree. Plans to complete his degree after tennis career.
    • Threw out first pitch at New York Mets (2016), Los Angeles Angels (2017) and Houston Astros (2019) baseball games.
    • Enjoys music of U2 and Coldplay.

    (UPDATED 21 AUGUST2023)

    • Achieved career-high No. 21in July 2016 and became No. 1 American during theseason. Finished in Top 50 for 5 straight years from 2014-2018 and Top 100 for 8 years overall from 2014-2021 with year-end best No. 32 in 2015 (also won personal-best 36 matches that year).
    • Won 2023 US Open Wild Card Challenge by earning most points (150) with ATP Challenger Tour titles at Bloomfield Hills, Mich. and Lexington, Ky.during summer hard court tournaments to earn WC into US Open, his 13th consecutive main draw.
    • Won grass-court titles at 2016 Nottingham and 2018 Newport, as well as clay-court titles at Houston in 2017 and 2018, becoming 1st repeat Houston champion since Roddick in 2001-02.
    • Posted 7 wins at 2016 Rio Olympics, finishing as doubles bronze medallist w/Sock and singles quarter-finalist (l. to eventual gold medallist Murray in 3rd-set TB).
    • Defeated then-No. 37 Dimitrov to reach 2016 Wimbledon 4R, but owns 1-10 record in Grand Slam 3R with all 10 losses to Top-15 players.
    • One of the greatest college tennis players of all time, sweeping 2009-12 NCAA team titles with USC, winning 2011-12 NCAA singles titles and ending career with 72 straight singles wins.


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