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Johansson retires after 15 years

Updated: June 12, 2009, 9:25 AM ET
Associated Press

STOCKHOLM -- Former Australian Open champion Thomas Johansson is quitting professional tennis after more than 15 years on the ATP tour.

The 34-year-old Swede won nine singles titles and reached a top ranking of No. 7 in 2002. Injuries forced him to take long breaks from the game in recent years.

"After a lot of thinking, I have now decided to step off the train and end my professional tennis career," he said in a statement Friday. "During the fall I had to go through yet another operation ...

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