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Joachim Johansson retiring again

STOCKHOLM -- Joachim Johansson, once ranked as high as No. 9, is retiring again after a recent comeback in Davis Cup because he lacks the motivation to stay on the tennis tour.

The 28-year-old Swede first retired in 2008 because of injuries. He changed his mind but hardly played again. This month, he helped Sweden beat Russia 3-2 in the Davis Cup.

In Friday's edition of the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, Johansson said he is fit and injury-free but no longer passionate about tennis. As for life on the tour, he said he "realized that I'm done with this."

Johansson reached a No. 9 ranking in 2005 after winning his third career ATP title, but his career immediately unraveled because of shoulder and elbow injuries.