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American Tennis Player Resembles Luigi During Biggest Win Of His Career

Steve Johnson is the fourth-best American in men’s tennis. Here is what he usually looks like.

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Johnson is now ranked No. 46 and in his five-year career had never beaten anyone ranked higher than No. 10. Today at the Japan Open, he defeated world No. 7 Dominic Thiem, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4, thanks in part to some soft-handed guile:

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You also have to wonder if presenting as Luigi had anything to do with Johnson’s success.

Steve Johnson also wore a mustache this time last year. This year, due to hat and color scheme, he looks like Luigi.

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Steve Johnson uses a much more aggressive Western grip than Luigi, but looks like him.

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Congrats to Steve.

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