Sports wrap - tennis, football, rallying and showjumping
The seventh seeded Croatian, and at 6 feet ten, (2 metres 8 centimetres) the tallest player on the ATP circuit, beat Johansson 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.
Sweden did however enjoy success in the doubles competition, as veteran Jonas Björkman and his partner Max Mirnyj from Belarus saw off French pair Arnaud Clement and Michael Llodra 6-4, 6-4.
The win was the 35-year-old Swede’s 51st doubles title from 92 finals, and his second Stockholm Open doubles win.
In football, Sweden continued their Euro 2008 Championships campaign with an easy 3 - nil away win over Liechtenstein, earning them three points.
Christian ”Chippen” Wilhelmsson, Fredrik Ljungberg and a glorious 30-metre volley from Anders Svensson, guaranteed victory for the visitors.
On Wednesday Sweden meets Northen Ireland in Stockholm.
Sweden’s Helena Lundbäck shocked the showjumping world by winning her first world cup in Oslo on Sunday.
A feet achieved by only four other Swedes.
And in the German Touring Car Championship in Hockenheim, third place was enough for Swedish driver Mattias Ekström to win the 2007 title.
The second time Ekström has won the DTM championship. Canadian Bruno Spengler came in first but Ekström’s third place gave him sufficient points to take this year’s title.