Todd Reid, Former Junior Wimbledon Champion, Has Died At 34
"MELBOURNE, Australia — Tennis Australia has confirmed 2002 Wimbledon junior singles champion Todd Reid has died. He was 34.
Australian media reported Friday that Reid died Tuesday and that there were no suspicious circumstances.
Reid turned pro in 2002 after winning the junior Wimbledon title and was the No. 3 player in Australia behind Lleyton Hewitt and Mark Philippoussis for the next several years.
“Tough week for the Aussie Tennis family losing one of our mates T-Rod. Thoughts and prayers are with Todd’s family at this difficult time,” Hewitt tweeted.
“Very saddened to hear the news of the passing of Todd Reid,” Australian tennis player Todd Woodbridge tweeted. “We never know how much someone can be suffering. Prayers for Todd and his family.”
His best year was in 2004, when he made it to the third round of the Australian Open, losing to eventual champion Roger Federer in straight sets. Reid achieved a career-high ATP Tour ranking of 105 the same year.
Reid quit tennis in 2005 after a series of injuries and illness."