The devastating news was reported on Friday that former tennis prodigy Todd Reid has passed away. The athlete was only 34-years-old at the time of his death.
A spokesperson for Tennis Australia confirmed that Reid died on Tuesday, October 23. At the time of the press release, Reid’s cause of death was unknown. However, there were no suspicious circumstances and the signs point to suicide.
At the age of 18, Reid won the Wimbledon junior singles title. He was the No. 3 player in Australia for years. In 2004, he was even able to play against Roger Federer in the third round of the Australia Open.
In 2005, unfortunate circumstances put Reid’s career on hold. He experienced several injuries and then glandular fever, forcing him to put a pause on tennis. In both 2008 and 2014, he attempted to make a comeback.
Sadly, at the age of 34, it appears that Reid has ended his own life.
Several people have taken to social media to share their condolences.
The official Wimbledon social media account said, “The AELTC is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Todd Reid, our 2002 boys’ singles champion. The thoughts of all those at Wimbledon are with his family and friends.”
Below are some of the other tributes:
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