Former teenage tennis prodigy Todd Reid dead at 34

Todd Reid

Todd Reid

News of his sudden death broke on October 26, when the Australian media reported that he had died on October 23, according to the New York Post.

Sadness throughout the Australian tennis community, as word came of the death of 2002 junior Wimbledon champion Todd Reid.

The AELTC is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Todd Reid, our 2002 boys' singles champion.

Reid died earlier this week at the age of 34, a Tennis Australia spokesperson confirmed to AAP on Friday. The athlete was Australia's number three tennis player for some time, according to The Associated Press. "The thoughts of all those at Wimbledon are with his family and friends".

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Reid's best achievement was reaching the third round at the 2004 Australian Open, where he lost to Roger Federer.

Reid was touted for big things in Australian tennis and was awarded a scholarship with the Nick Bollettieri academy at age 13. Thoughts and prayers are with Todd's family at this hard time.

Todd Reid, who was forced to quit the game in 2005 after a series of injuries and glandular fever, passed away this week.

Fellow Aussie Todd Woodbridge wrote on Twitter of "never knowing how much someone can be suffering".

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