Aussie Open star dead at 34

FORMER Aussie tennis star Todd Reid has died at the the of 34.

The Australian tennis community is in shock at the premature death of the former New South Wales tennis prodigy, who was at one point tipped to be the next big thing of Australian tennis after winning the 2002 Wimbledon boy’s singles crown while still in high school.

The Herald Sun reports Reid died on Tuesday.

There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

Bursting onto the professional tennis scene in 2002, Reid quickly emerged as the No. 3 Aussie tennis player of the early noughties behind Lleyton Hewitt and Mark Philippoussis.

Todd Reid in 2002.Source:News Limited

Reid quit tennis in 2005 after a series of injuries. He’d had his best season on the ATP Tour just 12 months earlier.

It came off the back of a breakthrough 2004 Australian Open campaign where Reid won through to the third round of the men’s singles tournament before he was beaten by Roger Federer.

Reid achieved a career-high ATP Tour ranking of 105 the same year.

Sad to hear the news of Todd Reid’s passing. Had such talent as a junior.

This is so sad. RIP Todd Reid. Pumped up so much as a 13-year-old prospect, went on to win Junior Wimbledon in 2002, then made the third round of the Australian Open in 2004, but a lot of things conspired to prevent him reaching his potential.

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