Australian former tennis star Todd Reid has died at the age of 34.
A Tennis Australia spokesperson confirmed the 2002 junior Wimbledon champion died earlier this week. The cause of the death was unknown although there were understood to be no suspicious circumstances.
Once recognised globally as a prodigy, Reid quickly emerged as the No. 3 Aussie tennis player of the early noughties behind Lleyton Hewitt and Mark Philippoussis.
At his peak, Reid reached a world ranking of 105 in 2004, the same year he advanced to the third round of the Australian Open. However, his success was cut short due to several injuries and glandular fever in 2005. He made several comebacks in 2008 and 2014 without success.
Aussie tennis legend Todd Woodbridge led the condolences from the Aussie tennis community.
“Very saddened to hear the news of the passing of Todd Reid,” he wrote. “We never know how much someone can be suffering. Prayers for Todd and his family.”
Australian tennis player Matt Ebden wrote: “Sad to hear the news of the passing of Todd Reid. Shared a room once way back at an Aus futures event. Great guy, kind heart, too soon!”
The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) added: “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.”