Todd Reid

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Todd Reid
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceMelbourne, Australia
Born(1984-06-03)3 June 1984
Sydney, Australia
Died23 October 2018(2018-10-23) (aged 34)
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro2002
Retired2014
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$302,000
Singles
Career record14–22 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles0
0 Challengers, 6 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 105 (20 September 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2004)
French Open1R (2004)
Wimbledon1R (2004)
Doubles
Career record2–7 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 305 (10 February 2003)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2003)
Last updated on: 3 July 2017.

Todd Reid (3 June 1984 – 23 October 2018) was an Australian professional tennis player. He excelled as a junior and peaked in the Men's Tour in September 2004, reaching a career-high singles ranking of world No. 105.

Tennis career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

As a junior tennis player, Reid reached several finals on the Australian Junior calendar and in 2002, he won the Wimbledon Boys' Singles title, defeating the likes of Steve Darcis and Frank Dancevic on his way to victory. His victory led him to being named 2002 Australian Institute of Sport Junior Athlete of the Year.[1]

Reid compiled a win/loss record of 87–43 in singles (97–40 in doubles) and reached as high as No. 2 in the junior singles world rankings in 2002 (and No. 4 in doubles).

Pro tour[edit]

Reid began playing Futures tournaments in 2001 and won his first Futures tournament in 2002 in New Zealand. He began playing Challenger tournaments after his maiden Futures victory, with his ranking reaching new heights he made the cut for the qualifying tournament in Nottingham and played his first ATP match against Greg Rusedski after qualifying. Reid's 2004 Australian summer was the biggest highlight of his professional career where he reached the final of a challenger in New Caledonia (losing to Guillermo Cañas in the final), made the quarterfinal in Adelaide and Sydney and made the third round of the Australian Open in which he played Sargis Sargsian in the second round, playing through cramping and vomiting to pull out a five set victory on the Melbourne Arena.

In May 2005, Reid, due to injuries, quit the tennis tour as a full-time participant. He did play two Futures events in Victoria, Australia in early 2006, but did not advance beyond the second round. He played no events in 2007. The following year Reid played one Futures event in April in Spain and reached the final. He then played one event in Australia in September, losing in the first round, and another in December, losing through retirement in the semi-finals. In the spring of 2009, Reid played three events, retiring from matches due to injury in each event.

Reid's career-high doubles ranking was World No. 305, which he achieved in February 2003. He won $301,844 during his career.

Death[edit]

Reid was found dead on 23 October 2018 at the age of 34.[2] A cause of death has not been announced.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AIS Alumni News AIS Awards 2002" (PDF). Australian Institute of Sport. 2003. p. 1. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Former Australian junior tennis star Todd Reid found dead". Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Former Australian teenage tennis star Todd Reid dead at 34". Retrieved 25 October 2018.

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