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Tennis player Luzzi dies at 28

Tennis player Luzzi dies at 28

Federico Luzzi, a former top-100 tennis player, has died of a rapid form of Leukemia, the Italian Tennis Federation said Saturday. He was 28.
Luzzi died at a hospital in Arezzo, where he had been recovering for a few days. Last weekend, he retired from an Italian league match citing a high fever.
Luzzi reached a career-high ranking of No. 92 in 2002 before a shoulder injury that affected him the rest of his career.
He had a 2-2 record with Italy's Davis Cup team. In 2001, Luzzi beat Ville Liukko of Finland 14-12 in the fifth set after 4 hours, 35 minutes _ the longest Davis Cup match ever played by an Italian.
In February, Luzzi was suspended for 200 days and fined US$50,000 (euro33,000) by the ATP for betting on tennis.
Luzzi is survived by his parents, Paola and Maurizio, and his sister, Francesca.


Updated : 2021-06-21 16:17 GMT+08:00