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Tennis: Alexander Volkov is dead


He was in the semifinals of the US Open in 1993 and led Marat Safin as a coach to two Grand Slam titles. Now the former Russian tennis pro Alexander Wolkow died, with only 52 years.

The former Russian tennis player Alexander Volkov died at the age of 52 years. This was announced by the ATP. Regarding the circumstances of death, the players' association made no statement in the communication.

Wolkow ended his career in 1998, after he had stood in the semifinals of the 1993 US Open in 1993 and reached the final with the Russian Davis Cup team in 1994. In his career, Wolkow won three ATP tournaments, and he almost prevented Michael Stich's triumph at Wimbledon in 1991: In the second round he lost 5: 7 in the decisive fifth set, Wolkow had already led 5: 3.

After his active career, he looked after his compatriot Marat Safin and led him to the Grand Slam titles in New York 2000 and Melbourne 2005, before they ended their collaboration in 2007.

Source: spiegel

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