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Former French tennis star Jerome Golmard dies of ALS

By The Sports Xchange
Former French tennis star Jerome Golmard dies of ALS
Jerome Golmard (FRA) hits a backhand in his four-set defeat of Tim Henman (GBR) at the US Open in Flushing, New York. File photo by John Angelillo/UPI . | License Photo

Former French tennis player Jerome Golmard died Monday of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 43.

The French tennis federation announced Golmard's death on Tuesday.

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Golmard was diagnosed with the disease in January of 2014. He later created a foundation to help other people deal with the disease.

The left-handed Golmard represented France in six Davis Cups. He also won two ATP titles during his playing career.

His top ranking on the ATP Tour was No. 22 in 1999.

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