Todd Reid

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Todd Reid
Country (sports)Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia
Residence Melbourne, Australia
Born(1984-06-03)3 June 1984
Sydney, Australia
Died23 October 2018(2018-10-23) (aged 34)
Melbourne, Australia
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro2002
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $302,000
Career record14–22 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles0
0 Challenger, 6 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 105 (20 September 2004)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open 3R (2004)
French Open 1R (2004)
Wimbledon 1R (2004)
US Open Q1 (2004)
Career record2–7 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles0
0 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 305 (10 February 2003)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2003)
Last updated on: 29 August 2021.

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. [1]


Tennis career


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. [2]

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

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, where he lost to second seed and eventual champion Roger Federer in straight sets, winning just four games. [3] He had beaten Sargis Sargsian in five sets in his preceding second round match on the Melbourne Arena, during which he struggled with a foot injury, cramping and vomiting.

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.


Reid was found dead on 23 October 2018 at the age of 34. [4] A cause of death has not been announced. [5]

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 10 (6–4)

ATP Challenger (0–1)
ITF Futures (6–3)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–2)
Clay (4–1)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfaceOpponentScore
Win1–0Mar 2002New Zealand F1, Blenheim FuturesHard Flag of New Zealand.svg Mark Nielsen 7–5, 7–6(9–7)
Win2–0May 2002USA F11, Hallendale FuturesClay Flag of Brazil.svg Márcio Carlsson 7–5, 4–6, 6–4
Loss2–1Dec 2002Australia F6, Barmera FuturesGrass Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mark Hlawaty6–7(1–7), 6–7(4–7)
Win3–1May 2003Great Britain F6, Edinburgh FuturesClay Flag of Australia (converted).svg Joseph Sirianni 6–3, 6–1
Win4–1Nov 2003Australia F3, Melbourne FuturesClay Flag of Germany.svg Bernard Parun6–1, 6–3
Win5–1Nov 2003Australia F4, Melbourne FuturesClay Flag of Australia (converted).svg Peter Luczak 6–4, 7–5
Loss5–2Jan 2004 Nouméa, New CaledoniaChallengerHard Flag of Argentina.svg Guillermo Cañas 4–6, 3–6
Loss5–3Feb 2005Australia F1, Wollongong FuturesHard Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Ti Chen 3–6, 0–6
Win6–3Mar 2005USA F6, McAllen FuturesHard Flag of the United States.svg Michael Russell 6–3, 6–0
Loss6–4Apr 2008Spain F16, Reus FuturesClay Flag of Spain.svg Javier Genaro-Martinez1–6, 5–7

Doubles: 2 (0–2)

ATP Challenger (0–0)
ITF Futures (0–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Loss0–1May 2003Great Britain F5, Bournemouth FuturesClay Flag of Australia (converted).svg Raphael Durek Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Berdych
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Michal Navrátil
3–6, 2–6
Loss0–2Nov 2003Australia F3, Melbourne FuturesClay Flag of Australia (converted).svg Adam Kennedy Flag of Australia (converted).svg Raphael Durek
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Alun Jones
6–7(7–9), 4–6

Performance timeline

(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; (NMS) not a Masters tournament; (NTI) not a Tier I tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.


Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 SRW–LWin %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q1 1R 1R 3R 1R Q2 0 / 42–433%
French Open AAA 1R Q1 A0 / 10–10%
Wimbledon AA Q2 1R AA0 / 10–10%
US Open AAA Q1 AA0 / 00–0  
Win–loss0–00–10–12–30–10–00 / 62–625%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells AAA Q2 AA0 / 00–0  
Miami AAA 3R Q1 A0 / 12–167%
Canada Masters AAA 2R AA0 / 11–150%
Cincinnati AAA 1R AA0 / 10–10%
Win–loss0–00–00–03–30–00–00 / 33–350%

Junior Grand Slam finals

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Loss 2002 Australian Open Hard Flag of France.svg Clément Morel 4–6, 4–6
Win 2002 Wimbledon Grass Flag of Algeria.svg Lamine Ouahab 7–6(7–5), 6–4

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Win 2002 Australian Open Hard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ryan Henry Flag of Romania.svg Florin Mergea
Flag of Romania.svg Horia Tecău
Loss 2002 French Open Clay Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ryan Henry Flag of Germany.svg Markus Bayer
Flag of Germany.svg Philipp Petzschner
5–7, 4–6

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