Jérôme Golmard

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Jérôme Golmard (9 September 1973 – 31 July 2017)[1] was a former French No. 1 male tennis player. He was born in Dijon, France.

Golmard reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 22 in April 1999, winning 2 singles titles and reaching the semifinals of Monte Carlo in 1999. Golmard finished his career with over $2.2 million in prize money. Among the many notable players he beat on the ATP Tour are former World No. 1s Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Gustavo Kuerten, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Marcelo Ríos and Carlos Moyá, as well as Grand Slam champions Richard Krajicek, Goran Ivanišević, Albert Costa, Gastón Gaudio, Thomas Johansson and Michael Chang.

Golmard was diagnosed in 2014 with ALS.[2] Golmard died on July 31, 2017 of the disease at his Boca Raton, Florida home at the age of 43.[3]

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  1. "Carnet Noir - Jérôme Golmard est décédé à l\'âge de 43 ans". www.tennisactu.net.
  2. https://www.sport195.com/news_stories/jerome-golmard-diagnosed-with-mnd-12363497
  3. "FORMER NO. 22, TWO-TIME ATP TITLE WINNER JEROME GOLMARD DIES AT 43". Tennis Magazine. 1 August 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017.