Walt Landers, who had worked with many of tennis' elite performers, passed away this past week of complications resulting from a recently diagnosed brain tumor. The Polish born physical trainer/massage therapist was 53 years old.
Nicknamed "Hurricane" for his boundless amounts of energy, Walt came onto the pro tennis scene in 1990, following a career in the cycling world. The players with whom he traveled over the years could be confused with a list of future Hall of Fame inductees; Agassi, Sampras, Safin, Kafelnikov and Hewitt to name but a few. An avid runner, he had competed in marathons around the world and it was not unusual for him to put in several hours of morning roadwork before matches started for the day.
The tour will miss his passion for the players and his devotion to the sport of tennis.
i borrowed this from ttw board. i thought some might be interested to know here. http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=123416
here is an interview he did sometime ago.