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Walt Landers died

Walt Landers passed away in Las Vegas a couple of days ago after a brief illness. Landers worked as a trainer for Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Wayne Ferreira, Marat Safin, Paradorn Srichaphan and others.


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thanks for the news greg
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Walt Landers passed away in Las Vegas a couple of days ago after a brief illness. Landers worked as a trainer for Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Wayne Ferreira, Marat Safin, Paradorn Srichaphan and others.

Sorry to hear that, but it is the first I heard about him. who is he really??
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Sad to hear, but when did he coach these guys?
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Sad to hear, but when did he coach these guys?

I guess when they were teenagers I think??????
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Farewell, Walt

Polish trainer Walt (Hurricane) Landers passed away last weekend due to complications from a recently diagnosed brain tumor. Landers had a passion for the game and traveled and worked with some of the greatest tennis players of this generation. His clients included Pete Sampras, Marat Safin, Lleyton Hewitt, Roddick and Haas. Landers was also a marathon runner and spoke almost as quickly as he ran.

I worked with him briefly during Wimbledon in 1998. I will always remember him as the best massage therapist I have ever worked with. Tennis lost one of its great characters. We will miss him.
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ATP TRIBUTE

October 11, 2006
Ljubicic Pays Tribute to Walt Landers


ATP World No. 3 and Player Council president Ivan Ljubicic today paid tribute to physical trainer Walt Landers, who passed away on October 6 due to complications resulting from a recently diagnosed brain tumor. He was 53 years old.

Ljubicic wore a black armband during his second round win over Florian Mayer at the BA-CA Tennis Trophy in Vienna and later paid tribute to Landers.

“His passing came so unexpectedly and left us ill prepared for this task. We never had a chance to say goodbye to Walt in person, never even had an inkling that something might be wrong with him,” said Ljubicic.

“I know I’m speaking on behalf of all the players when I say that Walt will be sorely missed. So many generations of players have come up the tour ranks while Walt was one of the most familiar faces in the locker room and the player lounge.
“He was the one person that always approached everyone, and always had a smile ready for everyone.”

Landers was a Polish-born physical trainer and massage therapist who worked with many of tennis’ elite performers on the ATP circuit including Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Marat Safin, Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Lleyton Hewitt.

Darren Cahill, a former ATP pro and coach to Agassi and Hewitt, said: “Walt has touched our lives in so many ways over the years.
“He has been a permanent fixture in our sport for the last 17 years and his longevity alone attests to the amazing job he has done for his players over the last two decades.
“To his friends, Walt was known as 'Hurricane'. He lived life at a fast pace, trained himself to the point of exhaustion, and never shied away from a days hard work.
“His love of fitness and physical recovery was well known to all us, and while at times he would attempt to carry the worlds problems on his shoulders, he was a kind and generous man and his heart was always in the right place.

“He deserved a much better hand than the one dealt to him during the last month.”


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Thanks for that Greg.
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