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Federico Luzzi Tribute Thread

Super-Fabio
10-25-2008, 01:58 PM
Due to a Leukemia.:sad:

He was 28 years old.


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This was moved to the Italian forum as a tribute to Federico. It will remain a sticky thread for a while so people can post their tribute/thoughts.

Mr Brightside
10-25-2008, 02:01 PM
why life is so unfair?:sad:
RIP Fede :hug:

Kore
10-25-2008, 02:03 PM
RIP Luzzi :-(

scarecrows
10-25-2008, 02:10 PM
such a sad news, sunday he was playing a match and 6 days latter he's dead :sad:

Renaud
10-25-2008, 02:12 PM
oh shit :sad:

*Ljubica*
10-25-2008, 02:12 PM
OMG - that is so terrible. What sad news. He was so young. RIP Federico, and my condolences to his family. Life is so short and so precious.

Corey Feldman
10-25-2008, 02:18 PM
damn, didnt even hear about him for years

remember his run in Rome many years ago

Andre♥
10-25-2008, 02:21 PM
:sad:

Johnny Groove
10-25-2008, 02:22 PM
Holy shit :eek: :awww:

Caio_Brasil
10-25-2008, 02:24 PM
RIP and hopefully his hamily and friends can pass trough this.

Horatio Caine
10-25-2008, 02:24 PM
Man, that's dreadful. RIP, and condolences to his family and friends. :sad:

Was this is a sudden death or had he known of his illness for some time and had been having treatment/couldn't have treatment (because it was too advanced)?

Andre♥
10-25-2008, 02:27 PM
Man, that's dreadful. RIP, and condolences to his family and friends. :sad:

Was this is a sudden death or had he known of his illness for some time and had been having treatment/couldn't have treatment (because it was too advanced)?

It was a fulminate leukemia.

Jelena
10-25-2008, 02:30 PM
:eek: But how could he play last week and die this morning?

Source in Italian (http://www.rainews24.it/notizia.asp?newsid=87534).

Björki
10-25-2008, 02:34 PM
:sad:

RIP

GlennMirnyi
10-25-2008, 02:40 PM
How the **** someone dies from Leukemia in 6 days? :o

Poor fella. RIP.

Horatio Caine
10-25-2008, 02:40 PM
It was a fulminate leukemia.

Sorry mate, don't know what that is...I'm guessing an aggressive form?

DartMarcus
10-25-2008, 02:43 PM
So sad :(
R.I.P. Federico

Jaap
10-25-2008, 02:44 PM
Rip

W!MBLEDON
10-25-2008, 02:44 PM
that's no good :awww:

rest in peace

gooner88
10-25-2008, 02:46 PM
Rip

SloKid
10-25-2008, 02:48 PM
Sorry mate, don't know what that is...I'm guessing an aggressive form?
Yeah, very aggressive.
Last week he didn't feel that well and he was admitted to hospital with what seemed like bronchitis, but then they discovered he had a severe case of leukemia, he didn't respond to the treatment and he fell into a coma, he died this morning. :sad:

scoobs
10-25-2008, 02:48 PM
Wow - that's shocking.

Terrible news.

RIP and condolences to his family, friends and fans.

kiwi10is
10-25-2008, 02:48 PM
translated via babelfish

The tennista Federico Luzzi is died this morning as a result of a fulminating leukaemia. It had 28 years. Luzzi is died in the resuscitation unit dell' saint hospital Donato of Arezzo, around the 14. L' athlete had felt badly Sunday to Olbia, accusing a febrile attack. It had made return to house together to the colleague Daniel Bracelets, also he aretino, and the following day era be ricoverato in the unit of broncopneumologia of saint Donato. The fever initially seemed due to a bronchopneumonia, but the assessments hospitals worker have established that it was be a matter of fulminating leukaemia. Luzzi has been thus transferred in the hematology unit, but the tennista has not reacted to the cures, has gone in coma and is died in resuscitation, assisted from the mother and the father, doctor. http://www.rainews24.it/notizia.asp?newsid=87534

Carlita
10-25-2008, 02:49 PM
:sad: terrible news :sad:

Jelena
10-25-2008, 02:52 PM
Yeah, very aggressive.
Last week he didn't feel that well and he was admitted to hospital with what seemed like bronchitis, but then they discovered he had a severe case of leukemia, he didn't respond to the treatment and he fell into a coma, he died this morning. :sad:
Wow... imagine that: You go into a hospital thinking you have a bronchitis, and then hear you have a leukemia and then.... don't ever come out of the hospital. What a shock that must be for the family.

martine2
10-25-2008, 02:53 PM
OMG :sad: This is terrible. Poor guy :sad:
And so fast. His family must be devastated :sad:

Metis
10-25-2008, 02:53 PM
How terrible! :speakles: Fulminant leukemia, I hadn't heard of that before, must be very rare...

Voo de Mar
10-25-2008, 02:53 PM
I don't know what to say in the cases like this one... I haven't seen Luzzi on court because he was mainly a challenger player. I noticed once that he's had strange scorelines (for players of this type) in H2H with Fernando Vicente, two matches and 5 sets in tie-breaks:

2000 Kitzbuhel Clay (O) F.LUZZI 7-6(3) 6-7(2) 7-6(5)
2004 Trani Challenger Clay (O) F.VICENTE 6-7(8) 6-7(9)

shotgun
10-25-2008, 02:55 PM
Surprising and sad, and puts things into perspective like any death at a young age.

The only time I recall watching him play was against Nalbandian last year in one of these clay TMS events (Monte Carlo I think). He was also the guy that got a suspension for punching Koellerer in the face in 2005.

Henry Chinaski
10-25-2008, 02:55 PM
holy fuck. never heard he was ill.

next time I'm playing against an annoying prick I'm going to punch him as a tribute.

Jelena
10-25-2008, 02:56 PM
I don't know what to say in the cases like this one... I haven't seen Luzzi on court because he was mainly a challenger player. I noticed once that he's had strange scorelines (for players of this type) in H2H with Fernando Vicente, two matches and 5 sets in tie-breaks:

2000 Kitzbuhel Clay (O) F.LUZZI 7-6(3) 6-7(2) 7-6(5)
2004 Trani Challenger Clay (O) F.VICENTE 6-7(8) 6-7(9)
Did he play vs himself there?

Peta Pan
10-25-2008, 02:58 PM
I'm shocked beyond belief.

What horrible, horrible news :sad:

Condolences to family, friends and fans

scarecrows
10-25-2008, 02:58 PM
Did he play vs himself there?

no, he won there :rolleyes:

Voo de Mar
10-25-2008, 03:00 PM
Did he play vs himself there?

:o

I thought that it's obvious what I've written :shrug:

harryh_ec
10-25-2008, 03:01 PM
rip

Sunset of Age
10-25-2008, 03:02 PM
Yeah, very aggressive.
Last week he didn't feel that well and he was admitted to hospital with what seemed like bronchitis, but then they discovered he had a severe case of leukemia, he didn't respond to the treatment and he fell into a coma, he died this morning. :sad:

Dreadful news... :sad: :sad: :sad:
It shows again that we should cherish every day we are given.

My condolences to all those who loved him.

Sommarsverige
10-25-2008, 03:03 PM
I am really shocked about these sad news :sad: :sad: :sad:

My condolences go out to his family and friends :hug: :hug:

Snoo Foo
10-25-2008, 03:05 PM
Did he play vs himself there?

No he played Vicente, that's their h2h...

Renaud
10-25-2008, 03:05 PM
Favourite of the crowd in Cherbourg.
People prefered cheering for him than for any french player. Very fun to watch more for his antics than for his game although his passing shots were incredibly well executed.

anon57
10-25-2008, 03:06 PM
That's terrible news,
My condolonces to his family and friends

lucindia
10-25-2008, 03:07 PM
F***:sad:
RIP....Im just speechless...Life is too short my friends : ENJOY!!

TankingTheSet
10-25-2008, 03:08 PM
Terrible news :sad: He seems to have had a tough life and career. :awww:

How terrible! :speakles: Fulminant leukemia, I hadn't heard of that before, must be very rare...

I don't think it's a medical term. It just means the disease had a "fulminant" (aggressive) course. Acute leukemia complicated by pneunomia.

Tutu
10-25-2008, 03:10 PM
:speakles: RIP.

cobalt60
10-25-2008, 03:15 PM
Terrible news :sad: He seems to have had a tough life and career. :awww:



I don't think it's a medical term. It just means the disease had a "fulminant" (aggressive) course. Acute leukemia complicated by pneunomia.

Yes that is right. Many types of Acute Leukemia btw.

Condolences to his family etal. Very sad since it was so fast and he was so young.

krystlel
10-25-2008, 03:16 PM
Amazing that he was still healthy enough to play not so long ago, then passed away so suddenly.

rocketassist
10-25-2008, 03:16 PM
Horrible. :sad:

How he played 6 days ago is bizarre though.

Metis
10-25-2008, 03:21 PM
I don't think it's a medical term. It just means the disease had a "fulminant" (aggressive) course. Acute leukemia complicated by pneunomia.

Thanks. I know what it means, I just didn't know that this could happen in the case of cancer. It is a medical term like fulminant hepatitis for example (maybe you meant to say that it's not a different version of the disease). I just looked it up; it seems it's very rare.

LinkMage
10-25-2008, 03:27 PM
Life is so unfair. :sad:

Mr Brightside
10-25-2008, 03:27 PM
http://www.federicoluzzi.com/it/highlights.html

look this amazing point :clap2:

Naranoc
10-25-2008, 03:29 PM
RIP :sad:. Condolences to all who knew him.

castle007
10-25-2008, 03:32 PM
:sad: RIP

so young, it is unfair

Nathaliia
10-25-2008, 03:35 PM
It sounds so... unreal :sad: Shock.

big condolences

Snoo Foo
10-25-2008, 03:40 PM
:sad: so so young, at least he didn't suffer long... :awww:

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc179/SnooFoo828/mtf/oxeye-daisy-1.jpg

Caralimon
10-25-2008, 03:41 PM
RIP Fede. :sad:

I'll always remember his match against Gaudio in Buenos Aires some years ago.

Positive thing is as it was quick he didn't suffer, from own experience it can get really hard for families.

Saumon
10-25-2008, 03:52 PM
So unexpected and unreal. :sad:

kinglear
10-25-2008, 04:07 PM
This is so sad. I remember when I saw a pic of him, but I didn't know his name but I thought he was hot. I obviously eventually found out his name and even saw some of his matches. This news makes me very sad. Although I didn't know him personally or wasn't a huge fan, it always makes me sad when someone dies. RIP Luzzi. :sad:

Nidhogg
10-25-2008, 04:19 PM
Cherish life while you can. Death can come all too sudden and unexpected.

R.I.P.

pkubik
10-25-2008, 04:22 PM
OMG, thats really sad... I watched him once live against Gabashvili in Rome qualies, life is unfair... RIP

Aoli
10-25-2008, 04:24 PM
Ciao angioletto...

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/502/LUZZI.jpg

Corina2605
10-25-2008, 04:31 PM
Very sad to hear this news, very sad for Italian tennis :( My condolences to his family and everyone close to him.

jazar
10-25-2008, 04:43 PM
horribly tragic news RIP

Bilbo
10-25-2008, 04:43 PM
shocking news

rip :sad:

Ivanatis
10-25-2008, 04:44 PM
man, that sucks...
didn't even know he was sick

Mateya
10-25-2008, 04:52 PM
Always sad when this damn disease takes someone away. :sad:

A big :hug: for everyone affected.

Clydey
10-25-2008, 04:52 PM
It sucks to hear of anyone dying so young. Further proof that god doesn't exist. And if he does, he has a shitty sense of humour.

Luka Matic
10-25-2008, 04:53 PM
I can't believe...

LocoPorElTenis
10-25-2008, 04:59 PM
Shocking news... so young and so fast :sad:

Smoke944
10-25-2008, 05:06 PM
Wow....so sad.... R.I.P. :sad: my condolences to his family and friends :hug:

pingpong22
10-25-2008, 05:08 PM
unbelievable..:sad:

ugotlobbed
10-25-2008, 05:17 PM
Wow

its.like.that
10-25-2008, 05:20 PM
wow

the most shocking thread I have ever read on MTF.

ChinoRios4Ever
10-25-2008, 05:22 PM
This is so freaking sad news. :awww: :eek:

RIP Federico :sad:

Zolka
10-25-2008, 05:25 PM
Rest In Peace. It's so sad. I knew a guy (ex schoolmate and teammate, R.I.P), he got jaundice one day, went to the hospital, it was metastic cancer. He lived two more days... He was 26.

zicofirol
10-25-2008, 05:25 PM
shitty news, whats the name of the leukemia he had?? I cant believe they didn't see it before with all the test athletes go through...

MisterQ
10-25-2008, 05:27 PM
Very sad and unexpected news. :sad:

EnriqueIG8
10-25-2008, 05:32 PM
resto nella pace

Spadea TT
10-25-2008, 05:45 PM
:sad: I'm speachless :sad:

Betty
10-25-2008, 05:46 PM
:sad:riposa in pace

~Maya~
10-25-2008, 05:53 PM
Very sad news. R.I.P

Stgobaiano
10-25-2008, 05:57 PM
Rest in peace great magician...

Allegretto
10-25-2008, 06:01 PM
R.I.P.

He doesn't even have a page on the English Wikipedia. Someone here should create one for him. I'm sure there's a fan who could do a good job.

freestyler
10-25-2008, 06:11 PM
sconvolto :sad:

rip federico

ciprianned
10-25-2008, 06:18 PM
R.i.p.

Hurley
10-25-2008, 06:45 PM
Unbelievable :sad:

RIP Federico.

italy_tennis
10-25-2008, 06:47 PM
Please, write a message for Fede

http://www.federicoluzzi.com/it/guestbook.html

Martin
10-25-2008, 06:50 PM
Incredibly sad and shocking news :sad:

RIP

Filipo
10-25-2008, 06:57 PM
:sad: :sad:

RIP

PiggyGotRoasted
10-25-2008, 06:57 PM
This just makes you realise how brittle your life is.
rip

Sinerra
10-25-2008, 06:58 PM
:sad:

Rest in Peace Federico

Aenea
10-25-2008, 07:02 PM
It's terrible to die that young :sad:

RIP

dodoboy
10-25-2008, 07:02 PM
Wow, such a sad story.

but-it's-ok
10-25-2008, 07:20 PM
Terrible,terrible news.:sad::sad::sad: My thoughts are with his family,friends,everyone who knew him on Tour, and the whole tennis community, left to mourn the death of such a young man so suddenly. Rest in peace, Federico.

Deboogle!.
10-25-2008, 07:28 PM
Yeah, very aggressive.
Last week he didn't feel that well and he was admitted to hospital with what seemed like bronchitis, but then they discovered he had a severe case of leukemia, he didn't respond to the treatment and he fell into a coma, he died this morning. :sad:Thanks for the details. How horrible, words can't even describe.

Wow... imagine that: You go into a hospital thinking you have a bronchitis, and then hear you have a leukemia and then.... don't ever come out of the hospital. What a shock that must be for the family.Almost the same thing happened to my grandfather many years ago. My gramma took him to the hospital for a bad cough and he went into some kind of coma state, and never came back. For him it was a blood infection probably that he'd had for months due to some medical malpractice, and yes I can honestly say that for some reason when it's such a surprise and comes out of nowhere it is much more painful, so my heart goes out to all of Luzzi's friends and family... when it happens like this it's almost surreal and impossible to comprehend :sad: But as someone said at least he didn't have a long painful period of suffering, because that is horrible too. At least he is in a good place now :hug: :awww: But so young :sad:

not sure if it was posted here, but this is the ATP's official statement http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/2008news/federicoluzzi.asp

FiBeR
10-25-2008, 07:34 PM
:tears: i remember his first round a couple of years ago against Gaston Gaudio as one of the best matches in claycourt tennis ive ever seen..

:bigcry: it is unfair.. really unreal

:hug: shock

gaitare
10-25-2008, 07:39 PM
Such stories always remind me how I waste my life. Riposi in pace, Mr Luzzi.

Chris Seahorse
10-25-2008, 08:09 PM
Dreadful and shocking news.

Terribly sad. :awww:

RIP Federico

TheBoiledEgg
10-25-2008, 08:13 PM
really shocking news :sad:
so suddenly too :(
RIP :sad:

Mishka Logvi
10-25-2008, 08:17 PM
RIP Federico
...........................

Junkyard Racket
10-25-2008, 08:39 PM
It sucks to hear of anyone dying so young. Further proof that god doesn't exist. And if he does, he has a shitty sense of humour.

:rolleyes:

Nathaliia
10-25-2008, 08:41 PM
Such stories always remind me how I waste my life. Riposi in pace, Mr Luzzi.

exactly

Clydey
10-25-2008, 09:02 PM
:rolleyes:

Care to elaborate? In fact, don't. Not going to argue in this thread.

jitterbug
10-25-2008, 09:59 PM
Terrible news :sad: my condolences to the family and friends of Luzzi - it's more difficult when tragedy comes out of the blue like this, you haven't had time to steel yourselves against the inevitable.

sdtoot
10-25-2008, 10:03 PM
RIP Frederico. My condolences to his family and friends.

crouching
10-25-2008, 10:09 PM
Such a tragedy.

'Fulminant' just means 'happens extremely quickly and causes death quickly'.

Luzzi probably died of an infection, possibly to a lung infection as doctors initially thought it was just bronchitis. Leukaemia destroys the immune system, and sufferers can easily catch an infection. Of course, any infection is potentially lethal with a non-existent immune system.

Sunset of Age
10-25-2008, 10:16 PM
Such stories always remind me how I waste my life. Riposi in pace, Mr Luzzi.

Another one here. :sad:

Such a tragedy.

'Fulminant' just means 'happens extremely quickly and causes death quickly'.

Luzzi probably died of an infection, possibly to a lung infection as doctors initially thought it was just bronchitis. Leukaemia destroys the immune system, and sufferers can easily catch an infection. Of course, any infection is potentially lethal with a non-existent immune system.

Yep... that seems likely to me too.
Terrible, terrible, especially at such a young age... but it happens, alas. :sad: :sad: :sad:

michellej
10-25-2008, 10:59 PM
Luzzi Bio.

http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/players/playerprofiles/?playersearch=Luzzi+

Julio
10-25-2008, 11:06 PM
R.I.P. Federico. :sad:

TMJordan
10-25-2008, 11:19 PM
Just horrible news. This world is a scary place, one minute your chomping on a burger and the next you're dead.

RIP Federico :sad:

casabe
10-26-2008, 12:04 AM
:tears: i remember his first round a couple of years ago against Gaston Gaudio as one of the best matches in claycourt tennis ive ever seen..

:bigcry: it is unfair.. really unreal

:hug: shock
same here...and after he had a very funny interview with argentine reporters. its a shame....RIP

guille&tati4life
10-26-2008, 12:40 AM
Horrible, just awful

VolandriFan
10-26-2008, 12:52 AM
Oh my goodness! Poor thing, he was so young. Condolences to Federico's family and friends.

Voo de Mar
10-26-2008, 01:19 AM
It's fucking unpredictable life, what we can say more without a basic knowledge about post-life :shrug:

federernadalfan
10-26-2008, 01:30 AM
wow. horrible news. rest in peace luzzi

jole
10-26-2008, 01:33 AM
A reminder of how precious life is.

Condolences to his family and friends. :sad:

sports freak
10-26-2008, 01:35 AM
Rest in peace!

ExcaliburII
10-26-2008, 01:35 AM
RIP :sad:

Denaon
10-26-2008, 02:23 AM
such horrible news :sad:
Federico...rest in peace

scizo
10-26-2008, 02:41 AM
R.I.P. Federico.....

Fergie
10-26-2008, 02:55 AM
Horrible news :sad:

RIP Federico

Davidcuervacho
10-26-2008, 03:12 AM
RIP Federico :sad:

Action Jackson
10-26-2008, 06:10 AM
Horrible news.

Luzzi was definitely a character who loved the show and yes he and Koellerer both got suspended for having a punch up at a challenger.

I hope his family and friends can remain strong in shocking times like this and remember the positive times that they shared with him.

Fedex
10-26-2008, 06:35 AM
Wow. Poor guy. :sad: My condolences go out to his family and friends. RIP

trickcy
10-26-2008, 06:48 AM
RIP Luzzi :sad:

davidrafael
10-26-2008, 07:06 AM
It would be great if someone could translate this to english!! from my understanding of italian (little :P) it says about the funeral arrangments. but i would also be interested to hear the quotes from Bracciali and Starace. Any help appreciated!


Luzzi, lunedi' i funerali ad Arezzo
Bracciali, 'non riesco a darmi pace, eravamo cresciuti insieme'

(ANSA)-AREZZO, 25 OTT- I funerali di Federico Luzzi, morto oggi a 28 anni per una leucemia fulminante, si terranno lunedi' alle 15,30 nella cattedrale di Arezzo.Intanto Daniele Bracciali e Potito Starace concedono solo poche parole ai giornalisti fuori dall'obitorio. 'Non riesco a darmi pace -dice Bracciali- eravamo cresciuti insieme ed eravamo veramente amici al di la' dello sport'. Starace: 'Sono a pezzi, lo avevo sentito nei giorni scorsi al telefono ed avevo capito che c'era qualcosa che non andava'.

Machiavelli
10-26-2008, 07:10 AM
RIP :sad:

Fantastika
10-26-2008, 07:20 AM
It would be great if someone could translate this to english!! from my understanding of italian (little :P) it says about the funeral arrangments. but i would also be interested to hear the quotes from Bracciali and Starace. Any help appreciated!


Luzzi, lunedi' i funerali ad Arezzo
Bracciali, 'non riesco a darmi pace, eravamo cresciuti insieme'

(ANSA)-AREZZO, 25 OTT- I funerali di Federico Luzzi, morto oggi a 28 anni per una leucemia fulminante, si terranno lunedi' alle 15,30 nella cattedrale di Arezzo.Intanto Daniele Bracciali e Potito Starace concedono solo poche parole ai giornalisti fuori dall'obitorio. 'Non riesco a darmi pace -dice Bracciali- eravamo cresciuti insieme ed eravamo veramente amici al di la' dello sport'. Starace: 'Sono a pezzi, lo avevo sentito nei giorni scorsi al telefono ed avevo capito che c'era qualcosa che non andava'.
Bracciali says- we grew up together and we were very close friends outside tennis. Storace says- I am devastated about the news, I knew that something was wrong last time I spoke to him on the phone, just a few days earlier.

Jelena
10-26-2008, 07:29 AM
It would be great if someone could translate this to english!! from my understanding of italian (little :P) it says about the funeral arrangments. but i would also be interested to hear the quotes from Bracciali and Starace. Any help appreciated!


Luzzi, lunedi' i funerali ad Arezzo
Bracciali, 'non riesco a darmi pace, eravamo cresciuti insieme'

(ANSA)-AREZZO, 25 OTT- I funerali di Federico Luzzi, morto oggi a 28 anni per una leucemia fulminante, si terranno lunedi' alle 15,30 nella cattedrale di Arezzo.Intanto Daniele Bracciali e Potito Starace concedono solo poche parole ai giornalisti fuori dall'obitorio. 'Non riesco a darmi pace -dice Bracciali- eravamo cresciuti insieme ed eravamo veramente amici al di la' dello sport'. Starace: 'Sono a pezzi, lo avevo sentito nei giorni scorsi al telefono ed avevo capito che c'era qualcosa che non andava'.
The funeral of Federico Luzzi, who died today at the age of 28, will be on Monday at 15.30 (CET) at the cathedral of Arezzo. Bracciali and Starace told the press only a few words. Bracciali says: "That situation doesn't leave me alone. We grew up together and were friends on and off the courts." Starace: "I'm totally knackered. I talked to him on the phone a few days ago and understood that it is a thing he wouldn't survive."

Fantastika
10-26-2008, 07:51 AM
The funeral of Federico Luzzi, who died today at the age of 28, will be on Monday at 15.30 (CET) at the cathedral of Arezzo. Bracciali and Starace told the press only a few words. Bracciali says: "That situation doesn't leave me alone. We grew up together and were friends on and off the courts." Starace: "I'm totally knackered. I talked to him on the phone a few days ago and understood that it is a thing he wouldn't survive."

I left the first part because it was understood it was about funeral arrangements....but Starace did not know, when he called him, a few days earlier, that he was not going to survive. The article from Ansa says that he thought something was not right with him.....According to "il corriere della sera" he was at first diagnosed with pneumonia, only on Thursday they discovered a very acute advance stage of leukemia...and the rest we know :sad:

davidrafael
10-26-2008, 08:53 AM
Ok, thanks :)

just to confirm, Starace said that when he spoke to Luzzi on the phone, he understood that Luzzi WOULD survive....or WOULDN't survive..???

Do you mean that when Starace spoke to him on the phone he had no idea how serious Luzzi's condition was and that it would be life threatening??

davidrafael
10-26-2008, 08:55 AM
Also i wonder what the ATP will do in regards to his ranking...will they take him off the rankings straight away or leave him there for a year until is points dissolve :S im guessing they would remove him next rankings update??

scarecrows
10-26-2008, 11:09 AM
Ok, thanks :)

just to confirm, Starace said that when he spoke to Luzzi on the phone, he understood that Luzzi WOULD survive....or WOULDN't survive..???

Do you mean that when Starace spoke to him on the phone he had no idea how serious Luzzi's condition was and that it would be life threatening??

Starace said that he understood that "smth was wrong", he says nothing about surviving

CooCooCachoo
10-26-2008, 11:45 AM
:sobbing:

Federico :sobbing: Rest in peace.

v__m
10-26-2008, 12:19 PM
very sad news...

last match it was last sunday aganist TENCONI Tomas (campionato affiliati)

TENCONI Tomas
LUZZI Federico

0‐15 rit

http://www.federtennis.it/PDF/GIR2MAS.pdf

WillisP
10-26-2008, 12:27 PM
Potito Starace: "Era il mio migliore amico, vivevamo insieme da cinque anni. Ci allenavamo anche insieme. Era una persona unica, la sua morte mi ha distrutto: non ha avuto nemmeno il tempo di lottare. Ieri mattina ero con lui a fare colazione, ora stiamo tutti male".


Sad, very , very sad story.

It is going to be very hard for his family.
RIP Federico

scarecrows
10-26-2008, 12:30 PM
Potito Starace: "Era il mio migliore amico, vivevamo insieme da cinque anni. Ci allenavamo anche insieme. Era una persona unica, la sua morte mi ha distrutto: non ha avuto nemmeno il tempo di lottare. Ieri mattina ero con lui a fare colazione, ora stiamo tutti male".

"he was my best friend, we lived together for the last 5 years. We trained together. He was a unique person, his death destroyed me: he didn't even have the time to fight. Yesterday morning I was having breakfast with him, now we all suffer"

ntorcida
10-26-2008, 12:30 PM
R.i.p. :(

michellej
10-26-2008, 12:42 PM
CARPE DEUM (Latin)

which means "Seize the day" ...... make use of every day you have on this earth

WillisP
10-26-2008, 12:45 PM
Here are some quotes from Gazzetta.it .


Andreas Seppi: "Era un pò di tempo che non ci vedevamo, quello che gli è successo è stata una cosa brutta e inattesa, mi lascia senza parole. Di Federico voglio ricordare la sua allegria contagiosa, la sua simpatia e il suo amore per il tennis".

Daniele Bracciali: "Non riesco a darmi pace, eravamo cresciuti insieme sui campi da tennis ed eravamo veramente amici al di là dello sport".

Andrea Gaudenzi: " Sono rimasto scioccato. Era un ragazzo pieno di vita, allegro e simpatico. Non ho parole".

Fabrizio Fanucci (ex allenatore Luzzi): "È come se mi fosse morto un figlio. Ho trascorso più tempo con lui che con i miei stessi figli. Il ricordo che deve restare di Federico nel tennis è il suo esordio in Coppa Davis contra la Finlandia dove diede tutto vincendo in singolare contro Liukko al quinto set 14-12. Questo era Federico, un generoso in campo e nella vita".

Voo de Mar
10-26-2008, 12:45 PM
"he was my best friend, we lived together for the last 5 years. We trained together. He was a unique person, his death destroyed me: he didn't even have the time to fight. Yesterday morning I was having breakfast with him, now we all suffer"

I've got shivers when I read something like this :sad:

Spadea TT
10-26-2008, 01:09 PM
Here are some quotes from Gazzetta.it .


Andreas Seppi: "Era un pò di tempo che non ci vedevamo, quello che gli è successo è stata una cosa brutta e inattesa, mi lascia senza parole. Di Federico voglio ricordare la sua allegria contagiosa, la sua simpatia e il suo amore per il tennis".

Daniele Bracciali: "Non riesco a darmi pace, eravamo cresciuti insieme sui campi da tennis ed eravamo veramente amici al di là dello sport".

Andrea Gaudenzi: " Sono rimasto scioccato. Era un ragazzo pieno di vita, allegro e simpatico. Non ho parole".

Fabrizio Fanucci (ex allenatore Luzzi): "È come se mi fosse morto un figlio. Ho trascorso più tempo con lui che con i miei stessi figli. Il ricordo che deve restare di Federico nel tennis è il suo esordio in Coppa Davis contra la Finlandia dove diede tutto vincendo in singolare contro Liukko al quinto set 14-12. Questo era Federico, un generoso in campo e nella vita".

Seppi: "I haven't seen him for some time. What happened to him is horrible and unexpected, I'm speachless. I want to remember his contageous happiness and his love for tennis"

Bracciali: (the same as before)

Gaudenzi: "I'm shocked. He was full of life, happy, easygoing. I have no words"

Fanucci: "It is as if my son died. I spent more time with him than with my children. We should remember him with his Davis Cup debut against Finland, where he gave all winning in singles against Liukko 14-12 in the 5th set. This was Federico, a generous boy in and off court"

Voo de Mar
10-26-2008, 01:15 PM
Fanucci: "It is as if my son died. I spent more time with him than with my children. We should remember him with his Davis Cup debut against Finland, where he gave all winning in singles against Liukko 14-12 in the 5th set. This was Federico, a generous boy in and off court"

Luzzi def. Liukko 6-4 7-6(7) 4-6 3-6 14-12

Luzzi saved setpoint in the tie-break and matchpoint at 8:9 in the 5th with an ace. 4 hours 29 minutes, the longest winning match for Italy in Davis Cup.

CooCooCachoo
10-26-2008, 01:46 PM
This is heart-breaking :(

tcorinna
10-26-2008, 02:11 PM
:sad: I'm so sorry :sad:This is so sad :sad: I hope he rests in peace

Raquel
10-26-2008, 02:32 PM
RIP Federico :sad:

Labamba
10-26-2008, 02:36 PM
so sad, rest in peace Federico :sad:

Shabazza
10-26-2008, 02:45 PM
Such sad news. He was only two years older than me. :sad:
My deepest sympathy to his family.

RIP Federico!

Gnomey
10-26-2008, 02:53 PM
"he was my best friend, we lived together for the last 5 years. We trained together. He was a unique person, his death destroyed me: he didn't even have the time to fight. Yesterday morning I was having breakfast with him, now we all suffer"

That's what makes this extra sad. :sad: No warning...Wasn't even given the chance to say his last goodbyes.

Boarder35m
10-26-2008, 02:59 PM
That´s very sad :sad:

maldini
10-26-2008, 03:45 PM
Very very sad :sad:

RIP Federico :sad:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-26-2008, 03:58 PM
Life can be so cruel.It reminds me of my grandpa.Suddenly choked and died.

Really sad to hear this,RIP Federico :sad:

Saumon
10-26-2008, 06:57 PM
There will be a minute of silence for Fede tomorrow before the night session.

martine2
10-26-2008, 08:25 PM
"he was my best friend, we lived together for the last 5 years. We trained together. He was a unique person, his death destroyed me: he didn't even have the time to fight. Yesterday morning I was having breakfast with him, now we all suffer"

Potito must be devastated :sad: So many pics show the two of them together. My heart goes out to him and all the other people close to him.
Since I heard the terrible news I can't stop thinking about it. No words :sad:

Pixie
10-26-2008, 08:29 PM
OMG shocking...I remember hearing about him for the first time when he made the final of the 1994 european cup. I used to follow closely his results in juniors since he was born the same year than me and watched a couple of his matches. And now he's died. Ouch. RIP.

fedsfan1
10-26-2008, 09:14 PM
"life is short...play fast"

R.I.P Frederico :sad:

my deepest sympathy to his family , friends & fans
glad the atp will honor him w/ a moment of silence

Richard_from_Cal
10-26-2008, 10:25 PM
Found these (although I don't speak Italian...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geqSGrxFun4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3hwpdDqZDM

Sad. ...I'll never save the world,...and I don't play enough tennis...I'll never uncover all the mysteries I want...

Have fun.

Eden
10-26-2008, 10:25 PM
Such a tragedy :sad: Sincere condolences to his family, friends and fans.

*Viva Chile*
10-26-2008, 10:46 PM
This are terrible news :eek: Condolences to his family, RIP :sad:

Never heard of this fulminant leukemia too.

TankingTheSet
10-26-2008, 11:01 PM
This are terrible news :eek: Condolences to his family, RIP :sad:

Never heard of this fulminant leukemia too.

As mentioned earlier in the thread, it was probably acute leukemia with pneunomia as a complication. The term "fulminant" is sometimes used in medicine to describe an illness taking an aggressive, life-threatening course.

Action Jackson
10-27-2008, 01:25 AM
Great words there from his colleagues and this is going to be very tough for Starace especially.

SwiSha
10-27-2008, 01:30 AM
RIP Luzzi

StevoTG
10-27-2008, 02:15 AM
Terrible news.

R.I.P.

Saumon
10-27-2008, 09:18 AM
Great words there from his colleagues and this is going to be very tough for Starace especially.

Some of them also left messages on the different facebook groups that got created for him. It's already a big shock for us, so I can't quite imagine what it's like for the players who knew him, and for his family and friends.

Beat
10-27-2008, 03:27 PM
i couldn't believe it when i read the news in the paper this morning. it's terrible when a young person dies this way, and doesn't even have the chance to properly say goodbye. :sad:

Venle
10-27-2008, 04:09 PM
Awful :sad:

I was really shocked when I read this from atptennis yesterday

RIP Luzzi

Super-Fabio
10-27-2008, 05:19 PM
http://images.gazzetta.it/Hermes%20Foto/2008/10/27/0K9EM3EM--346x212.jpg
Bracciali, Volandri, Dell'Acqua, Galimberti, Biasella and Starace with Fede's coffin. Many other players were at his funeral.

Good bye, Fede:sobbing:

Manon
10-27-2008, 05:50 PM
How the **** someone dies from Leukemia in 6 days? :o

Poor fella. RIP.

He died from Galloping Leukemia. Last 3-7 days.

Break_Point
10-27-2008, 07:11 PM
To not forget...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoAD_uVsx9E

Björki
10-27-2008, 07:14 PM
http://images.gazzetta.it/Hermes%20Foto/2008/10/27/0K9EM3EM--346x212.jpg
Bracciali, Volandri, Dell'Acqua, Galimberti, Biasella and Starace with Fede's coffin. Many other players were at his funeral.

Good bye, Fede:sobbing:

:sad:

but-it's-ok
10-27-2008, 07:17 PM
http://images.gazzetta.it/Hermes%20Foto/2008/10/27/0K9EM3EM--346x212.jpg
Bracciali, Volandri, Dell'Acqua, Galimberti, Biasella and Starace with Fede's coffin. Many other players were at his funeral.

Good bye, Fede:sobbing:

:sad::sad::sad::sad::tears:

Baghdatis#1
10-27-2008, 08:04 PM
Wow!:sad::sad::sad::sad::sad:. How sudden. Poor fellow:(. My dad said that it is a rare condition of leukemia.

pingpong22
10-27-2008, 08:12 PM
Some of them also left messages on the different facebook groups that got created for him. It's already a big shock for us, so I can't quite imagine what it's like for the players who knew him, and for his family and friends.

We should remember him for a long time,great person and a great athlete..:sad:

CooCooCachoo
10-27-2008, 08:14 PM
:sobbing:

JM-Del-Potro
10-27-2008, 08:16 PM
We should remember him for a long time,great person and a great athlete..:sad:
yeah :sad:

Good bye Fede :sad: :sad: :sad:

Mr Brightside
10-27-2008, 08:31 PM
this pic :bigcry:

Tomek.
10-27-2008, 08:36 PM
I'm just speechless :sobbing:

Rest In Peace Fede :sad:

JanineGermany
10-27-2008, 09:16 PM
rip Fede
:sobbing:
:sobbing:
:sobbing:

pingpong22
10-27-2008, 09:26 PM
Daniele Bracciali: "Sono stato uno di quelli che è sempre stato vicino a lui, purtroppo ho visto tutte le fasi di questa malattia che si è rivelata un avversario troppo duro anche per Federico"
"Luzzi era rimasto malissimo per la squalifica per le scommesse -ha aggiunto Bracciali-, era deluso come un pò tutti. Lui ha sentito questa cosa più degli altri, essere trattato così per una sciocchezza è pesante".

Potito Starace: "Ci vivevo insieme, era come un fratello, ha lasciato un vuoto immenso, è stata una vita troppo breve, era un ragazzo pieno di gioia e di vita e se ne è andato via in tre giorni. Siamo distrutti. Sarà impossibile tornare a vivere in quella casa -aggiunge l'azzurro-, eravamo sempre insieme e sarà veramente dura, erano cinque anni che vivevamo nella stessa casa, facevamo le stesse cose, telefonate tutti i giorni. Era una persona incredibile e generosa, pensava sempre agli altri, ci mancherà tantissimo. Noi faremo di tutto per ricordarlo, è quello che voleva. A me ha insegnato tanto".

Filippo Volandri: "Lo conosco da quando avevo 11 anni, io a Livorno e lui ad Arezzo, siamo cresciuti insieme. Tutto è successo troppo velocemente, è stata una tragedia, l'altra sera eravamo a fare una serata tra amici e poi è scomparso. Federico era un ragazzo molto intelligente e generosissimo, ha sempre pensato agli altri".

Flavia Pennetta: non è partita per il Canada per il torneo di Quebec per essere vicino al suo amico Federico Luzzi. "Era uno dei miei migliori amici e questo gli era dovuto e chissà quante altre cose. Nel momento in cui mi hanno detto che non stava bene ero diretta a Monaco per andare in Canada, e non me la sentivo di partire, volevo essergli vicino. Lui aveva un cuore enorme -dice commossa la Pennetta-. Aveva la luce intorno, una persona buona dentro, era sempre presente. Se mi fosse successo qualcosa lui ci sarebbe sempre stato".

can anybody translate it??

Snoo Foo
10-27-2008, 09:35 PM
Poor Potito :bigcry:

alelysafina
10-27-2008, 09:50 PM
RIP my condolences to his friends and family

pingpong22
10-27-2008, 09:53 PM
Poor Potito :bigcry:

yeah,it has to be very difficult time for him:sad:

davidrafael
10-27-2008, 10:10 PM
Does anyone have some links to news footage of his funeral?? maybe some video from an italian news site or something?? Or does anyone have links to written stories about his funeral (in english?) ??

Something like this shows you how close the tennis family is, and that even though its easy to remember that everyone is competitors, it is sometimes overlooked at the friendships and relationships that are made on tour. I like the way that everyone on the tour has rallied together at this time...

I'd imagine it would put things in perspective for some players too, and just make them realise that the world doesn't end on the tennis court, and there are much more important things in life still.

Spadea TT
10-27-2008, 10:11 PM
Daniele Bracciali: "Sono stato uno di quelli che è sempre stato vicino a lui, purtroppo ho visto tutte le fasi di questa malattia che si è rivelata un avversario troppo duro anche per Federico"
"Luzzi era rimasto malissimo per la squalifica per le scommesse -ha aggiunto Bracciali-, era deluso come un pò tutti. Lui ha sentito questa cosa più degli altri, essere trattato così per una sciocchezza è pesante".

Potito Starace: "Ci vivevo insieme, era come un fratello, ha lasciato un vuoto immenso, è stata una vita troppo breve, era un ragazzo pieno di gioia e di vita e se ne è andato via in tre giorni. Siamo distrutti. Sarà impossibile tornare a vivere in quella casa -aggiunge l'azzurro-, eravamo sempre insieme e sarà veramente dura, erano cinque anni che vivevamo nella stessa casa, facevamo le stesse cose, telefonate tutti i giorni. Era una persona incredibile e generosa, pensava sempre agli altri, ci mancherà tantissimo. Noi faremo di tutto per ricordarlo, è quello che voleva. A me ha insegnato tanto".


can anybody translate it??

Bracciali: "I was always one of the nearest to him. Unfortunately I saw all the course of the illness that turned out to be too tough opponent even for Federico. Luzzi was really upset after the ban for betting. He felt this more than others: being treaten this way for a silly thing is heavy"

Starace: "I was living with him, he was like a brother, he left a big empty space, it was a too short life, he was a boy full of joy and life and he is gone in 3 days. We are devastated. It'll be impossible to come back to live in that house. We were always together and it'll be really tough, we have been living together for 5 years, we have been doing same things, phone calls every day. He was an incredible and generous person, he was always thinking for other people, we will miss him very much. We'll do everything to remember him, that's what he wanted. He taught much to me"

Spadea TT
10-27-2008, 10:19 PM
Volandri: "I know him since I was 11, me in Livorno, him in Arezzo, we grew up together. All happened too fast, it's been a tragedy, some nights ago we were spending the night out with friends, then he died. Federico was very intelligent and generous boy, he has always thought for other people"

Pennetta didn't go to Canada and play Quebec tournament to stay close to her friend Luzzi: "He was one of my best friends and this and who knows how many more things were a must. When they told me he was feeling bad, I was going to Monaco to leave to Canada and I didn't feel like leaving, I wanted to stay with him. He had a big heart (cries). He had light around, a person nice inside, he was always there. If something had happened to me, he would have always been there"

pingpong22
10-27-2008, 10:25 PM
thanks a lot..
everybody would like to have a friend like Federico..

but-it's-ok
10-27-2008, 10:41 PM
I feel desperately sorry for all of Fede's family, his close friends, especially in Italy. Some of the tributes that have been paid to him pull at my heart strings.

I hope that somehow they can all find the inner strength to deal with this unimaginably terrible shock they have had, and the impossibly difficult time they are experiencing now.

I want to express my thanks to the ATP Tour for the dignified way they have deal with the profound shock of losing one of their members in this way, and its fitting that many players turned out to pay their respects at his funeral today.

It all leaves me with the feeling that we should all appreciate that life is very precious, you get one chance to be the best that you can be;)

CooCooCachoo
10-27-2008, 10:55 PM
Bracciali: "I was always one of the nearest to him. Unfortunately I saw all the course of the illness that turned out to be too tough opponent even for Federico. Luzzi was really upset after the ban for betting. He felt this more than others: being treaten this way for a silly thing is heavy"

Starace: "I was living with him, he was like a brother, he left a big empty space, it was a too short life, he was a boy full of joy and life and he is gone in 3 days. We are devastated. It'll be impossible to come back to live in that house. We were always together and it'll be really tough, we have been living together for 5 years, we have been doing same things, phone calls every day. He was an incredible and generous person, he was always thinking for other people, we will miss him very much. We'll do everything to remember him, that's what he wanted. He taught much to me"

Thanks so much. It's really sad and I am close to tears reading this and the Facebook reactions.

I hope his friends and family take some comfort in the knowledge that he touched so many people in tennis courts - both fans and players alike - and in life in general.

Sommarsverige
10-27-2008, 11:09 PM
Thanks for all the translations :hug:

I can only just agree to what the others have written before and it almost breaks my heart reading these lines :sad: :sad:

Life can be so cruel at times and it also makes me to value things in life differently....you should really enjoy every day, you never know what is going to happen tomorrow...

I wish Fedes friends and family lots of strength to somehow get through this very difficult time :worship:

:sad: :sad: :sad:

mashamaniac
10-27-2008, 11:33 PM
I'd love to thank everyone for doing a great job of covering all the news and articles related to luzzi...it was a really disasterous thing to happen!

*snowflake*
10-27-2008, 11:46 PM
I didn't even know that there is a type of leaukemia like that. It's heartbreaking...the picture, the statements, so sad...

My condolences to his family and friends.

R.I.P. Federico

luie
10-27-2008, 11:59 PM
http://images.gazzetta.it/Hermes%20Foto/2008/10/27/0K9EM3EM--346x212.jpg
Bracciali, Volandri, Dell'Acqua, Galimberti, Biasella and Starace with Fede's coffin. Many other players were at his funeral.

Good bye, Fede:sobbing:
Sad scenes indeed! Wish his family & friends peace,,I don't know much about him but the tributes he received says it all.

~EMiLiTA~
10-28-2008, 12:10 AM
I can't believe this, that's terrible.

RIP ...and thoughts with his family and friends :sad:

buddyholly
10-28-2008, 12:17 AM
holy fuck. never heard he was ill.

next time I'm playing against an annoying prick I'm going to punch him as a tribute.

Then play against a wall.
This thread was a nice tribute, until you walked in.

Henry Chinaski
10-28-2008, 12:45 AM
way to miss the reference, mug.

Punching Daniel Koellerer is one the the things Luzzi is best known for.

Good work with the translations Spadea

Kitty de Sade
10-28-2008, 02:35 AM
Such sad news. (RIP) :sad:

Condolences and prayers to his family, friends, and loved ones.

Action Jackson
10-28-2008, 04:56 AM
Thanks for all the translations and I could imagine Seppi out there on court, when this was going on, no wonder he looked like he wanted to be somewhere else.

Experimentee
10-28-2008, 05:43 AM
I am extremely shocked :eek:

I never even knew he was sick. Looks like even he did not know until the last days.

Scary to think someone so young can be healthy and playing tennis one day, and then a week later they are dead.

I have seen him live quite a few times, I remember he was very expressive and fiery on court. One of the best stories was the one of him punching Koellerer after the match.

He will be missed :sad:

Machiavelli
10-28-2008, 05:57 AM
World No. 2 Roger Federer said, "I want to offer my condolences to his family. I knew Federico since 15 years old, a long time. It’s very tragic and sad to hear the news. He was a very entertaining player. I always loved to watch him. Unfortunately we did not play against one another on the tour, but I will remember him as a nice and funny guy. I think that is most important."

"Speaking on behalf of myself and the tennis family, we have lost a fellow competitor and friend," said Mark Knowles. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to Federico Luzzi and his family. It’s a tragic event and we’re thinking about them."

martine2
10-28-2008, 06:57 AM
The reactions of his friends are so heartbreaking but so beautiful at the same time.
They come straight from their hearts and it shows how much they loved him. It will be very hard for them but I hope for them that, after a while, the good memories of their friend will get stronger than the grief they are feeling now.

I also wish this thread could be moved to the Italian forum afterwards as a tribute to him, so it will never be forgetten?

Horatio Caine
10-28-2008, 07:45 AM
One of the best stories was the one of him punching Koellerer after the match.

:lol:

Not really a great fan of violence, but he couldn't have punched a more deserving person. :tape: :yeah:

but-it's-ok
10-28-2008, 09:25 AM
The reactions of his friends are so heartbreaking but so beautiful at the same time.
They come straight from their hearts and it shows how much they loved him. It will be very hard for them but I hope for them that, after a while, the good memories of their friend will get stronger than the grief they are feeling now.

I also wish this thread could be moved to the Italian forum afterwards as a tribute to him, so it will never be forgetten?

I agree with everything you've said.

Thats a touching,lovely thought you have there;):hug: It would be most fitting and an everlasting legacy to Fede, specifically from MTF.

Saumon
10-28-2008, 09:32 AM
From the FIT website:

http://img388.imageshack.us/img388/5834/luzzivk7.png

http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/2591/popfunerale2ac081693bf3.jpg

28/10/2008

L'ULTIMO SALUTO A FEDERICO
Gremito il Duomo di Arezzo

Una grande folla e tanta, tantissima commozione per l’ultimo saluto a Federico Luzzi, lo sfortunato azzurro di Coppa Davis stroncato sabato scorso a soli 28 anni da una forma di leucemia fulminante e da una sopravvenuta polmonite.
Al Duomo di Arezzo, la città natale di Federico, dove si sono celebrati i funerali ieri pomeriggio, si sono tutti stretti intorno alla famiglia Luzzi: a mamma Paola, a papà Maurizio e alla sorella Francesca in questo momento di immenso dolore per una perdita così prematura e improvvisa. A rappresentare la Federazione Italiana Tennis c’erano il Presidente Angelo Binaghi, il vice presidente vicario Alfredo Bartolini, Sergio Palmieri ed il capitano di Coppa Davis Corrado Barazzutti, che aveva allenato Luzzi nei suoi primi anni nel circuito. Tanti i compagni di mille battaglie in Davis e nei tornei: tra questi Daniele Bracciali, Potito Starace, Filippo Volandri, Giorgio Galimberti, Alessio Di Mauro, Vincenzo Santopadre, Davide Sanguinetti, Paolo Canè. E ancora Flavia Pennetta, Fabio Fognini, Gianluca Naso, Thomas Fabbiano, Andrea Gaudenzi. C’erano anche Renzo Furlan, direttore tecnico del Centro Federale di Tirrenia, i coach Umberto Rianna ed Edoardo Infantino, una delegazione del Tc Parioli per il quale Luzzi aveva giocato il campionato di Serie A1 negli ultimi tre anni: l’ultimo match otto giorni fa quando a Olbia si era ritirato dopo appena un quindici contro Tomas Tenconi del Geovillage. Presenti il presidente provinciale del Coni Giorgio Cerbai, i rappresentanti di tutti i circoli tennistici di Arezzo e delle altre federazioni sportive aretine, oltre ai rappresentanti del Comitato regionale toscano della Fit: il presidente Guido Turi, il vicepresidente vicario Adriano Bandini e il vicepresidente Sauro Dani.
Ai lati della bara c’erano da una parte un’enorme racchetta da tennis di fiori, dall’altra gli stendardi del Tc Parioli e del Comune di Arezzo rappresentato dal sindaco Giuseppe Fanfani. La piazza intorno al Duomo e la chiesa erano gremite da centinaia di persone: i parenti, moltissimi gli amici, ma anche semplici appassionati di tennis che hanno voluto essere lì per dare l’estremo saluto ad un ragazzo che tutti ricordano pieno di vita, dal carattere solare e dalla simpatia travolgente. Un ragazzo che si era fatto amare sin da quando aveva mosso i primi passi tra gli juniores, fino all’ingresso nel circuito maggiore e all’esordio in Coppa Davis da protagonista con la maglia azzurra nel 2001.
La messa è stata officiata dal Vicario del Vescovo di Arezzo, Don Alvaro Bardelli. “Su Arezzo e sul tennis è scesa una nuvola di tristezza - ha detto - Federico lo ricorderemo sempre, ha portato il nome di Arezzo in giro per il mondo. E’ nato con la racchetta in mano e ci ha lasciati con la racchetta in mano. Ci mancheranno le sue ‘luzzate’, però dobbiamo celebrare la vita e non piangere la sua morte”.
E’ stata anche letta una lettera scritta dai compagni con i quali ha condiviso la carriera e si è allenato per anni, da Bracciali a Starace. “Ciao Federico - recitava - siamo sicuri che sei già lassù a giocare a tennis con San Pietro, sfinendolo di palle corte… di te ricorderemo la semplicità, la spontaneità e la simpatia… ti faremo rivivere ogni giorno nel nostro cuore e quando ci siederemo intorno ad un tavolo il tuo posto sarà sempre occupato”.
Il coro “Federico, Federico…” ed un lungo, lunghissimo applauso, hanno poi salutato l’uscita del feretro dal Duomo verso il cimitero monumentale, dove Luzzi è stato sepolto.
Federico ci ha lasciati, ma da lassù continuerà a guardarci. Sorridendo, come ha sempre fatto in campo e fuori.

http://www.federtennis.it/DettaglioNews.asp?IDNews=39498

Saumon
10-28-2008, 09:34 AM
OCTOBER 27 | 2008
TIME TO SAY GOOBYE TO OUR FRIEND FEDERICO LUZZI

I’d like to take a minute to send my condolences and a big hug to the family of Federico Luzzi. He will be buried today after passing away 2 days ago. To me, it was quite difficult to believe the news, I knew it wasn’t a joke but at the same time I didn’t want to believe it was true.

I got to train with Federico a few times and I remember him as a great person, fun to be with and very Italian. All of us who are here in Paris have been talking about it and all of us are in shock and very upset.

One of us is gone, someone who was part of our tennis family.

Federico, wherever you are, I hope you're resting in peace.

Rafa

http://www.rafaelnadal.com/nadal/en/blog/entry/time-to-say-goobye-to-my-friend-federico

davidrafael
10-28-2008, 11:45 AM
28/10/2008

L'ULTIMO SALUTO A FEDERICO
Gremito il Duomo di Arezzo

Una grande folla e tanta, tantissima commozione per l’ultimo saluto a Federico Luzzi, lo sfortunato azzurro di Coppa Davis stroncato sabato scorso a soli 28 anni da una forma di leucemia fulminante e da una sopravvenuta polmonite.
Al Duomo di Arezzo, la città natale di Federico, dove si sono celebrati i funerali ieri pomeriggio, si sono tutti stretti intorno alla famiglia Luzzi: a mamma Paola, a papà Maurizio e alla sorella Francesca in questo momento di immenso dolore per una perdita così prematura e improvvisa. A rappresentare la Federazione Italiana Tennis c’erano il Presidente Angelo Binaghi, il vice presidente vicario Alfredo Bartolini, Sergio Palmieri ed il capitano di Coppa Davis Corrado Barazzutti, che aveva allenato Luzzi nei suoi primi anni nel circuito. Tanti i compagni di mille battaglie in Davis e nei tornei: tra questi Daniele Bracciali, Potito Starace, Filippo Volandri, Giorgio Galimberti, Alessio Di Mauro, Vincenzo Santopadre, Davide Sanguinetti, Paolo Canè. E ancora Flavia Pennetta, Fabio Fognini, Gianluca Naso, Thomas Fabbiano, Andrea Gaudenzi. C’erano anche Renzo Furlan, direttore tecnico del Centro Federale di Tirrenia, i coach Umberto Rianna ed Edoardo Infantino, una delegazione del Tc Parioli per il quale Luzzi aveva giocato il campionato di Serie A1 negli ultimi tre anni: l’ultimo match otto giorni fa quando a Olbia si era ritirato dopo appena un quindici contro Tomas Tenconi del Geovillage. Presenti il presidente provinciale del Coni Giorgio Cerbai, i rappresentanti di tutti i circoli tennistici di Arezzo e delle altre federazioni sportive aretine, oltre ai rappresentanti del Comitato regionale toscano della Fit: il presidente Guido Turi, il vicepresidente vicario Adriano Bandini e il vicepresidente Sauro Dani.
Ai lati della bara c’erano da una parte un’enorme racchetta da tennis di fiori, dall’altra gli stendardi del Tc Parioli e del Comune di Arezzo rappresentato dal sindaco Giuseppe Fanfani. La piazza intorno al Duomo e la chiesa erano gremite da centinaia di persone: i parenti, moltissimi gli amici, ma anche semplici appassionati di tennis che hanno voluto essere lì per dare l’estremo saluto ad un ragazzo che tutti ricordano pieno di vita, dal carattere solare e dalla simpatia travolgente. Un ragazzo che si era fatto amare sin da quando aveva mosso i primi passi tra gli juniores, fino all’ingresso nel circuito maggiore e all’esordio in Coppa Davis da protagonista con la maglia azzurra nel 2001.
La messa è stata officiata dal Vicario del Vescovo di Arezzo, Don Alvaro Bardelli. “Su Arezzo e sul tennis è scesa una nuvola di tristezza - ha detto - Federico lo ricorderemo sempre, ha portato il nome di Arezzo in giro per il mondo. E’ nato con la racchetta in mano e ci ha lasciati con la racchetta in mano. Ci mancheranno le sue ‘luzzate’, però dobbiamo celebrare la vita e non piangere la sua morte”.
E’ stata anche letta una lettera scritta dai compagni con i quali ha condiviso la carriera e si è allenato per anni, da Bracciali a Starace. “Ciao Federico - recitava - siamo sicuri che sei già lassù a giocare a tennis con San Pietro, sfinendolo di palle corte… di te ricorderemo la semplicità, la spontaneità e la simpatia… ti faremo rivivere ogni giorno nel nostro cuore e quando ci siederemo intorno ad un tavolo il tuo posto sarà sempre occupato”.
Il coro “Federico, Federico…” ed un lungo, lunghissimo applauso, hanno poi salutato l’uscita del feretro dal Duomo verso il cimitero monumentale, dove Luzzi è stato sepolto.
Federico ci ha lasciati, ma da lassù continuerà a guardarci. Sorridendo, come ha sempre fatto in campo e fuori.


i know there is alot of text there...but can anyone translate it?? or at least the main points..

davidrafael
10-28-2008, 11:53 AM
Andreas Seppi - “Porterò con me il suo sorriso contagioso, la sua simpatia”.

Voo de Mar
10-28-2008, 12:03 PM
Andreas Seppi - “Porterò con me il suo sorriso contagioso, la sua simpatia”.

I translate only this :p

"I will take with me his contagious smile, his sympathy"

Elena.
10-28-2008, 12:34 PM
28/10/2008

L'ULTIMO SALUTO A FEDERICO
Gremito il Duomo di Arezzo

Una grande folla e tanta, tantissima commozione per l’ultimo saluto a Federico Luzzi, lo sfortunato azzurro di Coppa Davis stroncato sabato scorso a soli 28 anni da una forma di leucemia fulminante e da una sopravvenuta polmonite.
Al Duomo di Arezzo, la città natale di Federico, dove si sono celebrati i funerali ieri pomeriggio, si sono tutti stretti intorno alla famiglia Luzzi: a mamma Paola, a papà Maurizio e alla sorella Francesca in questo momento di immenso dolore per una perdita così prematura e improvvisa. A rappresentare la Federazione Italiana Tennis c’erano il Presidente Angelo Binaghi, il vice presidente vicario Alfredo Bartolini, Sergio Palmieri ed il capitano di Coppa Davis Corrado Barazzutti, che aveva allenato Luzzi nei suoi primi anni nel circuito. Tanti i compagni di mille battaglie in Davis e nei tornei: tra questi Daniele Bracciali, Potito Starace, Filippo Volandri, Giorgio Galimberti, Alessio Di Mauro, Vincenzo Santopadre, Davide Sanguinetti, Paolo Canè. E ancora Flavia Pennetta, Fabio Fognini, Gianluca Naso, Thomas Fabbiano, Andrea Gaudenzi. C’erano anche Renzo Furlan, direttore tecnico del Centro Federale di Tirrenia, i coach Umberto Rianna ed Edoardo Infantino, una delegazione del Tc Parioli per il quale Luzzi aveva giocato il campionato di Serie A1 negli ultimi tre anni: l’ultimo match otto giorni fa quando a Olbia si era ritirato dopo appena un quindici contro Tomas Tenconi del Geovillage. Presenti il presidente provinciale del Coni Giorgio Cerbai, i rappresentanti di tutti i circoli tennistici di Arezzo e delle altre federazioni sportive aretine, oltre ai rappresentanti del Comitato regionale toscano della Fit: il presidente Guido Turi, il vicepresidente vicario Adriano Bandini e il vicepresidente Sauro Dani.
Ai lati della bara c’erano da una parte un’enorme racchetta da tennis di fiori, dall’altra gli stendardi del Tc Parioli e del Comune di Arezzo rappresentato dal sindaco Giuseppe Fanfani. La piazza intorno al Duomo e la chiesa erano gremite da centinaia di persone: i parenti, moltissimi gli amici, ma anche semplici appassionati di tennis che hanno voluto essere lì per dare l’estremo saluto ad un ragazzo che tutti ricordano pieno di vita, dal carattere solare e dalla simpatia travolgente. Un ragazzo che si era fatto amare sin da quando aveva mosso i primi passi tra gli juniores, fino all’ingresso nel circuito maggiore e all’esordio in Coppa Davis da protagonista con la maglia azzurra nel 2001.
La messa è stata officiata dal Vicario del Vescovo di Arezzo, Don Alvaro Bardelli. “Su Arezzo e sul tennis è scesa una nuvola di tristezza - ha detto - Federico lo ricorderemo sempre, ha portato il nome di Arezzo in giro per il mondo. E’ nato con la racchetta in mano e ci ha lasciati con la racchetta in mano. Ci mancheranno le sue ‘luzzate’, però dobbiamo celebrare la vita e non piangere la sua morte”.
E’ stata anche letta una lettera scritta dai compagni con i quali ha condiviso la carriera e si è allenato per anni, da Bracciali a Starace. “Ciao Federico - recitava - siamo sicuri che sei già lassù a giocare a tennis con San Pietro, sfinendolo di palle corte… di te ricorderemo la semplicità, la spontaneità e la simpatia… ti faremo rivivere ogni giorno nel nostro cuore e quando ci siederemo intorno ad un tavolo il tuo posto sarà sempre occupato”.
Il coro “Federico, Federico…” ed un lungo, lunghissimo applauso, hanno poi salutato l’uscita del feretro dal Duomo verso il cimitero monumentale, dove Luzzi è stato sepolto.
Federico ci ha lasciati, ma da lassù continuerà a guardarci. Sorridendo, come ha sempre fatto in campo e fuori.


i know there is alot of text there...but can anyone translate it?? or at least the main points..


A great crowd and a lot of commotion for the last salute to Federico Luzzi, the ill-fated player of Davis Cup crushed saturday at the age of only 28 years by a form of fulminating leukaemia and pneumonia. At Dome of Arezzo, the city where Federico was born, have been celebrated the funerals yesterday afternoon, all strait around the Luzzi family: to the mother Paola , Maurizio the father and Francesca the sister in this moment of immense pain for a premature and thus unexpected loss. To represent the Italian Federation Tennis there was the President Binaghi Angelo, vicario vice-president Alfredo Bartolini, Sergio Palmieri and the captain of Davis Cup Corrado Barazzutti, who had trained Luzzi in his first years in the circuit. The many companions of thousand battles in Davis and tournaments : among those Daniel Bracciali, Potito Starace, Filippo Volandri, Georgio Galimberti, Alessio Di Mauro, Vincenzo Santopadre, Davide Sanguinetti, Paolo Canè. And still Flavia Pennetta, Fabio Fognini, Gianluca Naso, Thomas Fabbiano, Andrea Gaudenzi. There were also Renzo Furlan, production manager of the Federal Center of Tirrenia, the coaches Umberto Rianna and Edoardo Infantino, a delegation of the Tc Parioli for which Luzzi had played the championship of A1 Series in the last three years:the last match eight days ago when in Olbia he withdrawn after hardly a fifteen against Tomas Tenconi of the Geovillage. Present the provincial president of the Cones George Cerbai, the representatives of all the tennis circles of Arezzo and of the other aretine sport federations , besides the representatives of Tuscany regional Committee of the Fit: the president Guido Turi, the vicario vice president Adrian Bandini and the vice president Sauro Dani. To the sides of the coffin there were at one side an enormous tennis raquet of flowers, at the other the banners of the Tc Parioli and the Municipality of Arezzo represented by the mayor Giuseppe Fanfani. The public square around the Dome and the church were crowded by hundreds of persons: the relatives, many friends, but also simple passionate of tennis who wanted to be there to give the extreme salute to a boy whom all remember as full of life, of sunny character and contagious sympathy. A boy who had made himself to be loved since he moved the first steps in the juniores, till the entrance in the greater circuit and to the debut in Davis Cup as protagonist with the blue mesh in 2001. The ceremony has been officiated by the Vicario of the Bishop of Arezzo, Don Alvaro Bardelli. “Upon Arezzo and tennis it has come down a cloud of sadness- he said - we will always remember Federico, he has carried the name of Arezzo around the world. He has been born with the raquet in the hand and he has left us with the raquet in the hand. We will miss his `luzzate', but we must celebrate life and not cry his death”. It has been also read a letter written by the companions with whom he had shared the career and he had been trained for years, from Bracciali to Starace. “Hello Federico - it recited - we are sure that you are already 'above' playing tennis with Saint Peter,wearing him out of short balls… of you we will remember the simplicity, the spontaneity and the sympathy… we will make you live again every day in our heart and when we will be sat around a table your place always will be occupied”. The chorus “Federico, Federico…” and a long, longest applause, has then greeted the exit of the coffin from the Dome towards the monumental cemetary, where Luzzi has been buried. Federico has left us, but from above he will continue to watch us. Smiling, as he always did in field and outside.

martine2
10-28-2008, 01:31 PM
Thanks for the translation

Sunset of Age
10-28-2008, 03:03 PM
I also wish this thread could be moved to the Italian forum afterwards as a tribute to him, so it will never be forgetten?

Great idea, I hope this will be done.

This is all so sad, so terrible. :sad: :sad: :sad:

JolánGagó
10-28-2008, 03:10 PM
Very sad, RIP.

I read a quote from some italian paper saying he used to abuse ballboys when things weren't going his way on court, and that he had "a very questionable far right ideology". I dunno about the former, never saw him playing. The remark about his ideology is so utterly stupid and out of place I couldn't believe my eyes.

Spadea TT
10-28-2008, 04:35 PM
About the ballboys I'd say it's not true: maybe he had done it once or twice.
About his ideology it's not a mystery. He was definitely right winged, neo-fascist. I think every ideology is "very questionable": throwing mood on a boy dead in this way is something unacceptable, in my opinion. If you are for "free thinking" you ought to tolerate this.

I've really cried for this tragedy. Luzzi was unique person. :sad:

Mr Brightside
10-28-2008, 08:18 PM
Federico Luzzi died Saturday morning in a Florence, Italy hospital. The 28-year-old went to a hospital for an illness earlier this week and was discovered with a accute case of leukemia. He went into an irreversible coma Saturday morning, and passed away soon after.

Luzzi, a native of Arezzo, Italy, turned pro in 1998 and he compiled his best season in 2001 when he finished with a year-end high No. 96. That year he reached the quarterfinals in Barcelona, his best ATP result, and won two Challenger titles. He also made his Davis Cup debut.

This year Luzzi attempted to qualify in three ATP level tournaments and he competed in six Challengers, playing his last event in Todi, Italy last month.

He is survived by his father, Maurizio; mother, Paola; and older sister, Francesca.

Player Tribute

Jamie Baker: "I am shocked and wanted to send my prayers to all of his family and loved ones. I was rushed into hospital earlier this year with something that sounds similar to Federico's case. I am still asking myself how and why I am still here, and now even more so having read about Federico. I trust in gods plan for us all and pray that he is looking after Federico and all of his loved ones that have been left behind."

Roger Federer: "I want to offer my condolences to his family. I knew Federico since 15 years old, a long time. It’s very tragic and sad to hear the news. He was a very entertaining player. I always loved to watch him. Unfortunately we did not play against one another on the tour, but I will remember him as a nice and funny guy. I think that is most important."

Mark Knowles: "Speaking on behalf of myself and the tennis family, we have lost a fellow competitor and friend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Federico Luzzi and his family. It’s a tragic event and we’re thinking about them."

Evgeny Korolev: "I read news today on playerzone about Federico, it's horrible. I can't belive that it happend. I'm shocked. I knew Federico well and always remember him with a smile and happiness in his face. He was a great person. We will miss him a lot. I send regrets to his family. I know it doesn't help but its important for me to say that because it really touched and shocked me a lot! I don't know what to say more. It's unfair."

Ivan Ljubicic: "I knew him since I was 14 years old. We grew up togehter. We played each other many times. Spent a lot of time together. It is difficult for me to believe that this really happened."

Nicolas Mahut: "I played with him during juniors. It was a shock for me to hear about this news."

Rafael Nadal: "It was a schock for the tennis world. The sport will always remember him. My support goes to all his family."

Tommy Robredo: "Me and all fellow players entered in shock when we found out about these unfortunate news. A colleague has left us too soon. We hope that wherever he is, he will be as happy as we all remember him. My condolescences to his family and friends from all your tennis friends."

Olivier Rochus: "I found out about the news this morning. I was shocked. I knew him since I was 13 years old. He was one of my best friends during juniors’ tournaments. He was always in a good mood, always laughing. My condolescences go to his family and his friends."

Andreas Seppi: “Federico was always in a good mood. He was really passionate about tennis because he really enjoyed the competition spirit in our sport. He was always a great sportsman but unfortunately this sudden change of events didn’t give him the opportunity to fight as he usually would."

Vittorio Selmi (long-time Tour Manager): "It's hard to believe and accept that a boy full of life and energy like Federico can pass away so young and so fast. We certainly will miss his smile, his game, his great sense of humour, his strong opinions, his animated arguments and his funny comments about tennis and life in general. On court he was a crowd pleaser and always enjoyed playing in front of many people and against famous opponents like that night when he brought the stadium down in Buenos Aires facing Gaston Gaudio. Off court there was never a dull moment with him around and even when we disagreed over certain matters the conversation always ended with a big laugh.

Once in Melbourne, after qualifying, he asked me to be "artificially" drawn against Andre Agassi so that he could play at night on the Rod Laver Arena and produce a big show. That was Federico: never sad over a loss, never worried about his opponents, never scared of the challenges that were put in front of him. Even if his life was short, too short, we like to believe that it was a one worth to be lived."

Mark Darby (ATP Supervisor): "My condolences on the passing of Federico Luzzi. Its a tragedy that such a young man should be taken in the prime of life. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Italian Tennis community."

Etienne de Villiers:"Losing a young man so tragically in the prime of his life , a son to a loving family and a great sportsman is a terrible blow. Federico was hugely respected by his fellow professionals and was one of the most popular players on the ATP Tour. Federico will be much missed by all who knew him and the thoughts and the prayers of everyone at the ATP are with Federico's family on this very sad day for tennis."

pingpong22
10-28-2008, 08:32 PM
Evgeny Korolev: I knew Federico well and always remember him with a smile and happiness in his face. He was a great person.

Olivier Rochus:He was always in a good mood, always laughing.

Andreas Seppi: “Federico was always in a good mood. He was really passionate about tennis because he really enjoyed the competition spirit in our sport.

Vittorio Selmi (long-time Tour Manager): We certainly will miss his smile, his game, his great sense of humour, his strong opinions, his animated arguments and his funny comments about tennis and life in general. On court he was a crowd pleaser and always enjoyed playing in front of many people and against famous opponents like that night when he brought the stadium down in Buenos Aires facing Gaston Gaudio.

And that's why he was such a great person,a smile was him best weapon..

CooCooCachoo
10-28-2008, 08:40 PM
Thanks for the article.

Great quotes, especially from Selmi, who makes it clear that his sometimes ungentlemanlike behaviour and his political ideas are of no relevance here.

Baker's comment gave me the chills. I remember reading about his sickness, and the poor guy hasn't reached his old form and fitness after.

CooCooCachoo
10-28-2008, 08:40 PM
Thanks for the article.

Great quotes, especially from Selmi, who makes it clear that his sometimes ungentlemanlike behaviour and his political ideas are of no relevance here.

Baker's comment gave me the chills. I remember reading about his sickness, and the poor guy hasn't reached his old form and fitness after.

Sommarsverige
10-28-2008, 08:45 PM
Thanks everyone for posting these articles and translations :hug:

JM-Del-Potro
10-28-2008, 08:52 PM
:sad:

Alonsofz
10-28-2008, 10:48 PM
I didn't have time to post it before, RIP Federico :sad:, I remember him playing against Nalbandian in Rome last year or 2 years ago, I don't remember.

:sad:

davidrafael
10-29-2008, 01:55 AM
I remember watching Luzzi play Baghdatis at the Aus open 2005. It was a long 5 set match with supreme shotmaking and raw talent. It was also very fiery and both players were being very vocal, fueled by the crowd with plenty of Italians and Greek-Cypriots in the stands!! Luzzi was a very fiery and vocal person on court, but i put that down to him being a very passionate person, and being passionate about his tennis, like many of the italian players.

Nathaliia
10-29-2008, 06:25 AM
Thank you for translations, it's very appreciated :awww:.

Medina
10-29-2008, 07:39 AM
Oh my lord, this is just shocking. I remember watching him against Coria in AO. I liked his game. RIP Federico its such a terrible thing that you passed away. You will be missed. i send my love and support to his family, who is going through this hard time.

Peta Pan
10-29-2008, 10:27 AM
Thanks to those who spent time to do the translations, it's very appreciated.

I am not ashamed to say I had tears flowing as I was reading most of it. Potito Starace's words in particular are so sad :sad:

Jelena
10-29-2008, 11:31 AM
http://images.gazzetta.it/Hermes%20Foto/2008/10/27/0K9EM3EM--346x212.jpg
Bracciali, Volandri, Dell'Acqua, Galimberti, Biasella and Starace with Fede's coffin. Many other players were at his funeral.

Good bye, Fede:sobbing:
:sad: Far too early
Thanks so much. It's really sad and I am close to tears reading this and the Facebook reactions.

So am I.
Thanks for all the translations and I could imagine Seppi out there on court, when this was going on, no wonder he looked like he wanted to be somewhere else.
I didn't see his match, only saw the result, but for sure he'd have liked so much more to be in Arezzo.

I am not ashamed to say I had tears flowing as I was reading most of it. Potito Starace's words in particular are so sad :sad:
Again, so am I. And I have to go now to lectures. Don't really know how to do it. :unsure:

scoobs
10-29-2008, 05:37 PM
I will move this into the Italian players forum where it can remain as a permanent tribute to Federico Luzzi.

martine2
10-29-2008, 05:47 PM
Thanks so much Scoobs :hug:

Mr Brightside
10-29-2008, 09:01 PM
great idea,thanks :hug:

Caio_Brasil
10-31-2008, 05:11 PM
http://bloglog.globo.com/flaviosaretta/#

Flávio Saretta gave his condolences about Luzzi's death as well, in his blog. Here's the translation of the part he wrote about it:

"I've been reflecting a lot the last days. Last saturday a guy who used to play tennis with me died, an Italian with the same age as me (Federico Luzzi), he used to play all the junior tournaments with me. He wasn't a big "brother" of mine, but he was a guy which every time I met with him I laughed, he was always saying funny stuff, a good player, he was at the top 100 once. well, he went from this to another... fulminant leukemia! He entered the court to play on Sunday, left it because of a fever, went to the doctor, it seemed like a flu or something, nothing serious, in 3 days he didn't handle it and died. He was 28 years old, I've been with him in these last 2 weeks of tournaments in Europe. My God, this is terrible, then I wonder myself: who are us? what's this all about?

(...)

MAY YOU REST IN PEACE FEDERICO LUZZI! I'M SURE YOUR WAY IS OF HAPPINESS BROTHER!! NAMASTE FLAVIO"

Chris-swede
11-04-2008, 03:44 PM
R.I.P. Federico.

I have never see you play, only read your name. But you were a big talent in tennis and more...a human beeing. And it reminds all of us to enjoy every day. Every little day.

We will see us again, in heaven.

CooCooCachoo
11-17-2008, 10:07 AM
There is talk of the new centre court of the Foro Italico to be named after Fede. At least, some people are trying to accomplish this:

INTITOLIAMO IL NUOVO CENTRALE DEL FORO ITALICO A FEDERICO LUZZI!!
Dato che a breve sarà completato e inaugurato il nuovo impianto, rendiamo il giusto omaggio a chi più di tutti ha portato lustro all'Italia nei tornei giovanili nonchè a chi con una vittoria di 4ore e 35min sancì l'inizio della risalita della squadra di coppa Devis dalla serie C.
Non sarà stato un top-ten ma sicuramente è più giusto dare al nuovo impanto il suo nome piuttosto che chiamarlo banalmente "centrale" o con il nome di qualche sposor.

VolandriFan
11-18-2008, 12:58 PM
Still thinking of you Fede :sad:

SonicCRO
12-03-2008, 11:02 AM
:( uff rip Luzzi , i can't believe :(

Mr Brightside
12-08-2008, 08:16 PM
http://www.federtennis.it/PlayerVideo.asp

:tears:

*Martolina*
12-13-2008, 10:54 AM
Federico sei sempre nel cuore degli italiani e degli appassionati di Tennis!!
Riposa in Pace angioletto

Bolelli Ultra
01-17-2009, 05:54 AM
Makes me sad with the Aus Open coming up... a time to remember him.

Remember watching him play Baghdatis in round 1 of the Aus Open, might have been 2004? 2005? Had a nice chat to him after that match.

Nice Guy, an absolute tragedy.

tennis2018
01-18-2009, 03:51 AM
i remember as soon as I heard the news that he had made a nice showing @ last years AO as well...missing him

superandy88
04-06-2010, 05:28 PM
To not forget :sad::sad::sad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UR0dkedGwLg&feature=related

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
05-13-2014, 08:40 PM
http://i.imgur.com/nSIY5dU.jpg


ATP ACES For Charity Cheque For Luzzi Association

Rome - May 10, 2014

Mid-afternoon Sunday, Fognini presented an ATP ACES For Charity cheque for €15,000 to the Fede Lux Association, which was established in the memory of the Federico Luzzi, who died on 25 October 2008, aged 28.

Fognini said, “I am really happy to help Fedelux and Paola through ATP Aces For Charity. I knew Federico for a very long time and we miss him a lot. Paola [Luzzi's mother] is doing an unbelievable job for the association and she totally deserves our support.”

The Fede Lux Association supports research for the treatment and cure of leukemia. The association organises sporting events to raise money in the fight against leukemia and also finances domiciliary care for patients and their families.