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from ESPN.com:

Friday, August 2

Carter dies in traffic accident
Reuters

BIEL, Switzerland -- Peter Carter, coach of Switzerland's Davis Cup team, died Thursday of injuries sustained in a car accident while on vacation in South Africa.

Swiss Tennis said Carter crashed early Thursday, but gave no other details.

"The news of his death has come as a complete shock to all of us,'' federation president Christine Ungricht said.

Carter, 37, had trained Swiss star Roger Federer before taking over as coach of the Davis Cup and national men's teams last November.
 

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That's horrible :sad:
 

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This is very sad news indeed. Hope it doesn't affect Roger's tennis, which at the moment is not grooving on...:(
 

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:sad: :sad:
 

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Mrs. B said:
Sorry for talking about Roger's tennis here... it is tackless. :(
It's okay, Mrs. B. This man was Roger's trainer until he took over the DC and national teams, so I think his tennis is relevant. I think I'm the one who brought it up, in fact :)
 

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RIP Peter Carter!!

All my thought are with his wife, the family, the players and swiss tennis.





Apparently a burning tyre was the cause for the accident which happened 450 km north of Johannesburg on the way to the Krueger National Park. The driver and Carter were death right away. His wife and friends were in an other car.
 

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Theres been no mention of this by Pat and Cliff even though they've talked about Roger a few times. I wonder why.....
 

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PLAYERS PAY THEIR RESPECTS TO CARTER

Swiss players ROGER FEDERER and MARC ROSSET were among the more than 200 tennis friends who paid their last respects to Swiss Davis Cup coach Peter Carter at a funeral in St. Leonhard's Church in Basel on Wednesday. The 37-year-old Australian died in a car accident in South Africa on Aug. 1.

The moving ceremony was conducted by the priest who had performed the marriage rites between Carter and his Swiss-born wife Silvia little more than a year ago.

Eulogies were given by Silvia, Christine Ungricht, president of the Swiss Tennis Association and a close childhood friend from Australia.

Federer, who began playing tennis as an eight-year-old with Carter, was joined at the funeral by Rosset and various players from Young Boys Basel, Carter's club team.

DARREN CAHILL, a long-time hometown friend of Carter and current coach of ANDRE AGASSI, also was in attendance.

the atp insider
 

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Yeh this is really sad I heard about this before.:(

I heard Rogi and a few others cried.

Such a shame and my thoughts are with all who knew Peter Carter,especially his family and friends.
 
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