Former ATP Player Horst Skoff Dies, Aged 39
by ATP Staff|
Former ATP Top 20 player Horst Skoff died last weekend during a business trip to Germany. The Associated Press reported that Skoff, who was 39, was initially diagnosed with heart failure, but his friend Arno Puckhofer said federal police had ordered an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
Skoff won four ATP singles titles during his career and won more than 200 matches at Tour level. He achieved his career-high ranking of No. 18 in 1990.
Puckhofer told the AP that Skoff, who ran a tennis school the past 19 months, battled weight problems since his retirement from the sport in 1995.
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