Tennis Player Montcourt Death a Mystery

Posted on July 7, 2009

French tennis player Mathieu Montcourt was found dead by his girlfriend in the stairwell of his Paris apartment at age 24, cause unknown. He died late Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

"It is with great sadness that the French tennis federation has learned of the sudden death of Mathieu Montcourt," the French tennis federation said in a statement. "Mathieu was an enthusiastic young man, passionate, very endearing, and extremely appreciated for his kindness and politeness."

In May Montcourt received a five-week ban and was fined $12,000 for betting on other tennis matches, a ban that took effect this week. An autopsy is expected to reveal greater detail for the cause of death of the No. 119-ranked player.
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