Gone Too Soon: Top 11 Most Tragic Sports Deaths Since 1980

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Gone Too Soon: Top 11 Most Tragic Sports Deaths Since 1980
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There’s little need to emphasise the point, especially in a sport like tennis: there are winners, but also the losers.

Sometimes, the losers have come up second best one too many times for their names to fade into obscurity. Certainly, when it comes to Wimbledon, noone ever goes out in complete obscurity.

Great many champions at Wimbledon have profited at the expense of numerous other grass-court talents, who have relegated legitimate challengers for the title to mere insignificance by the glory of their victories—but this is not the case today.

Their names live on—the heroes and heroines who fought majestic battles, but never quite managed, somehow or another, to cross the finishing line. These are Wimbledon’s Greatest Could-Have-Beens.

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