I thought that this story was a little tucked away and may have been missed by many, but sadly it was announced yesterday that Mathieu Montcourt, the Frenchman ranked 119 by the ATP, died on Monday at the age of 24. It’s always sad to see a death at that premature age, and whilst he may never have gone on to Grand Slam greatness, he was slowly rising up the rankings (and was 72 places higher than the British Number 2! ). I know little of his tennis abilities, but he was certainly a name that anyone trading tennis will have come across. There’s more on the story here, with some worthy words from his fellow players.