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Haas, Evert, King Pay Tribute To Nick Bollettieri

Tennis coaching pioneer Nick Bollettieri passed away aged 91, it was announced Monday.

Bollettieri, the coach of 10 former World No. 1s, was a magnetic force in the tennis community known for his unmatched energy. Former players and other members of the tennis community took to social media Monday to share their condolences.

RIP Nick Bolletieri ; Aside from being the greatest coach ever, you were so kind to me, my parents, and my siblings… that meant more to me than anything, you had a big heart and a zest for living…❤️❤️❤️

— Chris Evert (@ChrissieEvert) December 5, 2022

RIP Nick- you were an amazing coach, transformed how tennis is taught and most of all, you were a very kind human being-it was an honor to have known you… https://t.co/hwv4RLtEo5

— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) December 5, 2022

Our sport lost one of its most passionate coaches & advocates. Nick was always positive & was able to get the best out of everyone fortunate enough to work w/him.

Our thoughts & prayers go out to his family & team at the Academy.

May he rest in peace. https://t.co/svkmaNXdBd

— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) December 5, 2022

I am very saddened by the loss of @NickBollettieri
The tennis family has lost someone very important today, someone who has made our industry grow and has opened opportunities for coaches and players.
We will remember the very special human being you were and will miss you.

— Patrick Mouratoglou (@pmouratoglou) December 5, 2022

RiP Nick u were absolute giant who helped generations of players ????

— Brad Gilbert (@bgtennisnation) December 5, 2022

RIP Nick Bollettieri! ???

— Nicolas Kiefer (@Nicolas_Kiefer) December 5, 2022
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