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Tennis legend Steffi Graf's father dies

Berlin, Dec 2 : Peter Graf, the father, former coach and ex-manager of legendary German tennis player Steffi Graf, died in Mannheim from cancer late Sunday, media reports said. He was 75.


Peter Graf accompanied his daughter during her climb to the top of the tennis world, but the two later had a falling out after he was sentenced to more than three years in prison in 1997 for tax evasion.

Graf, who spent a year in prison, had recently been coaching foreign tennis players.

Peter Graf had mended his relationship with his daughter, who won 22 Grand Slam titles during her career.

--IANS (Posted on 02-12-2013)

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