Former French tennis player Jerome Golmard dies at 43

PARIS (AP) Jerome Golmard, a former French tennis player who reached a career high ranking of No. 22, has died. He was 43.

The French tennis federation said Tuesday that Golmard died Monday night.

Golmard announced three years ago that he had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease causing muscle paralysis and also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Golmard had launched a foundation helping victims of the disease and their relatives.

The left-handed Golmard won two ATP titles, in Chennai and Dubai, and represented France in the Davis Cup six times.