Mike Dickson collapsed during the Australian Open – aged 59
The tennis world is in mourning.
Daily Mail journalist Mike Dickson, nicknamed “Mr Wimbledon”, has collapsed and died aged 59 during the Australian open.
“We are devastated,” his family wrote in a statement on X
The tragic news came on Wednesday morning. Mike Dickson, who covered the sport of tennis for many years for the British newspaper Daily Mail, died just a few days before his 60th birthday.
The Daily Mail writes that Dickson was in Melbourne, Australia, to cover the year’s first grand slam, the Australian open, when he died.
Dickson’s family wrote in a statement on Dickson’s X account that Dickson had ” collapsed and died”.
“For 38 years he lived his dream covering sports all over the world. He was a fantastic man and we will miss him enormously”, writes the family.
The tragic death during the Australian open
Dickson had worked at the Daily Mail for 33 years and was called “Mr Wimbledon” . Following the news of his death, several of his colleagues in the British journalistic profession have expressed their dismay and sadness.
As recently as Tuesday evening, Dickson wrote an article about the British Emma Raducanu’s victory against Shelby Rogers.
It would be the last article he wrote.
– Matt was everything you wanted a correspondent to be. The world of tennis shares our grief, he was a giant, says Daily Mail global sports director Lee Clayton.
– It is an impossibly difficult time that awaits us all when we try to take this in. Matt was a great guy.