Hordorff served as the German Tennis Federation vice president for many years.
Former German Tennis Federation vice president Dick Hordorff has reportedly passed away. Hordorff, who for many years served as the German Tennis Federation Vice-President, resigned from the position in March. On Tuesday, former top-10 Janko Tipsarevic shared that Hordorff reportedly passed away.
“One of the most iconic figures and the biggest mind of our sport has left us today. What you have taught me how to be responsible and how to live my life will be something that is engraved in me and my family until the end of time.
Rest in Peace Dirk,” Tipsarevic wrote on Facebook.
Tipsarevic announces that Hordorff passed away
For many years, Hordorff was associated with the German Tennis Federation. Earlier this year, the German Tennis Federation (DTB) called on Hordorff to resign from his position following the sexual assault allegations made against him.
Although Hordorff strongly denied the allegations made against him from Day 1, he stepped down from his position as the German Tennis Federation Vice-President in late March. At the time of stepping down, Hordorff said that the investigation against him was closed.
Toward the end of his tenure as the German Tennis Federation Vice-President, Hordorff was battling health issues and he was at times absent from work. According to German media, Hordorff’s lawyers at the time said it was related to the two surgeries he had.
Last year, the German Tennis Federation said that they were informed about the allegations made against Hordorff last year. Also, the German Tennis Federation said at the time that the alleged incidents happened several years earlier.
The German Tennis Federation conducted an investigation but couldn’t confirm that the allegations made against Hordorff were indeed true. However, the German Tennis Federation acknowledged at the time that they strongly condemn any kind of assault or unethical behavior.
When Boris Becker was released from jail last year, Hordorff told German media that the German Tennis Federation was ready to give a role to its tennis icon.