Manolo Santana, the great pioneer of tennis and Spanish sport, dies
Manolo Santana, winner of 4 Grand Slam titles (Roland Garros’61, Roland Garros’64, US Open’65, and Wimbledon’66) has died at the age of 83. The Mutua Madrid Open reported so, a tournament of which he was honorary president.
“The Mutua Madrid Open regrets to announce that Manuel Santana has passed away at 83”
Santana, one of the greatest athletes in the history of Spanish sports, with four Grand Slam titles in his Palmares, has died in Marbella, where he had established his habitual residence.
Honorary president of the Mutua Madrid Open, after being its director since 2002, Santana was one of the most important athletes in Spain in the twentieth century, standing as a pioneer by winning four Grand Slam titles (Roland Garros 1961, 1964; Wimbledon 1966; United States Open 1965) among other great conquests within a legendary track record.
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