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Manuel Orantes

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Manuel Orantes
  • Age: 65 (06.02.1949)
  • Birthplace: Granada, Spain
  • Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
  • Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
  • Plays: Left-handed
Inactive
Spain

Spain

As of 20.10.2014
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Ranking W-L Titles Prize Money
Career

High

2

23.08.1973

641-253 32 $1,398,303

Singles & Doubles combined

Career

High

160

03.01.1983

291-153 21 $1,398,303

Singles & Doubles combined

One of tennis's true gentlemen and sportsmen, the ever-graceful Orantes won 33 singles titles in his career. He also garnered the National Championships in 10 different countries and qualified for the Masters in 6 consecutive years (1972-77). He will be best remembered for his shocking, but decisive, defeat of Jimmy Connors in the 1975 U.S. Open final. Orantes labored on-court until nearly midnight the day before in an epic semifinal gainst Guillermo Vilas. "Manolo" rallied from 0-5 down in the fouth set in one of the Open Era's all-time great matches--not to mention comebacks. He has had major troubles with his left arm (surgery three times). Residence: Barcelona, Spain Wife, Virginia

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