Manuel Santana

Manuel Santana

Manuel Martínez Santana, best known as Manolo Santana, (born 10 May 1938 in Madrid) is a former tennis player from Spain who was ranked World No. 1 in 1966. He was born in Madrid.

Before winning Wimbledon he was quoted as saying "The grass is just for cows." He thought that tennis should be played on artificial surfaces as opposed to lawn tennis courts like the ones at Wimbledon. This statement has been repeated throughout the years by numerous players including Ivan Lendl, Marat Safin, Marcelo Ríos, and Jan Kodeš (despite his 1973 victory at Wimbledon).

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1966 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles - Draw - Final Eight
1 6 ... Owen Davidson 4 ... Manuel Santana 4 ... Manuel Santana 7 ... Ken Fletcher 4 ... Manuel Santana 6 ... Dennis Ralston 6 ... Dennis Ralston 7 ...
1965 Davis Cup - Challenge Round
27–29 December 1965 grass Spain 1 ... Fred Stolle Manuel Santana 2 ... Roy Emerson Juan Gisbert 3 ... John Newcombe / Tony Roche José Luis Arilla / Manuel ...
1964 French Championships – Men's Singles - Draw - Final Eight
4 4 ... Jan-Erik Lundquist 12 ... Cliff Drysdale 8 ... Nicola Pietrangeli 3 ... Manuel Santana 7 ... Ronald Winston Barnes 3 ... Manuel Santana 3 ... Manuel Santana 2 ... Pierre Darmon 6. 6 ...
Manuel Santana - Personal Life
... Manolo Santana was married to María Fernanda González-Dopeso, they had three children (Manuel, Beatriz and Borja), he also married reporter Mila Ximénez de Cisneros, with whom he has ...
Barcelona Open (tennis) - Past Finals - Doubles
... Karl Meiler 3–6, 6–4, 6–3 1974 Juan Gisbert Ilie Năstase Manuel Orantes Guillermo Vilas 3–6, 6–0, 6–2 1973 Ilie Năstase Tom Okker Antonio Muñoz Manuel ...

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