Tennis: Former French Open champion Gimeno dies aged 82

One America News Network Sports 1 month ago

October 9, 2019

(Reuters) – The former Spanish tennis player Andres Gimeno, who won the French Open in 1972, died on Wednesday from cancer aged 82.

Nineteen times Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal was among those to pay tribute to Gimeno.

“I’ve just been given the sad news of the death of Andres Gimeno, who was without doubt one of the pioneers of tennis in Spain,” Nadal wrote on Twitter.

“I send my condolences to his family. RIP.”

Gimeno, who won one Grand Slam and was Australian Open runner-up in 1969, remains the oldest player to win Roland Garros, lifting the trophy aged 34 after beating Frenchman Patrick Proisy in the final.

(Reporting by Richard Martin; Editing by Toby Davis)


Source link
Read also:
The New York Times › Sports › 1 month ago
The former Spanish tennis player Andres Gimeno, who won the French Open in 1972, died on Wednesday from cancer aged 82.
The New York Times › Sports › 1 month ago
Andrés Gimeno, the Spanish tennis player who became the oldest man to win the French Open in the professional era, has died. He was 82.
Washington Times › Sports › 1 month ago
Andrés Gimeno, the Spanish tennis player who became the oldest man to win the French Open in the professional era, has died. He was 82.
The Boston Globe › 1 month ago
Andrés Gimeno, a lanky Spanish tennis player who in 1972 became the oldest man to win the men’s singles championship at the French Open, died Oct. 9 in Barcelona.
The New York Times › Sports › 1 month ago
With an aggressive forehand and an arsenal of lobs, drop shots and slices, he was one of Spain’s most prominent tennis players and the oldest man to win a singles title at the French Open.
The Sun › Sports › 1 month ago
RUSSIAN tennis hero Alexander Volkov has died aged 52. The former world No 1 helped his country to the Davis Cup final in 1994 and 1995, also winning three ATP tournaments. Russian Tennis Federation Yevgeny Kafelnikov announced Volkov’s death on...
The Sun › Sports › 2 weeks ago
TENNIS star Dominic Thiem is rumoured to have split from stunning Fed Cup champion girlfriend Kristina Mladenovic after his ATP Final loss. Tennis’ power couple got to know each other midway through 2017 and the relationship became official in 2018...
UPI › 3 weeks ago
An Idaho man put his tennis skills to the test when he broke two Guinness World Records for alternating hits of a tennis ball with a tennis racquet.
RT › Sports › 2 months ago
The Hong Kong Tennis Open, which was set to get underway on October 5, has been postponed by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) due to ongoing large-scale protests in the region. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT › Sports › 2 months ago
World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic has chosen an unusual way to warm up ahead of the Japan Open Tennis Championship, taking on retired sumo professionals who taught him a few wrestling moves. Read Full Article at RT.com
Sign In

Sign in to follow sources and tags you love, and get personalized stories.

Continue with Google
OR