Tennis.-Manolo Santana “has not experienced any change” in his state of health
MADRID, 5 One. 2021 (Europa Press) –
Former Spanish tennis player Manolo Santana is fine and his health “has not undergone any change” in recent hours, he is even in “constant communication” on various issues related to the Mutua Madrid Open, a tournament of which he is honorary president.
“Given the information that has been released this afternoon about the health of Manolo Santana, the Mutua Madrid Open wants to clarify the following. That our honorary president has not experienced any change in his state of health,” the tournament said in a statement .
The note issued by the Madrid tournament follows the statements of a former employee of his tennis club on a Telecinco program, where he assured that Manolo Santana was in a “regrettable situation.”
The management of the Mutua Madrid Open has denied it and assures that “constant communication is maintained with Manolo Santana on various issues related to the tournament, the last one being this afternoon.”
“Manolo Santana continues to actively carry out his work as honorary president of the Mutua Madrid Open, being the best possible ambassador and helping the tournament continue to grow year after year,” the tournament added in said statement.
Santana, a pioneer of tennis in Spain, turned 82 last May. In his prolific career he achieved four ‘Grand Slam’ titles, the first being at Roland Garros in 1961.
In 1964 he was proclaimed champion again in Paris, and then he became champion in the United States in 1965. Finally, the Madrid native completed his ‘Grand Slam’ record with the title won in 1966 on the London grass of Wimbledon. He also won a doubles title in France in 1963.