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Manolo Santana reappears before the media at the Madrid Open and worries about his health

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Manolo Santana has reappeared before the media at the Mutua Madrid Open de Tenis and all the press spotlights have settled on him. The successful tennis player has attracted attention for the deteriorated appearance with which he has been seen: much thinner, with a hunched body and in need of help to wander around the area. The images have caused many to be concerned about his health.

Manolo Santana attended the presentation of the next sporting event as honorary president and he did so accompanied by his wife, Claudia Rodríguez, who did not separate from him at any time.


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The 83-year-old tennis player has been isolated in Marbella for months and this is the first public appearance he has made since the death of Mila Ximénez, his ex-wife, last June. The athlete and the journalist were married for three years, from 1983 to 1986, and together they had a daughter, Alba Santana, with whom the man has no relationship.

Manolo Santana has attracted attention for the deteriorated appearance with which he has been seen. Although it is true that he was impeccably dressed, in a gray suit and wearing elegant sunglasses, his physical appearance has declined since the last images that had been seen of him.

MADRID, 09/17/2021.- Manolo Santana, honorary president of the Mutua Madrid Open, together with his wife Claudia Rodríguez, during the signing of the agreement between the Madrid City Council and the tennis tournament to extend the competition until 2030 , at the Caja Mágica in Madrid.  EFE / David Fernández

MADRID, 09/17/2021.- Manolo Santana, honorary president of the Mutua Madrid Open, together with his wife Claudia Rodríguez, during the signing of the agreement between the Madrid City Council and the tennis tournament to extend the competition until 2030 , at the Caja Mágica in Madrid. EFE / David Fernández

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Much thinner than before, with a hunched body and with difficulty walking. This is how the press has portrayed the former tennis champion, who has had to go hand in hand with his wife at all times to be able to move. Claudia did not stop being aware of her husband, as shown by various photographs in which they are seen talking while she puts her arm around his back.

When the sad death of Mila Ximénez occurred three months ago, it emerged that Santana’s environment had decided not to tell her what had happened due to her delicate state of health.

Manolo Santana At 83 Years Old Still Feeling A Passion For Tennis And Playing It Habitu

Manolo Santana At 83 Years Old Still Feeling A Passion For Tennis And Playing It Habitu

However, and given the rumors that this generated, a video of him was published shortly in which he could be seen playing tennis in an agile way, taking into account his age. That is why it has attracted attention that in a matter of a few months, its current appearance is so different from the recording that went viral on networks.

The journalists who were present at the Tennis Open asked him questions about his relationship with his daughter, but Manolo Santana did not respond to any of them. Of course, his wife wanted to downplay the comments about her husband’s health, stating that “Manolo is very well and has come as always, as a fighter that he is.”

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