Manuel Orantes

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Manuel Orantes Tennis player
Nation: SpainSpain Spain
Birthday: February 6, 1949
Size: 178 cm
Weight: 75 kg
Resignation: 1985
Playing hand: Left, one-handed backhand
Prize money: $ 1,398,303
Career record: 647: 249
Career title: 33
Highest ranking: 2 (23 August 1973)
Grand Slam record
Career record: 298: 155
Career title: 22nd
Highest ranking: 160 (January 3 1983)
Grand Slam record
Grand Slam record
Sources: official player profiles at the ATP / WTA and ITF (see web links )

Manuel Orantes (born February 6, 1949 in Granada ) is a former Spanish tennis player .

He won the Spanish Open three times in his career , but the highlights of his career were winning the US Open in Forest Hills , when he defeated the top seeded Jimmy Connors in three straight sets on September 7, 1975 , and winning the Masters in Houston in 1976. Orantes won a total of 33 singles and 22 doubles titles. On August 23, 1973 he was led to position two in the world rankings.

Orantes was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2012.

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