Manuel Orantes

Manuel Orantes

Manuel Orantes
Country (sports)  Spain
Residence Barcelona, Spain
Born (1949-02-06) 6 February 1949
Granada, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Turned pro 1968 (amateur tour from 1964)
Retired 1983
Plays Left-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,398,303
Int. Tennis HoF 2012 (member page)
Singles
Career record 641–253
Career titles 33
Highest ranking No. 2 (23 August 1973)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1968)
French Open F (1974)
Wimbledon SF (1972)
US Open W (1975)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals W (1976)
Olympic Games F (1968, demonstration)
Doubles
Career record 298–155
Career titles 22
Highest ranking No. 160 (3 January 1983)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (1968)
French Open F (1978)
Wimbledon QF (1972)
US Open 3R (1975)

Manuel Orantes Corral (Spanish pronunciation: ; born 6 February 1949) is a former tennis player who was active in the 1970s and 1980s. He won the US Open in 1975, beating defending champion Jimmy Connors in the final. Orantes reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 2.

Contents

  • Career 1
  • Grand Slam singles finals 2
    • Win 2.1
    • Runner-up 2.2
  • Singles finals: 68 (33–35) 3
    • Grand Slam singles tournament timeline 3.1
  • Doubles titles (22) 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Career

On 7 September 1975 he defeated top-seeded French Open, taking a two-set lead before Borg won the last three sets for the loss of just two games.

Overall, he won 33 singles titles, including Rome (1972), Hamburg (1972 & 1975), Canada (1975), Monte Carlo (1975), the U.S. Claycourt Championships (1973, 1975 & 1977), the U.S. Pro in Boston (1977 & 1978) and the Masters in 1976. He also reached 35 finals, the biggest being the French Open (1974), Cincinnati (1973), Monte Carlo (1970), Canada (1973 & 1974), Rome (1973 & 1975), and Hamburg (1976 & 1977).

He was a stalwart member of the Spanish Davis Cup team from 1967 to 1980, earning a record of 60-27 in Davis Cup match play. He also was a member of the Spanish team which won the inaugural World Team Cup in 1978.

He also won 22 doubles titles in his career, the biggest coming at Hamburg in 1975 and Canada in 1974. He reached 20 doubles finals, including the French Open in 1978, Canada in 1976, and Hamburg in 1973.

Orantes was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame as part of its Class of 2012.

Grand Slam singles finals

Win

Year Championship Opponent Score
1975 US Open Jimmy Connors 6–4, 6–3, 6–3

Runner-up

Year Championship Opponent Score
1974 French Open Björn Borg 6–2, 7–6(7–1), 0–6, 1–6, 1–6

Singles finals: 68 (33–35)

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 1969 Barcelona, Spain Clay Manuel Santana 6–4, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 1970 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Željko Franulović 4–6, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 1970 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Željko Franulović 4–6, 2–6, 0–6
Runner-up 3. 1971 Caracas, Venezuela Clay Thomaz Koch 6–7, 1–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 1971 Barcelona, Spain Clay Robert Lutz 6–4, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 3. 1972 Caracas, Venezuela Hard Haroon Rahim 6–4, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 1972 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Cliff Richey 4–6, 5–7, 6–3, 4–6
Winner 4. 1972 Rome, Italy Clay Jan Kodeš 4–6, 6–1, 7–5, 6–2
Winner 5. 1972 Brussels, Belgium Clay Andrés Gimeno 6–4, 6–1, 2–6, 7–5
Winner 6. 1972 Hamburg, Germany Clay Adriano Panatta 6–3, 9–8, 6–0
Winner 7. 1972 Båstad, Sweden Clay Ilie Năstase 6–4, 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 1972 South Orange, US Hard Ilie Năstase 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 1972 Barcelona, Spain Clay Jan Kodeš 3–6, 2–6, 3–6
Winner 8. 1973 Valencia, Spain Clay Adriano Panatta 6–4, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 9. 1973 Nice, France Clay Adriano Panatta 7–6, 5–7, 4–6, 7–6, 12–10
Runner-up 7. 1973 Rome, Italy Clay Ilie Năstase 1–6, 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 8. 1973 Båstad, Sweden Clay Stan Smith 4–6, 2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 9. 1973 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Raúl Ramírez ABN
Winner 10. 1973 Louisville, US Clay John Newcombe 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 10. 1973 Cincinnati, US Clay Ilie Năstase 7–5, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 11. 1973 Indianapolis, US Clay Georges Goven 6–4, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 1973 Toronto, Canada Clay Tom Okker 3–6, 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 12. 1973 Barcelona, Spain Clay Ilie Năstase 6–2, 1–6, 6–8, 4–6
Runner-up 13. 1974 French Open, Paris Clay Björn Borg 6–2, 7–6, 0–6, 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 14. 1974 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Guillermo Vilas 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 15. 1974 Toronto, Canada Clay Guillermo Vilas 4–6, 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 16. 1974 Barcelona, Spain Clay Ilie Năstase 6–8, 7–9, 3–6
Runner-up 17. 1974 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Guillermo Vilas 3–6, 6–0, 5–7, 2–6
Winner 12. 1975 Cairo, Egypt Clay François Jauffret 6–0, 4–6, 6–1, 6–3
Winner 13. 1975 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Bob Hewitt 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 18. 1975 Valencia, Spain Clay Ilie Năstase 3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 19. 1975 Madrid, Spain Clay Ilie Năstase 6–7, 1–6, 6–2, 3–6
Winner 14. 1975 Bournemouth, UK Clay Patrick Proisy 6–3, 4–6, 6–2, 7–5
Winner 15. 1975 Hamburg, Germany Clay Jan Kodeš 3–6, 6–2, 6–2, 4–6, 6–1
Runner-up 20. 1975 Rome, Italy Clay Raúl Ramírez 6–7, 5–7, 5–7
Winner 16. 1975 Båstad, Sweden Clay José Higueras 6–0, 6–3
Winner 17. 1975 Indianapolis, US Clay Arthur Ashe 6–2, 6–2
Winner 18. 1975 Toronto, Canada Clay Ilie Năstase 7–6, 6–0, 6–1
Winner 19. 1975 US Open, New York Clay Jimmy Connors 6–4, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 21. 1975 Tokyo, Japan Clay Raúl Ramírez 4–6, 5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 22. 1975 Calcutta, India Clay Vijay Amritraj 5–7, 3–6
Winner 20. 1976 Valencia, Spain Clay Kjell Johansson 6–2, 6–2, 6–2
Winner 21. 1976 Munich, Germany Clay Karl Meiler 6–1, 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 23. 1976 Bournemouth, UK Clay Wojtek Fibak 2–6, 9–7, 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 24. 1976 Hamburg, Germany Clay Eddie Dibbs 4–6, 6–4, 1–6, 6–2, 1–6
Runner-up 25. 1976 Düsseldorf, Germany Clay Björn Borg 2–6, 2–6, 0–6
Runner-up 26. 1976 Pepsi Grand Slam, Myrtle Beach Clay Ilie Năstase 4–6, 3–6
Winner 22. 1976 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Jan Kodeš 7–6, 6–2, 7–6
Winner 23. 1976 Tehran, Iran Clay Raúl Ramírez 7–6, 6–0, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 24. 1976 Madrid, Spain Clay Eddie Dibbs 7–6, 6–2, 6–1
Winner 25. 1976 Barcelona, Spain Clay Eddie Dibbs 6–1, 2–6, 2–6, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 27. 1976 London, UK Carpet Raúl Ramírez 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 28. 1976 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Mark Cox 6–4, 5–7, 6–7
Winner 26. 1976 Masters, Houston Carpet Wojtek Fibak 5–7, 6–2, 0–6, 7–6, 6–1
Runner-up 29. 1977 Hamburg, Germany Clay Paolo Bertolucci 3–6, 6–4, 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 30. 1977 North Conway, US Clay John Alexander 6–2, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 27. 1977 Indianapolis, US Clay Jimmy Connors 6–1, 6–3
Winner 28. 1977 Boston, US Clay Eddie Dibbs 7–6, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 31. 1977 Barcelona, Spain Clay Björn Borg 2–6, 5–7, 2–6
Winner 29. 1977 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay Kim Warwick 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 32. 1977 Manila, Philippines Hard Karl Meiler DEF
Winner 30. 1978 Boston, US Clay Harold Solomon 6–4, 6–3
Winner 31. 1979 Munich, Germany Clay Wojtek Fibak 6–3, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 33. 1979 Madrid, Spain Clay Yannick Noah 3–6, 7–6, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 34. 1980 Nice, France Clay Björn Borg 2–6, 0–6, 1–6
Winner 32. 1981 Palermo, Italy Clay Pedro Rebolledo 6–4, 6–0, 6–0
Winner 33. 1982 Bournemouth, UK Clay Ángel Giménez 6–2, 6–0
Runner-up 35. 1983 Nice, France Clay Henrik Sundström 5–7, 6–4, 3–6

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline

Tournament 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 SR
Australian Open QF A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 1
French Open 1R 3R 4R 1R SF 2R F 1R QF A QF 4R 4R 1R A 2R 0 / 14
Wimbledon 1R 1R 3R 1R SF A 4R A A A A 4R A A A A 0 / 7
US Open A 2R A 4R 3R 3R 2R W QF QF 1R A A A A A 1 / 9
Win–Loss 3–2 3–3 5–2 3–2 11–3 3–2 10–3 7–1 8–2 4–1 4–2 4–2 3–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 1 / 31

Doubles titles (22)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 1969 Barcelona, Spain Clay Patricio Rodríguez Terry Addison
Ray Keldie
8–10, 6–3, 6–1, 5–7, 6–2
Winner 2. 1971 New York, US Indoor Juan Gisbert, Sr. Jimmy Connors
Haroon Rahim
7–6, 6–2
Winner 3. 1971 Salisbury, US Hard (i) Juan Gisbert, Sr. Clark Graebner
Thomaz Koch
6–3, 4–6, 7–6
Runner-up 1. 1972 Kansas City, US Indoor Andrés Gimeno Ilie Năstase
Ion Ţiriac
7–6, 4–6, 6–7
Winner 4. 1972 Salisbury, US Hard (i) Andrés Gimeno Juan Gisbert, Sr.
Vladimir Zednik
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 1972 Hampton, US Hard (i) Andrés Gimeno Ilie Năstase
Ion Ţiriac
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 3. 1972 Caracas, Venezuela Hard Jim McManus Patricio Cornejo
Jaime Fillol
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 4. 1972 Madrid, Spain Clay Andrés Gimeno Ilie Năstase
Stan Smith
2–6, 2–6
Winner 5. 1972 Brussels, Belgium Clay Juan Gisbert, Sr. Patricio Cornejo
Jaime Fillol
9–7, 6–3
Winner 6. 1972 Eastbourne, UK Grass Juan Gisbert, Sr. Nicholas Kalogeropoulos
Andrew Pattison
8–6, 6–2
Winner 7. 1972 Barcelona, Spain Clay Juan Gisbert, Sr. Frew McMillan
Ilie Năstase
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 8. 1973 Barcelona, Spain Clay Juan Gisbert, Sr. Mike Estep
Ion Ţiriac
6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 5. 1973 Hamburg, Germany Clay Ion Ţiriac Jürgen Fassbender
Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
6–7, 6–7, 6–7
Runner-up 6. 1973 Eastbourne, UK Grass Ion Ţiriac Ove Nils Bengtson
Jim McManus
4–6, 6–4, 5–7
Winner 9. 1973 Louisville, US Clay Ion Ţiriac Clark Graebner
John Newcombe
0–6, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 1973 Indianapolis, US Clay Ion Ţiriac Bob Carmichael
Frew McMillan
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 1973 Barcelona, Spain Clay Antonio Muñoz Ilie Năstase
Tom Okker
6–4, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 9. 1974 Tucson, US Hard Tom Edlefsen Charlie Pasarell
Sherwood Stewart
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 10. 1974 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Tony Roche John Alexander
Phil Dent
6–7, 6–4, 6–7, 3–6
Winner 10. 1974 Munich, Germany Clay Antonio Muñoz Jürgen Fassbender
Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
2–6, 6–4, 7–6, 6–2
Winner 11. 1974 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay José Higueras Roy Emerson
Thomaz Koch
7–5, 0–6, 6–1, 9–8
Winner 12. 1974 Montreal, Canada Hard Guillermo Vilas Jürgen Fassbender
Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
6–1, 2–6, 6–2
Runner-up 11. 1974 Barcelona, Spain Clay Guillermo Vilas Juan Gisbert, Sr.
Ilie Năstase
6–3, 0–6, 2–6
Winner 13. 1974 Tehran, Iran Clay Guillermo Vilas Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
7–6, 2–6, 6–2
Winner 14. 1974 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Guillermo Vilas Clark Graebner
Thomaz Koch
6–4, 6–3
Winner 15. 1975 Bournemouth, UK Clay Juan Gisbert, Sr. Syd Ball
Dick Crealy
8–6, 6–3
Winner 16. 1975 Hamburg, Germany Clay Juan Gisbert, Sr. Wojtek Fibak
Jan Kodeš
6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 12. 1975 Båstad, Sweden Clay Juan Gisbert, Sr. Björn Borg
Ove Nils Bengtson
6–7, 5–7
Winner 17. 1975 Indianapolis, US Clay Juan Gisbert, Sr. Wojtek Fibak
Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
7–5, 6–0
Runner-up 13. 1975 Madrid, Spain Clay Juan Gisbert, Sr. Jan Kodeš
Ilie Năstase
6–7, 6–4, 7–9
Winner 18. 1975 Tehran, Iran Clay Juan Gisbert, Sr. Bob Hewitt
Frew McMillan
7–5, 6–7, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 14. 1975 Tokyo, Japan Clay Juan Gisbert, Sr. Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
6–7, 4–6
Winner 19. 1975 Calcutta, India Clay Juan Gisbert, Sr. Anand Amritraj
Vijay Amritraj
1–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 20. 1976 Valencia, Spain Clay Juan Gisbert, Sr. Corrado Barazzutti
Antonio Zugarelli
Winner 21. 1976 Munich, Germany Clay Juan Gisbert, Sr. Jürgen Fassbender
Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
1–6, 6–3, 6–2, 2–3, ret.
Runner-up 15. 1976 Bournemouth, UK Clay Juan Gisbert, Sr. Wojtek Fibak
Fred McNair
6–4, 5–7, 5–7
Runner-up 16. 1976 Montreal, Canada Hard Juan Gisbert, Sr. Bob Hewitt
Raúl Ramírez
2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 17. 1976 Tehran, Iran Clay Juan Gisbert, Sr. Wojtek Fibak
Raúl Ramírez
5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 18. 1977 Madrid, Spain Clay Antonio Muñoz Bob Hewitt
Frew McMillan
7–6, 6–7, 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 19. 1978 French Open, Paris Clay José Higueras Gene Mayer
Hank Pfister
3–6, 2–6, 2–6
Winner 22. 1982 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay Raúl Ramírez Guillermo Aubone
Ángel Giménez
DEF
Runner-up 20. 1982 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Angel Gimenez Hans Kary
Zoltan Kuharszky
5–7, 2–6

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