Manuel Orantes

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Manuel Orantes
Manuel Orantes c1974.jpg
Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceBarcelona, Spain
Born (1949-02-06) 6 February 1949 (age 69)
Granada, Spain
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Turned pro1968 (amateur tour from 1964)
Retired1983
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,398,303
Int. Tennis HoF2012 (member page)
Singles
Career record766–321 (70.47%) [2]
Career titles36 [3]
Highest rankingNo. 2 (23 August 1973)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1968)
French OpenF (1974)
WimbledonSF (1972)
US OpenW (1975)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsW (1976)
Olympic GamesF (1968, demonstration)
Doubles
Career record298–155
Career titles22
Highest rankingNo. 160 (3 January 1983)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (1968)
French OpenF (1978)
WimbledonQF (1972)
US Open3R (1975)

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

Career[edit]

On 7 September 1975 Orantes defeated top-seeded Jimmy Connors in the finals of the US Open at Forest Hills, New York to win his only Grand Slam title. A year earlier, he was runner-up to Björn Borg in the final of the French Open, taking a two-set lead before Borg won the last three sets for the loss of just two games.

Overall, he won 36 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, including the French Open (1974), Cincinnati (1973), Monte Carlo (1970), Canada (1973 & 1974), Rome (1973 & 1975), and Hamburg (1976 & 1977).

Orantes 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, including 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 in 2012.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1974 French Open Clay Sweden Björn Borg 6–2, 7–6(7–1), 0–6, 1–6, 1–6
Winner 1975 US Open Clay United States Jimmy Connors 6–4, 6–3, 6–3

ATP Career finals[edit]

Singles: 72 (36 titles, 36 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 1968 Madrid, Spain [4] Hard (i) Spain Manuel Santana 6-2, 6-8, 5-7, 6-3, 8-6
Winner 2. 1969 Macon, USA [5] Carpet (i) United Kingdom Mark Cox 10-8, 7-5, 4-6, 9-7
Winner 3. 1969 Barcelona, Spain Clay Spain Manuel Santana 6–4, 7–5, 6–4
Winner 4. 1969 Madrid, Spain [6] Hard (i) Australia Barry Philips-Moore 8-6 6-3 6-1
Runner-up 1. 1970 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović 4–6, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 1970 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović 4–6, 2–6, 0–6
Runner-up 3. 1971 Caracas, Venezuela Clay Brazil Thomaz Koch 6–7, 1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 1971 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay United States Clark Graebner Abandoned
Winner 5. 1971 Barcelona, Spain Clay United States Robert Lutz 6–4, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 6. 1972 Caracas, Venezuela Hard Pakistan Haroon Rahim 6–4, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 1972 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard United States Cliff Richey 4–6, 5–7, 6–3, 4–6
Winner 7. 1972 Rome, Italy Clay Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 4–6, 6–1, 7–5, 6–2
Winner 8. 1972 Brussels, Belgium Clay Spain Andrés Gimeno 6–4, 6–1, 2–6, 7–5
Winner 9. 1972 Hamburg, Germany Clay Italy Adriano Panatta 6–3, 9–8, 6–0
Winner 10. 1972 Båstad, Sweden Clay Romania Ilie Năstase 6–4, 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 1972 South Orange, US Hard Romania Ilie Năstase 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 1972 Barcelona, Spain Clay Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 3–6, 2–6, 3–6
Winner 11. 1973 Valencia, Spain Clay Italy Adriano Panatta 6–4, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 12. 1973 Nice, France Clay Italy Adriano Panatta 7–6, 5–7, 4–6, 7–6, 12–10
Runner-up 8. 1973 Rome, Italy Clay Romania Ilie Năstase 1–6, 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 9. 1973 Båstad, Sweden Clay United States Stan Smith 4–6, 2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 10. 1973 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez Abandoned
Winner 13. 1973 Louisville, US Clay Australia John Newcombe 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 1973 Cincinnati, US Clay Romania Ilie Năstase 7–5, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 14. 1973 Indianapolis, US Clay France Georges Goven 6–4, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 12. 1973 Toronto, Canada Clay Netherlands Tom Okker 3–6, 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 13. 1973 Barcelona, Spain Clay Romania Ilie Năstase 6–2, 1–6, 6–8, 4–6
Runner-up 14. 1974 French Open, Paris Clay Sweden Björn Borg 6–2, 7–6, 0–6, 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 15. 1974 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 16. 1974 Toronto, Canada Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 4–6, 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 17. 1974 Barcelona, Spain Clay Romania Ilie Năstase 6–8, 7–9, 3–6
Runner-up 18. 1974 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 3–6, 6–0, 5–7, 2–6
Winner 15. 1975 Cairo, Egypt Clay France François Jauffret 6–0, 4–6, 6–1, 6–3
Winner 16. 1975 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay South Africa Bob Hewitt 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 19. 1975 Valencia, Spain Clay Romania Ilie Năstase 3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 20. 1975 Madrid, Spain Clay Romania Ilie Năstase 6–7, 1–6, 6–2, 3–6
Winner 17. 1975 Bournemouth, UK Clay France Patrick Proisy 6–3, 4–6, 6–2, 7–5
Winner 18. 1975 Hamburg, Germany Clay Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 3–6, 6–2, 6–2, 4–6, 6–1
Runner-up 21. 1975 Rome, Italy Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez 6–7, 5–7, 5–7
Winner 19. 1975 Båstad, Sweden Clay Spain José Higueras 6–0, 6–3
Winner 20. 1975 Indianapolis, US Clay United States Arthur Ashe 6–2, 6–2
Winner 21. 1975 Toronto, Canada Clay Romania Ilie Năstase 7–6, 6–0, 6–1
Winner 22. 1975 US Open, New York Clay United States Jimmy Connors 6–4, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 22. 1975 Tokyo, Japan Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez 4–6, 5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 23. 1975 Calcutta, India Clay India Vijay Amritraj 5–7, 3–6
Winner 23. 1976 Valencia, Spain Clay Sweden Kjell Johansson 6–2, 6–2, 6–2
Winner 24. 1976 Munich, Germany Clay West Germany Karl Meiler 6–1, 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 24. 1976 Bournemouth, UK Clay Poland Wojtek Fibak 2–6, 9–7, 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 25. 1976 Hamburg, Germany Clay United States Eddie Dibbs 4–6, 6–4, 1–6, 6–2, 1–6
Runner-up 26. 1976 Düsseldorf, Germany Clay Sweden Björn Borg 2–6, 2–6, 0–6
Runner-up 27. 1976 Pepsi Grand Slam, Myrtle Beach Clay Romania Ilie Năstase 4–6, 3–6
Winner 25. 1976 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 7–6, 6–2, 7–6
Winner 26. 1976 Tehran, Iran Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez 7–6, 6–0, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 27. 1976 Madrid, Spain Clay United States Eddie Dibbs 7–6, 6–2, 6–1
Winner 28. 1976 Barcelona, Spain Clay United States Eddie Dibbs 6–1, 2–6, 2–6, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 28. 1976 London, UK Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 29. 1976 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) United Kingdom Mark Cox 6–4, 5–7, 6–7
Winner 29. 1976 Masters, Houston Carpet Poland Wojtek Fibak 5–7, 6–2, 0–6, 7–6, 6–1
Runner-up 30. 1977 Hamburg, Germany Clay Italy Paolo Bertolucci 3–6, 6–4, 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 31. 1977 North Conway, US Clay Australia John Alexander 6–2, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 30. 1977 Indianapolis, US Clay United States Jimmy Connors 6–1, 6–3
Winner 31. 1977 Boston, US Clay United States Eddie Dibbs 7–6, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 32. 1977 Barcelona, Spain Clay Sweden Björn Borg 2–6, 5–7, 2–6
Winner 32. 1977 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay Australia Kim Warwick 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 33. 1977 Manila, Philippines Hard West Germany Karl Meiler DEF
Winner 33. 1978 Boston, US Clay United States Harold Solomon 6–4, 6–3
Winner 34. 1979 Munich, Germany Clay Poland Wojtek Fibak 6–3, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 34. 1979 Madrid, Spain Clay France Yannick Noah 3–6, 7–6, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 35. 1980 Nice, France Clay Sweden Björn Borg 2–6, 0–6, 1–6
Winner 35. 1981 Palermo, Italy Clay Chile Pedro Rebolledo 6–4, 6–0, 6–0
Winner 36. 1982 Bournemouth, UK Clay Spain Ángel Giménez 6–2, 6–0
Runner-up 36. 1983 Nice, France Clay Sweden Henrik Sundström 5–7, 6–4, 3–6

Doubles: 42 (22 titles, 20 runner-ups)[edit]

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

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline[edit]

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 2R A A A A 0 / 7
US Open A 2R A QF 3R 3R 2R W QF QF 1R A A A A A 1 / 9
Win–Loss 3–2 3–3 5–2 4–2 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manuel Orantes". atpworldtour.com. Association of Tennis Professionals. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Manuel Orantes: Career match record". thetennisbase.com. Tennis Base. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Manuel Orantes: Career match record". thetennisbase.com. Tennis Base. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  4. ^ "1968 Real Madrid Tournament Draw". thetennisbase.com. Tennis Base. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Macon Indoorr/Macon Open Roll of honour". thetennisbase.com. Tennis Base. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Real Madrid Tournament Draw 1969". thetennisbase.com. Tennis Base. Retrieved 3 November 2017.

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