Andrés Gimeno

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Andrés Gimeno
Internationale Tenniskampioenschappen Melkhuisje, Andres Gimeno in aktie, Bestanddeelnr 926-5506.jpg
Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceBarcelona, Spain
Born(1937-08-03)3 August 1937
Barcelona, Spain
Died9 October 2019(2019-10-09) (aged 82)
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1960
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Int. Tennis HoF2009 (member page)
Career record787-473 (62.4%) [1]
Career titles41 [1]
Highest rankingNo. 6 (1961, L'Équipe)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenF (1969)
French OpenW (1972)
WimbledonSF (1970)
US Open4R (1969, 1972)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsRR (1972)
Professional majors
US ProF (1967)
Wembley ProF (1965)
French ProF (1962, 1967)
Career record94–60
Career titles3
Grand Slam Doubles results
French OpenF (1960)
WimbledonQF (1959)
US OpenF (1968)

Andrés Gimeno Tolaguera (3 August 1937 – 9 October 2019) was a Spanish tennis player. In 1972, when he won the French Open and he was the oldest first-time grand slam champion of the open era at 34 years of age.[2]

Gimeno died of cancer, on 9 October 2019, at the age of 82.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Andres Gimeno: Career match record". Tennis Base. Retrieved 6 November 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Dorish, Joe (8 May 2013). "Youngest and Oldest Men to win the French Open in Tennis". Yahoo. Archived from the original on 2 July 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Muere Andrés Gimeno, mito del tenis y campeón de Roland Garros". El Español (in Spanish). 9 October 2019.