Manuel Alonso

November 12, 1895
October 11, 1984
Place of Birth:
San Sebastian, Spain
Induction Category:
Master Player
Year of Induction:
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 5

The first great player from the nation of Spain, Alonso had both a flair for the dramatic and a stylish game. During the 1920s he became a U.S. resident, which made him eligible for a U.S. ranking. For three years, he garnered a place in the American top ten, finishing second in the country behind the great Bill Tilden in 1929, which was no mean feat. His potent western forehand was the key to his success, but he had other attributes including superior footwork, and an affinity for the volley.

Grand Slam Record

French Open

  • Singles Semi-Finalist 1921


  • All-Comers Singles Finalist 1921

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1921-22, 1924-25, 1931, 1936