Manuel Santana

May 10, 1938
Place of Birth:
Madrid, Spain
Induction Category:
Recent Player
Year of Induction:
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 1

A champion of extraordinary flair and imagination, Santana was also a sportsman of the highest order and a crowd favorite wherever he took his dazzling game and personality. He had supreme touch and an astounding stroke vocabulary, captivating those in the stands with his breathtaking drop shots, spectacular topspin lobs, and improvisation of all kinds. The versatile Santana collected major titles on clay and grass. He became not only Spanish Davis Cup captain but an esteemed tournament promoter as well.

Grand Slam Record

French Open

  • Singles champion 1961, 1964
  • Doubles Champion 1963


  • Singles Champion 1966

US National Championship

  • Singles Champion 1965

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1958-70, 1973