FILE PHOTO: Members of 2009 International Tennis Hall of Fame inductees Gimeno, Seles, Dell and Johnson pose with their plaques in Newport
FILE PHOTO: Contributors of the 2009 World Tennis Corridor of Popularity inductees (L-R) Andres Gimeno of Spain, Monica Seles, Donald Dell and Lange Johnson (receiving on behalf of the overdue Robert Walter Johnson) pose with their plaques in Newport, Rhode Island July 11, 2009. REUTERS/Adam Starvation

October 9, 2019

(Reuters) – The previous Spanish tennis participant Andres Gimeno, who received the French Open in 1972, died on Wednesday from most cancers elderly 82.

Nineteen instances Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal was once amongst the ones to pay tribute to Gimeno.

“I’ve simply been given the unhappy information of the dying of Andres Gimeno, who was once doubtless one of the most pioneers of tennis in Spain,” Nadal wrote on Twitter.

“I ship my condolences to his circle of relatives. RIP.”

Gimeno, who received one Grand Slam and was once Australian Open runner-up in 1969, stays the oldest participant to win Roland Garros, lifting the trophy elderly 34 after beating Frenchman Patrick Proisy within the ultimate.

(Reporting by means of Richard Martin; Modifying by means of Toby Davis)

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