1975 US Open champ Orantes in Tennis Hall of Fame
Manuel Orantes has been elected to the International Tennis Hall
of Fame in the master player category.
Orantes won the 1975 U.S. Open by beating Jimmy Connors in the
final, and he was the runner-up to Bjorn Borg at the 1974 French
The Spaniard reached No. 2 in the rankings in 1973, and he was
in the year-ending top 10 for five consecutive years.
The Hall announced Orantes’ election on Thursday. Members of the
class of 2012 also include administrator and promoter Mike Davies
in the contributor category, and the late wheelchair player Randy
Snow in the recent player category.
Other inductees will be announced within the next two weeks.