“Given the data that has been disseminated this afternoon relating to the well being of Manolo Santana, the Mutua Madrid Open desires to make clear the next. That our honorary president has not skilled any change in his well being,” the event stated in an announcement .

The be aware issued by the Madrid event follows the statements of a former worker of his tennis membership on a Telecinco program, the place he assured that Manolo Santana was in a “regrettable state of affairs.”

The administration of the Mutua Madrid Open has denied it and assures that “fixed communication is maintained with Manolo Santana on varied points associated to the event, the final one being this afternoon.”

“Manolo Santana continues to actively perform his work as honorary president of the Mutua Madrid Open, being the absolute best ambassador and serving to the event proceed to develop yr after yr,” the event added in stated assertion.

Santana, a pioneer of tennis in Spain, turned 82 final Could. In his prolific profession he achieved 4 ‘Grand Slam’ titles, the primary being at Roland Garros in 1961.

In 1964 he was as soon as once more proclaimed champion in Paris, and later he turned champion in the US in 1965. Lastly, the Madrid native accomplished his ‘Grand Slam’ report with the title received in 1966 on the London grass of Wimbledon. He additionally received a doubles title in France in 1963.