Found February 24, 2012 on YummySports:
PLAYERS: Jimmy Connors
On September 7, 1975, Spanish tennis player Manuel Orantes defeated top-seeded Jimmy Connors 6–4, 6–3, 6–3 in the finals of the US Open at Forest Hills in New York. Before winning his first Grand Slam, he came up second to Björn Borg (former world no. 1 tennis player from Sweden) in France at the French Open in the final, giving the Swedish a run for his money by winning the first two sets before Borg bounced back to win the title 2–6, 6–7, 6–0, 6–1, 6–1. Orantes’ efforts over the years in WTA competitions and his contribution to the Spanish Davis Cup team between 1967-1980, has been recognized and rewarded by the tennis world with an induction to the International Tennis Hall of Fame scheduled to take place at the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum in Newport, R.I on the 14th of July. Orantes, a native of Granada and resident in Barcelona, will be inducted in the Master Player Category, with more members of the class of 2012 expected to be announced in March. The crit...

Manuel Orantes to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame

Spain’s Manuel Orantes who defeated top-seeded Jimmy Connors to capture the 1975 US Open title will be inducted to the International Tennis Hall of Fame this July. Orantes is the third member of the Class of 2012 to be announced, and he is the only inductee in the Master Player Category. Additional members of the Class of 2012 will be announced within the month ahead. The Induction...

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 Open. 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...
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