Acapulco, March 1st – The organizers of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presented by HSBC paid tribute to a legend of Mexican tennis: Raul Ramírez, the best professional tennis player the country has ever produced.
On the court of the Arena GNP Seguros stadium, Ramírez’s family received a tribute to his outstanding and brilliant career, which was recognized by the fans who gave him a long applause.
The Mexican was ranked No. 4 in the world singles rankings and No. 1 in doubles in November of 1976. During his career, which lasted from 1973 to 1984, Ramírez won 60 titles, a few achievements that brought greatness to Mexican tennis.
Of those titles, 19 were in singles and 60 in doubles, including the Rome Masters (1975) and Monte Carlo (1978). He was also the only Mexican to have reached the semifinals in singles at Wimbledon in 1976.
Ramírez served as an inspiration for his predecessors, shining in an era in which he competed with great players of his time, among them, Björn Borg, Guillermo Vilas, Illie Nastase & Jimmy Connors.
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