Manuel Santana

1938 - Today

Manuel Santana

Manuel Martínez Santana, also known as Manolo Santana (born 10 May 1938), is a former tennis player from Spain. He was ranked as amateur world No. 1 in 1966 by Lance Tingay.Before winning the US Open and Wimbledon he was quoted as saying "grass is just for cows"; he thought that tennis should be played on artificial surfaces as opposed to lawn tennis courts, like the ones at Wimbledon. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Manuel Santana has received more than 154,162 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 26th most popular tennis player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 150k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 57.34

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.45

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.54

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among tennis players, Manuel Santana ranks 26 out of 1,101Before him are Charlotte Cooper, Chris Evert, Ion Țiriac, Roy Emerson, Arthur Ashe, and Mats Wilander. After him are Stefan Edberg, Pete Sampras, Bill Tilden, Don Budge, Jean Borotra, and William Renshaw.

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Among people born in 1938, Manuel Santana ranks 81Before him are Juliet Anderson, Ted Turner, Georg Baselitz, Fela Kuti, Leiji Matsumoto, and Klaus Schwab. After him are Brian Dennehy, Marcello Gandini, Luigi Tenco, Connie Francis, Derviş Eroğlu, and Ryōji Noyori.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Manuel Santana ranks 425 out of 1,895Before him are Josep Pla (1897), García Ramírez of Navarre (1110), Marià Fortuny (1838), Arturo Pérez-Reverte (1951), Ildefonsus (607), and Fernando Sebastián Aguilar (1929). After him are Teresa Berganza (1933), Alonzo Cano (1601), María de las Mercedes, Princess of Asturias (1880), Ardo (700), Juan Negrín (1892), and David Villa (1981).


Among tennis players born in Spain, Manuel Santana ranks 2Before him are Rafael Nadal (1986). After him are Andrés Gimeno (1937), Manuel Orantes (1949), Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (1971), David Ferrer (1982), Carlos Moyá (1976), Juan Carlos Ferrero (1980), Manuel Alonso Areizaga (1895), Fernando Verdasco (1983), Sergi Bruguera (1971), and Conchita Martínez (1972).

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