Rafael Osuna

1938 - 1969

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Rafael Osuna Herrera (15 September 1938 – 4 June 1969), nicknamed "El Pelón" (The Bald), was a former world No. 1 tennis player, the most successful player in the history of Mexico and an Olympian. He was born in Mexico City, and is best remembered for his singles victory at the U.S. Open Championships in 1963, winning the 1960 and 1963 Wimbledon Doubles championships, the 1962 U.S. Open Championships doubles, and for leading Mexico to its only Davis Cup Final round appearance in 1962. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rafael Osuna has received more than 67,640 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Rafael Osuna is the 113th most popular tennis player (up from 114th in 2019), the 203rd most popular biography from Mexico (down from 151st in 2019) and the most popular Mexican Tennis Player.

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Among tennis players, Rafael Osuna ranks 113 out of 1,148Before him are Henner Henkel, Nelly Landry, Philippe Chatrier, Roscoe Tanner, Helena Suková, and Kea Bouman. After him are Tony Roche, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, John Hartley, Marguerite Broquedis, Juan Carlos Ferrero, and Lottie Dod.

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Among people born in 1938, Rafael Osuna ranks 312Before him are Janet Reno, Aristide Guarneri, Severino Reija, Urs Widmer, Victor Buono, and Duane Eddy. After him are Betty Cuthbert, Werner Olk, Jon Sobrino, Murtala Mohammed, Valentin Mankin, and Bart Berman. Among people deceased in 1969, Rafael Osuna ranks 143Before him are Friedrich von Huene, Ludwig Berger, George Cœdès, Julius Saaristo, José Piendibene, and Leonardo Cilaurren. After him are Mildred Davis, Margarita Xirgu, Enrique Peñaranda, Skip James, Manuel Plaza, and Miles Dempsey.

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Among people born in Mexico, Rafael Osuna ranks 203 out of 487Before him are José Ángel Gurría (1950), Guillermo Arriaga (1958), Luis E. Miramontes (1925), Adolfo Suárez Rivera (1927), Guillermo Ochoa (1985), and Don Miguel Ruiz (1952). After him are Miguel Barragán (1789), Juan Aldama (1774), Luis Hernández (1968), Sara Ramirez (1975), Susana Dosamantes (1948), and Sergio Pitol (1933).


Among tennis players born in Mexico, Rafael Osuna ranks 1After him are Raúl Ramírez (1953) and Santiago González (1983).