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Manuel Santana, Pathbreaking Spanish Tennis Champion, Dies at 83

MADRID — Manuel Santana, who as one of Spain’s first great tennis champions won four Grand Slam titles in the 1960s and heralded his country’s arrival as a tennis powerhouse, died on Saturday in Marbella, the beach town in southern Spain where he had long lived and managed a tennis club. He was 83.

His death was announced by the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament where Santana was honorary president. No cause was given, but Marcos García Montes, a lawyer and close friend of Santana, told a Spanish television show that he had died of a heart attack.