Updated 12/12/2020 at 21:48
The tennis world nonetheless mourns the death of Alejandro Olmedo, died this Wednesday of a cardiac arrest at 84 years outdated. The farewell messages nonetheless go on and this time it was Rod Laver, Australian sports activities legend.
Through his social networks, Rod Laver devoted an emotional message to the late Peruvian tennis participant. “Last week we lost a great champion and a wonderful friend, Alex Olmedo,” the 82-year-old former quantity wrote.
“Alex dominated me in the Wimbledon singles final in 1959 and made me a better player. My condolences to the Olmedo family, ”added Laver.
Alejandro Olmedo has handed away
Peruvian and world tennis mourned this Wednesday with the death of Alejandro Olmedo, who died this Wednesday at the age of 84.
Jaime Olmedo, brother of the former athlete of Arequipa, American citizen, was in cost of confirming his death. Olmedo, winner of the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 1959, was additionally topped in the Davis Cup (1958) representing the North American nation.
The common “Boss” was one of the finest tennis gamers of the time, managing to position second in the world rankings and win 5 titles all through his profession.
“The Peruvian Sports Institute regrets the sensitive death of Alejandro Olmedo Rodríguez, glory of Peruvian tennis. Winner of Wimbledon and the Australian Open in 1959. (1936-2020). RIP ”, underlined the IPD by social networks.