Former French Open champion Gimeno dies at 82

Former spanish tennis player Andres Gimeno who won the open french In 1972, he died of cancer on Wednesday at age 82.

Nine times Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal was among those who paid tribute to Gimeno

"I've just been given the sad news of the death of Andres Gimeno , who was without doubt one of the pioneers of tennis in Spain," Nadal wrote on Twitter.

I send my condolences to his family. RIP

Gimeno, who won a Grand Slam and went Australian Open runner-up in 1969, remains the oldest player to win Roland Garros, lifting the trophy aged 34 after beating Frenchman Patrick Proisy in the final.