Tennis

Rafael Osuna: The greatest tennis player you never knew

Published 1818 GMT (0218 HKT) November 8, 2011
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Rafael Osuna will always be remembered for his outstanding play and sportsmanship.
Mexican president Jose Lopez Portillo unveils a statue of Rafael Osuna with his mother and sister Elena. Courtesy of Rafael Osuna family
Rafael Osuna congratulates 1966 Wimbledon winner Manuel Santana of Spain after losing to him at the All England Club. Courtesy of family of Rafael Osuna
Rafael Osuna walks off court in the 1962 Davis Cup final with Australian legend Rod 'Rocket' Laver. Courtesy of family of Rafael Osuna
Rafael Osuna with his nephews Guillermo and Rafael. Courtesy of family of Rafael Osuna
Rafael Osuna was always the center of media attention at home and abroad. Courtesy family of Rafael Osuna
Rafael Osuna with friends and fellow star players Nicola Pietrangeli, Manuel Santana and Pierre Darmon Courtesy family of Rafael Osuna
The last picture taken of Rafael Osuna as he celebrated Mexico's Davis Cup win over Australia Courtesy Rafael Osuna family
The official certificate to confirm Rafael Osuna's elevation to the tennis Hall of Fame in 1979. Courtesy family of Rafael Osuna