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Jim McManus, ATP Founding Member & Former Player, Passes Away

FiBeR
01-18-2011, 11:37 PM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2011/01/Other/Jim-McManus-Passes-Away.aspx

Jim McManus, 70, who was in the tennis arena for more than 50 years as a player, administrator and fan of the game, passed away on Tuesday morning of medical complications following his battle with cancer.

McManus is survived by his wife, Carole, of 30 years (:eek:), and their two children, Kate and Jordy.

Dmitry Verdasco
01-18-2011, 11:43 PM
HA! ...anus

Johnny Groove
01-19-2011, 12:19 AM
Behind the scenes legend.

W/o him, the game wouldn't be anywhere near what it is now.

ApproachShot
01-19-2011, 04:38 AM
Behind the scenes legend.

W/o him, the game wouldn't be anywhere near what it is now.

Seconded. The tennis community as a whole ought to pay their due respects to those who have helped create the platform for the modern game.

Pirata.
01-19-2011, 05:23 AM
RIP :sad:

Orka_n
01-19-2011, 05:29 AM
Rest in peace.

Via
01-20-2011, 11:23 AM
oh.... thanks for posting this. the guy was a true gentleman, and a rare breed inside that organisation imo. very sorry to hear this :sad:

Echoes
01-20-2011, 01:20 PM
A great doubles player, too.

In my archives, I've got a singles title win in Hobart for McManus. The ATP website hasn't.

Hobart 1970
Columbus D 1971
Sacramento D 1971
Tanglewood D 1971
Los Angeles D 1972
Queen's Club D 1972
Eastbourne D 1972
Kitzbuhel D 1972
New Delhi D 1972


RIP !