Extenista Andrés Gimeno, one of the great symbols of Spanish tennis, died on Wednesday at age 82 as a result of a long illness. The athlete, born and resident in Barcelona, was one of the pioneers of the racket in Spain and achieved his first great result in 1960, when he reached the final of the Internationals of France. Then, in 1972, he achieved his greatest success by becoming the most veteran champion of Roland Garros in the Open Era. Shortly before. in 1969, he had also reached the final of the Australian Open.