(FILA Global) - FILA's Martin Mulligan was honored at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, a tournament where he had achieved great success as a professional tennis player. Mulligan secured two titles in Barcelona, and is one of only ten players to defend his crown in consecutive years. In celebration of his achievements, the organizing committee of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell - 65th Conde do Godo Trophy, paid tribute to Mulligan on the 50th anniversary of his first win, which took place in 1967.
The event was held on April 27th, at the 65th edition of the tournament. During a special on-court ceremony, Albert Agusti, President of the Real club de Tenis Barcelona-1899, and Albert Costa, Tournament Director, presented Mulligan with a replica of the Trophy.
Since the 1970's, Martin Mulligan has scouted and signed athletes to represent FILA tennis, and has been a passionate advocate for the sport. In addition to his tournament wins in Barcelona, Mulligan’s many on-court accomplishments include winning the men's singles title at the Italian Championships three times, in 1963, 1965 and 1967. He also reached the men’s singles finals in Wimbledon in 1962.