OCTOBER 17, 2022, NEWPORT, R.I. – Wheelchair tennis legends Esther Vergeer of the Netherlands and Rick Draney of america sign up for seven completed ATP and WTA gamers at the poll for induction into the Global Tennis Corridor of Repute’s Elegance of 2023. Draney and Vergeer are nominated for the Corridor of Repute’s Wheelchair Tennis Class. Within the Participant Class, 8-time primary doubles champion Daniel Nestor of Canada makes his poll debut.
The six further nominees within the Participant Class, all returning to the poll for the Elegance of 2023, are:
- Cara Black of Zimbabwe, former doubles global No. 1 and an 11-time Grand Slam champion in doubles and blended doubles
- Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain, 2003 French Open champion and previous global No. 1
- Ana Ivanović of Serbia, former global No. 1 and 2008 French Open champion
- Carlos Moyá of Spain, winner of the 1998 French Open and previous global No. 1
- Flavia Pennetta of Italy, former doubles global No. 1 and 2015 US Open singles champion
- Lisa Raymond of america, winner of eleven Grand Slam titles in doubles and blended doubles, and a former doubles global No. 1
Induction into the Global Tennis Corridor of Repute represents without equal honor in tennis, with a sum of the honoree’s achievements and affect as being among the perfect within the game’s historical past. With the poll set, the Professional Balloting Staff constructed from tennis reporters, historians, and Corridor of Famers, will forged their ballots within the coming months.
The ITHF’s annual Fan Balloting for the Participant Class returns later this week, giving enthusiasts world wide the chance to weigh in on which participant nominees are deserving of Corridor of Repute induction. From Thursday, Oct. 20 thru Sunday, Oct. 30, tennis enthusiasts can forged their ballots at vote.tennisfame.com.
The highest 3 applicants within the Fan Vote will obtain added share issues to their vote totals from the Professional Balloting Staff, with first position incomes 3 share issues, 2nd position two share issues, and 3rd position one share level. To be elected to the Corridor of Repute, applicants should obtain an affirmative vote of no less than 75% or upper from the blended general of the Professional Balloting Staff consequence, and any bonus share issues earned within the Fan Vote.
“The 9 nominees to the Elegance of 2023 poll for induction into the Global Tennis Corridor of Repute constitute tennis’ biggest achievements, throughout more than one disciplines of the game,” stated Katrina Adams, chairperson of the ITHF’s Enshrinee Nominating Committee. “As a former participant, I admire the exhausting paintings and professionalism each and every of those world-class athletes possess. Being known as applicants for tennis’ perfect honor, induction into the Corridor of Repute, is a momentous accolade.”
Effects from the Fan Vote shall be introduced in a while after the balloting length. Following the Professional Balloting Staff poll tabulation within the coming months, the Elegance of 2023 inductees shall be introduced early subsequent 12 months with the Induction Rite scheduled for July 22, 2023.