Melbourne, Australia, 7 Might 2021 | tennis.com.au
Lleyton Hewitt’s induction into the Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame is being deferred till 2022.
Hewitt and his household have opted to not journey to America for the 2021 induction ceremony attributable to present COVID-19 journey considerations.
“I’m deeply honoured to turn into a Corridor of Famer. Whereas I’m very a lot trying ahead to the ceremony and the celebration, everybody’s well being and security is the rightful precedence for us all to concentrate on proper now,” Hewitt defined.
“Because of the circumstances round COVID this 12 months, my household and I gained’t be capable of make it over to Newport, however we’re actually trying ahead to being there in 2022. I want all the easiest to everybody who’s being inducted this 12 months.”
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The Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame induction is scheduled for Saturday 17 July in Newport, Rhode Island. It’s going to honour Class of 2020 inductees Goran Ivanisevic and Conchita Martinez, whose ceremony was cancelled final 12 months, alongside Class of 2021 inductees the Authentic 9 and legendary tennis coach Dennis Van de Meer, who’s being inducted posthumously.
Australians Judy Dalton (nee Tegart) and Kerry Reid (nee Melville) are members of the Authentic 9, a gaggle of trailblazing ladies who launched the ladies’s skilled tennis tour. Dalton, who resides in Australia, can be unable to journey to the induction, however the US-based Reid plans to attend.
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