Juan Carlos Ferrero & Carlos Moya In Hall Of Fame Ballot | ATP Tour


Former World No. 1s Juan Carlos Ferrero and Carlos Moya are amongst six gamers on the Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame’s poll for 2022.

The Class of 2022 nominees are:
Carlos Moya, of Spain, the winner of the 1998 French Open and a former World No. 1
• Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero, the 2003 French Open Champion and a former World No. 1
• Serbian Ana Ivanovic, 2008 French Open Champion and a former World No. 1
• Italy’s Flavia Pennetta, 2015 US Open singles champion and former doubles World No. 1
Cara Black of Zimbabwe, a former doubles World No. 1 and the winner of 10 main titles in doubles and combined doubles
Lisa Raymond of the USA, a former doubles World No. 1 and winner of 11 Grand Slam titles in doubles and combined doubles

“The six nominees named to the Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame’s 2022 poll have all achieved exceptional outcomes on tennis’ largest phases – Grand Slam titles, topping the world rankings, Davis Cup and Billie Jean King Cup victories. Their successes are highlights of tennis historical past, and it’s a pleasure to recognise their accomplishments with the honour of Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame nomination,” mentioned ITHF President Stan Smith.

Ivanovic, Black, Pennetta, and Moya are all new nominees to the poll, whereas Ferrero and Raymond are returning nominees of their second 12 months on the poll. The Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame coverage states {that a} nominee stays on the poll for as much as three consecutive years, except voted in. The six nominees are all eligible within the Corridor of Fame’s Participant Class for the Class of 2022. This isn’t an eligibility 12 months for the Corridor of Fame’s Contributor or Wheelchair Classes, that are thought of each 4 years.

Now that the poll is ready, the Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame’s Fan Voting will open on Friday, 15 October on vote.tennisfame.com, offering the chance for tennis followers world wide to voice their help for who they assume ought to turn into Corridor of Famers. Moreover, voting by the Official Voting Group of journalists, historians, and current Corridor of Famers will happen within the coming months. Election into the Corridor of Fame is set by the mix of outcomes from Fan Voting and the Official Voting Group and is additional detailed beneath.

“Tennis followers are discerning, educated, and passionate. Their enter into who turns into a Corridor of Famer is integral to the Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame’s induction process. We’re glad to offer Fan Voting as a chance for followers to have a say. Moreover, the geographic variety of the candidates on this 12 months’s poll clearly showcases the worldwide recognition of our sport. It isn’t real looking to assume that tennis followers everywhere in the world will be capable of come to Newport to have a good time the greats in individual, however by Fan Voting, followers can nonetheless take part and advocate for these they deem deserving of tennis’ final honour,” mentioned Todd Martin, CEO of the Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame.

FAN VOTING & THE INDUCTION PROCESS

The Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame’s Fan Vote will run 15  – 31 October. The highest-three vote getters within the Fan Vote will obtain bonus share factors on their Official Voting Group end result. The Official Voting Group is comprised of knowledgeable tennis journalists, historians, and Corridor of Famers.

The candidate with the best end result within the Fan Vote will obtain three extra share factors added onto their end result from the Official Voting Group, whereas second and third place will obtain two and one extra share factors, respectively.

To be elected into the Corridor of Fame, a candidate should obtain an affirmative vote in 75% or larger from the mixed complete of their Official Voting Group end result and any bonus share factors earned within the Fan Vote.

The outcomes of the ITHF Fan Vote will probably be introduced on the conclusion of the voting interval. The Official Voting Group vote will probably be tabulated within the coming months, and the Class of 2022 Inductees will probably be introduced in early 2022 with the Induction Ceremony slated to happen 16, July 2022.

ABOUT THE 2021 NOMINEES

The Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame’s Participant Class recognises ATP and WTA gamers who’ve achieved a distinguished report of aggressive achievement on the highest worldwide degree.

Carlos Moya, of Spain, achieved the World No. 1 rating, and spent greater than 200 weeks contained in the world top-10. Moya was the French Open Champion in 1998, and a finalist on the Australian Open in 1997. Moreover, Moya gained 20 profession titles, together with three Masters 1000-level occasions. He was a member of the victorious 2004 Spanish Davis Cup staff. Since 2016, Moya has coached fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal.

Juan Carlos Ferrero, additionally of Spain, reached his first main closing at Roland-Garros in 2002, upsetting then world No. 4 Andre Agassi and No. 2 Marat Safin en route. He fell within the closing to compatriot Albert Costa. Ferrero returned to the ultimate one 12 months later, profitable the 2003 Roland-Garros title. Later that 12 months, Ferrero reached the ultimate of the US Open. His success in 2003 propelled him to the World No. 1 rating, and he spent 139 weeks contained in the world top-5. In 2000, Ferrero turned a hero of the first-ever Spanish Davis Cup championship staff when he gained the ultimate level in Barcelona towards Australia.

Serbian Ana Ivanovic gained the 2008 French Open title, and had two extra appearances in main finals, reaching the French Open closing in 2007 and the Australian Open closing in 2008. Ivanovic was ranked World No. 1 and spent 91 weeks contained in the world top-5. Along with the Roland-Garros trophy, Ivanovic gained 14 profession titles, together with 3 WTA Premier Obligatory titles. Ivanovic got here of age in Serbia because the nation was rising from the breakup of Yugoslavia, along with her early coaching going down in very difficult circumstances. She went on to signify Serbia in Fed Cup competitors for 9 years, together with a run into the finals in 2012. Ivanovic is the primary Serbian to be nominated for the Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame.

Italy’s Flavia Pennetta claimed the US Open trophy in 2015, defeating her compatriot and childhood pal Roberta Vinci within the first ever all-Italian main closing. Pennetta gained a further 10 singles titles in her profession and reached a profession excessive of world No. 6. Moreover, Pennetta had an completed doubles profession, attaining the World No. 1 rating and profitable a significant doubles title on the Australian Open. Pennetta was a staple of the Italian Fed Cup staff for greater than a decade and was integral in capturing 4 championship titles. She is the primary Italian girl to be nominated for the Corridor of Fame.

Cara Black of Zimbabwe, was a World No. 1 doubles participant and predominantly a doubles specialist all through her WTA profession, profitable 60 titles. Black held the No. 1 rating for 163 weeks, and spent 569 weeks contained in the world top-10. She was a 5-time main doubles champion profitable three titles at Wimbledon, in addition to trophies on the Australian Open and the US Open. Black additionally gained 5 combined doubles main titles and is one among three girls in tennis historical past (Open Period, since 1968) to have a achieved a profession Grand Slam in combined doubles. Black hails from a tennis household, and he or she partnered along with her brother Wayne for 2 of her combined doubles main titles.

American Lisa Raymond gained 11 main titles with six completely different companions over the course of her profession. Raymond gained six main titles in girls’s doubles, the place she has a profession Grand Slam, and 5 in combined doubles. She additionally earned a bronze medal on the 2012 Summer season Olympics along with her combined doubles accomplice, Mike Bryan, and was a member of a championship United States Fed Cup staff. Raymond was ranked world No. 1 in doubles for 137 weeks and reached a profession excessive of world No. 15 in singles. She gained 79 profession doubles titles. Raymond’s path to the WTA Tour got here after nice success on the collegiate degree. As a member of the College of Florida girls’s tennis staff, Raymond gained the NCAA singles title twice and led the staff to their first nationwide championship.

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