International Tennis Hall Of Fame Class Of 2023: Fan Voting Opens |  ATP Tour

International Tennis Hall Of Fame Class Of 2023: Fan Voting Opens | ATP Tour

The International Tennis Hall of Fame’s annual Fan Voting returns for 2022, with seven accomplished ATP and WTA players among this year’s candidates for the Class of 2023. From 20 October through 30 October, 2022, tennis fans around the world can cast their ballots for the candidates they believe are worthy of tennis’ ultimate honour: induction into the Hall of Fame.

The seven nominees in the Player Category for the Class of 2023 are:

  • Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain, 2003 Roland Garros champion and former World No. 1
  • Carlos Moya of Spain, 1998 Roland Garros champion and former World No. 1
  • Daniel Nestor of Canada, a 12-time Grand Slam champion in doubles and mixed doubles and former doubles World No. 1
  • Cara Black of Zimbabwe, former doubles World No. 1 and an 11-time Grand Slam champion
  • Ana Ivanovic of Serbia, former World No. 1 and 2008 Roland Garros champion
  • Flavia Pennetta of Italy, former doubles World No. 1 and 2015 US Open singles champion.
  • Lisa Raymond of the United States, winner of 11 Grand Slam titles in doubles and mixed doubles, and a former doubles World No. 1

Fans can learn more and weigh in with their bundles at vote.tennisfame.com during the voting period. While fans can only vote once, they may vote for as many candidates as they deem serving.


How The Vote Works:
The ITHF Player Voting Group, comprised of approximately 140 tennis journalists, historians, and Hall of Famers, will submit their vote.

The top 3 vote-getters in the Fan Vote will receive bonus percentage points on their result from the Voting Group. The candidate with the highest result in the Fan Vote will receive three additional percentage points, while second and third place will receive two and one additional percentage points, respectively.

To be elected, a candidate must receive an affirmative vote in 75% or higher of ballots submitted from the Voting Group or a combined total of 75% or higher from their Voting Group result and Fan Vote bonus percentage points.

Nestor makes his debut as an ITHF candidate this year, while Ivanovic, Ferrero, Black, Pennetta, Moya, and Raymond are all returning nominees to the ballot. ITHF policy states that a nominee remains on the ballot for up to three consecutive years, unless voted in. The six nominees are all eligible in the Hall of Fame’s Player Category for the Class of 2023.

“The nominees to the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s Class of 2023 ballot represent tennis’ greatest achievements, across multiple disciplines of the sport,” said Katrina Adams, chairperson of the ITHF’s Enshrinee Nominating Committee. “As a former player, I appreciate the hard work and professionalism each of these world-class athletes possess. Being recognized as candidates for tennis’ highest honour, induction into the Hall of Fame, is a momentous accolade.”

The International Tennis Hall of Fame is one of just two sports halls of fame where fans’ votes can have a direct impact on a candidate’s induction. The results of the ITHF Fan Vote will be announced at the conclusion of the voting period. The Class of 2023 inductees will be announced in early next year, with the Induction Ceremony slated to take place 23 July 2023.

For additional information on the Class of 2023 Fan Vote and the ITHF’s induction process, visit tennisfame.com.

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