There is the list of candidates to enter the Tennis Hall of Fame Class 2024, and among them there is also Rafael Nadal's coach Carlos Moya. There is also the former Italian player Flavia Pennetta. She will have a third opportunity to join the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
The goal of the former US Open champion is to become the first Italian player to be admitted to the prestigious institution based in the Newport Casino in Newport.
Tennis fans will be able to vote for their favorites via the link vote.tennisfame.com.
The three candidates who receive the highest number of votes will have a bonus of 3%, 2% and 1% respectively, to be incorporated into the percentage of preferences expressed directly by the Official Voting Group. This important group includes journalists, already admitted tennis players and managers.
Pennetta is undoubtedly one of the greatest Italian tennis players in history. The now former Italian player won the US Open in 2015 in the historic all-Italian final with Roberta Vinci, and amazed all tennis fans with incredible performances.
The candidates for the Tennis Hall of Fame
In addition to her and Moya, there are also Leander Paes, Daniel Nestor, Cara Black and Ana Ivanovic.
In the Open Era, no one has won more Slams in mixed doubles than Paes, who has triumphed ten times.
Nestor reached the top of the doubles rankings and won eight Slams in this specialty.
Cara Black, for her part, had the ability to make Zimbabwe's history thanks to the excellent results achieved throughout her career. She has won 60 doubles titles, winning three times at Wimbledon and once at both the Australian Open and the US Open.
Ivanovic is the first Serbian to receive a nomination for the Hall of Fame. The Belgrade native was WTA number one and won Roland Garros in 2008, beating Dinara Safina in the final. Carlos Moya closes the nominations.
Having become ATP number one on 15 March 1999, the Spaniard won at Roland Garros and went all the way to the last act of the Australian Open.