Canadian tennis nice Daniel Nestor has been named to the ballot for the 2023 class of the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Monday.
Nestor, who’s amongst seven returning nominees within the participant class, is an eight-time Grand Slam doubles champion and four-time combined doubles Grand Slam winner in a profession that spanned from 1991 to 2018.
The 50-year-old additionally gained Olympic gold in 2000 and was the top-ranked doubles participant for over 100 weeks. He gained 4 ATP Tour finals doubles titles and was the primary participant to win 1,000 ATP doubles matches.
“It is overwhelming for me to be mentioned in the same breath as the best players of all time,” Nestor mentioned. “I have a tremendous appreciation to God, my family, friends, coaches and partners who have helped me achieve this nomination. Congratulations to the other nominees listed on the 2023 ballot, all of whom have enjoyed incredible careers in the sport.”
Candidates on the 2023 ballot will go earlier than the official voting group which incorporates media, Hall of Famers, and tennis historians. The prime three candidates from fan voting, which is able to run from Oct. 20-30, will obtain extra proportion factors to their vote totals from the official voting group.
In order to make it into the Hall of Fame, a candidate should obtain a vote of no less than 75 per cent from the mixed complete of the official voting group and any extra factors from fan voting.
The different nominees are Cara Black, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Ana Ivanovic, Carlos Moya, Flavia Pennetta and Lisa Raymond. Esther Vergeer and Rick Draney are nominees from the wheelchair tennis class.
Following the conclusion of the voting course of from each followers and the official voting group, the inductees for the 2023 class can be introduced early subsequent yr.
The induction ceremony itself is ready to happen July 22, 2023.
This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Oct. 17, 2022.