Canadian tennis nice Daniel Nestor on Monday was named to the ballot for the 2023 class of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
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 was the primary participant to win 1,000 ATP doubles matches.
“It is overwhelming for me to be talked about in the identical breath as the most effective gamers of all time,” Nestor stated. “I’ve an incredible appreciation to God, my household, pals, coaches and companions who’ve helped me obtain this nomination. Congratulations to the opposite nominees listed on the 2023 ballot, all of whom have loved unimaginable careers within 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 to Oct. 30, will obtain extra share 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 a minimum of 75 per cent from the mixed complete of the official voting group and any extra factors from fan voting.
The different nominees:
- Cara Black
- Juan Carlos Ferrero
- Ana Ivanovic
- Carlos Moya
- Flavia Pennetta
- 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 will probably be introduced early subsequent 12 months.
The induction ceremony itself is ready to happen July 22, 2023.