October 14, 2021
(Reuters) – Ana Ivanovic of Serbia, Flavia Pennetta of Italy, Carlos Moya and Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain have found a list of six candidates for the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Rhode Island-based Hall of Fame Newport said Thursday that the quartet was announced as a 2022 class candidate alongside former doubles player Cara Black of Zimbabwe and Lisa Raymond of the United States.
Former world number one Ivanovich, who has counted the 2008 French Open as one of 15 career titles, stayed in the top five of the rankings for 91 weeks.
After defeating his compatriot Roberta Vinci in the first All-Italy final, Penetta raised the US Open trophy in 2015, winning 10 more singles in his career and reaching his career’s highest 6 in the rankings. bottom.
Penetta was also a key member of the Italian team, who won the doubles crown at the Australian Open and then won four titles in the renamed Fed Cup.
Counting the 1998 French Open among 20 career titles, Moya was once the number one in the world and a member of the winning 2004 Davis Cup team in Spain.
Ferrero won his only career, the Grand Slam title, at the 2003 French Open a year later after losing the final at Roland Garros. His solid appearance in 2003, including his appearance in the US Open final, pushed him to the top of the rankings.
In 2000, Ferrero hit a pass shot and scored the final decisive point of the first Spanish Davis Cup championship team.
The 2022 class, determined by a combination of votes from fans, journalists, historians and existing Hall of Fame inductors, will be announced early next year.
(Report by Frank Ping of Toronto, edited by Ed Osmond)
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