Unprecedented situation: No new Tennis Hall of Famers selected this year

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For the first time ever, no new inductees were selected for the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Since none of the nominees passed the minimum number of votes, this year marks an unprecedented situation that has never happened since the beginning of the ITHF in 1955.

Ana Ivanovic

Grand Slam champions Ana Ivanovic, Flavia Pennetta, Cara Black and Carlos Moya were the new nominees on the ballot for the class of 2022, joining Lisa Raymond and Juan Carlos Ferrero who were returning nominees in their second year on the ballot.

To be elected into the Hall of Fame, a candidate had to receive an affirmative vote of 75% or higher and none of the 2022 nominees passed that threshold. The voting was based on the combined results from the official voting group consisting of journalists, historians, Hall of Famers and industry experts, plus bonus percentage points earned in the fan vote.

Since nominees remain on the ballot for up to three consecutive years, all six candidates will be back on the ballot for the class of 2023. (source: ESPN)

 

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