The International Tennis Hall of Fame’s annual Fan Voting is back again for 2023, with six accomplished ATP and WTA players among this year’s candidates for the Class of 2024. From 27 September through 9 October 2023, tennis fans around the world can cast their ballots to help these players achieve induction into the Hall of Fame.
The six nominees in the Player Category for the Class of 2024 are:
Carlos Moyá of Spain, winner of 1998 Roland Garros and former World No. 1
Daniel Nestor of Canada, a former doubles World No. 1 and winner of 12 major titles in doubles and mixed doubles
Leander Paes of India, winner of 18 Grand Slam titles in doubles and mixed doubles and a former doubles World No. 1. He makes history as the first Asian man nominated for the Hall of Fame in the Player Category.
Cara Black of Zimbabwe, former doubles World No. 1 and a 10-time Grand Slam champion in doubles and mixed doubles
Ana Ivanović of Serbia, former World No. 1 and 2008 Roland Garros champion
Flavia Pennetta of Italy, former doubles World No. 1 and 2015 US Open singles champion
Paes is a new addition to the ballot, while the other five players return in the Player Category.
Fans can learn more and weigh in with their ballots at vote.tennisfame.com during the voting period. While fans can only vote once, they may vote for as many candidates as they would like.
How The Vote Works:
The Official Voting Group, comprised of tennis journalists, historians, and Hall of Famers, will submit their vote.
The top three vote-getters in the Fan Vote will receive bonus percentage points on their result from the Official Voting Group. The candidate with the highest result in the Fan Vote will receive three additional percentage points, while second and third place will receive two and one additional percentage points, respectively.
To be elected, a candidate must receive an affirmative vote in 75 per cent or higher of ballots submitted from the Official Voting Group or a combined total of 75 per cent or higher from their Official Voting Group result and Fan Vote bonus percentage points.
The 2024 ballot will also include two nominees in the Contributor Category: former player and longtime broadcaster Vijay Amritraj and renowned journalist Richard Evans. (There is no fan voting for the Contributor Category.)
For additional information on the Class of 2023 Fan Vote and the ITHF’s induction process, visit tennisfame.com.