Carlos Moya Nominated for International Tennis Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022

Carlos Moya is one step closer to reaching tennis elite status…

The 45-year-old Spanish former world No. 1 tennis player is one of the new nominees on the International Tennis Hall of Fame ballot for the class of 2022.

Carlos Moya

Moya, the French Open singles champion in 1998, is joined by fellow Grand Slam title winners Ana IvanovicFlavia Pennetta and Cara Black, who join holdovers Lisa Raymond and Juan Carlos Ferrero.

The Hall announced the candidates on Thursday. The half-dozen nominees all are in the player category; there is no one in the contributor or wheelchair categories, which only come every four years.

In addition to his Grand Slam title and former No. 1 ranking, Moya was part of his country’s successful Davis Cup team in 2004. He has been Rafael Nadal‘s primary coach since 2016,

Ivanovic won the 2008 French Open singles championship and reached No. 1 in the rankings. Pennetta was the 2015 US Open singles champion and made it to No. 1 in doubles. Black collected 10 major trophies in doubles or mixed doubles and was ranked No. 1 in doubles.

Raymond and Ferrero were first nominated for the class of 2021; players are eligible for three years before being dropped from the ballot. She won 11 Grand Slam trophies in doubles or mixed doubles and reached No. 1; he was the 2003 French Open singles champ and got to No. 1.

Fan voting begins Friday at and ends on Oct. 31. The top three finishers will receive bonus percentage points for their total count. Balloting by journalists, historians and members of the Hall of Fame will happen in the coming months.

The inductees will be announced early next year. The Hall ceremony is scheduled for July 16.

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