Carlos Moya is back in the running…
The 47-year-old Spanish former world No. 1 tennis player has been nominated for the International Tennis Hall of Fame in the player category.
Moya is the 1998 French Open singles champion and the runner-up at the 1997 Australian Open. In 2004, he was part of his country’s winning Davis Cup team. He has been Rafael Nadal‘s primary coach since 2016.
Black, Ivanovic, Moya, Nestor and Pennetta all fell short of the required 75% of the vote in past balloting from the official voting group — which includes media, historians, Hall of Famers and industry experts — and bonus percentage points awarded based on a fan vote. Nominees can remain in contention for three years.
Leander Paes is the sole first-time nominee in the player category.
The ballot for 2024 also includes two contributor category candidates: Vijay Amritraj and journalist Richard Evans.
This year’s online fan voting for the player category runs from Wednesday to Oct. 9.
The Hall’s Class of 2023 members — wheelchair star Esther Vergeer and quad division pioneer Rick Draney — were enshrined in July.