Juan Carlos Ferrero Among This Year’s International Tennis Hall of Fame Nominees

Juan Carlos Ferrero has another chance at a place in the hall

The International Tennis Hall of Fame has announced the nominees for the Class of 2023, with the 42-year-old Spanish former world No. 1 tennis player among the half-dozen holdovers from the vote last year, the first time in history no one on the ballot was selected.

Juan Carlos FerreroFerrero makes his return to the ballot in the Player Category alongside Cara BlackAna IvanovicFlavia PennettaCarlos Moya and Lisa Raymond.

None of those six reached the required 75% of the vote for the Class of 2022 in combined results 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.

Dutch wheelchair star Esther Vergeer is among three new nominees for the Class of 2023. Vergeer, nominated in the Wheelchair Tennis Category, won 44 Grand Slam titles between singles and doubles and was unbeaten for more than 10 years.

Rick Draney, who helped pioneer the Quad Division in addition to being an accomplished athlete, is also nominated in the Wheelchair Tennis Category.

Daniel Nestor, owner of eight Grand Slam doubles trophies, makes his debut in the Player Category.

Inductees will be announced next year. The Hall ceremony is scheduled for July 22 at the Rhode Island-based Hall, which has been around since 1955.

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