18:41, August 22, 2018
The Austrian Thomas Muster can be found on an eight-person list of candidates for inclusion in the "Hall of Fame" in the coming year. The left-hander from Styria won the 1995 French Open. In the women's stand, among other things, the two-time winner Li Na from China for the election.
The International Tennis Hall of Fame (ITHF) has announced the candidate list on Wednesday. However, the competition for the 50-year pattern is huge.
Well-known competitors such as Ivanisevic for patterns
Besides the Leibnitzer, the former Wimbledon winner Goran Ivanisevic (Croatia), the two-time French Open Champ Sergi Bruguera (Spain), the two-time major winner Yevgeny Kafelnikov (Russia) and the nine-time double Grand Slam winner Jonas Björkman (Sweden)) are nominated .
In addition to Li Na Martinez and Pierce are available for election
For women, the decision to become a member of the Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, between the China icon Li Na, former Wimbledon champion Conchita Martinez (Spain) and four-time winner Mary Pierce (France).
At Muster, which was the number one in the world in 1996 for six weeks, the ITHF not only emphasized its 44 titles on the ATP Tour, but also its incredible discipline. A few hours after his semi-final victory in Key Biscayne in March 1989, the impulsive blond boy was hit by a drunken driver. Pattern has suffered a serious knee injury.
The training images of the "seated" pattern passed the world
The photo's, in which he sat on a chair and shortly afterwards during training, passed the world. About six months later, Muster returned to a show fight against Ivan Lendl, who had been his last opponent in Key Biscayne half a year earlier.
For the first time in the 64-year history of the Hall of Fame, this time, besides the tennis historians and journalists, fans will also be able to decide who will be included in the illustrious circle on the holy site. From 27 August, fans can vote for voting.tennisfame.com.
The decision on the "Class of 2019" will be announced on the sidelines of the Australian Open in January next year in Melbourne. The recording ceremony will take place on July 20 in Newport, Rhode Island.
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