Slightly below per week stays within the Fan Voting interval for the Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame Class of 2021 Fan Vote offered by BNP Paribas. In latest weeks tens of hundreds of followers from greater than 120 international locations have voiced their opinion of who they assume is most deserving of tennis’ final honor.
Aussie nice Lleyton Hewitt presently tops the leaderboard, with WTA doubles specialist Lisa Raymond in second, and Jonas Bjorkman in third. The present high three are amongst 5 tennis greats on the 2021 poll for tennis’ high honors, joined by Spaniards Sergi Bruguera and Juan Carlos Ferrero.
Upon listening to of his nomination, Hewitt commented, “I’m extremely honored and grateful to obtain this nomination. I’m additionally excited to be a part of the Corridor of Fame’s Fan Voting program. The followers performed such an enormous function in my careers by way of vitality and assist, and it’s good to have the ability to undergo this essential second in my profession with them as effectively.”
Followers nonetheless have time to get in on the motion and to assist push their candidate into the Corridor of Fame. Fan Voting is open by way of October 25 on vote.tennisfame.com, providing tennis followers across the globe the chance to voice their opinions about who’s deserving of Corridor of Fame induction.
The Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame is one among simply two sports activities halls of fame the place followers’ votes can have a direct impression on a candidate’s induction, as the top-three vote getters within the Fan Vote will obtain bonus proportion factors on their Official Voting Group end result. The candidate with the best end result within the Fan Vote will obtain three extra proportion factors, whereas second and third place will obtain two and one extra proportion factors, respectively.
Additionally this fall, the poll will go earlier than the Official Voting Group, comprised of tennis journalists, historians, and Corridor of Famers. To be elected into the Corridor of Fame, a candidate should obtain an affirmative vote in 75% or larger of ballots submitted from the Official Voting Group or a mixed complete of 75% or larger from their Voting Group end result and any bonus proportion factors earned within the Fan Vote.
The outcomes of the ITHF Fan Vote will likely be introduced on the conclusion of the voting interval. The Class of 2021 Inductees will likely be introduced in early 2021 with the Induction Ceremony slated to happen July 17, 2021.