International Tennis Hall of Fame launches iconic moments in tennis history Vote | ATP Tour
The International Tennis Hall of Fame offers tennis fans around the world the opportunity to revisit, debate and weigh in on some of the sport’s most defining moments as the iconic moments in tennis history are voted on. As part of the campaign, voters in the United States will have the opportunity to enter to win a trip for two to the ITHF Enshrinement Weekend, to be held July 15-17 in Newport, RI
Voting is open until April 30, giving fans the chance to make selections in five intriguing categories: Most Epic Rivalry, Best Cinderella Story, Best Comeback in a Match, Most Iconic Celebration and best moment of national pride. The categories and corresponding nominees were chosen by a panel of tennis experts, journalists and historians, including Hall of Famer Steve Flink, ITHF Historian Joel Drucker and ITHF Representative Nina Pantic Emerging Leaders Council.
Spanning seven decades of tennis history, the list of eight nominees in each category includes some of tennis’ most memorable moments and significant feats. Voters will be able to relive their favorite moments from Hall of Famers and other sports legends while comparing those accomplishments to recent ones.
High-profile categories weigh in on lasting memories, like Billie Jean King’s racquet throwing celebration after her victory over Bobby Riggs in the battle of the sexes, against cutting-edge themes, like the champion’s rise to Wimbledon. Fans will be able to choose between some of the sport’s most unexpected victories, like Michael Chang’s French Open title and Emma Raducanu’s US Open triumph, and determine which matchups on the court, including records like the Big Three and the Williams sisters, have changed. the game forever.
The winning nominees of the iconic moments in tennis history vote will be rewarded with a unique exhibition that visitors can experience in person at the ITHF Museum and online at tennisfame.com.
When voting, fans based in the United States can choose to enter the 2022 Enshrinement Weekend Draw. Winners will join the celebrations of inductee Lleyton Hewitt from Australia, with exclusive access to in-person events over three days. Hewitt, Wimbledon champion, US Open champion and the youngest man to ever reach world No. 1 ranking, will receive tennis’ ultimate honor, induction into the ITHF, on Saturday July 16.
Winners will join tennis’ biggest fans, supporters and legends for unique experiences over the weekend, including the Opening Tribute Dinner at The Elms Mansion on Friday, Saturday’s Induction Ceremony and Cocktail Reception. next, and the semi-finals and finals of the Infosys Hall of Fame Open on Saturday and Sunday. The competition includes two nights of accommodation in the heart of Newport.
Fans can view the nominees, vote and enter the contest at tennisfame.com/voteand are encouraged to vote on Twitter by engaging with the ITHF at @tennishallofame.
ICONIC MOMENTS IN TENNIS HISTORY 2022 FAN VOTING — CATEGORIES AND NOMINEES
Most Epic Rivalry
Jimmy Connors vs. John McEnroe vs. Bjorn Borg
Rafael Nadal vs. Roger Federer vs. Novak Djokovic
Chris Evert vs. Martina Navratilova
Steff Graf vs. Monica Seles
Pete Sampras vs Andre Agassi
Billie Jean King vs. Margaret Court
Rod Laver vs. Ken Rosewall
Venus Williams vs. Serena Williams
Best Cinderella Story
Goran Ivanisevic, 2001 Wimbledon
Emma Raducanu, 2021 US Open
Kim Clijsters, 2009 US Open
Mats Wilander, 1982 Roland Garros
Gustavo Kuerten, 1997 Roland Garros
Pete Sampras, 1990 US Open
Serena Williams, 1999 US Open
Michael Chang, 1989 Roland Garros
Best comeback in a game
Raphael Nadal d. Daniil Medvedev, Australian Open 2022 Final
Jennifer Capriati d. Martina Hingis, 2002 Australian Open final
Mary Joe Fernandez d. Gabriela Sabatini, Roland Garros quarter-final 1993
Manuel Orantes d. Guillermo Vilas, 1975 US Open semi-final
Chanda Rubin d. Jana Novotna, third round of Roland Garros 1995
Jimmy Connors d. Mikael Pernfors, 1987 Wimbledon Fourth Round
Richard Pancho Gonzales d. Charlie Pasarell, Wimbledon 1969 first round
Pete Sampras d. Jim Courier, 1995 Australian Open quarter-finals
Most iconic celebration
Rise of Pat Cash’s Champion, Wimbledon 1987
Kim Clijsters and her daughter Jada on the court, US Open 2009
Gustavo Kuerten drawing a heart in clay, 2001 Roland Garros
Jimmy Connors’ fist pump against Aaron Krickstein, 1991 US Open
Jim Courier diving in the Yarra River, Australian Open 1992 and 1993
The scissor kick of Petr Korda and the Korda family
Serbian Davis Cup team shave their heads after the 2010 championship
Billie Jean King’s racquet throw after Battle of the Sexes
Best Moment of National Pride
Ashleigh Barty, Australian Open 2022
Goran Ivanisevic, 2001 Wimbledon
Althea Gibson, 1957 Wimbledon
Andy Murray, Wimbledon 2013
Virginia Wade, 1977 Wimbledon
Li Na, Roland Garros 2011
Maria Bueno, 1959 Wimbledon
David Hall, Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games