For over 60 years, the International Tennis Hall of Fame has awarded the world's greatest players with the ultimate honor - induction to the Tennis Hall of Fame. Up for induction this year? Mary Pierce, Jonas Björkman, Goran Ivaniševic, Li Na, Conchita Martínez, Thomas Muster, Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Sergi Bruguera. And for the first time ever, and you can cast a vote for your favorite candidates!
UTR: This year the ITHF is, for the first time ever, allowing the fans to participate in deciding who gets inducted into the Hall of Fame. Can you tell us a little bit more about the fans getting involved this year?
How does the ITHF pick who gets inducted into the Hall of Fame?
How do you determine who will be up for induction? What are some attributes or qualities nominees must have in order to be considered for the Hall of Fame?
Can you talk about what an honor it is to not only be nominated and/or inducted into the Hall of Fame?
What do you hope the fans and the nominees get out of the Fan Voting experience this year?
UTR spoke with Todd Martin, CEO of International Tennis Hall of Fame on fan voting, the nominees and what it means for players to be inducted.
To cast your vote, please visit www.tennisfame.com/vote
. Voting ends October 7th!