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Newport, U.S.A.© Getty ImagesMichael Stich, the 1991 Wimbledon champion, has been nominated for induction into the Hall of Fame.
Former World No. 2 Michael Stich has been nominated to receive the highest honor available in the sport of tennis, induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in the Recent Player Category. Additionally, three individuals have been nominated in the Contributor Category for their work toward the growth of tennis- ESPN's longtime tennis broadcaster Cliff Drysdale, tennis promoter and industry leader Charlie Pasarell, and Ion Tiriac, the Romanian tennis player turned influential player manager and tournament promoter.
Other nominees for the Class of 2013 include Martina Hingis, a former world No. 1 and the winner of five Grand Slam tournament singles titles; the great Czech doubles player Helena Sukova, winner of 14 Grand Slam titles in doubles and mixed doubles; and Thelma Coyne Long of Australia, who captured 19 Grand Slam titles between the 1930s and 1950s.
The announcement of the 2013 nominees was made on the air durng the ESPN2 telecast of the US Open, where Drysdale was applauded by his colleagues, Hall of Famers Pam Shriver and John McEnroe, along with Patrick McEnroe and Chris Evert, Mary Joe Fernandez, and Darren Cahill.
"Martina Hingis, Michael Stich, and Helena Sukova worked hard to achieve the ultimate prizes in tennis- top world rankings, Grand Slam titles, Fed Cup and Davis Cup success, and Olympic medals. For their dedication to our sport and extraordinary achievements, I'm very pleased to announce that they have been nominated to receive our sport's highest honor, induction to the International Tennis Hall of Fame, " said Stan Smith, who was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 1987 and now serves as the International Tennis Hall of Fame President and Chair of the Enshrinee Nominating Committee.
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