INTERNATIONAL TENNIS HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2006 INDUCTION BALLOT
NEWPORT, RI - Tony Trabert, Chairman of the Enshrinee Nominating Committee and President of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, today announced the individuals that have been named to the 2006 International Tennis Hall of Fame Induction Ballot. The nominees for 2006 induction are: Patrick Rafter, Gabriela Sabatini, Michael Stich, Sven Davidson, Christine Truman Janes, Gianni Clerici and Eiichi Kawatei.
"This year's ballot is truly international," announced Trabert (Hall of Famer 1970). "Individuals from Australia, Argentina, Germany, Sweden, Great Britain, Italy and Japan are named here today. Our great sport reaches to the four corners of the world, and we are proud to have seven different people representing seven different countries on this year's ballot."
Rafter, Sabatini and Stich have been nominated in the Hall of Fame's Recent Player category. Davidson and Janes have been nominated in the Master Player category while Clerici and Kawatei have been nominated as Contributors to the sport.