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For some inexplicable reason Juan Carlos Ferrero is not yet in the International Tennis Hall of Fame though his credentials and accomplishments exceed many players who have already been inducted (Chang, Sabatini, etc). Ferrero won the French Open in 2003, was no. 1 in the world in 2003 and he also won Davis Cup in 2000, leading Spain to their first Davis Cup on the strength of his two wins vs Hewitt and Rafter in singles.

Ferrero is a totally forgotten player now! Why is this? Time to celebrate JCF. Pretty simple classy player, no controversy, no drama, no shenanigans, just pure tough tennis. Ferrero may be the most lowkey world no. 1 in ATP history.

 
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Bizarre that Moya and Ferrero are both still not in the Hall of Fame, both won a major, both were no. 1 both won Davis Cup.
 

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Bjorkman is on the ballot this year and could get in before both JCF and Moya. GO figure.
 

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LoL what is bizarre is the American fixation with "Hall of Fame". What the hell is it? Literally no one in the world cares about that private endeavour, akin to a freak museum I could set up myself in my backyard. It means nothing, it says or determines nothing about the 'inductees' or those who aren't. It's a mere commercial endeavour devised to make some marginal money on yesteryears, often forgotten, players.
 

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LoL what is bizarre is the American fixation with "Hall of Fame". What the hell is it? Literally no one in the world cares about that private endevour, akin to a freak museum I could set up myself in my backyard. It means nothing, it says or determines nothing about the 'inductees' or those who aren't. It's a mere commercial endevour devised to make some marginal money on yesteryears, often forgotten, players.
I don't think there's much fixation with the Hall of Fame actually (fortunately in many ways). It gets mentioned now and then on Tennis Channel (I don't think I've ever heard it referenced on any other broadcaster in the US or Europe) and in Tennis Magazine. Otherwise, it's in a place which is so totally cut off from modern American life (very wealthy Newport, Rhode Island) and feels like it appeals largely to people who might stop in while heading to and from their yachts.

The last thing I'd expect them to focus on would be people like Moya or Ferrero who have little significance in that context.
 

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LoL what is bizarre is the American fixation with "Hall of Fame". What the hell is it? Literally no one in the world cares about that private endevour, akin to a freak museum I could set up myself in my backyard. It means nothing, it says or determines nothing about the 'inductees' or those who aren't. It's a mere commercial endevour devised to make some marginal money on yesteryears, often forgotten, players.
Random fact but I visited the hall of fame a few years ago and also played a match on the grass courts that they have there.l - my only time ever playing on grass. I won the match even though I slipped and landed on my ass a few times, so I’m undefeated on grass all time
 

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he is probably one of the most forgotten number 1 but he also retired early, declined early too and was so polite, so he wouldn´t be reminded like rios for example

i loved ferrero, he was so nice

agree about hall of fame, nobody cares and it´s a joke. they are inducing any good player also. in some years they will induce monaco and tipsarevic
 
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i like JCF but don't agree he's more accomplished than Sabatini. Gabby was a factor in all slams through her whole career - 1 slam, 2 finals, 15 semi-finals in slams. she was so unfortunate to play in the Graf/Seles era. even though there were many occasions where she beat both handily. JCF was the opposite - great player but peaked at perfect time in that weak Hewitt period before Roger took over (i mean he beat Martin Verkerk in his slam final). and let's not forget Hewitt is not in HOF and he's far more accomplished than Juan Carlos.
 

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And moments after that, you woke up.
Lol clown - now you don’t believe that I, a wealthy attorney that lives in the northeast United States, could make a relatively short trip to a posh area like Newport to play some grass court tennis and visit the hall of fame?
 

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Hewitt is on the ballot this year and surely will be inducted next July. Even though he did play ATP matches as recently as last year, violating the 5 year wait period.
 

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The Hall of Fame in Newport is a very special place and it's a privilege to visit the place. It's in a historical location, an old club casino, which adds to the intrigue, it's not some greed driven construction. There is a lot of soul and history at the casino and the museum and the town too. Lovely wonderful fantastic place makes you want to go back. The Atp tournament there is a super event too.
 

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i like JCF but don't agree he's more accomplished than Sabatini. Gabby was a factor in all slams through her whole career - 1 slam, 2 finals, 15 semi-finals in slams. she was so unfortunate to play in the Graf/Seles era. even though there were many occasions where she beat both handily. JCF was the opposite - great player but peaked at perfect time in that weak Hewitt period before Roger took over (i mean he beat Martin Verkerk in his slam final). and let's not forget Hewitt is not in HOF and he's far more accomplished than Juan Carlos.
Lleyton Hewitt, Lisa Raymond, Jonas Bjorkman, Juan Carlos Ferrero, and Sergei Bruguera are all on the ballet for 2021 HOF.
The first 3 won the fan voting, in that order, so Hewitt will get a 3% bonus, Raymond 2%, and Bjorkman 1% to the official voting by the official voting group, which includes tennis media and historians.

Hewitt and Bruguera are two time men's slam winners, Hewitt with 80 weeks at #1, so I suspect they will both get in, and perhaps Lisa Raymond, who is an 11 time slam champion in doubles (6 ladies, 5 mixed).

Jonas Bjorkman with 9 major titles in doubles, and Mosquito with his 1 major and only 8 weeks at #1 might be out of luck.

We will see in January.

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hewitt, jcf and bruguera should get the votes. raymond and bjorkman longshots imo.
 

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thought it was sharapova
 
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