Conchita Martínez will enter this 12 months at the Worldwide Tennis Hall of Fame, the Hall of Fame for the sport of racket. The Aragonese, coach of Garbiñe Muguruza, realized the information this Monday in Melbourne. It will likely be the sixth Spanish to enter this prestigious honor membership after Manuel Alonso (1977), Manolo Santana (1984), Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (2007), Manuel Orantes (2009) and Andrés Gimeno (2012).

“It's a terrific honor,” Conchita mentioned at the press convention he provided after Muguruza's victory towards Bertens in the spherical of 16 of the Australian Open ultimate. It was the third time he entered the voting. There have been large names subsequent to mine. Being with them is already superb. I’ll really feel full and good about the achievements of my profession. I take pleasure in what I do, what I did as a participant and now I do as a coach. I’m all the time related to tennis. I repeat that it is going to be a terrific honor, “Martinez mentioned.

The method for inducing membership in the ITHF is as follows: any public individual and members of the world tennis group current annually in April a collection of candidates To your examine by an eligibility committee, you cross your conclusions a nominating committee. Then a voting group is established and the votes of the followers are additionally collected on the ITHF web site. The outcomes are introduced in January and the entrance ceremony is held in July, in Newport, after Wimbledon.