Tribute to Conchita Martínez and Ivanisevic for the 'Hall of Fame'

Spain's Conchita Martínez and Croatian Goran Ivanisevic, each Wimbledon champions in 1994 and 2001, respectively, had been honored at the Rod Laver Enviornment, earlier than the Raonic-Djokovic of the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, for becoming a member of the Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame, the Racket Corridor of Fame. Accompanied by a gaggle of members, together with Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Margaret Court docket and Chris Evert, amongst others, they acquired applause from the public as an advance of the ceremony that can happen at the headquarters of the Corridor, in Newport, subsequent July.

Amongst the deserves of Conchita (Monzón, 47 years outdated), present coach of Garbiñe Muguruza, as well as to the title in London are the finals in Melbourne (1998) and Roland Garros (2000), three Olympic medals and 5 Federation Cup titles, as well as to having been world quantity two and having gained 33 WTA titles. “It's superb! I’m immensely pleased for this recognition and very grateful. It’s a privilege to be half of the historical past of world tennis.”, Conchita wrote on her social networks.

Ivanisevic (Break up, 48 years outdated), for his half, was additionally second in the rating, raised 22 trophies, was double Olympic bronze in Barcelona 92 ​​and gained the Davis Cup in 2005. “That is most likely the biggest and biggest honor for any athlete,” Goran says. “It's superb, and there isn’t a higher companion with whom to obtain it than Conchita Martínez, nice persona, nice individual and nice tennis participant. It appears that evidently I’ve had to do one thing good on this world, “added the now coach and workforce member of Novak Djokovic.

From July 2020 there will probably be six Spaniards in the ITHF: Manuel Alonso, Manolo Santana, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Manuel Orantes, Andrés Gimeno and Conchita Martínez.