Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2024 Ballot; Fan Voting Starts Sept. 27

September 26, 2023

SEPTEMBER 26, NEWPORT, R.I. – Indian tennis great Leander Paes is one of six nominees in the Player Category for the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s ballot for the Class of 2024. In addition to Paes, Cara Black, Ana Ivanović, Carlos Moyá, Daniel Nestor and Flavia Pennetta return to the ballot in the Player Category. The ballot will also include two nominees in the Contributor Category, Indian tennis pioneer Vijay Amritraj and renown journalist Richard Evans.

Fan voting for the Player Category will take place from Sept. 27 – Oct. 9 at

The Player Category recognizes ATP and WTA players who have achieved a distinguished record of competitive achievement at the highest international level. The Class of 2024 Player Category nominees are:

“It means the world to me that I am the first Asian man to be nominated for the International Tennis Hall of Fame in the Player Category,” said Paes. “After three decades of passion for our sport and playing for 1.3-plus billion Indians in the Olympics and Davis Cup, I am thrilled that my hard work has been recognized. I have so much gratitude for my parents, siblings, coaches, Davis Cup captains and everyone who has played a role in my career.”

“Tennis has given me so much, and I hope this nomination inspires every young kid around the world that with passion in your heart, hard work and belief in yourself, you too can become a champion.”