Capriati, Kafelnikov among four inducted
Jennifer Capriati, one of America’s most dominant tennis players in the 1990s and early 2000s, along with Russia’s first world No. 1 Yevgeny Kafelnikov, and Brazilian tennis superstar Gustavo Kuerten have been nominated to receive the highest honor available in the sport of tennis, induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
All three are nominated for the induction Class of 2012 in the recent player category. Also, threetime Paralympic medalist Randy Snow has been nominated posthumously for induction.
“Only a small, elite group of athletes ever achieve the status of being world No. 1 in their sport,” said Tony Trabert, president of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and 1970 Hall of Fame Inductee. “Jennifer Capriati, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Guga Kuerten and Randy Snow are among this elite group. For their impressive rankings, along with Grand Slam titles, Olympic medals and other great contributions to the sport of tennis, I’m very pleased to announce that they have been nominated to receive our sport’s highest honor.”