Andre Agassi, the eight-time Grand Slam tournament champion and former world No. 1, headlines the list of nominees for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2011.
Agassi is the only nominee for 2011 in the Recent Player Category, with Australian Thelma Coyne Long and British star Christine Truman Jones nominated in the Master Player Category and Mike Davies and Fern Lee "Peachy" Kellmeyer nominated in the Contributor Category.
Agassi, 40, is one of only seven men in history to have completed the career Grand Slam, which he did in 1999 at Roland Garros, a victory that also made him the first male player in history to have won all four Grand Slam tournaments on three different surfaces.
Throughout his illustrious career, Agassi, regarded as one of the best and most popular tennis players ever, compiled a career record of 870-274, with 60 career titles. He also won the 1996 Olympic gold medal in singles and was a part of two title-winning Davis Cup teams in 1990 and 1992.
The Class of 2011 inductees will be announced early in the year, with voting taking place over the next few months. The Class of 2011 induction ceremony will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2011, at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. Hall-of-Fame members will have first access to tickets for this historic event during a members' first pre-sale, beginning on Oct. 13 at 10 a.m.
Benefits of Hall-of-Fame membership also include discounts on tickets at pro tournaments around the country, free admission to the Hall of Fame, online and in-store shopping discounts, and the opportunity to support the Hall of Fame in its mission to preserve the history of tennis, inspire future players and honor the legends of the game. Membership is a great gift idea for anyone who loves this game!