Former No. 1s Justine Henin and Marat Safin were both on the shortlist of potential inductees into the class of 2016 at the Tennis Hall of Fame, it was announced today.
Former Czech great Helena Sukova was also nominated along with past champions Yvon Petra Margaret Scriven.
Notably absent is Safin’s countryman Yevgeny Kafelnikov who was not nominated.
The inductees will be announced early next year. Wisdom is Henin and Safin are both shoe-ins to get in. Kafelnikov, who beat Hall of Fame head Todd Martin en route to his 1999 Australian Open title, will have to wait another year.
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