Amelie Mauresmo Gets Into The Hall Of Fame, Yevgeny Kafelnikov Doesn’t!
by Sean Randall | March 10th, 2015, 4:10 pm

The 2015 Hall of Fame tennis class was announced Monday with Amelie Mauresmo, David Hall (wheelchair), Nancy Jeffett (tennis industry) gaining entry.

I can’t speak much about Hall or Jeffett, and I can’t really complain much with the Mauresmo selection since the Frenchwoman did win two Slams in 2006 at the Australian when Justin Henin retired and Wimbledon beating Henin, and she also reached No. 1.

But is she more worthy than shunned Yevgeny Kafelnikov? No way!

Kafelnikov has been mentioned in this blog before in 2012 and last year, but the Russian will have to wait another year for enshrinement, and probably longer.

Stealing from a previous post, here’s a glance at Yevgeny’s resume:
– Two Grand Slam titles (1996 French Open, 1999 Australian Open)
– 2000 Olympic Gold Medal in singles
– Six weeks holding the No. 1 ranking
– Four Grand Slam doubles titles
– One of just 6 players in Open Era to win 25 or more singles & doubles titles
– 26 career singles titles
– 27 career doubles
– 2002 Davis Cup title
– Finish ranked among Top 5 five times

Hall of Fame numbers? Without question.

So to the Hall, just do the right thing and get him in, please.

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6 Comments for Amelie Mauresmo Gets Into The Hall Of Fame, Yevgeny Kafelnikov Doesn’t!

Markus Says:

While Michael Chang has been in since 2008. If that isn’t politics, I don’t know what is.

Brando Says:

It’s the Cold War all over again I tell you!

bob Says:

I think it’s because he leaked the entire list of nominations on twitter before it was officially announced. I guess the organization didn’t like that. He will get in eventually.

Edwin Says:

I can’t believe it! Yevegeny Kafelnikov should be in but i don’t know what is going on whit the judges or people who votes they must be retarded the guy deverves be in the hall doesen’t matter the nationality

SG1 Says:

26 career singles titles and 2 slams doesn’t get you in? I think it’s time for Yevgeny to start lying on is resume…:)

bernard Says:

yevgeny never gave a …. never was,never will-and that is a good thing.

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