Former ATP World No. 1 and Founder and Chair Andy Roddick has been elected for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Roddick joins fellow former world No. 1 Kim Clijsters in the Class of 2017. Accompanying them will be Monique Kalkman-van den Bosch, a 4-time Paralympic medalist in wheelchair tennis, Steve Flink, a distinguished tennis historian and journalist, and Vic Braden, a groundbreaking tennis instructor who was among the first to apply sports science to his instructional tactics will be inducted posthumously.
Of the honor, Roddick said:
“It’s really special. I love this sport and I love being part of it. I’m moved to know that my presence in the sport will be forever part of tennis history, and I am just incredibly honored to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. I look forward to the induction ceremony in Newport in July.”
The Class of 2017 will be officially inducted on July 22, during Rolex Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island.
Read the full announcement from the International Tennis Hall of Fame
Clijsters, Roddick joining International Tennis Hall of Fame