International Tennis Hall of Fame -- Agassi?

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  1. krprunitennis2

    krprunitennis2 Professional

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    I don't see Agassi in it.

    Well I'm looking at wikipedia, and other sites from yahoo don't show Agassi in it too.

    Shouldn't he be in there? Or is there a rule that only one player can be put in it in a decade, or something like that? -- so Sampras was put in.

    In my opinion, I think he should be in there.
     
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  2. samster

    samster Legend

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    I think you have to be 5 years out from retirement.
     
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  3. CEvertFan

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    An excerpt from the International Tennis Hall of Fame website regarding eligibility:

    Recent Player Category Eligibility Criteria

    Active as competitors in the sport within the last 20 years prior to consideration.
    Not a significant factor on the ATP Tour or the WTA Tour within five years prior to induction.
    A distinguished record of competitive achievement at the highest international level, with consideration given to integrity, sportsmanship and character.

    To be inducted as a Recent Player, a panel of the international tennis media votes on Recent Player nominees; a 75% favorable vote is required for Enshrinement
     
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  4. psYcon

    psYcon Semi-Pro

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    He will be inducted eventually, otherwise it would be very unfair considering that Chang is there even though he won only 1 grandslam
     
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  5. Andres

    Andres G.O.A.T.

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    Agassi is a lock for ITHOF, but we'll have to wait a couple of years until he's eligible for it.
     
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  6. FiveO

    FiveO Hall of Fame

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    http://www.tennisfame.com/ithof.aspx?pgID=871
     
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  7. Andre Agasaki

    Andre Agasaki New User

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    Legends of Tennis?

    Hi, it is funny. They have Agassi pictured in the International Hall of Tennis TV commercial with Jimmy Connors on the Tennis Channel and he is not even inducted yet. He definitely deserves it though when his time comes up! Take care!
     
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  8. iamtennisking

    iamtennisking Rookie

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    go agassi!!
     
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