If you've been here a while, you've heard me campaign for Kafelnikov for years.
From 2006, I said automatic!
These are my automatic inductees of the active players not already in your list (keep in mind, I may not agree with everyone listed, but I think the HOF will take them, nonetheless):
Safin - in
Kuerten - in (2012)
Mauresmo - in
Hingis - in
Pierce - in
Capriati - in (2012)
Sampras - in
Rafter - in
Seles - in
Kafelnikov - in
Chang - in
Muster - in -not yet
Bruguera - in -not yet
Muster officaly retired last yeat at age 44 with 44 titles, he is not in the HOF
Bruguera has not been even nominated, quite strange but the proper way for the HOF was to inducte before Gimeno (in 09) and Orantes (in 12) and Bruguera retired in 2002. Bruguera 14 titles are from 91-94, won twice in Montecarlo, loss twice in Barcelona, 91 vs ESV and 93 vs Medveded, then after his 94 FO, 7 times runner up in finals , some: Rome 95 vs Muster, Atlanta gold 96 vs Agassi, Miami 97 vs Muster, FO 97 vs Kuerten, last atp final was in 2000. highest rank, 3.
Conchita Martinez has also not been nominated, record 33 titles for a spanish player -tie with Orantes and only Nadal has won more titles, 55 finals: 33-22, 1 Wimby title, 2 runner ups at FO (should have won vs Pierce) and AO vs Hingis, 5 fed cup titles, 4 titles in Rome, 2 in Berlin and Hilton Head, twice silver medalist in doubles (should have won in 04). As Pierce she retired in 06.
Sabatini 1-2 in major finals, 27 titles, 632-189, highest ranking, 3
Martinez, 1-2 in major finals, 33 titles, 739-297, highest ranking, 2
Kafelnikov is a former world number 1, last man to have won both the singles and men's doubles titles at the same Grand Slam tournament, which he did at the 1996 French Open. Four Grand Slam doubles titles, and the men's singles gold medal at the Sydney Olympic Games. He also helped Russia win the Davis Cup in 2002. BIG SNUB!!! Almost seems that of all the great russian players, Safin and Sharapova are for sure going to be elected. Rafter also won 2 majors but only 11 titles.
Rafter, 2-2 in majors sinles finals, 1 doubles win in a major, 2 masters series, only 11 titles, lost 2 davis cup finals and di not play when Australia won in 1999.
Kafenikov 2-1 in major singles finals, 4-1 in doubles at majors, 26 titles and a gold medal in singles and a davis cup.
Gigi won 14 of her 17 Grand Slam titles partnering Natasha Zvereva (18 majors) and two olympic gold medals in doubles; their partnership is the second most successful doubles pair in Grand Slam history after Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver (21 majors) in the Open era.
seems that if you are from the USA, Australia or France is much easier to be elected by the ŅŅinternational?? committee
sure, the problem is sex appeal and charisma! sad!