Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open set for July 21
NEWPORT, R.I. (WJAR) —
The International Tennis Hall of Fame is preparing for the Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open.
"It’s a huge bit of excitement for us. This is one of the key elements of our calendar and to be able to see it come to fruition (and) get 3,500 people on the property on a daily basis is incredibly exciting,” Hall of Fame CEO Todd Martin said.
This year’s field will once again feature some of the top ATP World Tour Pros following Wimbledon.
"Well, John Isner is a three-time champion -- Top 10 in the world -- and he’s in the quarter finals in Wimbledon right now, so it’s great to have John coming back,” Martin said. “We also have other former champions (such as) Nicolas Mahut, Ivo Karlovic, so we've got a strong field of veterans, but we also have young guys.”
Tennis Week will culminate with Hall of Fame inductions of Helena Sukova and Michael Stich.
"Both great players from the 90s will be inducted,” Martin said. “They will be receiving the sports ultimate honor and quarter our mission induction in the Hall of Fame and a lot of great Hall of Famers will be back to help welcome them into the family including, Jim Courier, Kim Clijster Stan Smith, and a host of others."
Qualifying will begin early next week and the Hall of Fame induction will take place July 21.