At the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Final, the International Tennis Hall of Fame (ITHF) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) honored former Croatian Davis Cup great Ivan Ljubičić with the 2016 Davis Cup Award of Excellence.
He was a five-time major champion in doubles, but his longevity in the game was a huge part of what made him such a legend. He was playing competitively into his nineties, and loving every minute of it," said Stan Smith, president of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
At today's Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final, the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the International Tennis Federation honored former French Fed Cup standout Nathalie Tauziat with the 2016 Fed Cup Award of Excellence. The award was presented on court during the 2016 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Final in Strasbourg, France, which is being contested between France and Czech Republic.
Lauded in Brazil for his contributions to the sport of tennis and his philanthropic efforts, Gustavo "Guga" Kuerten’s incredible legacy will also be forever celebrated at the ITHF, where he was inducted as a Hall of Famer in 2012. Today, items representing some of the greatest moments of his storied career are among the 2,000 artifacts on display in the museum at the International Tennis Hall of Fame.