Tennis News Wire -
One of Brazil's most beloved and successful athletes, Gustavo "Guga" Kuerten, has been elected to receive the highest honor in the sport of tennis- induction to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Kuerten was the world's No. 1 player for 43 non-consecutive weeks, and he is a three-time major tournament champion, having captured French Open titles in 1997, 2000, and 2001. Kuerten's induction was announced in a special presentation in São Paulo at the offices of Banco do Brasil, a long-time sponsor of the tennis champion.
Brazilian media gathered with government and business leaders, as well as tennis industry leaders, including Hall of Famer Maria Esther Bueno, to celebrate the announcement. The 2012 Induction Ceremony will be held at the International Tennis Hall of Fame on July 14, 2012 in Newport, Rhode Island in the United States.