Roddick and Clijsters to be inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame

Former tennis stars Andy Roddick and Kim Clijsters are set to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday. 

Roddick earned 32 titles during his 15 years playing on the ATP Tour, with the 2003 US Open title being the highlight of his career. The former world number one also featured in four other grand slam finals, losing them all to Roger Federer. 

"It's really special," quipped the 34-year-old, who now runs the non-profit Andy Roddick Foundation.

"I love this sport and I love being part of it. I'm moved to know that my presence in the sport will be forever part of tennis history and I am just incredibly honoured to be inducted."

Meanwhile, Clijsters won the French Open and Wimbledon back-to-back in 2003, helping her claim the world number one spot where she stayed for three months. 

"I feel very honoured," revealed the Belgian, who has no less than 41 WTA titles.

"It's a huge honour to be amongst a list of so many great tennis players who I admired when I was growing up and some great players who I played with in my tennis career as well."

Joining the pair in the Hall of Fame will be four-time Paralympic wheelchair tennis medalist Monique Kalkman-van den Bosch, tennis journalist and historian Steve Flink and groundbreaking tennis instructor Vic Braden, who died in 2014.

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