NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Former top-five player Todd Martin will serve as the next chief executive of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum as it undertakes a major renovation and expansion, the Newport, R.I.-based facility announced Tuesday.
Martin achieved a career-best ranking of world No. 4 and was a finalist at the 1999 U.S. Open and the 1994 Australian Open. He played on the U.S. Davis Cup team from 1994 to 2002, and helped the U.S. win the title in 1995. Martin won eight singles titles and four doubles titles.
"It is an honor to be charged with preserving the rich history of our sport and to celebrate the people who have created its greatest moments," he said in a statement.
Martin will succeed Mark L. Stenning, who is stepping down in September after 35 years with the organization, including 14 years as CEO. He will begin working at the Hall of on April 1, with Stenning remaining as CEO through Sept. 5.
The Hall of Fame is expected to break ground this spring on a major construction project that will bring new courts and facilities, a completely renovated museum and improved amenities.
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