"My memories are about: conflict and how I resolved those conflicts on the court, off the court, relationships that I built, the fun times in the hotels messing around, and friendships that I didn’t enter into the business thinking that I would leave with."
This week's TENNIS.com Podcast episode features Todd Martin, a former world No. 4 and current CEO of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Martin won eight ATP titles and appeared in two Grand Slam finals, but he cherishes the relationships and off-court memories the most. The American was a late bloomer, turning pro after two years at Northwestern, but he found his place amidst the Top 10 and as president of the ATP Council.
The 49-year-old thought he knew exactly what he wanted to do after retiring in 2006, but coaching was not the right fit despite working with the likes of Mardy Fish and Novak Djokovic. Instead, Martin jumped into business for himself, but couldn't refuse an offer from the Hall of Fame in 2014.
There's a lot in store for the Hall of Fame in 2020 and beyond, and Martin has the inside scoop on what it's like to work at the tennis' most precious museum. Martin explains how the inductees are decided, ahead of the Class of 2020 being announced on Jan. 28 (the candidates are Goran Ivanisevic, Conchita Martinez, Jonas Bjorkman and Sergi Bruguera).
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