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October 20, 2014

It was familiar territory for Taylor Cosme, as she made her return to the Nassau County girl's championship tennis finals on Sunday afternoon at Eisenhower Park. The Herricks senior had to come from behind after losing a tough first set to Alex Koniaev of Locust Valley and rally to win the next two sets to defend her title and win her second consecutive Nassau County title, 4-6, 6-0, 6-2.

October 20, 2014

Andy Murray helped his chances of reaching the ATP Finals by picking up his 30th career title on Sunday. The resurgent scot knocked off fellow ATP Finals hopeful David Ferrer 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 to win the Erste Bank Open in a thrilling finish.

October 20, 2014

Serena Williams won the opening match of the 2014 WTA Finals on Monday, cruising past Serbian Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-4 for her 16th consecutive victory. The performance was a relief for the American who had withdrawn from her previous two tournaments with injuries.

October 17, 2014

Nikolay Davydenko, who rose as high as number three in the world, has officially announced his retirement from the sport of tennis. The 33-year-old Russian confirmed his retirement as he stood on the sidelines of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow.

October 17, 2014

The Rebels of Great Neck South completed its undefeated 14-0 regular season with a 5-2 win over Wheatley Thursday. Amanda Zeitlin & Mollie Blank led the way for the Rebels as they notched a hard-fought 6-0, 3-6, 6-2 victory at third doubles.

October 16, 2014

In Conference I, the Locust Valley Falcons looked to gain revenge against the Syosset Braves in both the final match of the season for both teams. Syosset previously defeated Locust Valley 4-3 in a home match back in September. 

October 16, 2014

Rafael Nadal’s coach and uncle, Toni Nadal, has confirmed that the 28-year old Spaniard will not play in the ATP World Tour Finals next month. A report broke yesterday indicating there was a possibility that Nadal could miss the tournament because of his appendicitis, and Toni Nadal confirmed it Thursday.

October 16, 2014

Canadian Milos Raonic was ousted in the second-round of the Kremlin Cup on Thursday, falling to Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. 

October 16, 2014

Italian tennis players Daniele Bracciali and Potito Starace are facing accusations of corruption following the revelation of Internet conversations that were printed in the Italian media on Wednesday.

Featured Blogs

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October 7, 2014

One of the greatest coaches in tennis history, Vic Braden, has died at the age of 85. Vic was a pioneer in the tennis instructional field. 

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September 8, 2014

Patrick McEnroe resigned a week before The New York Times reported he was to be fired by the USTA as director of player development. 

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August 29, 2014

Evert, Austin, Capriati, Davenport, Williams, Williams, Bellis? Not quite yet, but 15-year-old CC Bellis, TR Blue Chip and rising sophomore, Class of 2017  has the best chance to ascend to become the next great American since Serena. 

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August 4, 2014

Caroline Wozniacki is going to run the 2014 New York City Marathon for the "Team for Kids" charity.

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July 15, 2014

The FIFA World Cup, Tour de France, Lebron, Melo ... forget about it! The biggest local sports news for Long Island tennis fans is Noah Rubin. He's the 2014 Wimbledon Boy's Champion, which is a truly remarkable achievement, but not his biggest accomplishment of the week.



Steven Kaplan's picture
June 30, 2014

The Group stages of this year's World Cup have drawn 62.3 million U.S. viewers to Univision Deportes, while Wimbledon ratings on ESPN are about 1/10 of that number. I love Wimbledon, it's a magical place and a great event, but let's face it, Wimbledon’s image is stuffy and the announcing is as hip as an old man with a pony tail and an earring.

Steven Kaplan's picture
June 26, 2014

John McEnroe wants to get rid of umpires in professional tennis. "It would be 30 percent more interesting," McEnroe claimed in a pre-Wimbledon press conference.

Steven Kaplan's picture
June 17, 2014

Mark Twain once wrote, "There are liars, damn liars and statistics."

Steven Kaplan's picture
June 3, 2014

It's about 3,600 miles from Roland Garros to Flushing Meadows and on June 1, 2014, these two places were a little closer because they shared the distinction as being the center of the tennis universe. That's a bold statement, but I'll stand by it.

Steven Kaplan's picture
May 27, 2014

A rain delay in Paris prompted Gael Monfils and Laurent Lokoli to entertain the crowd by getting down and dirty on the red dirt at Roland Garros. When Monfils' tennis days are over, I'm sure "Dancing With the Stars" will be calling.


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By Miguel Cervantes III
March 11, 2014

What do you do when you’re stuck in a situation without any obvious way out of it? That’s the situation I found myself in recently during the last snow storm. 

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By Michele Lehat
December 26, 2013

Former world number one John McEnroe made his widely anticipated appearance on Dec. 18 at Sportime Roslyn, and as one of the junior players in the program, I was very eager to meet him. 

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By Daniel Kresh
October 8, 2012
In the first three months of 2013 the ATP challenger tour will be testing out a new rule, the elimination of the service let. Though there are no immediate plans to implement this rule in a broader scope there is no question that this is the first attempt at doing just that. Would this potential change be a positive thing for the sport? I think so.
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By Bill Longua
September 6, 2012
In doubles, points end fairly quickly due to the fast nature of the game itself-singles can be a very different story. Let’s go over a few ways to end some points more quickly and get you off the court sooner.
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By Bill Longua
August 24, 2012
A player once asked, what are the important shots to practice to improve doubles play? Let’s go over them. The importance here is that I am talking shots, not strokes.


Radio personality Mike Greenberg of ESPN's "Mike and Mike in the Morning" realizes a lifelong dream of playing at the National Tennis Center with idol and 18-time Grand Slam Champion Chris Evert.



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Wed, 11/05/2014 - Sun, 11/09/2014

The USTA/ITA National Collegiate Indoor Championships are set for Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 5-9 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

Sun, 11/09/2014

The 2014 National One-On-One Doubles Championships is scheduled for Nov. 9, 2014 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.