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November 26, 2014

The seventh-ranked Eugenie Bouchard and her coach, Nick Saviano, announced the two would not be together in 2015.

November 25, 2014

A French chair umpire received a lifetime ban on Tuesday, becoming the first official suspended for corruption by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU). Morgan Lamri, an umpire on the Futures and Challenger Tours, was banned for life for violating four articles of the TIU’s anti-corruption program. 

November 25, 2014

Get some great gift ideas for the 2014 holiday season from some of the sport’s top providers, including Ball Magnet, Frank & Camille’s, Gold Coast Jewelry & Pawn, Killer Doubles, Nutrition Solutions PC, Pocket Radar Ball Coach, ScoreBand PLAY and ScoreBand PRO, ServeMaster, Tennis Elbow Grease, and YTEX Quadro Twist Strings.

November 25, 2014

The eyes of the local tennis world were recently on Sportime Kings Park, as the Sportime World Tour kicked off. The concept is to make the kids feel as if they were real professional players by tying the event to current professional tournaments being played on the ATP/WTA Tours.

November 24, 2014

After Roger Federer’s loss to Gael Monfils on Friday, the Davis Cup Final was all tied at 1-1 heading into a crucial doubles match that would swing the best-of-five series. Thus, Swiss captain Severin Luthi made the decision to play Federer & Stan Wawrinka in the doubles contest instead of originally slated Marco Chiudinelli & Michael Lammer.

November 24, 2014

Tennis is an old game, not the oldest of games, but certainly an old one. Part of what gives tennis an even older feel is the fact that it has been so resistant to change, but whether welcome or not, technology has played a large part in the changes in the sport of tennis over the years.

November 24, 2014

Lateral epicondylitis, better known around the courts as tennis elbow, is a common cause of pain on the outside of the elbow. There is a wide range of dysfunction, from purely an annoyance with your forehand, to disabling all aspects of life.

November 21, 2014

With France’s back against the wall already down 1-0, Gael Monfils delivered a fantastic performance against the world’s second ranked player on Friday, as Monfils routed Switzerland’s Roger Federer 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 in the second singles match of the Davis Cup Final to even the final at 1-1.

November 21, 2014

In what comes as no surprise to many, American Serena Williams won the WTA Player of the Year Award, the WTA announced on Friday.

November 21, 2014

Stan Wawrinka bounced back from a heartbreaking loss in the ATP World Tour semifinals to compatriot Roger Federer last week by trouncing France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Friday to put Switzerland up 1-0 in the Davis Cup Final

November 20, 2014

Proper nutrition is the key to maintaining energy throughout your tennis match. When exercising, your body is largely fueled by carbohydrates. Some carbohydrates are stored as glycogen in the liver and muscles, but you need to continue fueling your body during a long tennis match. 

November 20, 2014

The Davis Cup Final is set to begin on Friday from Lille, France and carries with it a number of intriguing storylines. The Swiss are seeking its first ever Davis Cup title, while the French are looking to capture their 10th title overall and first since 2001.

November 19, 2014

This is the fifth column I’ve written on the “Hidden Secrets of the Greats.” We have found that Roger Federer owes much to his Swiss heritage with its sense of precision and attention to detail. 

November 19, 2014

Rafael Nadal, who has missed the better portion of the last quarter of 2014, said on Tuesday that he will back on the court competing at the first tournament in January.

November 18, 2014

In 2013, Canadian Eugenie Bouchard broke on to the world tennis scene, reaching her first career WTA final and earning the WTA Newcomer of the Year award. She followed that up with a spectacular 2014 campaign, and on Tuesday she took home the WTA Most Improved Player Award.

November 18, 2014

The USTA Nominating Committee has announced the nomination of Katrina M. Adams as USTA chairman of the board, CEO and president to serve a two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2015. Adams has served on the USTA Board of Directors for 10 years and is currently completing a two-year term as first vice president.

November 18, 2014

I see so many talented players play like pros on the practice courts and fall apart during matches. It doesn't matter what level of play, I find the transition from practice to match player sometimes is the toughest hurdle to overcome

November 17, 2014

Congratulations to the Long Island teams that won at the Sectional Championship and are now advancing to the National Championship! 

November 17, 2014

The top-seeded American pair of Bob & Mike Bryan captured their fourth ATP World Tour Finals trophy on Sunday, coming back from a set down to defeat the seventh seeds Ivan Dodig & Marcelo Melo 6-7(5), 6-2, 10-7 at The 02 Arena in London.

November 17, 2014

Roger Federer was forced to withdraw from the ATP Finals championship match on Sunday with a back injury that he sustained while playing fellow countryman Stan Wawrinka in the semifinals. Now, with the Davis Cup final between Switzerland and France set to be played this weekend, the health of Switzerland’s top player is in question.

November 17, 2014

A day after saving four match points in the best match of the ATP World Tour this year, Switzerland’s Roger Federer disappointedly withdrew from the championship match against Novak Djokovic on Sunday in London with a back injury. 

November 14, 2014

The Long Island tennis community has some of the sport’s best facilities, both indoor and outdoor, and best coaches in the world. With this wealth of talent available right in our own backyard, Long Island Tennis Magazine recently took the opportunity to pick the brains of some of these top coaches. 

November 14, 2014

World number one Novak Djokovic will maintain his status atop the ATP Men’s Singles Rankings until at least the end of 2014 as the Serb routed Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-2 at the ATP Finals on Friday. The win moves Djokovic into the semifinals, and clinches the year-end number one ranking for the third time in his career.

November 14, 2014

Roger Federer had already qualified for the semifinals of the ATP Finals when he took to the court to play Andy Murray on Friday. Murray, on the other hand, needed to beat Federer in straight sets to advance into the semifinals.