September 11, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The Men’s Singles Finals of the 2015 U.S. Open were set Friday, as the top two seeds advanced to Sunday’s final in Flushing Meadows. After a six-year hiatus, the second-seeded Roger Federer returns for a shot at his sixth title in Flushing, as he will face the top-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia.

August 31, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Japan's Kei Nishikori, a finalist in the 2014 U.S. Open, was ousted in Flushing Meadows on Monday, falling to Benoit Paire, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-4. Nishikori, the number four seed at the Open, became the first Asian male to reach the finals of a Grand Slam last year at the U.S. Open, before being defeated by Marin Cilic. 

August 28, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

On the heels of the final Grand Slam of 2015, the U.S. Open descends upon New York to bring the pageantry and electricity that only the backdrop of NYC can bring.

August 27, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Robby Ginepri of the United States has announced his retirement from the ATP Tour after 14 years on the Tour. Ginepri captured three titles on the ATP World Tour and reached a career-high singles ranking of 15th in the world.

May 28, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

American Jack Sock moved on at Roland Garros on Thursday, defeating Pablo Carreno Busta 6-7(2), 7-6(4), 6-1, 7-6(4) to reach the third round in Paris. Sock hit 67 winners on the day and capitalized on five of his eight break point chances to beat Busta.

March 26, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Andy Roddick defeated Mark Philippoussis 6-4 at the Galen Center at the University of Southern California on Wednesday night, capturing his third career title on the PowerShares Series champions’ tennis circuit.

March 25, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

In the opening event of the 2015 PowerShares Series circuit, Australian Mark Philippoussis beat American Andre Agassi 7-6(4) in last night’s final from the Huntsman Center at the University of Utah.

March 24, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The 2015 PowerShares Series champions tennis circuit gets underway on Tuesday night, as Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Mark Philippoussis and James Blake will partake in the first-ever pro tennis event where line calls are made solely by the Hawk-Eye system.

October 23, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Tennis legend Roger Federer will return to Madison Square Garden to face Grigor Dimitrov and headline the Annual BNP Paribas Showdown on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Federer, currently ranked second in the world, will make his third appearance in the BNP Paribas Showdown after facing Pete Sampras in 2008 and Andy Roddick in 2012.

September 8, 2014
By Luke Jensen

I believe Roger Federer will go down as so much more than a great tennis player. He was a transitional player in many aspects. Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi handed him the torch to improve upon the state of the game. Up to that point, the pro Tour was dominated by Americans. Federer and his generation changed all that.

August 30, 2014
By Eric C. Peck

Saturday, Aug. 30 is Day Six of the 2014 U.S. Open and will again feature the top seeds on both the men’s and women’s sides of the draw seeking to continue their respective runs to the finals. Novak Djokovic looks to maintain his position as number one ranked in the world as he faces American Sam Querrey at Arthur Ashe Stadium in an afternoon matchup. 

August 8, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA has announced that Tony Trabert, a two-time U.S. National Championships singles winner and long-time voice of the U.S. Open on CBS Sports, has been named the 2014 inductee into the US Open Court of Champions, a U.S. Open and USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center attraction honoring the greatest singles champions in the history of the U.S. Championships/U.S. Open.

July 8, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Current world number two and fresh off capturing his second Wimbledon title, Novak Djokovic will join Hall of Famer John McEnroe, New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, actor Edward Norton and other tennis stars, legends and celebrities, on Thursday, Aug. 21, for a gala evening of tennis to benefit the Johnny Mac Tennis Project (JMTP) at Sportime Stadium on Randall's Island.

May 16, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Long Island Tennis Magazine and New York Tennis Magazine have assembled an incredible slate of speakers for the Second Annual New York Tennis Expo, set for Sunday, June 1 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. Both Speaker Sessions will be headlined by world-renowned Tennis Coach Nick Bollettieri. 

March 17, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

On Sunday, world number two Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(3), in the finals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif. With the win, Djokovic claimed his 42nd title and 17th at an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament, tying Andre Agassi at third on the Masters 1000 title leaders list. Djokovic also won the Indian Wells title in 2008 and 2011.

March 13, 2014
By Steven Kaplan

Most serious young tournament tennis players from the local area aspire to transition from the junior ranks to college tennis. A college education is not the best path for every young person or every young tennis player, however, and some of the greatest tennis players of all time opted to skip college and had impressive careers.

March 4, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Former world number one and six-time Grand Slam champion Lindsay Davenport  has been elected to receive the highest honor in the sport of tennis—enshrinement in the International Tennis Hall of Fame. 

February 28, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The 7th Annual BNP Paribas Showdown is set for Monday, March 3 at Madison Square Garden. The event will provide an unbelievable night of tennis when some of the biggest names in the game take to the court in the World’s Most Famous Arena. 

November 20, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Each issue, Long Island Tennis Magazine has the unique opportunity to pose questions from our readers to tennis coaching legend Nick Bollettieri. 

November 5, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

In the summer of 2008, United Sports Publications (USP) was formed and the idea of Long Island Tennis Magazine was set into motion. Spearheaded by Publisher David Sickmen, a vision of the best tennis coverage this area had ever seen began to take shape.

September 23, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Novak Djokovic has been ranked number one atop the ATP Men's Singles Rankings for 100 weeks, becoming the ninth player to reach the milestone, joining Andre Agassi (101 weeks), Rafael Nadal (102), Bjorn Borg (109), John McEnroe (170), Jimmy Connors (268), Ivan Lendl (270), Pete Sampras (286) and Roger Federer (302).
September 17, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Long Island Tennis Magazine has the unique opportunity to pose questions from our readers to tennis coaching legend Nick Bollettieri. Nick has coached 10 world number ones, including Andre Agassi, Boris Becker, Jim Courier, Martina Hingis, Jelena Jankovic, Marcelo Rios, Monica Seles, Maria Sharapova, and Venus and Serena Williams, as well as a host of other world-class players, including Tommy Haas, Anna Kournikova, Jimmy Arias and Nicole Vaidisova, to name a few.
September 16, 2013
By Luke Jensen
I am asked all the time from competitive tennis players … is the game more mental or physical? In my life-long adventure through the world of competitive tennis, I have found that the mentally tough players win more than the physically gifted.
August 23, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Beginning immediately after the conclusion of Wimbledon, the U.S. Open Series links together WTA and ATP tournaments that take place on hard courts across America throughout the summer. As the summer comes to a close, fans are gearing up for the fourth and final Grand Slam event of the season, the 2013 U.S. Open.