June 9, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Andy Roddick has reached the quarterfinals at the Queen's Club Tournament after overcoming Kevin Anderson who was the 15th seed, 6-4, 6-4. Anderson took the first game, however Roddick held and then broke quickly to gain a 3-2 lead. He would then serve the set out and take the first one 6-4.
June 6, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Bjorn Fratangelo, a 17-year-old native of Pittsburgh, made history on Sunday, upsetting number 14 seed, Dominic Thiem of Austria, 3-6, 6-3, 8-6, to capture the boys’ singles title at the French Open Junior Championships. With the win, Fratangelo becomes the first American to win the Roland Garros boys’ singles title since John McEnroe in 1977.
June 6, 2011
By David Drucker
Stop me when you’ve heard this before: French Open finals, Federer vs. Nadal. In their storied rivalry, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have met 24 times with Nadal coming out the victor 16 times, six of which have come in a Grand Slam final.
June 3, 2011
By Alan Fleishman
Usually, when I sit down to write, I follow two simple rules: Write what you know (suggested by a pretty good writer, Ernest Hemmingway) and “Never marry your first date or your first draft” (source unknown, but good advice on both accounts). This is different. This is difficult.
June 1, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis Channel and ESPN have extended the French Open and Australian Open multimedia programming alliance they began in Roland Garros in 2007. Both networks will continue to offer matches virtually round the clock from both events, two of the sport's four major "Grand Slam" tournaments ...
May 25, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The popular television game show Wheel of Fortune has teamed up with the Tennis Channel to present viewers with the show's first-ever "Tennis Week," airing on May 30 to June 3, 2011.
April 12, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Ryan Sweeting, who just completed a dream week of going from wild card entry to champion at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship in Houston will compete in the Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, R.I., July 4-10.
March 1, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For one night, tennis legends of the 1980s and 1990s were on hand in New York City's Madison Square Garden for the 2011 BNP Paribas Showdown. Legendary rivalries between Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras, and John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl were re-kindled for one night at The World's Most Famous Arena to a near sell-out crowd on New York City tennis fans.
February 25, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Madison Square Garden and StarGames have announced a strong lineup of marketing partners for the upcoming “BNP Paribas Showdown” at Madison Square Garden on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011. A record number of marketing partners has signed on to showcase their brands at the fourth year of the one-night only tennis event, which will feature arguably four of the greatest tennis players of all-time.
February 24, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA and event producers StarGames and MSG Sports, announced that, for the first time in history, 60-foot blended lines will be placed on a traditional 78-foot regulation court being used for a pro tennis match.
February 17, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA and U.S. Davis Cup Captain Jim Courier have announced that world number eight Andy Roddick, number 18 Sam Querrey, number 24 John Isner, and the world’s top-ranked doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan will travel to Chile to represent the United States in the 2011 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas first round match against Chile, March 4-6
February 17, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
MSG Sports and StarGames have announced that ESPN will televise the 2011 BNP Paribas Showdown live from Madison Square Garden on Monday, Feb. 28, with MSG Networks airing a replay on March 7 and 14.
February 17, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Longines, the Swiss-based watch company, will be the official timekeeper for the highly anticipated BNP Paribas Showdown. Tennis rivals of the 80s and 90s, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl will once again compete at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 28, 2011.
February 3, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Merrick, N.Y. native Scott Lipsky and his doubles partner Rajeev Ram have advanced to the semifinals of the SA Tennis Open 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa, defeating the hometown South African duo of Rik de Voest & Izak Van Der Merwe, 7-6(5), 6-3.
January 31, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Kim Clijsters won the fourth major title of her career and her first-ever Australian Open title as she defeated Li Na in Melbourne on Saturday, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. Clijsters's win ended Li Na's Cinderella run at the Australian Open as she became the first Chinese player to ever reach the finals of a Grand Slam event.
January 3, 2011
By Brad Shafran
Former Eastern tennis player Justin Gimelstob held a star-studded charity event supporting the Justin Gimelstob Children’s Fund on Dec. 2, 2010 at Centercourt Athletic Club in Chatham, N.J.
December 17, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
A network holiday tradition, Tennis Channel is letting fans relive the best moments of the tennis season this month when it replays 10 of the year's singles championship matches as part of its annual You Make the Call year-end series.
November 22, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Esther Vergeer extended her incredible winning streak by winning her 400th consecutive wheelchair tennis singles match on Saturday during the NEC Masters in Amsterdam.
November 19, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis Channel has 60 hours of live match play lined up for its annual coverage of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London next week, with more than 120 dedicated hours overall via same-day, prime-time replays.
November 18, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that Brad Parks of San Clemente, Calif., and the founder of wheelchair tennis, was selected as one of six ITF Wheelchair Tennis Ambassadors to help promote wheelchair tennis worldwide. The ambassadors will make themselves available to engage with media in their own countries or at key events, such as the Grand Slam tournaments, to assist with the promotion of the sport.
November 11, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tracy Austin, one of America's most popular tennis stars, will once again host Tennis Channel Academy, which begins its third season on the network this month. As she has done since the show's 2008 debut, Austin will bring viewers a tennis lesson from one of the world's top instructors each week.
October 6, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Andre Agassi, the eight-time Grand Slam tournament champion and former world number one-ranked player, headlines the list of nominees for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2011.
September 29, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters will be out of action for at least a month due to an infection on her right foot.
September 24, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Feb. 28, 2011, one of the sport's most legendary rivalries will be brought back for one night at the world's most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, as Pete Sampras will face off against Andre Agassi at the 2011BNP Paribas Showdown for the Billie Jean King Cup.