February 25, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Novak Djokovic rolled into the quarterfinals of the Dubai Duty Free Championships on Wednesday, defeating Russia’s Andrey Golubev 6-1, 6-2 in just over an hour.

February 24, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA and United States Davis Cup Captain Jim Courier have announced that top-ranked American and world number 20 John Isner, world number 45 Donald Young, and the world’s number one doubles team of Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan will represent the U.S. in the 2015 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group First Round against Great Britain. 

February 24, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Playing in his first match since rising to number three in the world rankings, third-seeded Andy Murray knocked off Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller 6-4, 7-5 on Monday night to advance to the second-round of the Dubai Duty Free Championships.

February 23, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Roger Federer began his attempt for a seventh title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Mikhail Youzhny in the first-round Monday.

February 23, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Simona Halep beat Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 7-6(4) to capture the Dubai Duty Free Championships on Saturday, winning her second title of this season.

February 23, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Ivo Karlovic defeated American Donald Young 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday to become the oldest player to win the Delray Beach Open in the tournament’s 23-year history. The 6’11 Croat is less than a week away from his 36th birthday, becoming the oldest player to an ATP World Tour singles title since Jimmy Connors at Tel Aviv in 1989.

February 20, 2015
By Emilie Katz

Juan Martin del Potro plans to make a comeback in 2015, and he will start by participating in the seventh annual Brisbane International presented by Suncorp. The tournament begins Jan. 4, and will mark the first time the Argentine has played since Dubai back in late February.

February 20, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Rafael Nadal reached the Rio Open quarterfinals on Thursday, defeating fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno-Busta 7-5, 6-3.

February 20, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Simona Halep stormed back from a set down to upend third-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 on Thursday to advance to the Dubai Duty Free Championships title match.

February 19, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Italian Simone Bolelli notched the first top 10 win of his career on Thursday, knocking off the top seeded Milos Raonic 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(3) at the Open 13 in Marseille, France.

February 19, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Simona Halep made her way into the Dubai Duty Free Championships semifinals on Thursday afternoon, knocking off sixth-seeded Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 1-6, 7-5, avenging her defeat to Makarova at last month’s Australian Open.

February 19, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The Delray Beach Open’s top seed was eliminated on Wednesday, as the Chinese Taipei’s Yen-Hsun Lu took out world number 15 Kevin Anderson 7-6(6), 6-3. Anderson, who was the runner-up at the Memphis Open last week, hit 12 aces, but was unable to do anything on Lu’s serve.

February 18, 2015
By Dr. Tom Ferraro

This marks the final installment in a series which explored the unique character and hidden secrets of the top seven players in modern tennis. We talked about Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Pete Sampras, Jimmy Connors and Serena Williams. But today, I will explore the person who President Bill Clinton described as “The most important female in sports history.” 

February 18, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Top-ranked American John Isner was bounced from the first round of the Delray Beach Open, falling to Australian Marinko Matosevic who fought off 16 aces for a 6-4, 6-4 victory.

February 18, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

While Tuesday saw the majority of the top seeds advance at the Duty Free Championships in Dubai, Wednesday was just the opposite as five of the top 10 seeds in the tournament were eliminated in third-round action.

February 17, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The number two and three seeds at the Dubai Duty Free Championships survived potential upsets on Tuesday, as second-seeded Petra Kvitova and third-seeded Caroline Wozniacki needed all three sets to come out victorious in the tournament’s second-round.

February 16, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Kei Nishikori captured his third consecutive Memphis Open title on Sunday, beating second-seeded South African Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-4.

February 16, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Stan Wawrinka knocked off defending champion Tomas Berdych 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to capture the World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

February 15, 2015
By Emilie Katz

A closer look at the Grand Slam winners of 2014, along with award winners and those who called it a career over the past year.

 

February 13, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

South African Kevin Anderson put his big serve on display to dispose of Australian Sam Groth 6-3, 6-2 at the Memphis Open Thursday night. The second-seeded Anderson fired six aces and won 24 of his 25 first serve points to cruise past Groth in straight-sets. Anderson also notched three break points in the process.

February 13, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Eugenie Bouchard followed up her solid run to the Australian Open quarterfinals last month by losing in her first match since Melbourne, falling to Mona Barthel of Germany in the BNP Paribas Fortis Diamond Games in Antwerp, Belgium. Barthel took advantage of nine Bouchard double-faults to come from a set down and win 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 on Thursday.

February 12, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Italian players Daniele Bracciali and Potito Starace were handed a 40 day suspension by the Italian tennis federation on Wednesday after a match-fixing inquiry was conducted on the two.

February 12, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The highest-ranked American John Isner used his dominant serve to reach the Memphis Open quarterfinals, beating Croatia’s Ivan Dodig 6-4, 7-6(5) on Wednesday night.

February 11, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The Memphis Open’s first-round continued on Tuesday and all five Americans who were in action advanced in Tennessee. The 2010 champion Sam Querrey picked up a nice victory over seventh-seeded Benjamin Becker of Germany, as Querrey came back from a set down to oust Becker 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 and push through into the second-round.