March 11, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Top-seeded Novak Djokovic was tested in the second round at the 2013 BNP Paribas Open second-round match, winning 10 of the first 11 games, before Fabio Fognini staged a big comeback, forcing a third set before Djokovic sealed the win 6-0, 5-7, 6-2. Djokovic is undefeated to date in 2013, with a 14-0 record with victories at the Australian Open and the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
March 11, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Agnieszka Radwanska and Petra Kvitova advanced to the fourth round of the 2013 BNP Paribas Open, a win away from a quarterfinal clash between the two Top 10 stars. The number three-seeded Radwanska was the first to take the court, but she spent far longer on there, needing exactly two and a half hours to finally put the 27th-seeded Sorana Cirstea away in three sets, 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-4.
March 8, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
American Ryan Harrison set a second-round clash with two-time former champion Rafael Nadal after defeating Go Soeda 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 in opening round action at the 2013 BNP Paribas Open. Harrison capitalized on four of his six break points to seal the victory.
March 8, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In an opening round all-American affair at the 2013 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., it was Madison Keys advancing to the second round after her 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win over Melanie Oudin. Oudin took control of the match in the second set, but wasn't able to keep it going in the third set.
March 7, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Defending champion Roger Federer could meet Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals of the 2013 BNP Paribas Open. Even before a potential meeting with Nadal, Federer could have a re-match of last year’s final against American John Isner in the fourth round.
March 7, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Professional tennis made a triumphant return to Los Angeles on Monday night, with the first LA Tennis Challenge featuring world number one Novak Djokovic, Olympic silver medalist Mardy Fish, 14-time Grand Slam champion Pete Sampras, the most successful doubles team of all-time the Bryan Brothers, former world number two Tommy Haas, and former world number four James Blake.
March 6, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Mardy Fish is headed back to the courts after a six-month absence due to a heart-related ailment. He returned to the courts on March 4 at the inaugural Los Angeles Tennis Challenge, featuring Novak Djokovic, Pete Sampras, and Bob and Mike Bryan at the Pauley Pavilion, an event put together by former pro Justin Gimelstob.
March 6, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that the U.S. Open National Playoffs will return for a fourth year to expand the footprint of the U.S. Open to cities nationwide by providing the opportunity for all players 14 years of age and older to earn a berth into the U.S. Open. For the USTA Eastern Section, playoffs are scheduled for Sunday-Saturday, June 9-15 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
March 5, 2013
By Emilie Katz
A recap of the winners and those who called it quits in 2012 ...
March 5, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Professional tennis returned to New York City last night, as the BNP Paribas Showdown was held at Madison Square Garden.
March 5, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For many American sports fans March means brackets, shocking upsets and a buffet of competition as a champion emerges from a crowd of contenders. Tennis fans are no exception. This March Tennis Channel will offer 15 days and close to 170 hours of live coverage at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., and the Sony Open in Miami, the sport's two largest tournament fields (and extensive brackets) outside the four majors.
March 4, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Serbia's Novak Djokovic clinched his fourth title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic at the Dubai Tennis Stadium in just over 90 minutes.
March 4, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Martina Hingis, a former world number one and the winner of 15 Grand Slam tournament titles in singles, doubles, and mixed-doubles, has been elected to receive the highest honor in the sport of tennis, enshrinement in the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
March 4, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Second seeded Spaniard Rafael Nadal captured the 2013 Abierto Mexicano Telcel title in Acapulco, dethroning three-time defending champion David Ferrer 6-0, 6-2 for the victory. Since returning from a seven-month absence with a left knee injury in February ...
March 4, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that it will launch Tennis Festivals throughout the month of March, designed to get kids active and excited about the sport of tennis. The kick-off to these Tennis Festivals coincides with the annual “Tennis Night in America” celebration at New York’s Madison Square Garden on March 4, which will feature Rafael Nadal, Juan Martin del Potro, Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka.
March 1, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
New York area tennis fans are in for another great night of tennis with some of the world’s top players scheduled to appear at the Sixth Annual BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden on Monday, March 4.
March 1, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Novak Djokovic won his 17th straight match win and will next attempt to capture his fourth title at the 2013 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after defeating the fourth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 7-6(4) for a place in his 55th tour-level final. Djokovic’s last loss came to Sam Querrey at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris in October 2012.
February 28, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Before four of the biggest names in tennis take the court at Madison Square Garden, MSG Networks will present “The World of Tennis: BNP Paribas Showdown Preview” show on Friday, March 1 at 5:30 p.m. on MSG+ with an encore presentation at 11:30 p.m. on MSG.
February 28, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For the first time in the history of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, the top four seeds have reached the semifinals of the event as top-seeded Novak Djokovic will meet the fourth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro, and Roger Federer will meet Tomas Berdych.
February 28, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Chinese qualifier Wang Qiang scored a shocking upset of world number 10 Caroline Wozniacki at the 2013 BMW Malaysian Open for her first WTA main draw victory. Up 6-2, 3-1, the top-seeded Wozniacki appeared on the way to a routine win, but Wang reeled off four straight games ...
February 27, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Roger Federer neared his sixth Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title as he advanced to the quarterfinals of the event with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Marcel Granollers.
February 27, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that the Delray Beach Tennis Center in Delray Beach, Fla. has been selected as the site for the 2013 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Playoff between the U.S. and Sweden, April 20-21. The event is being organized, staged and promoted by the USTA. Local sponsors include the City of Delray Beach, Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency and the Palm Beach County Sports Commission.
February 27, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that it will launch Tennis Festivals throughout the month of March, designed to get kids active and excited about tennis. The kick-off to these Tennis Festivals coincides with the annual “Tennis Night in America” celebration at New York’s Madison Square Garden on March 4, which will feature Rafael Nadal, Juan Martin del Potro, Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka.
February 26, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
World number one-ranked Novak Djokovic returned to action at the 2013 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, reaching the second round of the event after a 6-1, 6-4 victory over fellow Serbian Viktor Troicki. Djokovic was playing his first match since appearing alongside Troicki in Davis Cup action at the start of the month.