The British-Pakistani pairing of Dominic Inglot and Aisam-Ul-Haq Quereshi captured the New York Open doubles title on Sunday afternoon, downing the American duo of Reilly Opelka and Steve Johnson 7-6(5), 7-6(6).
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The British-Pakistani pairing of Dominic Inglot and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi captured the New York Open doubles title on Sunday afternoon, downing the American duo of Reilly Opelka and Steve Johnson 7-6(5), 7-6(6) inside NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. “I think it was, in the...Read more
  | By Chris Lewit
The modern forehand at the professional level, especially on the men’s side of the game, is typified by parabolic swing shapes, leg explosion and hip rotation, mid-air ball striking, lower, reversed and inverted finishes—and most of all—elasticity. Looking back at the evolution of tennis technique...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
After needing more than 10 minutes to hold serve in the match’s opening game, defending New York Open champion Reilly Opelka found his rhythm on serve the rest of the way to defeat Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka 6-4, 6-4 and reach the quarterfinals. “I thought I was pretty clean, I thought I was pretty...Read more
Soonwoo Kwon upset second-seed Milos Raonic to reach the New York Open quarterfinals on Wednesday night, holding off the Canadian 7-6(4), 6-7(4), 6-4 to notch the biggest win of his career.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Soonwoo Kwon upset second-seed Milos Raonic to reach the New York Open quarterfinals on Wednesday night, holding off the Canadian 7-6(4), 6-7(4), 6-4 to notch the biggest win of his career. “I know I have a good forehand to attack,” Kwon said of his strengths that allowed him to outlast Raonic. “...Read more
Jason Jung ousted former champion Kevin Anderson on Tuesday night.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The New York Open first round came to a close on Tuesday night at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, leaving just 16 players remaining in the singles draw. The biggest upset on Tuesday came from qualifier Jason Jung, who ousted former champion Kevin Anderson 7-6(6), 6-4 in...Read more
Ostap Kovalenko, physio Dr. Ross Ginsberg, Jason Pasion and Shawn Jackson at Nassau Coliseum training for their New York Open debut.
  | By Brian Coleman
On Tuesday evening, Hofstra tennis will be on display at the New York Open, as sophomore Shawn Jackson and freshman Ostap Kovalenko prepare to play in the tournament’s main draw. Jackson and Kovalenko earned a wild card into the doubles draw, and are set to play American Tennys Sandgren and Sweden’...Read more
Steve Johnson came back from a set down to beat Tennys Sandgren in the opening round of the New York Open on Monday night.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
American Steve Johnson recorded his first ATP Tour level victory of 2020 on Monday night, downing compatriot Tennys Sandgren 6-7(5), 6-3, 7-6(3) in the opening round of the New York Open . A win’s a win and you take them when you get them and hopefully you string a bunch in a row,” said Johnson. “...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
The grip when hitting a one-handed backhand should be held so that the “v” formed by your thumb and index finger is on the first bevel to the left of the top of the grip( for a right hander). From the ready position, turn your shoulders and hips, placing your right foot (for right hander) in front...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 2020 New York Tennis Expo is set for Sunday, February 9, 2020 at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The event will run from 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and is completely free to attend, and will have games, activities and things to do for everyone in the family. See below for...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
It is easy to over analyze what is going on in a tennis match, especially if you are the one competing. Try to start the point with a very simple idea : If you are the server, focus on getting the first serve in. I would recommend serving to the middle of the box initially to help increase your...Read more
Noah Rubin will return to Long Island to compete in the New York Open qualifying on Sunday.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Noah Rubin will compete in next week’s New York Open after the Long Island native earned a wild card into the tournament’s qualifying draw. By way of the wild card, Rubin will play his opening round qualifying match on Sunday, Feb. 9 during the New York Tennis Expo. Attendance at the qualifying...Read more
Milos Raonic will be one of the featured players at next week's New York Open.
  | By Brian Coleman
No place on earth possesses a bigger stage than New York, so it’s only fitting that some of tennis’ biggest (literally) stars will be on Long Island competing in the New York Open. The third year of the New York Open will begin on Sunday, February 9 at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans...Read more
The panelists for the 2020 New York Tennis Expo Speaker Sessions is a great array of tennis players, coaches and experts.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 2020 New York Tennis Expo will feature two different sets of Speaker Sessions which will take place in the Grant Thornton VIP Lounge of NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Both panels will be headlined by legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri, founder of IMG Academy...Read more
Austria’s Dominic Thiem battled back from a set down to beat Alex Zverev 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(3), 7-6(4) on Friday to book his spot in the Australian Open final, and into a matchup with Novak Djokovic.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Austria’s Dominic Thiem battled back from a set down to beat Alex Zverev 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(3), 7-6(4) on Friday to book his spot in the Australian Open final , and into a matchup with Novak Djokovic. “It was an unreal match, two tie-breaks, so tough and so close,” said Thiem. “It was almost impossible...Read more
New York Open College Wild Card Invitational winner Brian Shi with New York Open Tournament Director Peter Lebedevs.
  | By Brian Coleman
The third installment of the New York Open once again brings professional tennis to Long Island and for Brian Shi, this year’s tournament will certainly be one he will not forget. Shi, a Jericho native and a sophomore at Harvard University, will take to the black courts of NYCB LIVE, home of the...Read more