| By Rob Polishook
We all saw Roger Federer win yet another Grand Slam victory, totaling 19, undoubtedly making a strong case for being the GOAT … Greatest Of All-Time. However, that’s not the purpose of this article. Let’s leave that debate to others and bring our focus to the story behind the story. What is Roger’s...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The ATP announced that it will try full electronic line-calling during the Next Gen Finals in November, using strictly technology and no linespeople on the court. “This could be a landmark moment for officiating,” said Gayle Bradshaw, ATP Vice President of Rules and Competition. “Our athletes...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
David Letterman made us realize that people like lists. I guess any of these thoughts could be article subjects, but I prefer to just take this opportunity to clear my throat. 1. I can’t stand it when a parent says “we” when talking about their child’s tennis. 2. People shouldn’t tell families who...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Great Neck South got back on the winning track on Monday afternoon, beating Garden City 7-0 to improve to 5-1 in Nassau County’s Conference II-A. After winning its first four matches to start the season, the Rebels were tripped up by Locust Valley to suffer its first defeat last week. But it...Read more
  | By Luke Jensen
As we shut down a glorious summer of tennis and look forward to a great fall going into winter, I am just floored by the work done on the pro tour by the veterans who continue to amaze. When I played on the pro tour, players in their 30s were a rarity. Johnny Mac, Jimmy Connors and Martina...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Hewlett's Gabriella Sciarrotta won her match at second singles to help her Bulldogs win 5-2 over Lynbrook on Friday. The Hewlett Bulldogs won its third straight match on Friday afternoon, downing the Owls of Lynbrook 5-2 to improve to 3-1 on the season. Hewlett would win the first singles matchup...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
I started playing tennis when I was 10-years-old. My brother Paul and I would go with our parents to the park in Sag Harbor and eventually, we decided to go out and try to hit some balls. We pretty much picked it up right away and became regular hitting partners for the next 20 years. Paul became a...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
New Jersey native and defending champion Christina McHale advanced to the semifinals of the Tokyo Open on Friday, downing third-seeded Elise Mertens of Belgium 6-4, 6-1. McHale converted on five of six break point chances and won 71 percent of the points on her serve to win the straight-sets match...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
I don't travel to tournaments as much as I used to earlier in my career, but I decided to journey with a terrific student to Virginia Beach to the Girls’ 16 Clay Court Super Nationals this past July. I was expecting the worst, but was pleasantly surprised at the performances of these top girls...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Blazers of Great Neck North won its second straight match on Wednesday, downing Cold Spring Harbor 6-1. In a rematch of the Nassau County semifinals from a year ago, Great Neck North was led by its first doubles team. Ashley Yu and Margaret Haykin notched a 6-3, 7-5 win over Katherine Faria and...Read more
  | By nytm_web_admin
Below are some fun facts from the 2017 U.S. Open, per USTA: American Players ►Four American women reached the singles semifinals at the US Open for the first time since 1981. First-time US Open champion Sloane Stephens, first-time US Open finalist Madison Keys and first-time US Open semifinalist...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Two of Suffolk County’s best teams met on Tuesday afternoon as Commack traveled to Half Hollow Hills East in a key League 1 matchup, and it was the Thunderbirds of Hills East who made the early season statement with a 6-1 victory. Commack, the defending county champions, took the early lead as...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Syosset got past Great Neck North in a tightly-contested Conference I matchup in Nassau County on Monday afternoon as the Braves won 4-3 behind its doubles play. The clinching match came from fourth doubles as senior Ashlyn Hu and sophomore Ruth Abraham won 6-3, 7-5 over Shoshana Tokar and Maya...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
Rafael Nadal delivered a masterful performance on Sunday, capturing his 16 th Grand Slam title with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 win over Kevin Anderson in the U.S. Open final, his second major title of the year and another confirmation that 2017 belonged to he and Roger Federer. “It’s been a great two weeks,”...Read more
  | By nytm_web_admin
New Jersey-born Amanda Anisimova won the U.S. Open Girls' Singles title on Sunday. (Credit photo to USTA/Mike Lawrence) Sixteen-year old Amanda Anisimova, of Aventura, Fla., won the US Open girls' singles title Sunday, defeating American 13-year old Cori 'CoCo' Gauff, 6-0, 6-2. It was the first...Read more