| By Steve Annacone
I have written about this before but after watching the 2021 U..S Open, I felt the need to repeat. Novak Djokovic was always the poster boy for my idea about following through the same way, regardless of how your opponent hits their shot. However, Danil Medvedev beat Novak at his own game in the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Two years ago, Daniil Medvedev left New York following a heartbreaking defeat to Rafael Nadal in a five-set thriller to determine the 2019 U.S. Open champion. On Sunday, he left his imprint on the tournament forever, defeating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to win the U.S. Open and claim the first...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
As Emma Raducanu served an ace past Leylah Fernandez, her third of the match, the 18-year-old from Great Britain dropped her racket and put her hands over face in disbelief. She was now a U.S. Open champion. Raducanu_Crop 3.jpg Raducanu falls to the Arthur Ashe Stadium court after she completed her...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
New York is a city full of dreamers and made up of those who aspire to achieve greatness. For two teenagers, one from Great Britain and one from Canada, those dreams are coming true right in front of our eyes at the 2021 U.S. Open in Queens. Leylah Fernandez, who turned 19 earlier this week, and...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
This article first appeared in the September/October 2021 issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine. Click Here to read the full digital edition. Earlier this summer, Giuliana “Gugu” Olmos got the phone call that many athletes from all sports can only dream about getting. While driving with her husband...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Next summer, the 2022 World Maccabiah Games will be held, the 21st installment of games that bring Jewish athletes together from across the globe to Israel. The games feature more than 10,000 athletes from 80 different countries in an array of sports, but its impact stretches much further than...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Novak Djokovic is now two wins away from a U.S. Open title and the Calendar Slam after knocking off sixth-seeded Italian Matteo Berrettini 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 on Wednesday night. “It was a great match, a lot of energy on the court, off the court as well. Matteo is a terrific player, and established...Read more
Angelique Kerber is one of the best counterpunchers on the WTA Tour, and does a great job of redirecting the pace of her opponents.
  | By Steve Annacone
Watching the 2021 U.S. Open, it is pretty clear that there are a lot of players who thrive on using the opponent's pace of the ball to hit their best shots. It is also apparent that when a player is able to mix up the speed, it can help draw errors or weaker shots from their opponent. A well-placed...Read more
  | By Rob Polishook
In the finals of the 2021 French Open, Novak Djokovic, the top- seed was heavily favored against the fourth-seed seed, Stefanos Tsitsipas. This was Tsitsipas’s first Slam final while Novak had already won 18 in his career. Most thought that the match would be routine, won by Djokovic in straight...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
Getting your opponent on the run is one of the best ways to get them to make some errors. Usually this means hitting your shots to the opening as much as possible. If you keep hitting the ball away from your opponent, it would seem that they will be running all over the place. The problem is that...Read more
Daniil Medvedev is into the U.S. Open third round for a fourth straight year.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Daniil Medvedev needed just one hour and 48 minutes to knock off Dominick Koepfer on Wednesday afternoon, ousting the German 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 to secure his spot in the U.S. Open third round. The second-seeded Medvedev, a finalist in 2019, is now into the third round in Flushing Meadows for a fourth...Read more
Former champion Sloane Stephens was clinical in her win over Coco Gauff on Wednesday night.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In a highly-anticipated second round clash at the U.S. Open on Wednesday night, it was the veteran and former champion Sloane Stephens who got the better of the young star Coco Gauff. Stephens, who won the event in 2017, claimed her spot in the third round with a 6-4, 6-2 win. I thought today...Read more
  | By Press Release
On Monday, September 27, The Mill River Club will host the Don Luneburg Golf & Tennis Classic. In addition to a wonderful day of golf and tennis, our event will include brunch, lunch & dinner as well as opportunities to purchase raffle tickets, and bid on auction items. Once registered,...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Belinda Bencic and Alexander Zverev captured Gold Medals last month at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, winning in Women’s Singles and Men’s Singles, respectively, and each won their opening round matches at the U.S. Open on Tuesday. Last year’s finalist Zverev moved past American Sam Querrey 6-4,...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Maxime Cressy shocked ninth-seeded Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta on Tuesday, fighting back from two sets down to win 5-7, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6(4) on Court 4. “I’m very proud of what I’ve been able to accomplish today,” he said. “It’s my third main draw slam, so it’s always a very difficult scenario...Read more