| By Brian Coleman
A first time champion on the ATP World Tour will be crowned on Long Island. American Reilly Opelka and Canada’s Brayden Schnur will square off in the New York Open final inside NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, in a matchup of two players who had never reached this stage at...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
While much of the tennis world anticipated a quarterfinal between Sam Querrey and Frances Tiafoe, Jason Jung had other ideas. The 29-year-old former University of Michigan star notched the biggest win of his career on Thursday night at the New York Open as he ousted the second-seeded Tiafoe 6-3, 7-...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
A finalist a year ago, American Sam Querrey is comfortable on the black courts of NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. He now finds himself two wins away from returning to the New York Open finals after a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Moldova’s Radu Albot on Thursday afternoon. “I...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
John Isner had gone three months since his last victory on the ATP Tour. But that changed on Wednesday night as the top-seeded American advanced to the New York Open quarterfinals with a 7-6(7), 6-4 victory over Australia’s Bernard Tomic inside NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Entering the New York Open this week, Canadian Brayden Schnur had never won a match in the main draw of an ATP World Tour tournament. That changed on Tuesday night as Schnur defeated fellow Canadian Jack Lin, a sophomore at Columbia, 6-1, 6-3 to book his spot in the second round. “It’s been a good...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
With the majority of the crowd inside NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Long Island native Noah Rubin’s corner, Jordan Thompson played spoiler on Monday night. The seventh-seeded Australian fought back to defeat Rubin 6-7(7), 7-5, 6-1 and advance to the New York Open...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
Just the day before, Brayden Schnur won the first ATP Tour main draw match of his career. Now the Canadian qualifier finds himself in the New York Open quarterfinals after outlasting third-seed Steve Johnson 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(4) on Wednesday night. “It feels great, I’m really happy,” Schnur said...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
Northport native Cannon Kingsley raced out to a 4-1 lead in the opening round of New York Open qualifying on Sunday, but couldn’t hold onto his lead as Canadian Brayden Schnur moved within one victory of the tournament’s main draw with a 7-6(3), 6-3 victory. “I think I had played really well up...Read more
  | By Press Release
Frances Tiafoe, one of the rising stars in American men’s tennis, will join the field at next week’s 2019 New York Open. The 21-year-old recently made a statement showing at the 2019 Australian Open last month, falling in the quarterfinals to eventual runner-up and second-ranked player in the world...Read more
Photo credit: USTA/Brad Penner
  | By Brian Coleman
There exists loads of talent and promise in many of the young players on the ATP World Tour, but if the last few years have shown us anything, it’s that men’s professional tennis remains an older man’s game. When you look at the Grand Slam winners from the last two seasons, the names you see are...Read more
  | By Lisa Dodson
Classic volleys are shots that have a specific spin and use short arm and hand movements paired with specific footwork. Spin amounts vary, racket work is short, contained and precise. Footwork is dancelike, using repetitive patterns which adapt to different tempos and situations. When racket work...Read more
  | By Josh Ripple
The New York Open returns to NYCB Live, Feb. 9-17, 2019, and we plan to be bigger and better! Though it is hard to believe that it is tournament time again, GF Sports and BSE Global are ready and raring to go to bring excitement and great entertainment value to the community. Fans can count on...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
When she began playing sports as a youngster, around the age of seven, one of the first sports Thea Rabman tried was softball. Despite being good, it didn’t take because, as Rabman says, it was too slow. That’s when tennis entered the picture. “My dad wanted me to try out tennis, so I started...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
With the 2019 New York Open set to get underway this weekend, Long Island Tennis Magazine had a chance to sit down with Peter Lebedevs, Assistant Tournament Director of the New York Open. We discussed a variety of topics, from what’s new in 2019, to the local grassroots tennis community. LITM: What...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
In part one of this two-part series , I discussed how coaches market themselves to appear qualified and why it's so important to look past the "Humble Brag" and find leadership and mentorship in a coach. In part two, we will uncover the common traits and guiding philosophy of what the best coaches/...Read more