| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 2010 Wimbledon men's finals are set as Tomas Berdych will face Rafael Nadal this Sunday in the men's finals. Berdych continued his winning ways on Friday, this time upending Novak Djokovic, ranked third in the world, 6-3 7-6 (11-9) 6-3. The 12th-ranked Berdych continued his Wimbledon dominance...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA and Tennis Channel have announced that the network will present live broadcasts of the finals of the 2010 U.S. Open National Playoffs–Men’s and Women’s Championships. The men’s and women’s winners of the U.S. Open National Playoffs each receive a wild card entry into the 2010 U.S. Open...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The International Tennis Hall of Fame will present the highest honor available in tennis to seven legends of the game on Saturday, July 10 at 12:30 p.m. The Induction Ceremony will take place on the historic grass courts of Bill Talbert Center Court at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The women's final of the 2010 Wimbledon is set, as top-seeded Serena Willams will face Russia’s Vera Zvonareva. Zvonareva advanced to her first Grand Slam final after rallying to defeat unseeded Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria, 3-6, 6-3 6-2 in today's first semifinal. The momentum swung the Russian’...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For the second straight summer, four of Long Island's most prestigious country clubs will be fielding professional tennis teams and playing for $10,000 in prize money along with the George Seewagen Cup in the Long Island Professional Tennis League (LIPTL). The four clubs are the Creek Club, Pine...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Six-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer was defeated this morning by Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. The 12th-seeded Czech beat Federer, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 on Wednesday for what is certainly the biggest victory of his career. Berdych used his big serve and much improved mobility...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Two of the greatest rivalries in tennis will resume at Madison Square Garden when tennis legends Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl take to the Madison Square Garden tennis court in the 2011 BNP Paribas Showdown, scheduled for Monday, Feb. 28, 2011. The BNP Paribas Showdown is...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that the city of San Diego and the San Diego Sports Arena have been selected to host the 2010 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final between the United States and Italy, Nov. 6-7. This will mark the first time the Fed Cup Final has been played in the United States since 2000, when the...Read more
  | By Gary Simeone
There were more than 400 people scrambling on the 90-plus degree tennis courts of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center for loose balls as the USTA hosted tryouts for the job of ballpersons for the 2010 U.S. Open. Each year, the USTA begins with around 400 hopefuls, a field which is then...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
More than 60 players of all levels came out to compete in the second leg of the Long Island Tennis Magazine Challenge in Long Beach this past Sunday. Top-level beach tennis was on display in the pro division, while amateur players came out to improve their skills and try out this summer's hottest...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Three-time Wimbledon finalist Andy Roddick, who was seeded fifth, walked off Court Two in disbelief after a five set loss to Yen-Hsun Lu. Lu, the 26-year-old son of a chicken salesman from Taiwan who said he had no family in the crowd and who gave himself little hope after the fourth set, achieved...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
If week two is anything like week one, we are in for a special Wimbledon tournament. On the men's side, we have all the usual suspects. Roger Federer, bidding for a record-tying seventh Wimbledon title. Rafael Nadal, seeking a second after missing last years tournament with an injury. Andy Roddick...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Eleven hours on-court and a little over three days later, and finally we have a winner in the longest match in tennis history. American John Isner finally defeated Frenchman Nicolas Mahut 70-68 in the fifth and final set at Wimbledon. The fifth set alone lasted eight hours, 11 min., and the game...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
John Isner and Nicholas Mahut have been playing their second round Wimbledon match for 10-plus hours, over the course of two days .... and it's not over yet! Ten hours after they began their Wimbledon tennis match Tuesday, the American Isner and Frenchman Mahut were still at it Wednesday evening,...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Day two action continued at Wimbledon, with most of the sport's top starts advancing, starting with defending Wimbledon Champion and top-seeded Serena Williams dominating in her match against Michelle Larcher De Brito of Portugal. The 12-time Grand Slam champion Serena took a little over an hour to...Read more