| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Victoria Azarenka announced on Monday that she has withdrawn from the 2017 U.S. Open, issuing the following statement: "I am sadly unable to compete in this year's US Open due to my ongoing family situation that I am working through. While I will dearly miss being in New York and playing in one of...Read more
  | By nytm_web_admin
The college tennis season is rapidly approaching and, once again, the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) women’s tennis team is the favorite to win the East Coast Conference. The Bears, winners of 31 straight regular season matches, received six of the eight first-place votes from the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov and Spain’s Garbine Muguruza each captured the singles titles at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati on Sunday. Dimitrov captured the first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title, knocking off Australia’s Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 7-5 to win his third title of the season. “I’m...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Australia’s Samantha Stosur has withdrawn from the U.S. Open, citing a lingering right hand injury. Stosur, who hoisted the U.S. Open trophy in 2011, has not played since losing in the fourth round to eventual champion Jelena Ostapenko at the French Open earlier this summer. The 33-year-old Stosur...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
Two of the pros on my staff at Pine Hollow Country Club, Jorge Alfonzo and Asel Jumamukhambetova, come from similar backgrounds. They both hail from countries that don’t have large populations on Long Island (Venezuela and Kazakhstan, respectively), they both start on the college tennis teams at D1...Read more
  | By nytm_web_admin
The USTA announced that NCAA singles champions Brienne Minor and Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, along with top prospects Christopher Eubanks and Francesca Di Lorenzo, lead the group of top American collegiate players selected to play in the fourth annual American Collegiate Invitational at the 2017 US Open...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Former U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori will miss the remainder of the 2017 season after tearing a tendon in his right wrist during practice, the Japan native announced on Wednesday. “Two days ago during practice in Cincinnati, Kei hit a serve and heard a pop in his wrist,” his manager said in a...Read more
  | By nytm_web_admin
The USTA today announced that rising young Americans Taylor Fritz, Bjorn Fratangelo, Christopher Eubanks, 2017 NCAA singles champion Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, 2017 USTA Boys’ 18s National Champion Patrick Kypson and US Open Wild Card Challenge winner Tommy Paul have been awarded men’s singles main draw...Read more
  | By nytm_web_admin
The USTA today announced that former US Open singles champion Maria Sharapova, young American Taylor Townsend, reigning US Open girls’ champion Kayla Day, 2017 US Open Wild Card Challenge winner Sofia Kenin, 2017 USTA Girls’ 18s national champion Ashley Kratzer and 2017 NCAA singles champion...Read more
  | By Andrea Retolaza
Nowadays tennis has evolved into a more powerful game than it used to be years ago. Lighter materials and more aerodynamic equipment allow players to hit the ball faster and with greater force. This results in a higher dependence on the players’ fitness level, thus, increasing the risk of injuries...Read more
  | By nytm_web_admin
Tennis Hall of Famer John McEnroe, Patrick McEnroe, Chris Evert, Mats Wilander, Pat Cash and other Tennis Legends will participate in the Johnny Mac Tennis Project’s (JMTP) Third Annual JMTP Pro Am in the Hamptons on Saturday, August 26. The star-studded event will raise funds to support JMTP...Read more
  | By nytm_web_admin
The United States Tennis Association today announced a series of in-game innovations that will be implemented across a variety of events at the 2017 US Open. The US Open events affected include: Qualifying Tournament, Junior Tournament, Wheelchair Invitational, American Collegiate Invitational,...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Long Island and Long Island Tennis Magazine hosted its annual Nassau County and Suffolk County Kids Days, bringing together hundreds of kids from across Long Island for days of tennis and fun. “Thanks to Long Island Tennis Magazine, Randi Wilkins, Terry Fontana and all the staff and volunteers...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
World number one Andy Murray withdrew from next week’s Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati on Wednesday, citing a hip injury. “Unfortunately I won’t be playing in Cincinnati as I continue my recovery,” Murray said on Facebook. “I always enjoy playing there and I look forward to returning next...Read more
  | By Dr. Tom Ferraro
The ineffable state known as “The Zone” is the Holy Grail of sports. Every athlete seeks it. Any athlete who has played in the zone remembers the ease, joy and satisfaction of finding this special place. The dictionary defines “The Zone” as “An area or stretch of land having a particular...Read more