| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Four top 20 ATP World Tour tennis players, John Isner (No. 17), Kei Nishikori (No. 14), and Bob and Mike Bryan (No. 6 doubles), are the first commitments in the player field for the inaugural New York Open at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, which takes place February 11-18...Read more
  | By Jerry Solomon
When my longtime client and friend Ivan Lendl called me to tell me that Pete Sampras wanted to play Roger Federer back in 2007, we laughed and said it would never happen. But I said to him if it is going to happen, it should happen at Madison Square Garden. There hadn't been tennis at the Garden in...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA) hosted a Benefit Night this past week, bringing out stars of the tennis world for exhibition matches raising money for the Academy. In front of a packed crowd at Sportime Randall’s Island, 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal took on all-time great Lleyton...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced the names of 12 vocalists, all ages 14 and under, who will perform patriotic-themed songs prior to the night sessions of the 2015 U.S. Open, as well as on Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day. The lineup for this year’s U.S. Open features talent from throughout the New York and New Jersey...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Australian standout Nick Kyrgios has been added to the roster of stars competing at the Annual Johnny Mac Tennis Project Benefit Night, set for Wednesday, Aug. 26 at SPORTIME Stadium on Randall's Island. The 20-year-old Kyrgios will battle 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal in the featured...Read more
  | By Juliana Hughes
For tennis fans in America, the best way to catch the sport is by attending the U.S. Open. You get the opportunity to see your favorite tennis stars, build lasting memories and possibly even get their autograph! You’ll be able to delight in the dramatic twists and turns that comprise of such a...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA, in conjunction with Levy Restaurants, the official restaurant partner of the U.S. Open, has announced that it will unveil its first-ever pop-up restaurant at Grand Central Terminal on Aug. 12, serving free U.S. Open signature dishes and offering special giveaways to the public. The U.S...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
The finals of the USTA Eastern sectional qualifying tournament of the U.S. Open National Playoffs came to a close on Saturday, as local players battled it out for a chance to qualify for the U.S. Open in late August. The sectionals consisted of five divisions, with the winners of each moving on to...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Serena Williams did not play her best tennis over the course of the last two weeks, but it may have been her most impressive. Battling the flu and her own emotions, the world number one American hung on to defeat Czech Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-7(2), 6-2 to win the French Open on Saturday, the 20 th...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
World number one Novak Djokovic and world number three Andy Murray needed two days to complete their semifinal match at the French Open, after a storm postponed the contest in the fourth set on Friday night. Upon returning, Murray would take the fourth set to force a deciding fifth, but was unable...Read more