Professional Tennis

  | By Brian Coleman
Rafael Nadal delivered a masterful performance on Sunday, capturing his 16 th Grand Slam title with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 win over Kevin Anderson in the U.S. Open final, his second major title of the year and another confirmation that 2017 belonged to he and Roger Federer. “It’s been a great two weeks,”...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Unseeded 22-year-old Sloane Stephens defeated fellow American Madison Keys, the number 15 seed, late Saturday afternoon 6-3, 6-0 to capture the 2017 U.S. Open Women’s Singles Championship, the first Grand Slam title of her career. With the win, Stephens becomes the lowest-ranked player to win the U...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The number 15-seed Madison Keys is headed to the U.S. Open Women’s Singles Finals, defeating fellow American CoCo Vandeweghe in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2 in just over an hour. Her opponent Saturday afternoon at Arthur Ashe Stadium will be Sloane Stephens, who outlasted the number nine-seeded Venus...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The duo of Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands & Horia Tecau of Romania, seeded 12th, captured the 2017 U.S. Open Doubles Championship, a 6-4, 6-3 win over the 11th-seeded Spanish team of Feliciano Lopez & Marc Lopez Friday afternoon at Arthur Ashe Stadium in just under 90 minutes. The win...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
Entering Wednesday’s men’s singles quarterfinals at the U.S. Open, tennis fans were just two wins away from one of the most anticipated and long-awaited matches in the tournament’s history, as Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer’s Flushing Meadows collision course was almost complete. The longtime...Read more
  | By Seth Sarelson
Coco Vandweghe powered into the U.S. Open semifinals on Wednesday, downing current world number one and last year’s runner-up Karolina Pliskova 7-6(4), 6-3 to become the third American in the final four in Flushing Meadows. “Let’s make it four for four,” she said to ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi after her win...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta advanced to the first Grand Slam semifinal of his career on Tuesday, ending the improbable run of Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 inside Arthur Ashe Stadium. “It was a very good, very special match for me,” the Spaniard said. “I’m very excited to be in the...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
New York loves Juan Martin del Potro (pictured right) and he needed them more than ever on Monday evening at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Battling against eighth-seed Dominic Thiem of Austria for a spot in the quarterfinals of the 2017 U.S. Open, Del Potro looked lifeless,...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
Rafael Nadal (pictured above) played his best match of the 2017 U.S. Open on Monday, rolling past Alexander Dolgopolov of the Ukraine 6-2, 6-4, 6-1 to book his spot in the U.S. Open quarterfinals. “I think I played a solid match, obviously … not many mistakes,” Nadal said post-match. “I don’t know...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
World number one Karolina Pliskova (pictured left) entered Monday’s fourth-round showdown with American Jennifer Brady having lost the first set in each of her previous two matches at the U.S. Open. She made sure she wouldn’t have to play from behind again. “I would say the first match was okay. It...Read more