Professional Tennis

  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Roger Federer announced on Monday that he will be skipping this year’s French Open in order to better prepare himself for the grass and hard court seasons. The 18-time Grand Slam champion and this year’s Australian Open champion posted the message on his website : Federer has won the French Open...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Rafael Nadal has certainly been living up to “King of Clay” nickname thus far in 2017, adding to his trophy collection on Sunday with a 7-6(8), 6-4 win over Austria’s Dominic Thiem to win the Mutua Madrid Open for the fifth time in his career. “Today is a day to be satisfied, to be happy and to...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
The start to 2017 has been much kinder to Serena Williams than the start of the 2016 season. She began 2016 coming off one of the most difficult losses of her career, a shocking defeat to Roberta Vinci in the 2015 U.S. Open semifinals, as she was pursuing both Steffi Graf’s Open Era record of 22...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Photo Credit: Twitter/@Shelby_Rogers_ The United States defeated top-seed and three-time defending champions Czech Republic 3-2 to reach the Fed Cup Final at Saddlebrook Resort in Florida on Sunday. After splitting the first two rubbers, the two squads entered Sunday all even at 1-1 with three...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Top-seed Andy Murray and 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka were both bounced from the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters just hours apart on Thursday. Murray was up first and was taking on Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas, who had to battle back from 0-4 down in the final set to pull off the 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 upset. “...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
World number two and two-time champion Novak Djokovic advanced at the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday, getting past France’s Gilles Simon 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 to reach the tournament’s third-round. Djokovic had to conjure up a break point from 4-5 down in the final set and rattled off the match’s final...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
American Steve Johnson won the second ATP singles title of his career on Sunday, knocking off eighth-seeded Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(5) to win the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships in Houston, Texas. Johnson had to fight through fatigue and cramps as the match went on, having...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
GF Sports, a live events and sports media entertainment company, has partnered with Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (BSE) to move the Memphis Open men’s tennis tournament to NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, which is located on Long Island in New York. As part of the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The United States and Australia are facing off in a Davis Cup World Group Quarterfinal, and the Aussies jumped out to an early 2-0 lead after the first two rubber matches on Friday. In the first match, Jack Sock of the United States took on the 79 th ranked Jordan Thompson, and the Nebraska native...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
The 2017 Australian Open was one for the ages in a number of ways, and turned back the clock to a decade prior with four 30-plus year-olds competing for the men’s and women’s singles titles. No Melbourne storyline was bigger than the men’s singles final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, two...Read more