Professional Tennis

  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Roger Federer continued his resurgent year Sunday at the Miami Open, capturing the title in Miami with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Rafael Nadal in just over 90 minutes. With the win, Federer moves into fourth in the ATP Men’s Singles Rankings. Federer is now 19-1 on the year, his best start of a year since...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Rafael Nadal advanced to the fifth Miami Open final of his career on Friday afternoon, moving past Italy’s Fabio Fognini 6-1, 7-5 in the first semifinal in Key Biscayne. Nadal was sharp from the onset. He was dominant on serve, losing just four points on his own serve in the opening set, racing to...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Caroline Wozniacki continued her blistering start to the 2017 season by fighting back from a set down to upend second-seed Karolina Pliskova 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 to reach the Miami Open final. Pliskova came out firing in the opening set, ripping 24 winners and earning a late break point to take the early...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Top-ranked American Jack Sock rolled past his younger compatriot Jared Donaldson at the Miami Open on Tuesday, powering to a 6-2, 6-1 win to move into the tournament’s final eight. Sock saved the only break point he faced and won 89 percent of his first serve points to cruise in just over an hour...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
New Jersey’s Christina McHale advanced to the second round of the Miami Open on Wednesday, coming back from a set down to beat Germany’s Annika Beck 6-7(2), 7-5, 6-0. After coming back to win the second, McHale dominated the third set. She broke Beck three times and did not face a break point on...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Roger Federer won his fifth BNP Paribas Open title on Sunday, downing fellow Swiss star Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5 to win a record-tying fifth Indian Wells title. “It’s been just a fairytale week once again,” said Federer. “I’m still on the comeback. I hope my body is going to allow me to keep on...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Australia’s Nick Kyrgios was set to face off against Roger Federer in the BNP Paribas Open quarterfinals on Thursday, but withdrew with food poisoning, he announced on social media just hours before he was scheduled to play. “Unfortunately I am unable to play today due to sickness,” Kyrgios said in...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka outlasted Dominic Thiem of Austria at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif. on Thursday night, advancing to the tournament’s semifinals with a thrilling 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(2) after a little more than two and a half hours. “The level was really high tonight. I’m really...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Roger Federer defeated the fifth-seeded Rafael Nadal in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3, to advance to the quarterfinals in Indian Wells, Calif. The win sets up a matchup between Federer, a four-time Indian Wells champion, and Australian Nick Kyrgios, a 6-4, 7-6(...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Russia’s Elena Vesnina upset second-seed Angelique Kerber on Tuesday, ousting the German with a 6-3 6-3 victory to reach the BNP Paribas Open quarterfinals in Indian Wells, California. “I think I played a really good match,” Vesnina said afterwards. “I’m just really happy that I closed it out...Read more