Professional Tennis

  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Rafael Nadal advanced to the 30 th Grand Slam quarterfinal of his career on Monday as the Spaniard held off sixth-seed Gael Monfils of France 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to reach the final eight in Melbourne. Nadal secured the only break point of the opening set and won 76 percent of points on his first...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Coco Vandeweghe moved into the fourth round of the Australian Open for the first time in her career, outlasting former semifinalist Eugenie Bouchard 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 on Friday. “It was kind of expected, in my mind, to get the win and to get the victory and to move a step closer to achieving what I...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Four-time Australian Open champion Roger Federer moved into the fourth round in Melbourne in dominating form on Friday, dismissing 10 th seed Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 to beat the C zech for the 17 th time in his career. “I didn’t expect this as such, to be honest, especially not this kind of a...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The first tickets in the Australian Open fourth round will be punched as we enter the fifth day in Melbourne. Top seeds Angelique Kerber and Andy Murray will be in action, and there are multiple intriguing matchups in both draws to entertain you on Thursday night. On the men’s side, 23 rd seeded...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Two former world number ones rolled into the Australian Open third round on Thursday, as Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki won their respective matches in straight sets to move on in Melbourne. Serena took on former world number five Lucie Safarova in a rematch of the 2015 French Open final...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The second round of the men’s singles draw at the Australian Open came to a close on Thursday with only one real upset. But it was a big one. Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin upset defending champion and world number two Novak Djokovic 7-6(8), 5-7, 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 to hand the Serb his earliest loss at a...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Credit photo to Sidney Beal III The second round of the Australian Open comes to a close tonight as we embark on the fourth day of 2017’s maiden Grand Slam, and six-time champion Serena Williams is one of seven Americans who will be in action seeking third round spots in Melbourne. Serena got past...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
World number one Angelique Kerber entered Wednesday’s second round matchup knowing there would be some added pressure as she took on fellow German Carina Witthoeft, a player who idolizes her older compatriot. But the defending champion Kerber, who was celebrating her 29 th birthday, pushed through...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Four-time Australian Open champion Roger Federer moved into the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday, downing 20-year old Long Islander Noah Rubin 7-5, 6-3, 7-6(3) on Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. Rubin, playing in the biggest match of his life, showed no signs of nerves in...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The third day of play down under at the 2017 Australian Open gets underway at 7:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday night offering up plenty of intriguing matches as the second round begins in Melbourne. The most intriguing matchup for Long Islanders is the third match on to Rod Laver Arena, when Noah Rubin...Read more