| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
At the end of each year, the International Tennis Federation unveils its World Champions, and this year it named Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep the 2018 World Champions. Both players enjoyed excellent 2019 seasons, as Djokovic won both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, while Halep captured the first...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has announced the winners of the annual year-end tournament and player awards, as voted for by the players themselves. In addition, members of the WTA Coach Program voted for the first ever WTA Coach of the Year. The WTA Tournament of the Year Award winners have...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In the last Davis Cup final played under the current format, Croatia delivered a dominating performance over the weekend, bringing home the trophy for the second time in the nation’s history with a 3-1 win over France. “It’s not every day that you become a world champion,” said Marin Cilic. “For us...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Teenager Whitney Osuigwe clinched her spot in the 2019 Australian Open main draw, winning the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) Australian Open Wild Card Challenge, the USTA announced on Monday. The challenge lasted for four weeks and included a number of different USTA Pro Circuit...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Germany’s Alexander Zverev won the biggest title of his career on Sunday, becoming the youngest player ever to win the Nitto ATP Finals as he defeated World No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 in Sunday’s championship. “This is the biggest title of my career so far,” said Zverev. “This trophy means a lot...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Former World No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska is retiring from professional tennis, the 29-year-old from Poland announced on Wednesday. “Today, after 13 years of playing tennis competitively, I have decided to end my career,” Radwanska said in a statement she posted to social media. “This was not an easy...Read more
  | By Press Release
USTA Eastern, in partnership with the New York Open, will host the first-ever New York Open College Wild Card Invitational on November 16-18 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York. The best college tennis players from across the region will go head-to-head...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The American duo of Mike Bryan & Jack Sock have been named the ATPWorldTour.com Fans Favorites, presented by Moët & Chandon in the 2018 ATP World Tour Awards. Bryan previously won this award with his twin brother Bob Bryan from 2005-2017. “It feels great to win the Fans’ Favorite,” said...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Following Saturday’s epic semifinal between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, it was Russia’s Karen Khachanov who stole the show on Sunday, as he secured the biggest title of his young career with a 7-5, 6-4 triumph over Djokovic in the finals of the Rolex Paris Masters. “It means the world to me...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
This story appears in the November/December 2018 issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine. Click Here to view and the digital edition. Standing at the makeshift podium inside Arthur Ashe Stadium as the 2018 U.S. Open trophy ceremony was set to begin, Naomi Osaka pulled her black Adidas visor over her...Read more