| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In the most-talked about match of the U.S. Open’s Day One, Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas outlasted former number one Andy Murray 2-6, 7-6(7), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the second round. “It is not easy,” Tsitsipas said in his on-court interview. “I had to make lots of sacrifices to come back. I...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In the first night match inside Arthur Ashe Stadium this fortnight, defending champion Naomi Osaka pushed past Czech Republic’s Marie Bouzkova 6-4, 6-1 to book her spot in the second round. “It felt kind of surreal to walk onto the court and to hear an actual audience this time,” said Osaka. “To...Read more
Sloane Stephens during a practice session over the weekend. Stephens defeated fellow American Madison Keys on Monday.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In a rematch of the 2017 U.S. Open final, American Sloane Stephens once again got the better of her compatriot, downing Madison Keys 6-3, 1-6, 7-6(7) in the U.S. Open opening round on Monday. The two battled for more than two hours, and dialed up some vintage tennis late in the third set. After...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Six-time U.S. Open champion Serena Williams announced on Wednesday that she is withdrawing from this year’s event due to a torn hamstring. “After careful consideration and following the advice of my doctors and medical team, I have decided to withdraw from the U.S. Open to allow my body to heal...Read more
  | By Press Release
The USTA today announced that the US Open will offer $57.5 million in total player compensation in 2021, slightly surpassing the record payout set in 2019 prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The USTA again worked collaboratively with the players and WTA and ATP management to design the prize money...Read more
  | By Press Release
The USTA today announced that rising young Americans Jenson Brooksby, Brandon Nakashima and Emilio Nava as well as former world No. 8 Jack Sock and Ernesto Escobedo received main draw wild cards into the 2021 US Open, alongside NCAA singles champion Sam Riffice and USTA Boys’ 18s national champion...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Dominic Thiem will not repeat as U.S. Open champion, as the Austrian announced on Wednesday that he has withdrawn from the final Slam of the year, and will miss the remainder of the season. “Unfortunately, I’ve had to withdraw from the U.S. Open and will miss the rest of the 2021 season,” he wrote...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
1. Who is the G.O.A.T.? I love Roger Federer and I admire Rafael Nadal, and at this moment, there is a strong case for either to be called the G.O.A.T. of men's tennis. Roger, however, is unlikely to add another major and Rafa looks like he might be losing a step or two and it's hard to imagine...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The U.S. Open Qualifying Tournament will not be open for the public to attend this year, the USTA announced last week. “For 2021, the U.S. Open Qualifying Tournament will not be open for fans to attend,” the USTA said in its press release. “This was a particularly tough decision for the USTA to...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The tennis portion of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan came to a close this weekend, with Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic and Germany’s Alexander Zverev winning Gold Medals in Women’s Singles and Men’s Singles, respectively. On Sunday, Zverev defeated ROC’s Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-1 in the final...Read more