| By Alan Fleishman
Living in Florida allows the dedicated tennis player (or fanatic—depending on who is doing the defining) to play outdoors all year round. Actually, I live right across the way from the Evert Academy. When we bought our home, the agent said we might hear the sound of tennis balls late at night,...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tomas Berdych pulled off the upset of the Sony Ericsson Open tournament, knocking off world number one-ranked Roger Federer 6-4, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (6). Berdych's win ended a streak of eight consecutive losses against Federer. Federer converted only two of 10 break-point chances in the match and...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Andy Roddick recovered from a terrible start to move Into the quarter-finals at the Sony Ericsson Open Tuesday with a 7-6(4), 6-3 victory over German Benjamin Becker. Roddick said that his fight back in the sixth game of the first set was the turning point of the match. “He came out aggressive and...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Hingis to join WTT The Associated Press reports that once retired in 2002/then returned in 2006/then banned from 2007-2009/now horse jumping and ballroom dancing former tennis champ Martina Hingis will be playing a full schedule—14 matches—of World TeamTennis this season. She will be selected for a...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Two stars from two different sports came together in Miami over the weekend for a showdown in both of their respective sports. Tennis great and Grand Slam champion Andy Roddick took on NBA world champion Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat. The day started with tennis, but Wade soon realized that maybe...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Sunday at the Sony Ericsson Open, Rafael Nadal got back to being Rafael Nadal. Although it has been 10 months since he last won a tournament, Nadal was brilliant and rallied from a one set deficit to defeat David Nalbandian, 6-7 (8), 6-2, 6-2. It wasn't just that Nadal was victorious that was...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour announced the 2009 winners of the Annual Player Awards during a special ceremony Wednesday at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. Seven players were honored for their remarkable on and off court achievements during the 2009 season. Serena Williams was voted the Sony Ericsson...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Sony Ericsson Open tennis fans in the U.S. will be able to watch a record 63 hours of domestic coverage of this year’s tournament on Fox Sports Net, Tennis Channel and CBS. A total of 61 hours of that coverage will be live, beginning on Saturday, March 27 at 1:00 p.m. on FSN, and concluding with...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Two-time champion (2005-06) Roger Federer, who is number one in the South African Airways 2010 ATP Rankings for the 275th week (as of Mar. 22), leads an outstanding field which features 16 of the Top 20 players. Federer is the top seed for the sixth time in seven years (except last year). Six...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Bob and Mike Bryan, the number one-ranked doubles team in the world, were featured on CBS’ "60 Minutes" on Sunday, March 21. Also on March 21, the Bryan Brothers Band released its new single, "Open My Heart," a tribute to Andre Agassi, on iTunes. A CBS crew filmed the Bryan Brothers over a period...Read more