| By Brent Shearer
In this biography of Roger Federer, Quest for Perfection: The Roger Federer Story, Swiss tennis writer Rene Stauffer offers a glimpse of the stages in the development of the recently dethroned U.S. Open champ. Stauffer, who had the cooperation of Federer and his family, goes all the way back to the...Read more
  | By Alan Fleishman
I have been watching the U.S. Open for a long time. As a former high school teacher, it was the alarm bell that meant summer was over. No more tennis games on weekdays, followed by hamburgers and cold beer, only time for lesson plans and parent conferences. Over the years, I have seen men’s tennis...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Long Island’s own John McEnroe is a former world number one-ranked player. He has won seven Grand Slam titles, three at Wimbledon and four at the U.S. Open, nine Grand Slam men's doubles titles and one Grand Slam mixed-doubles titles. This past season, John played for the New York Sportimes during...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For the second consecutive year, the Wimbledon men’s final was a classic. The final between Roger Federer and Andy Roddick has been ruled as the most viewed of all men’s finals at the All-England Club in the past 10 years. According to NBC, an average of 5.71 million people tuned in to watch the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
This year, Roger Federer has joined some exclusive clubs. After winning the French Open back in May, Federer became only the sixth player to win all four Grand Slam Championships. Then in July, he defeated Andy Roddick in the Wimbledon Finals to win his record 15th Grand Slam title. The win...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Men’s players John Isner Twenty-four-year-old John Isner played his collegiate tennis at Georgia, and is currently ranked 96th on the ATP Tour. He burst on to the scene at the 2007 Open as he made it to the third round in his first-ever Grand Slam appearance before losing to eventual champion Roger...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Taylor Dent will return to the U.S. Open for the first time since 2005 after receiving one of eight men's wild cards. The 28-year-old Dent of Newport Beach, Calif. missed two full seasons because of three back operations. He was ranked a career-high number 21 in 2005, but is currently ranked 202nd...Read more
  | By Alanna Broderick
Stepping out of the airport alone, I am filled with anxiety and nervousness wondering whether or not there will be someone from the tournament there to pick me up. Here I am, all by myself, in an African country and wondering how in the world my parents agreed to send me here. I was excited at...Read more
  | By Brad Shafran
When walking around the Flushing Meadows grounds during the U.S. Open, oversized yellow tennis balls are almost as ubiquitous as great forehands and flashy backhands. Nearly every kid in attendance (and even some adults) carries these large tennis balls, hoping to have the players adorn their...Read more
  | By Bruce Forrest
It was 1978, and the U.S. Open was coming to Flushing Meadows. My friend was a ball boy the previous year at Forest Hills and said, “Why don't you try out this year.” I said, “Sign me up!” The next thing I know, I'm standing at net watching two guys hit the ball and waiting for them to hit it into...Read more