| 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
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In the past, the U.S. Open has been dominated by Americans. Legends of the game, including Pete Sampras, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors on the men’s side, and Chris Evert and Tracy Austin on the women’s side, have all left Flushing Meadows victorious on more than one occasion. In recent years, the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 128th U.S. Open Tennis Championship will be held from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13 at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. Tennis fans from all over the world will be packing the luxurious Arthur Ashe Stadium and surrounding courts to see the greatest players in the...Read more
  | By Bruce Forrest
I’ve been playing tennis for 34 years. I truly enjoy the game. Every time I step on to the court, it brings me back to my junior tennis years and I feel like a kid again. I wrote this article not to be critical, but as an observation on how the sport of tennis is losing its traditional values. I...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The first Grand Slam of the year concluded, amidst extreme emotions and compelling action. The event produced high drama and spectacular tennis. On the men’s side, there was a lot of talk coming into the tournament about the young guns: The red hot Andy Murray, number three seed Novak Djokovic and...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis has certainly become a global sport, but it is disappointing to see its leading country, and one of that country’s largest markets, having lost some high-profile events from both the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) tours. New York has lost a...Read more