| By Peter Mendelsohn
Nadal_Pic.png The Men’s Side of the Draw The contenders … Rafael Nadal World number one Rafael Nadal will arrive in Paris as the heavy favorite to capture his 11th French Open title. Last year, Nadal won Roland Garros in dominating fashion, winning every set he played, and losing just 35 games over...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
This story first appeared in the May/June issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine Since the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) began producing its world rankings in 1975, there have been just 25 different players who have achieved the distinction of “World Number One.” The latest to join that exclusive...Read more
  | By Press Release
SHOWTIME will present the television premiere of the documentary LOVE MEANS ZERO, which tells the story of celebrated yet controversial tennis coach Nick Bollettieri and explores the cost of his all-consuming drive for greatness, on Saturday, June 23 at 9 p.m. EST. From Showtime Documentary Films,...Read more
Novak Djokovic defeated Kei Nishikori to reach the Rome semifinals.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Novak Djokovic powered past Kei Nishikori, coming back from a set down, to reach the semifinals of the Italian Open in Rome. Djokovic came back to win 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 and set up a semifinal clash with world number one Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard had to come back from a set down in his quarterfinal...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Last week, it was announced that Americans Noah Rubin and Taylor Townsend earned wildcards into the French Open men’s singles and women’s singles main draws by way winning the USTA’s Roland Garros Wild Card Challenge. The 2018 French Open, which runs from May 21 through June 10, has now revealed...Read more
A wild card at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome, Italian Roberta Vinci called it a career Monday after her opening round loss to Aleksandra Krunic
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
A wild card at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome, Italian Roberta Vinci called it a career Monday after her opening round loss to Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia, 2-6, 6-0, 6-3. During her 20-year career, Vinci captured four Fed Cups with Italy, also winning five Grand Slam doubles titles and won...Read more
Spain’s Rafael Nadal added another footnote to his clay dominance, setting the record of consecutive set wins on one surface to 50.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Spain’s Rafael Nadal added another footnote to his clay dominance, setting the record of consecutive set wins on one surface to 50. Nadal defeated Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-4 in the third-round of the Madrid Open on Thursday, pushing his streak to 50 straight set wins on clay, surpassing John...Read more
Long Island’s Noah Rubin will make his French Open main draw debut later this month as the 22-year old won the USTA’s Roland Garros Wild Card Challenge.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Long Island’s Noah Rubin will make his French Open main draw debut later this month as the 22-year old won the USTA’s Roland Garros Wild Card Challenge. Rubin, currently ranked 196th, captured his fourth career ATP Challenger title with his win at the USTA Pro Circuit Challenger in Tallahassee last...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Amazon Prime Video has secured the rights in the United Kingdom and Ireland to broadcast the U.S. Open, Amazon.com confirmed last week. The deal is for five-years and begins with the 2018 U.S Open later this summer. Amazon Prime Video members in the UK and Ireland will be able to watch live and on-...Read more
Rafael Nadal continued his torrid pace through the clay-court season by taking the Barcelona Open title on Sunday, defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 6-1 to claim the Barcelona title for the 11th time.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Rafael Nadal continued his torrid pace through the clay-court season by taking the Barcelona Open title on Sunday, defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 6-1 to claim the Barcelona title for the 11 th time. “I’m very happy for the victory against a very difficult opponent. Tsitsipas has an amazing...Read more