| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Novak Djokovic became the second player to secure a place in the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin, Italy as he defeated Andrey Rublev 6-3, 6-2 on Wednesday to officially win the event’s Green Group. Djokovic joins Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, who won the Red Group via two victories in his first two round-...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The championship match of the WTA Finals in Guadalajara, Mexico is set after the semifinal action on Tuesday, and it will see Spain’s Garbine Muguruza face off against Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit for the title on Wednesday. Muguruza defeated her countrywoman Paula Badosa 6-3, 6-3 in the first...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Matteo Berrettini is out of the ATP Finals in Turin, Italy after the Italian suffered an oblique injury during his opening round-robin match against Alexander Zverev on Monday. “My finals end here, I am destroyed, I never thought I would have to give up the most important tennis event ever held in...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Russia’s Daniil Medvedev kicked off his ATP Finals title defense with a victory in his opening round-robin match on Sunday in Turin, Italy. Medvedev fought back from a set down to defeat Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4. “I had zero break points to save, so in a way I was never under...Read more
Garbine Muguruza won on Sunday to advance to the semifinals of the WTA Finals in Guadalajara, Mexico.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Spain’s Garbine Muguruza secured her spot in the semifinals at the WTA Finals in Guadalajara, Mexico on Sunday as she defeated Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-4, 6-4. Kontaveit had won her previous 12 matches heading into her final round-robin match against Muguruza, and she had already booked her...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Two years ago, Daniil Medvedev left New York following a heartbreaking defeat to Rafael Nadal in a five-set thriller to determine the 2019 U.S. Open champion. On Sunday, he left his imprint on the tournament forever, defeating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to win the U.S. Open and claim the first...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
As Emma Raducanu served an ace past Leylah Fernandez, her third of the match, the 18-year-old from Great Britain dropped her racket and put her hands over face in disbelief. She was now a U.S. Open champion. Raducanu_Crop 3.jpg Raducanu falls to the Arthur Ashe Stadium court after she completed her...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
New York is a city full of dreamers and made up of those who aspire to achieve greatness. For two teenagers, one from Great Britain and one from Canada, those dreams are coming true right in front of our eyes at the 2021 U.S. Open in Queens. Leylah Fernandez, who turned 19 earlier this week, and...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
This article first appeared in the September/October 2021 issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine. Click Here to read the full digital edition. Earlier this summer, Giuliana “Gugu” Olmos got the phone call that many athletes from all sports can only dream about getting. While driving with her husband...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Novak Djokovic is now two wins away from a U.S. Open title and the Calendar Slam after knocking off sixth-seeded Italian Matteo Berrettini 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 on Wednesday night. “It was a great match, a lot of energy on the court, off the court as well. Matteo is a terrific player, and established...Read more