| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
After months of dancing around the question of whether or not he had received the COVID-19 vaccine, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic was granted a medical exemption by the Australian Open, making him eligible for the first Slam of the year later this month. “Novak Djokovic will compete at the Australian...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The first week of the ATP season begins in Sydney, Australia with the new ATP Cup, an event that sees countrymen join forces in a team format. The group stages begin with ties that feature two singles matches and one doubles match. In Group C, Team USA won its first tie of the competition as it...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
As we approach a new year of tennis on the professional tours, we take a look back at the year that was 2021: Year-End No. 1 Men’s Singles: Novak Djokovic (Serbia) Women’s Singles: Ash Barty (Australia) Men’s Doubles: Nikola Mektic/Mate Pavic (Croatia) Women’s Doubles: Katerina Siniakova/Barbora...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Rafael Nadal announced on Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Upon arriving in Spain following competing in an exhibition event in Abu Dhabi last week, Nadal’s tests came back positive. “I wanted to announce that on my return home after playing the Abu Dhabi tournament, I have tested...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The local tennis community boasts some of the top coaches in the world, and with this wealth of talent available, Long Island Tennis Magazine took the opportunity to pick the brains of some of these coaches. These coaches share their thoughts on a wide variety of tennis topics and issues, ranging...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Former world number one Amelie Mauresmo was appointed as French Open Tournament Director on Thursday, becoming the first woman to hold that position in the event’s history. Earlier this week, Guy Forget, whose contract was set to expire at the end of this year, resigned from the position. Forget...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Wednesday, Serena Williams announced she will not be competing at the 2022 Australian Open in January. “Following the advice of my medical team, I have decided to withdraw from this year’s Australian Open,” she said in a statement. “While this is never an easy decision to make, I am not where I...Read more
Australia's Ash Barty was named the 2021 WTA Player of the Year.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The WTA announces its 2021 WTA Player Awards on Tuesday. The awards, which are broken down into five categories, are voted on by members of the international media. Click Here to read more. From the WTA website : WTA Player of the Year: Ashleigh Barty (AUS) WTA World No.1 Ashleigh Barty wins the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) won its first Davis Cup title in 15 years after Andrey Rublev and Daniil Medvedev delivered clutch victories against Croatia in Madrid, Spain on Sunday. The Russian players competed under the RTF label due to the nation’s continued suspension from international...Read more
Peng Shuai hits a backhand during the 2019 U.S. Open.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Wednesday, the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) announced that it is suspending all tournaments in China, including Hong Kong, as it remains unconvinced about the well-being of tennis star Peng Shuai. In early November, Shuai accused former Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual assault in a post on...Read more