| 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
Daniil Medvedev is into the U.S. Open third round for a fourth straight year.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Daniil Medvedev needed just one hour and 48 minutes to knock off Dominick Koepfer on Wednesday afternoon, ousting the German 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 to secure his spot in the U.S. Open third round. The second-seeded Medvedev, a finalist in 2019, is now into the third round in Flushing Meadows for a fourth...Read more
Former champion Sloane Stephens was clinical in her win over Coco Gauff on Wednesday night.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In a highly-anticipated second round clash at the U.S. Open on Wednesday night, it was the veteran and former champion Sloane Stephens who got the better of the young star Coco Gauff. Stephens, who won the event in 2017, claimed her spot in the third round with a 6-4, 6-2 win. I thought today...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Belinda Bencic and Alexander Zverev captured Gold Medals last month at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, winning in Women’s Singles and Men’s Singles, respectively, and each won their opening round matches at the U.S. Open on Tuesday. Last year’s finalist Zverev moved past American Sam Querrey 6-4,...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Maxime Cressy shocked ninth-seeded Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta on Tuesday, fighting back from two sets down to win 5-7, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6(4) on Court 4. “I’m very proud of what I’ve been able to accomplish today,” he said. “It’s my third main draw slam, so it’s always a very difficult scenario...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The top-seeds in both the Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles draws kicked off their 2021 U.S. Open campaigns on Tuesday, and while both were tested, both came through to advance and secure their spots in the second round. Up first was Australian Ash Barty, and she carried momentum from her...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In the most-talked about match of the U.S. Open’s Day One, Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas outlasted former number one Andy Murray 2-6, 7-6(7), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the second round. “It is not easy,” Tsitsipas said in his on-court interview. “I had to make lots of sacrifices to come back. I...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In the first night match inside Arthur Ashe Stadium this fortnight, defending champion Naomi Osaka pushed past Czech Republic’s Marie Bouzkova 6-4, 6-1 to book her spot in the second round. “It felt kind of surreal to walk onto the court and to hear an actual audience this time,” said Osaka. “To...Read more