December 19, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA Pro Circuit, the largest developmental tennis circuit in the world, celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2014 by featuring 87 events, awarding nearly $3 million in total prize money and seeing several American players produce notable results.

December 18, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Lincoln, Neb. native Jack Sock will miss the Australian Open after undergoing hip surgery, he said in a tweet Thursday. The 22-year-old is the fourth-highest ranked American, and concluded 2014 ranked 42nd in the world. 

December 17, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

ESPNW has released the Impact 25 this week, a list of exceptional athletes and influencers who made the largest impact on women’s sports this year. The list is broken up into 12 athletes, 12 influencers and one Woman of the Year. 

December 16, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The seventh ranked player in the world Tomas Berdych has announced who is coach will be for the 2015 season. The Czech, who reached the ATP Finals semifinals in November, has hired Andy Murray’s former coach Dani Vallverdu.

December 15, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The 2015 Australian Open will feature the “deepest and strongest” field in the tournament’s history, as all of the top 100 ranked players on the men’s side and 99 of the top 100 on the women’s side will be in Melbourne, Australia for the season’s first Grand Slam, according to the official Australian Open Web site.

December 12, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The ATP has announced that there will be significant prize-money increases on the World Tour over the next four years, and will surpass $100 million for the first time ever in 2015. It says that prize money could reach $135 million by 2018.

December 11, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Eugenie Bouchard has signed a global marketing and management deal with the agency WME-IMG, joining Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams as IMG Tennis clients. 

December 10, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The coaching merry-go-round continues to spin throughout professional tennis as the sport’s offseason once again brings with it a number of coaching hires and firings. The most recent on the men’s side Wednesday, as top-ranked American John Isner announced a new coaching agreement with former player and current Tennis Channel broadcaster Justin Gimelstob for the 2015 campaign.

December 9, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Last week, Agnieszka Radwanska told the media in her home country of Poland that she would be hiring a “super coach” to work with her in 2015.

December 9, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The WTA announced on Tuesday that it has agreed to a media rights contract with PERFORM that will be worth more than $525 million over 10 seasons starting in 2017. The deal plans to produce all singles matches on the women’s tour each year, around 2,000 or so matches a season.

December 8, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Chile’s Fernando Gonzalez defeated American Andy Roddick 6-4, 2-6, 10-4 at the Statoil Masters final on Sunday at London’s Royal Albert Hall. In Gonzalez’s first outing on the ATP Champions Tour he outlasted the hard-hitting Roddick in a third-set tiebreaker to capture the title.

December 5, 2014
By Andrew Eichenholz

Ahead of the 2015 season on the ATP World Tour, many will wonder what to expect out of the familiar faces of the sport. Inevitably, there will be some surprises, as the rankings the way they stand today will not be the same. 

December 5, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The WTA has announced the results of its 2014 Fan Favorite Awards on Friday. The awards were voted on by the fans, as more than 70,000 votes were cast over the last couple of weeks. 

December 4, 2014
By Emilie Katz

The truTV show “Impractical Jokers” came to Long Island recently and filmed a segment at Bethpage Park Tennis Center. For those not familiar with the program, Brian "Q" Quinn, James "Murr" Murray, Joe Gatto and Sal Vulcano have entertained each other for years with hilarious practical jokes. 

December 3, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Former world number four James Blake will be part of the coaching team of Jack Sock in 2015. Blake helped out his fellow American at times this past season after retiring in 2013, and says he will help out more in 2015, but in a limited capacity.

December 2, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

As a result of the barrage of heat complaints by players at last year’s Australian Open, the tournament’s organizers have made slight adjustments to its extreme heat policy ahead of the 2015 edition of the Grand Slam.

December 2, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

An excellent 2014 for Czech Republic tennis got even better on Tuesday as the WTA announced that Petra Kvitova was named the 2014 Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award winner and Lucie Safarova the Peachy Kellmeyer Player Service Award winner.

December 1, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Juan Martin del Potro plans to make a comeback in 2015, and he will start by participating in the seventh annual Brisbane International presented by Suncorp. The tournament begins on Jan. 4, and will mark the first time the Argentine has played since Dubai back in late February.

November 26, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Andy Murray announced on his Web site that he and long-time friend Dani Vallverdu, as well as trainer Jez Green, would not be working together in 2015.

November 25, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

A French chair umpire received a lifetime ban on Tuesday, becoming the first official suspended for corruption by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU). Morgan Lamri, an umpire on the Futures and Challenger Tours, was banned for life for violating four articles of the TIU’s anti-corruption program. 

November 24, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

After Roger Federer’s loss to Gael Monfils on Friday, the Davis Cup Final was all tied at 1-1 heading into a crucial doubles match that would swing the best-of-five series. Thus, Swiss captain Severin Luthi made the decision to play Federer & Stan Wawrinka in the doubles contest instead of originally slated Marco Chiudinelli & Michael Lammer.

November 21, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

With France’s back against the wall already down 1-0, Gael Monfils delivered a fantastic performance against the world’s second ranked player on Friday, as Monfils routed Switzerland’s Roger Federer 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 in the second singles match of the Davis Cup Final to even the final at 1-1.

November 21, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

In what comes as no surprise to many, American Serena Williams won the WTA Player of the Year Award, the WTA announced on Friday.

November 21, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Stan Wawrinka bounced back from a heartbreaking loss in the ATP World Tour semifinals to compatriot Roger Federer last week by trouncing France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Friday to put Switzerland up 1-0 in the Davis Cup Final