August 18, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that 2001 U.S. Open champion Lleyton Hewitt of Australia and a group of Americans consisting of former U.S. Open semifinalist Robby Ginepri, teenager Ryan Harrison, reigning NCAA champion Steve Johnson, Jack Sock, who won his second consecutive USTA Boys’ 18s title on Sunday, and current world number 89th ranked player Donald Young, along with France’s Julien Benneteau, have been awarded men’s singles main draw wild card entries into the 2011 U.S. Open.
August 18, 2011
By David Drucker
For the second tournament in a row, we've seen world number one Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark fall in her opening match of the Western & Southern Open, an Olympus U.S. Open Series event in Cincinnati. This time, Wozniacki was upset by young American teenager Christina McHale, 6-4, 7-5.
August 17, 2011
By David Drucker
When the draw came out for the Masters 1000 Series tournament in Cincinnati, Ohio, I, along with every other tennis fan, were excited about the potential early round showdowns. One of them being a second round matchup between Roger Federer of Switzerland and Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina.
August 17, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced a series of enhanced fan experiences and expanded programming for the 2011 U.S. Open that will include new musical entertainment, upgrades to the facility, new mobile technology offerings and a full slate of activities for the sports youngest fans.
August 16, 2011
By David Drucker
The USTA originally announced that 2011 French Open champion Na Li of China would be appearing at the USTA’s Mobile SmashZone, when SmashZone stopped at Sara D. Roosevelt Park in the Chinatown District of Manhattan on Monday, Aug. 22 from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Unfortunately, the event has been cancelled. The USTA apologizes for any inconvenience this has caused.
August 16, 2011
By David Drucker
The upset bug has gotten the best of American Andy Roddick once again in the early stages of a major tournament, this time at the hands of Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber, a man who knows how to get under Roddick’s skin as he’s done in the past.
August 15, 2011
By David Drucker
While watching the match between world number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia and American Mardy Fish, I was simply in awe of the tennis that Djokovic is and has been playing all year. Going into the match, everyone, including myself, gave Mardy zero chances against Djokovic.
August 15, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Do you want to enter the Guinness Book of World Records? Then, come on down Friday, Aug. 26 to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, as USTA Eastern teams up with Wilson Sporting Goods, and professional tennis players Mardy Fish and Andrea Petkovic, to try earn a spot among the world's record holders The goal of this event is to break the record for the “most people bouncing tennis balls on tennis rackets,” which currently stands at 383.
August 15, 2011
By David Drucker
If you asked me whether or not I’m surprised Serena Williams won the Rogers Cup in Toronto, my answer would be a resounding, "Not at all." Serena had been off nearly a year from tennis with a severe injury and illness, and this marked her fourth tournament back.
August 12, 2011
By David Drucker
Anyone remember the last time Roger Federer played a tournament before the current Rogers Cup event in Montreal? If you guessed Wimbledon, then you’re right. Anyone remember who Federer’s last loss was against in the tournament? If you guessed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France, then give yourself a pat on the back ...
August 12, 2011
By David Drucker
You know when you think sometimes the script is just written in sports and the players just follow along? That’s the feeling I have now after watching for a third straight day a top male and female upset in their respective tournaments.
August 12, 2011
By David Drucker
This year’s U.S. Open will surely be one to remember. Not just for the high level intensity and shot-making from the best players in the world, but for another more meaningful reason.
August 11, 2011
By David Drucker
Now this is just getting a little weird. First the men’s side loses Andy Murray to which the women’s side loses Kim Clijsters. Yesterday, the men’s side lost Rafael Nadal, and that was followed up by the women losing Caroline Wozniacki.
August 11, 2011
By David Drucker
There’s some kind of déjà vu feeling in the air as I remember writing an article recapping Andy Murray’s embarrassing opening round exit in Montreal to Kevin Anderson of South Africa. That story doesn’t even compare to Rafael Nadal losing 1-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(5) in his opening round match to Ivan Dodig of Croatia at the 2011 Rogers Cup in Montreal.
August 11, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis Channel will explore five alternative tennis histories in the upcoming edition of countdown series, "Best of 5."
August 10, 2011
By David Drucker
Just like the men in Montreal, the women have just gotten underway with the Rogers Cup which is taking place in Toronto, Canada.
August 10, 2011
By David Drucker
The first big summer tournament kicked off this past Monday in Montreal, Canada with the ATP 1000 Series Rogers Cup. All of the top tier players, including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, etc. would be playing in their first major tournament since Wimbledon.
August 9, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The following is an excerpt from a recent Olympus U.S. Open Series conference call with world's number one ranked women's tennis player Caroline Wozniacki that New York Tennis Magazine participated in ...
August 8, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
In addition to being the number one-ranked player in the United States, Mardy Fish is currently number one in the Olympus U.S. Open Series Bonus Challenge men's standings, having reached the finals of the first two events: Winning in Atlanta and with a runner-up finish Sunday in Los Angeles ...
August 8, 2011
By David Drucker
This weekend at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington, D.C. we saw the unexpected happen. By that, I mean unseeded Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic capturing the title, as he faced the number one seed, Gael Monfils of France, who was obviously favored going into the match.
August 8, 2011
By David Drucker
Venus Williams has announced that she will be withdrawing from the Masters Series tournament in Toronto, Canada due to an illness.
August 5, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The 11th-seeded American John Isner got past his doubles partner and fellow American James Blake, 7-6 (0), 1-6, 7-6 (4) in Washington, D.C. in Thursday action at the Legg Mason Classic
August 4, 2011
By David Drucker
Yesterday at the Legg Mason Classic in Washington, D.C., we saw a bulk of matches held up due to rain delays. Despite the delays, play was eventually resumed in each of the scheduled matches of the day. First was the number four seed Jurgen Melzer of Austria going up against young American Donald Young in a battle of the lefties.
August 3, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The following is an excerpt from today's Olympus U.S. Open Series conference call with Roger Federer that New York Tennis Magazine participated in featuring Roger Federer of Switzerland, currently ranked number three in the world.