Luke Jensen speaks at the 2019 New York Tennis Expo. Jensen was named the new head coach of the New York Empire on Friday.
Press Release
Former French Open doubles champion and one of the game’s most vibrant figures, Luke Jensen, has been named the new head coach of the New York Empire presented by Citi, the team announced today. Jensen, who was part of the U.S. Davis Cup teams that reached the finals in 1991 and won it all in 1992...Read more
Brian Coleman
While much of the tennis world anticipated a quarterfinal between Sam Querrey and Frances Tiafoe, Jason Jung had other ideas. The 29-year-old former University of Michigan star notched the biggest win of his career on Thursday night at the New York Open as he ousted the second-seeded Tiafoe 6-3, 7-...Read more
Brian Coleman
A finalist a year ago, American Sam Querrey is comfortable on the black courts of NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. He now finds himself two wins away from returning to the New York Open finals after a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Moldova’s Radu Albot on Thursday afternoon. “I...Read more
Brian Coleman
John Isner had gone three months since his last victory on the ATP Tour. But that changed on Wednesday night as the top-seeded American advanced to the New York Open quarterfinals with a 7-6(7), 6-4 victory over Australia’s Bernard Tomic inside NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial...Read more
Brian Coleman
Just the day before, Brayden Schnur won the first ATP Tour main draw match of his career. Now the Canadian qualifier finds himself in the New York Open quarterfinals after outlasting third-seed Steve Johnson 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(4) on Wednesday night. “It feels great, I’m really happy,” Schnur said...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Entering the New York Open this week, Canadian Brayden Schnur had never won a match in the main draw of an ATP World Tour tournament. That changed on Tuesday night as Schnur defeated fellow Canadian Jack Lin, a sophomore at Columbia, 6-1, 6-3 to book his spot in the second round. “It’s been a good...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
With the majority of the crowd inside NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Long Island native Noah Rubin’s corner, Jordan Thompson played spoiler on Monday night. The seventh-seeded Australian fought back to defeat Rubin 6-7(7), 7-5, 6-1 and advance to the New York Open...Read more
Adrian Avanesov (right) with his coach Aziz Makhkamov at MatchPoint NYC in Brooklyn.
Brian Coleman
A couple of years ago, Adrian Avanesov began taking his tennis very seriously, and started training at MatchPoint NYC in Brooklyn. That’s where he met MatchPoint Coach Azizbek Makhkamov and their player/coach relationship formed. “I’m really thankful for his parents. They trusted me and believed in...Read more
Brian Coleman
Northport native Cannon Kingsley raced out to a 4-1 lead in the opening round of New York Open qualifying on Sunday, but couldn’t hold onto his lead as Canadian Brayden Schnur moved within one victory of the tournament’s main draw with a 7-6(3), 6-3 victory. “I think I had played really well up...Read more
Press Release
Frances Tiafoe, one of the rising stars in American men’s tennis, will join the field at next week’s 2019 New York Open. The 21-year-old recently made a statement showing at the 2019 Australian Open last month, falling in the quarterfinals to eventual runner-up and second-ranked player in the world...Read more
Photo credit: USTA/Darren Carroll
Brian Coleman
There exists loads of talent and promise in many of the young players on the ATP World Tour, but if the last few years have shown us anything, it’s that men’s professional tennis remains an older man’s game. When you look at the Grand Slam winners from the last two seasons, the names you see are...Read more
Lisa Dodson
Classic volleys are shots that have a specific spin and use short arm and hand movements paired with specific footwork. Spin amounts vary, racket work is short, contained and precise. Footwork is dance-like, using repetitive patterns which adapt to different tempos and situations. When racket work...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
St. John’s junior Jessica Livianu was named the BIG EAST Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week after delivering a perfect performance for the Red Storm this weekend. In the top flight of singles play, Livianu defeated Marist’s Julia Gabay 6-0, 6-0 on Friday and notched a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Racquel...Read more
Josh Ripple
The New York Open returns to NYCB Live, Feb. 9-17, 2019, and we plan to be bigger and better! Though it is hard to believe that it is tournament time again, GF Sports and BSE Global are ready and raring to go to bring excitement and great entertainment value to the community. Fans can count on...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
With the 2019 New York Open set to get underway this weekend, Long Island Tennis Magazine had a chance to sit down with Peter Lebedevs, Assistant Tournament Director of the New York Open. We discussed a variety of topics, from what’s new in 2019, to the local grassroots tennis community. LITM: What...Read more