New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Seven-time Grand Slam champion, Tennis Hall of Famer and New York’s own John McEnroe has been named as the honorary ambassador of the inaugural New York Open ATP World Tour event to be held at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, from February 11-18. McEnroe, a Douglaston, New...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Beacon, the defending PSAL “A” Division Champions, moved into the semifinals of this year’s playoffs on Friday afternoon, downing Stuyvesant 5-0. Beacon was led by the Bergmann sisters at the top of its lineup. Kyra Bergmann notched a 8-5 victory over Celina Liu at first singles, while Lorraine...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
McKee/Staten Island Tech advanced to the PSAL “A” Division quarterfinals on Thursday afternoon, defeating Cardozo 4-1 thanks to its singles play. SI Tech got wins from all three of its singles players, led by Miriam Aziz’s 10-6 victory over Emily Moczulski in the first singles spot. Danielle Kezeli...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The Queens College Knights clinched the top-seed in the upcoming East Coast Conference (ECC) Championship by defeating NYIT 7-1 on Wednesday in a rematch of last year’s conference championship. Queens was helped out by an injury-laden NYIT team which allowed the Knights to win points at second...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The playoffs in New York City are underway with action being played in the first few rounds of both the “A” and “B” Division playoffs. Susan Wagner and Cardozo were two of the winners who advanced to the “A” Division quarterfinals on Tuesday afternoon. Cardozo took on Port Richmond and swept all...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
In just the latest chapter of the Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry, the Swiss Maestro once again came out on top, downing Nadal 6-4, 6-3 to win the Shanghai Rolex Masters title on Sunday. The title is the sixth of the season for Federer and the 94 th of his career, evening him with Ivan Lendl for...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Eastern hosted a Rally for Relief event at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Saturday to raise money for natural disaster relief. All proceeds from the event were donated to the Hispanic Federation UNIDOS Disaster Relief Fund to support Puerto Rico and Mexico following the...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Alleyah Ally of Francis Lewis won the PSAL Invitational Tournament for the second consecutive year this past weekend, coming back to beat Talia Kahan of Stuyvesant 6-4 in the finals. Ally fell behind 0-3 in the final before rallying to win six of the next seven games to clinch the championship and...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The Australian Open held a news conference on Tuesday to announce an increase in prize money for next year’s tournament, tournament director Craig Tiley indicated that defending women’s singles champion Serena Williams expects to be there. “Serena will be back,” said Tiley. “We look forward to...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Beacon, the defending New York City champions, improved to 8-0 on the season on Friday afternoon, beating Hunter 5-0 for its sixth shutout victory of the season. The Bergmann duo, Kyra and Lorraine, won their matches at first and second singles, respectively, by the scores of 8-0 to lead the way...Read more
Carlos Cano
Tennis is one of the most difficult sports to learn and master. The range of skills required to successfully guide the ball into a constrained area, while under pressure from an opponent, means that a lengthy period of practice, training and development is necessary for each individual student. The...Read more
Barbara Wyatt
The tennis racket spins on its head. Someone says “Up.” Four tennis players crowd around the spinning racquet. It falls to the ground. A player examines the butt of the racquet and says, “It is up and I defer.” “Oh, fudge. Gosh darn it,” I think. “The dreaded ‘defer’ … now what do I do?” After the...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Rafael Nadal advanced to the final eight at the China Open in Beijing on Thursday, defeating Karen Khachanov of Russia 6-3, 6-3. The world number one is in search of his second career China Open title, with the last one coming back in 2005. He saved all six break points he faced on Thursday to beat...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Petra Kvitova played nearly flawless tennis at the China Open on Thursday, breezing past Caroline Wozniacki 6-1, 6-4 to book her spot in the quarterfinals in just one hour and 13 minutes. “I think it was a pretty good match from my side,” said Kvitova. “I didn’t really make any east mistakes or...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Four top 20 ATP World Tour tennis players, John Isner (No. 17), Kei Nishikori (No. 14), and Bob and Mike Bryan (No. 6 doubles), are the first commitments in the player field for the inaugural New York Open at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, which takes place February 11-18...Read more