Angelique Kerber is one of the best counterpunchers on the WTA Tour, and does a great job of redirecting the pace of her opponents.
Steve Annacone
Watching the 2021 U.S. Open, it is pretty clear that there are a lot of players who thrive on using the opponent's pace of the ball to hit their best shots. It is also apparent that when a player is able to mix up the speed, it can help draw errors or weaker shots from their opponent. A well-placed...Read more
Rob Polishook
In the finals of the 2021 French Open, Novak Djokovic, the top- seed was heavily favored against the fourth-seed seed, Stefanos Tsitsipas. This was Tsitsipas’s first Slam final while Novak had already won 18 in his career. Most thought that the match would be routine, won by Djokovic in straight...Read more
Former champion Sloane Stephens was clinical in her win over Coco Gauff on Wednesday night.
New York 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
Daniil Medvedev is into the U.S. Open third round for a fourth straight year.
New York 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
Steve Annacone
Getting your opponent on the run is one of the best ways to get them to make some errors. Usually this means hitting your shots to the opening as much as possible. If you keep hitting the ball away from your opponent, it would seem that they will be running all over the place. The problem is that...Read more
New York 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
New York 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
New York 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
New York 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
New York 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
Sloane Stephens during a practice session over the weekend. Stephens defeated fellow American Madison Keys on Monday.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
In a rematch of the 2017 U.S. Open final, American Sloane Stephens once again got the better of her compatriot, downing Madison Keys 6-3, 1-6, 7-6(7) in the U.S. Open opening round on Monday. The two battled for more than two hours, and dialed up some vintage tennis late in the third set. After...Read more
Bill Simons
In life we often take for granted the simplest things–like sight. It is a vastly underrated aspect of tennis. Ash Barty says that basically the key to every point is, "see ball, hit ball." Dr. Paul Hamori has written a revealing, groundbreaking book: The Art and Science of Ball Watching–learning to...Read more
Press Release
USTA Eastern and the Junior Tennis Foundation (JTF) will induct tennis icons and trailblazers Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss, esteemed entrepreneur Freddie Botur, tennis historian and former USTA Eastern president Dr. Dale Caldwell, former Eastern Men's No. 6 player Dr. Harold German, and youth...Read more
Farhad Roshanaie
There are different methods to estimate the intensity in sport such as using heart rate, VO2, blood lactate concentration, and Rated Perceived Exertion (RPE). Breathing techniques have an effect on the Nervous System, and the heart rate and is a good method to measure the athlete's optimal...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Six-time U.S. Open champion Serena Williams announced on Wednesday that she is withdrawing from this year’s event due to a torn hamstring. “After careful consideration and following the advice of my doctors and medical team, I have decided to withdraw from the U.S. Open to allow my body to heal...Read more