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. Two rain delays...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Growing up in a tennis family, Freddi Ford undoubtedly always enjoyed tennis and attending the U.S. Open. Freddi’s father played for Yale and was a competitive club player, her mom played a few times a week, and both her brother and sister were college tennis players. At around the age of 30,...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
A Message From USTA Metro President Carl Summerlin This is the inaugural printing of New York Tennis Magazine and I send a hearty greeting to all of New York City. It is an exciting time in the tennis industry, and I welcome all who are reading this message to get out and play the great game of...Read more
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. Isner hit 13 aces and overcame 46 unforced errors, including seven double-faults, to beat Blake for the second...Read more
Monica Gorny
The world’s focus on the players during the Grand Slam events makes it easy to forget all of the strenuous, behind-the-scenes organization and preparations that take place months, or even years, in advance of a major tennis event. With the 2011 U.S. Open looming in our midst within the next two...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that defending champion Jack Sock of Lincoln, Neb., and reigning Orange Bowl champion Lauren Davis of Gates Mills, Ohio, will be the top seeds at the 2011 USTA Boys’ and Girls’ 18s National Championships. The USTA Boys 18s National Championships will take place Aug.5-14 at...Read more
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...Read more
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: You have won the U.S. Open five times from 2004-2008. Which of those...Read more
David Drucker
It feels weird to be talking about Serena Williams cracking the top 100 in the rankings. That is, however, one of the big stories in the tennis world. This past weekend, Serena claimed her first ever Bank of the West Classic title in Stanford, Calif. which was also her first title since the 2010...Read more
David Drucker
When looking at the draw for the Legg Mason Classic in Washington, D.C., I looked for the possible showdowns that had potential to have a high level of shot-making and intensity. For example, a possible second round clash between James Blake and the 2010 champion David Nalbandian of Argentina...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
After falling to Ernests Gulbis of Latvia in three sets in the finals of the Farmers Classic on Sunday, American Mardy Fish decided to withdraw from the Legg Mason Classic this week in Washington, D.C. citing a bruised right heel that flared up during his match with Gulbis. Fish becomes the second...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced the field for the 2011 U.S. Open Wheelchair Competition. The event, in its sixth year, will be held Sept. 8-11, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. The competition will feature 20 of the top wheelchair tennis athletes from around the globe...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The world’s top tennis players and chefs will serve-up a kickoff to the U.S. Open on Thursday, Aug. 25 from 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. at the W New York in midtown Manhattan at the 12th Annual BNP Paribas Taste of Tennis event, to benefit the New York Junior Tennis League. One of summer’s most...Read more
David Drucker
It’s understandable if you’ve never heard of Latvian Ernests Gulbis before. He isn’t a big name in tennis; he hasn’t won anything major in his career, his lone ATP title in his seven-year career came last year in Delray Beach, Florida. However, Ernests Gulbis did something you don’t usually see in...Read more
David Drucker
If you watched this week’s Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, Calif., you would have never guessed that Serena Williams had been out of the game for nearly one full year. Yesterday, Serena took care of business in decisive fashion against France’s Marion Bartoli 7-5, 6-1 to earn her first title...Read more