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...Read more
David Drucker
Yesterday marked the official beginning of the Masters 1000 Series tournament in Cincinnati, Ohio, the second of back to back Masters 1000 tournaments. Since 2005, the tournament has been won by Roger Federer of Switzerland four times. After an early exit in Montreal, perhaps Federer will look to...Read more
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. Out of the four tournaments she’s...Read more
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. However, Fish was able to...Read more
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...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Top-seeded Jack Sock of Lincoln, Neb., successfully defended his USTA Boys’ 18s National title, and Lauren Davis of Gates Mills, Ohio, captured the USTA Girls’ 18s National Championships as the number one seed on Sunday, and both will receive main wild card draws into the 2011 U.S. Open. Sock...Read more
Michael Sarro
Division I Benjamin N. Cardozo High School 11-1 Forest Hills 10-2 Francis Lewis 6-6 Bayside High School 3-9 Townsend Harris 0-12 Division II Brooklyn Technical 10-0 Leon M. Goldstein High School for Science 8-2 Midwood 6-4 Abraham Lincoln High School 4-6 James Madison 2-8 Fort Hamilton 0-10...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The first-ever Beach Tennis USA Nation's Cup will be held at a new state-of-the-art sand complex at the Crest Hollow Country Club, located at 8325 Jericho Turnpike in Woodbury, N.Y, Friday, Aug. 19 from noon-7:30 p.m. The Crest Hollow has great locker room facilities and will serve light...Read more
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. It was just announced by the U.S. Open that a white “9-11-01” will be painted next to the court for the U.S. Open...Read more
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. On the men’s side it was Roger Federer, and on the women’s...Read more
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...Read more
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. If this is the pattern, should we expect Federer and Serena to...Read more
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...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis Channel will explore five alternative tennis histories in the upcoming edition of countdown series, "Best of 5." Among the scenarios the fourth season's latest episode, What Ifs, will consider: What If young number one Monica Seles had never been attacked by a deranged fan at the height of...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
New York City tennis players are lucky. They have access to one of the few public red clay tennis facilities in the United States thanks to the Riverside Clay Tennis Association (RCTA) which maintains and manages 10 beautiful red clay courts along the Hudson River in Manhattan’s Riverside Park near...Read more