New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Twenty-one-year-old Petra Kvitova from the Czech Republic, the 2011 Wimbledon champion, has been named WTA Player of the Year for 2011 to cap off her amazing year. Currently, Kvitova has a 60-13 record, earning six singles titles, including her first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon and the TEB BNP...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Americans Robby Ginepri and Melanie Oudin are among the four women and three men who have been invited to participate in the 2011 Kia Australian Open Wild Card Playoffs, set for Dec. 16-18 at the Racquet Club of the South, a USTA-Certified Regional Training Center in Atlanta. The complete field for...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Roger Federer ended the 2011 season on the high side after defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 6-1, 7-6, to win his first Paris Masters event title and the 69th title of his career. He has won 16 Grand Slams and has never reached the Paris final, however, gave it his all to save two break points after...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Considering it was a snowy night, 14 people still showed up for a 90-min., high-paced, cardio tennis workout on Oct. 29th at Roosevelt Island Racquet Center. Attendees showed up in costume to get into the Halloween spirit, as music blasted on three courts and attendees performed dead ball drills...Read more
Michael Sarro
Pictured above (front row, left to right): Emily Steinberg, R.A.L.L.Y.: Racquet and Literacy League for Youth, 2010 NJTL of the Year; Dr. Deborah MacFarlane-Antoine, NYJTL, 2010 NJTL of the Year; Sandy Martin, Saint Paul Urban Tennis, 2010 NJTL of the Year; Bob Bratcher, 2010 Eve Kraft Community...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
At the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris, Roger Federer of Switzerland won his 800th career match, a 6-3, 7-5 win over Argentina's Juan Monaco. The win advances Federer, currently ranked fourth in the world, to the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Masters. Awaiting Federer in the semis is Tomas Berdych of...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Novak Djokovic, 2011 U.S. Open Champion, has withdrawn from the Paris Masters after suffering a shoulder injury prior to his quarterfinals match against France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Djokovic has said his injury intensity got worse after his comeback against Serbian Viktor Troicki. “Sadly I have to...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The 2011 U.S. Open was certainly one to remember for tennis fans around the world. Whether it was the intense match play, the chaotic weather, or even the 9-11 ceremony, fans will remember this Open for years to come. Of course we remember the epic final between world number one Novak Djokovic from...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Each November, along with countless other student athletes, the country’s top tennis-playing high school seniors determine their collegiate futures on National Signing Day. Among the players from the class of 2012 who have committed to colleges includes reigning Easter Bowl Champion Kyle McPhillips...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
American Mardy Fish, Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic and France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will complete the singles player field at the 2011 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, to be held Nov. 20-27 at The O2 in London, featuring the world’s top eight singles players and doubles teams. All three players...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Andy Murray of Great Britain defeated American Andy Roddick in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris. Murray has raised his record to 17-0 since the 2011 U.S. Open and now has won 27 out of his last 28 matches since August. Murray, currently...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Top-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia defeated Ivan Dodig of Croatia, 6-4, 6-3 in the second round of the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris on Wednesday. The top-ranked Djokovic complained of shoulder pain in his semifinal match last week at the Swiss Indoors to Kei Nishikori of Japan in Basel. He said he...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL) will present its annual Leadership Awards to Cantor Fitzgerald Chairman and CEO Howard Lutnick and to Hall of Fame tennis legend John McEnroe on Nov. 17 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. “We are proud to honor two recognized leaders of the New York...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
American Roddick defeated Julien Benneteau of France, 6-4, 6-4 on Tuesday at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris. Roddick, currently ranked 15th in the world, rallied from 3-1 down in the final set to convert his first match point with a backhand volley. Fellow American John Isner also advanced in...Read more
Rob Polishook
A surfer sits out in the open ocean. The water is calm, the surfer is in complete control. Atop his surfboard, the surfer can enjoy the tranquility of his sport. However, he has not come out to the open water to enjoy tranquility. The surfer has ventured out in search of the big wave … the wave...Read more