New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Austria's Daniel Koellerer has challenged his lifetime ban for match fixing and is appearing in the Court of Arbitration for Sports. The two-day case commenced in front of the top court for international sports. A decision and outcome is to be announced at the beginning of 2012. Koellerer's case...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Sue Hunt has been named the USTA’s Chief Marketing Officer, it was announced today by Gordon Smith, USTA Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer. Hunt will report to Kurt Kamperman, the Association’s Chief Executive, Community Tennis. Hunt joined the USTA in 2006 as Senior Director,...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Roger Federer held his own in the ATP World Tour Finals, where he defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in three sets 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-3 to take his sixth title at this event. After a year of close misses by Federer, he was able to recover from a lost second set tiebreaker to defeat the Frenchman. "I know it'...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The 2011 year-end NTRP ratings for the current 335,000 USTA League players are scheduled to be published to Tennislink on Monday, Nov. 28. Most players will be maintaining their current levels of play, but for those who see their rating change, we are providing information about why you may have...Read more
Lawrence Kleger
Do you ever win the first set easy and lose in three? Of course! It happens to every competitive player at some point in time. The scenario goes something like this … You start the match against a very good player totally pumped-up and ready to kick butt! Your focus and concentration are at their...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Great Britain's Andy Murray has been forced to withdraw from the ATP World Tour Finals in London with a strained groin. He initially suffered the injury during a practice late last week and re-aggravated it in his straight sets loss to Spain's Devid Ferrer on Monday. Murray will be replaced at the...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Switzerland's Roger Federer met Spain's Rafael Nadal at the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London, and it took Federer a little over an hour to defeat his rival, 6-3, 6-0, to extend his current winning streak to 14 consecutive wins. “It was a great match for me basically from start to...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The U.S. wheelchair tennis team captured five medals--three gold, one silver, and one bronze--at the Parapan Am Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, Nov. 13-18. On the women’s side, the U.S. won both the singles gold and silver medals as Mackenzie Soldan of Louisville, Ky., defeated doubles partner Emmy...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
World number one-ranked Serbian Novak Djokovic defeated Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6, after saving a match point in the third to avoid becoming another upset of the day at the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London. Earlier in the day, Great Britain's Andy Murray was...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has won his first match at the ATP World Tour Finals after defeating Mardy Fish of the United States in straight sets 7-6, 6-1. Fish appeared slower as a result of a left hamstring injury that interrupted the end of his season, with Tsonga struggling for consistency...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were all presented with 2011 ATP World Tour Awards presented by Moët & Chandon, announced during the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Djokovic received the year-end ATP World Tour No. 1 award for the first time, following a banner year in which he...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Spain's Rafael Nadal defeated American Mardy Fish 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (3) at the ATP World Tour Finals on Sunday at The O2 Arena in London, England in a three-hour-plus marathon match. Nadal overcame a stomach ailment to defeat Fish in opening round action in Group B. "I felt very bad from the stomach...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced the acceptance lists for the 65th Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships, which begins Monday, Dec. 5 at the Frank Veltri Tennis Center in Plantation, Fla. The event will be contested on clay for the first time since 1998. The qualifying draw will take place beginning...Read more
Eric Faro
There are many different ways to define “choking” on a tennis court. There is a simple definition to me. Choking is when you get so nervous that it negatively impacts your on-court performance. There are a few keys to try and relax your body and your mind to avoid being so nervous that you “choke...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Since its inaugural season in 1979, no team based on the South Shore of Long Island has won the Long Island Men's Tennis League (LIMTL). On Aug. 24, that all changed as Inwood Country Club, captained by Lionel Goldberg and co-captained by Jonathan Klee, defeated Cold Spring Valley 4-1 to take the...Read more