New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Roger Federer of Switzerland defeated Australian Lleyton Hewitt, 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-2, 6-3, evening the score against Australia to 1-1 on the second day of the Davis Cup World Group playoffs. Federer flew into Australia after losing to eventual winner Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of the U.S. Open...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
World number one-ranked and 2011 U.S. Open Men's Singles champion Novak Djokovic has announced that he is pulling out of the Davis Cup, citing back pain as the reason. Prior to the start of the U.S. Open, Djokovic was forced out of action in the finals of the Western & Southern Open in Mason,...Read more
Rob Polishook
We have all heard people say, “She played out of her mind!” referring to someone who played exceptionally well and beyond expectations. As an athlete, have you ever performed out of your mind? Either pitching to perfection, running like the wind or serving lights out? Maybe there is more to this “...Read more
Richard Thater
Monumental! Revolutionary! These are two of the powerful words used by tennis industry leaders to describe 10 & Under Tennis. Although QuickStart equipment is foundational when teaching tennis to children—smaller courts and racquets, softer, slower balls—remember that Lance Armstrong said the...Read more
Luke Jensen
For any tennis player in the United States, the U.S. Open is the Mac Daddy of everything tennis … it is the biggest tournament in the world. This event has the biggest monetary prize to win; it is played in the biggest tennis stadium in the world and is played in the greatest city in the world …...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Serena Williams has said that her emotions controlled her when she confronted the chair umpire during her 2011 U.S. Open women's final loss to Australian Samantha Stosur, 6-2, 6-3, last week in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. Using the social medium Twitter to express her regret, Williams tweeted, "My...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The two men who brought viewers a four-hour-plus U.S. Open finals earlier this week are still on track for a potential Davis Cup rematch down the road. On Monday, Serbian Novak Djokovic defeated 2010 U.S. Open champion Rafael Nadal from Spain in the U.S. Open's final. If Djokovic's Serbian team...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that despite facing a hurricane at the start of the tournament and then overcoming two days of rain resulting in the need to reschedule the final five days of the tournament, the 2011 U.S. Open still attracted more than 650,000 fans to the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Novak Djokovic's Monday night win over Rafael Nadal in the finals of the 2011 U.S. Open earned the world's top-ranked men's singles tennis player a $2.3 million payout, pushing the Serbian's earnings in 2011 to date over the $10.6 million mark. Djokovic's $2.3 million U.S. Open payout consisted of...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
TV ratings for the Men's Singles Finals of the 2011 U.S. Open between top-seeded Novak Djokovic and second-seeded Rafael Nadal were up over last year's Nielsen Ratings on CBS, with an overnight rating of 2.6 and a six share. The four-hour plus Djokovic-Nadal match of 2011 was up 18 percent over...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The number-two seed and former world number one Rafael Nadal fell at the hands of Novak Djokovic in the 2011 U.S. Open Men's Singles final. Nadal won the 2010 U.S. Open against Djokovic and this year Djokovic got his revenge and captured the title. Here is a post-match interview with Nadal after...Read more
Michael Sarro
On Thursday, Sept. 8, New York Tennis Magazine had the privilege to spend some time with tennis legend Steffi Graf for the Longines Tennis Court for Kids Clinic at the Harlem Armory. Taking part in the event was the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program (HJTEP), which provides 500 inner-city...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The 2011 U.S. Open concluded Monday evening with the Men's Singles match between number-one seeded Novak Djokovic from Serbia and the second-seeded Rafael Nadal from Spain. Djokovic took the match in four sets, 6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-1, and in the process, won his first-ever U.S. Open championship...Read more
Eric C. Peck
And at 8:20 p.m. EST on Monday night, top-seeded Novak Djokovic dropped to the court of Arthur Ashe Stadium, part jubilation, part exhaustion, in celebration of his 6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-1 2011 U.S. Open finals win over the number two seed, Rafael Nadal, thus ending this year's event in Flushing...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
American teenagers Melanie Oudin and Jack Sock won the 2011 U.S. Open Mixed-Doubles title Friday night, beating the eighth-seeded team Gisela Dulko and Eduardo Schwank of Argentina in a third set super-tiebreak, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 10-8 in front of the crowd who remained after the Men's Quarterfinals...Read more