By Robbie Werdiger
Novak Djokovic battled back from two sets down against Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday in what was a dramatic finish to a French Open that will not be forgotten. The world number one dug himself into a hole early on in the match which was partly due to discomfort from a tumble on the red clay in the...Read more
By Liya Davidov
On March 13, 2020, the entire concept of athletics was shut down at The College of New Jersey, and there was no sign that it would return. Trust me, I looked everywhere. A year later, I found myself back on the campus courts alongside my teammates and coaches, and for those few hours a day where...Read more
By Liya Davidov
The only time I have a preseason is when fall semesters roll around, where perks include moving into campus a few days early and getting first pick of the bed. We’d have a few extra practices on official move-in days for the rest of campus, and maybe even a scrimmage, too, but I think this...Read more
Photo courtesy of USTA/Simon Bruty
By Robbie Werdiger
The first Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year is in the books. The 2021 Australian Open included just about everything — from a hard two-week quarantine, a qualifier in the semifinals, hometown Aussie heroes, injuries galore, and a nine-time tournament champion. Players around the world...Read more
Liya Davidov studies journalism and professional writing at the College of New Jersey, where she also plays first singles for the school's tennis team.
By Liya Davidov
Outside the bare walls of my room, the world is falling apart. Buildings are up for lease, the economy is barely a concept, and houses are no longer homes. No one believed it would come to this, but here we all are gripping tightly to an imaginary rope of hope that has yet to be pulled out of the...Read more
Brandon Nakashima competes during the 2020 World TeamTennis season. (Photo Credit: Ryan Loco/World TeamTennis)
By Stanly Shukhman
Earlier this month, the USTA announced the wild cards for the 2020 U.S. Open , headlined by three-time grand slam champion Andy Murray. However, the players that tennis fans should really be looking out for are the young American wildcards that have been given an opportunity to showcase their true...Read more
Photo courtesy of USTA/Dave Dellinger
By Jeremy Friedman
The outlook held fear that the US Open would close this year before its first day Flushing's jewel flushed away But even as the City’s marathon vanished, news reports say New York tennis still will be played in late summer 2020, just with new restrictions – and the stands empty ’19 saw 19-year-old...Read more
By Steven Kaplan
Sports don't build character, they reveal it. And a lot was revealed about the character of the President of the ATP Tour Player’s Council, Novak Djokovic, as well as local tennis hero Noah Rubin, this week. While over 300 players joined an ATP zoom call to discuss this year's US Open, Djokovic was...Read more
By Steven Kaplan
Famed statesman, epidemiologist and philanthropist Nick Kyrgios has said the USTA is being selfish by planning to play the US Open this year. Oh, wait. I might have overstated Kyrgios' qualifications. Let me start over. Highly ranked, and often sighted for misconduct, Nick Kygrios said, "I’ll get...Read more
By Steven Kaplan
After many weeks of angst and indecision, it looks like the US Open will be played on time. It will be anything but business as usual and many of the biggest names in the sport will be missing. I say who cares? The sport is bigger than the stars. I hope everyone watches. The stars of tennis are...Read more
By Steven Kaplan
Arlen Kantarian could be the most important person in the history of US tennis whom you have never heard of. Kantarian, the former president of Radio City Music Hall and a top NFL executive, is a marketing genius. He was hired as CEO of professional tennis for the USTA from 2000 until he resigned...Read more
By Steven Kaplan
The USTA is closing its White Plains office, which houses the USTA Eastern staff, amid its desire to achieve $20 million in cost reductions by reducing salaries, canceling annual meetings, reducing promotion and training of "blue chip" players as well as canceling non-essential capital projects...Read more