Professional Tennis

New York Tennis Magazine Staff
World number one and defending champion Andy Murray was ousted from the Aegon Championships on Tuesday, as Australia’s Jordan Thompson pulled off the stunning 7-6(4), 6-2 upset. Thompson was not even in the main draw when the tournament began. He lost in the second round of qualifying to Jeremy...Read more
Joanne Burns
“Where’s the ice-cream machine that used to be here?” That was one of the first questions posed by world number one Andy Murray when he came to visit his old training grounds at Academia Sanchez-Casal (ASC) in Barcelona recently. In town to play the Godó Open, Sir Andy Murray came to the Barcelona...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Australia’s Nick Kyrgios was forced to retire with an injury during his opening round match against American Donald Young at the Aegon Championships on Monday. At 4-4 in the opening set, Kyrgios slipped at the back of the court and took a hard fall and he required treatment on his left hip. He...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Germany’s Tommy Haas spoiled Roger Federer’s grass-court season debut on Wednesday, upsetting the Australian Open champion 2-6, 7-6(8), 6-4 in the Mercedes Cup second round. “I’m a little speechless that I beat him today,” said Haas. “It’s been awhile since I have won back-to-back matches and to do...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Rafael Nadal captured his tenth French Open title Sunday, further solidifying his moniker of “The King of Clay,” downing Stan Wawrinka, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1. With the win, not only does Nadal become the first man or woman in the Open Era to win 10 titles at a Grand Slam, but he moves to second place on...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Former champion Stan Wawrinka outlasted Andy Murray to reach the French Open final on Friday, fighting back to win 6-7(8), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(3), 6-1 in an epic semifinal clash. “I’m really happy to be in the final,” he said afterwards. “I think it was quite a tough match today. A big battle. I want to...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Thursday featured two women’s semifinals matches at the 2017 French Open, narrowing the field down to the final two to face each other for the Women’s Singles Championship. Coming into the French Open, the number three-seeded Simona Halep did not disappoint, advancing to her second Roland Garros...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Austria’s Dominic Thiem delivered an epic performance on Wednesday, knocking off defending champion Novak Djokovic 7-6(5), 6-3, 6-0 to reach the French Open semifinals. “I think were [were] some key points in the match,” said Thiem. “The first set was very, very long and very close. Then in the...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Romania’s Simona Halep completed a remarkable comeback to reach the French Open semifinals on Wednesday, fighting back for a 3-6, 7-6(6), 6-0 win over fifth-seed Ukrainian Elina Svitolina. Halep entered Wednesday’s quarterfinal having not lost a set all tournament long, but quickly fell behind 5-0...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Timea Bacsinszky has moved on to the semifinals of the 2017 French Open, getting past Kristina Mladenovic Tuesday in stormy Paris. Steady rains stopped the match on two occasions, as Bacsinszky, the number 30 seed from Switzerland, was a 6-4, 6-4 winner over the hometown favorite Mladenovic, the...Read more