| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Rafael Nadal got the better of Novak Djokovic in a star-studded Italian Open final on Sunday, capturing the Rome title with a 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 victory. Nadal was competing in his 50 th Masters 1000 final while also looking to hoist his first trophy of the season. “What means most to me is this trophy...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Both Roger Federer and Naomi Osaka withdrew from the Italian Open in Rome on Friday with a leg and hand injury, respectively. “I am disappointed that I will not be able to compete today,” said Federer. “I am not 100 percent physically, and after consultation with my team, it was determined that I...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Nick Kyrgios was defaulted from his second-round match against Norwegian Caspar Rudd after an outburst on court during the match’s third set at the Italian Rome in Rome on Thursday . At two-sets-all and 1-1 in the deciding third set, Kyrgios was upset at movement in the crowd during his service...Read more
Photo credit: USTA/Andrew Ong
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the 2019 French Open, set to begin May 26th, citing lingering effects of a shoulder injury which is still not fully healed. Hampered by the bum shoulder since late last summer after being knocked out of the Round of 16 by Carla Suárez Navarro at the U.S. Open, the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
It was a thrilling fortnight of tennis in central Spain as some of the best tennis players in the world competed in the Mutua Madrid Open, and in the end, Novak Djokovic and Kiki Bertens won the men’s singles and women’s singles titles , respectively. Djokovic outplayed young Greek star Stefanos...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The decorated career of Spaniard David Ferrer came to a close this week as he competed in his final tournament at the Mutua Madrid Open. Ferrer had announced earlier this year that Madrid would be the last tournament of his career, and it ended at the hands of third-seeded German Alexander Zverev,...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
This story first appeared in the May/June 2019 issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine. Click Here to read the full digital edition. In mid-March, Petra Kvitova made her way to the podium inside Hard Rock Stadium, the new home of the Miami Open. She sat in front of the press following a hard-fought,...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In an interview with Christopher Clarey of the New York Times on Wednesday, Justin Gimelstob said he will be resigning from his position on the ATP Board of Directors rather than seeking another term. The election was set for May 14 in Rome. “I’m stepping down because my job is to work on the sport...Read more
Dominic Thiem captured the title at the Barcelona Open, defeating Daniil Medvedev of Russia 6-4, 6-0 on Sunday.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Dominic Thiem captured the title at the Barcelona Open, defeating Daniil Medvedev of Russia 6-4, 6-0 on Sunday. Thiem fell behind an early break in the first set but rallied to win 12 of the final 13 games to complete the straight-set victory. “Winning this means a lot to me because it’s such a...Read more
Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova became the first player to win multiple titles this season as she defeated Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-3, 7-6(2) in the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix finals on Sunday.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For the first time in 2019, we have a two-time champion on the WTA Tour. Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova became the first player to win multiple titles this season as she defeated Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-3, 7-6(2) in the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix finals on Sunday. “I’m so glad that I reached...Read more