Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Rafael Nadal will enter the U.S. Open with another major title under his belt.
Nadal won the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics Sunday with a 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 victory over Fernando Gonzalez of Chile.
Nadal, who took over the No. 1 world ranking from Roger Federer this week, has enjoyed a glorious summer in which he won his fourth straight French Open crown and captured his first Wimbledon with a stunning five-set victory over Federer that many are calling the best match in the history of tennis.
Federer won the gold in doubles but has not won a Grand Slam event since last year’s U.S. Open.
Venus and Serena Williams won the gold in women’s doubles.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.