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.
Fed-Nadal Ready for ‘Grapple in the Apple; Williams’ Sisters Could Meet in Quarters
When Roger Federer won his fourth straight U.S. Open last September, beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets, it seemed a near-inevitability that he would become the winningest tennis player in history.Federer’s 12th Grand Slam title put him within two of Pete Sampras all-time mark of 14, and it looked like only a matter of time before Federer would break the record.
“I think about it a lot now,” Federer said last year of Sampras’ mark. “To come so close at my age is fantastic, and I hope to break it.”
But a funny thing happened on the way to inevitability.
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.