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.
NEW YORK — Novak Djokovic punctuated perhaps the greatest single season in the history of tennis by smacking yet another crosscourt winner against Rafael Nadal in the final of the U.S. Open and then getting down on his knees and shouting to the crowd in Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Top-seeded Djokovic’s 6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-1 victory avenged last year’s loss to No. 2 Nadal in the Open final and makes him just the sixth man in history to win at least three Grand Slam singles events in the same year.
“It really sounds unreal,” said Djokovic, who picked up a total of $2.3 million for winning the Open and finishing second in the Olympus U.S. Open series.
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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.