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.
Can anyone stop Rafa Nadal from winning 10th French Open?
Can anyone beat Rafael Nadal at this French Open?
The way the soon-to-be 31-year-old Spaniard looked in his 6-0, 6-1, 6-0 destruction of Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili on Philippe-Chatrier Court on Friday, it’s certainly hard to imagine the No. 4 seed losing during this fortnight.
The nine-time Roland Garros champ rolled into the fourth round by issuing a double-bagel for the third time in his career in Paris.
“Today was one of the best matches I have ever played, without a doubt,” Nadal said. “I am really happy because I have a really good feeling. Every day my training is going very well, my practice. When I have a match, I play very well.”
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.