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.
Rafa Nadal on brink of more history at French Open
As the French Open semifinal between Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka wound past the four-hour mark on Friday in Paris there was concern that the second semifinal would not end before sunset and would spill into Saturday, putting the winner of that match at a decided disadvantage entering Sunday’s final.
Rafael Nadal made certain that wasn’t an issue at all.
After Court Philippe Chatrier was emptied of the crowd that witnessed Wawrinka march into his second Roland Garros final via a 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 6-1 victory over top seed Murray in 4 hours, 34 minutes, Nadal needed just 2 hours, 7 minutes to dispatch 23-year-old Austrian Dominic Thiem, 6-3, 6-4, 6-0.
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, 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.