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.
Federer-Roddick Could Meet in Open Semis; Serena, Venus in Same Half of Draw
NEW YORK — Roger Federer’s path to a sixth straight U.S. Open championship could include a semifinal matchup with American Andy Roddick, the man Federer vanquished 16-14 in the fifth set of their dramatic Wimbledon final earlier this summer.
Federer won his 15th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, surpassing Pete Sampras on the all-time men’s list.
With the U.S. Open set to begin Monday in Flushing Meadows, Federer, 28, the father of five-week old twin girls, is the No. 1 seed and prohibitive favorite. He comes off a victory last week at the ATP tour stop in Cincinnati, where he handled both Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray in straight sets.
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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.