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.
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NEW YORK — When Devin Britton first heard last Thursday that his first-round match at the U.S. Open would be against five-time defending champion Roger Federer, he couldn’t quite wrap his mind around it.“I didn’t really believe it at first. I thought it was just a bad joke,” Britton said. “And then I started getting texts on my phone and realized it’s true. I was excited at first and then…just a little bummed. It’s a tough opponent,” Britton recalled after Federer, the top seed, dispatched him 6-1, 6-3, 7-5 in 1 hour, 28 minutes.
Britton is an 18-year-old who just a few months ago was a college freshman at the University of Mississippi.
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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.