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Wednesday / July 8.
  • Federer Uses ‘The Shot’ to Reach Open Final; Clijsters Completes Storybook Ending

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    NEW YORK — Roger Federer kept topping himself with crowd-pleasing artistry on the Arthur Ashe Stadium court, but one shot will be remembered as perhaps his greatest ever.

    After Novak Djokovic lifted a soft lob over Federer’s head, Federer retreated toward the baseline and calmly smacked a between-the-legs shot that sailed past Djokovic at net and into the open court for a winner.

    A crowd including Jack Nicholson, Justin Timberlake and Gwen Stefani let out a roar of excitement, and Djokovic could only shrug his shoulders and smile.

    Read the full story here.

    Is ball boy Harry Villareal Federer’s good luck charm entering tonight’s final with Juan Martin del Potro. Read that story here.

    And read here about Kim Clijsters storybook ending to the U.S. Open. Serena was also fined the maximum $10,500 for her verbal tirade Saturday night; Mary Carillo says she should be suspended and not allowed to play in today’s women’s doubles final.

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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.