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.
NEW YORK – After blitzing Rafael Nadal in straight sets in the U.S. Open semifinals, Juan Martin del Potro called it the “best moment of my life.”
So how did he feel a day later after pulling off the seemingly impossible and knocking off five-time defending Open champion Roger Federer in an epic five-set final?
“Much better,” No. 6 del Potro said after his stunning 3-6,7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory ended No. 1 Federer’s five-year run and 40-match winning streak in Flushing Meadows.
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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.