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.
Roddick Cruises to Win on Birthday; Oudin, Clijsters Open Up With Wins
NEW YORK — Andy Roddick gave himself quite a birthday present.
Playing on his 28th birthday in temperatures that reached the mid-90s, Roddick, the 2003 champion, easily dispatched Frenchman Stephane Robert, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2, in the first round of the U.S. Open in Arthur Ashe Stadium.
His wife, the model Brooklyn Decker, cheered him on from his player’s box.
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**Melanie Oudin and defending champ Kim Clijsters also won on Ashe. Read about it here.
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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.