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 – When Ryan Harrison was 11 years old, he entered the Shreveport (La.) City Championships and reached the final, where he lost to his father, Pat.
When he was 12, Harrison beat his father for the first time. Pat Harrison later became the head pro at John Newcombe’s Tennis Academy in New Braunfels, Texas, where the family moved and his son is full-time coach.
And on Wednesday, Harrison, now an 18-year-old qualifier, scored the defining victory of his young tennis career by knocking off No. 15 Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia, 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4, to advance to the second round of the U.S. Open.
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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.