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 – Rafael Nadal says he isn’t jinxed by Roger Federer’s picture after all.
After the New York Post reported Sunday that Nadal on Tuesday night “refused to get into one of the Mercedes transportation vans” that featured a promotional picture of Federer with his hands triumphantly in the air, Nadal said it wasn’t true.
“Yeah, well, if you know me, you know that I not gonna do,” top-seeded Nadal said after handling Gilles Simon of France, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the fourth round of the U.S. Open. “This is very stupid thing. I was in a van of the picture of Roger, both sides of the van, like 15 times these two weeks. So that’s very stupid thing. That’s never happen.”
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**No. 4 Andy Murray suffered the biggest upset of this U.S. Open when he lost in 4 sets to Stan Wawrinka, Federer’s Swiss countryman.
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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.