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 Sam Querrey and Stan Wawrinka took the Arthur Ashe Stadium court at 1:22 Tuesday afternoon, the wind was blowing stronger than it had all tournament, the arena was bathed in sunlight and there was still an American left in the draw.
Four hours and 28 minutes later, when Wawrinka chipped-and-charged on the second match point on Querrey’s serve and punched home a backhand volley winner, the court was engulfed in shadow and no American remained.
Wawrinka, the No. 25 seed from Switzerland, ousted No. 20 Querrey, 7-6 (9), 6-7 (5), 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 to advance to his first-ever Grand Slam quarterfinal.
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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.