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.
If there were a Mount Rushmore of men’s tennis, Roger Federer would presumably share the facing with the likes of Laver, Sampras and Nadal.
If a Mount Rushmore of men’s golf existed, Tiger Woods would be up there with Palmer, Nicklaus and Hogan.
Yet where both men once dominated their respective sports — and established a warm-and-fuzzy, if corporately enhanced, friendship in the process — it is now an open question whether either will ever win another Major.
Novak Djokovic stands a better a chance of winning the U.S. Open now than he did last week despite the shoulder injury that forced him to withdraw against Andy Murray Sunday in the final of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnnati, according to two betting sites.