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.
32-Year-Old James Blake Hoping for Another Magical Open Run
NEW YORK — When James Blake was a young gun on the men’s tennis tour, he used to poke fun at the older guys like Todd Martin.
“I made fun of him for taking so long to warm up, for his gray hair, for all that kind of stuff, for just in general being old,” Blake, born in Yonkers, N.Y., recalled.
“He said, ‘Just wait, just wait. You will be, too.”
Now that he’s 32, and the seventh-oldest man in the U.S. Open draw, Martin’s prediction has come to fruition.
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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.