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 — At 19, Jack Sock could be the next great hope for American men’s tennis.
At 30, Mardy Fish is already part of the old guard.
Both players won their second-round matches Thursday at the U.S. Open, keeping alive the hope that at least one American could make a deep run here.
Sock, who was born in Nebraska and lives in Kansas City, routed Italian Flavio Cipolla, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 on Court 17, punctuating the match with an exaggerated fist pump.
Shortly thereafter, the No. 23-seeded Fish completed a comeback from two sets down to beat former world No. 3 Nikolay Davydenko of Russia, 4-6, 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 in Arthur Ashe Stadium. It was the 10th comeback from 0-2 down in this men’s tournament, a new record.
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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.