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.
Andy Murray breaks 76-year-old English curse by winning first major at U.S. Open
NEW YORK — Andy Murray exorcised his own personal demons and lifted a 76-year-old British curse by winning the U.S. Open championship Monday night.
On a windy, chilly night inside Arthur Ashe Stadium, Murray’s 7-6 (10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 victory over defending champion Novak Djokovic in the men’s final gave Murray the first major of his career and Britain’s first since Fred Perry won the U.S. Championships in 1936.
The epic contest lasted 4 hours, 54 minutes, tying the longest men’s final in U.S. Open history.
When Djokovic smacked a forehand long on the second match point, Murray crouched near the baseline and covered his face with his hands. He was soon crying tears of joy and later lifting the U.S. Open trophy.
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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.