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.
World No 1 Andy Murray on London and Manchester terrorism
While in Paris, Andy Murray spent part of Sunday night listening to the Concert for Manchester Victims headlined by Ariana Grande.
The No. 1-ranked tennis player in the world, Murray is a Scot who is all too familiar with terrorism and violence. He and his big brother Jamie “were students at Dunblane Primary School where Thomas Hamilton killed 16 children and one teacher on March 13, 1996, opening fire on a class of five- and six-year-olds in the gymnasium with four handguns,” as the Evening Standard reported in 2013.
During an interview with the Tennis Channel following his 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 fourth-round victory over Karen Khachanov on Monday at the French Open, Murray was asked about the latest terrorist attacks in Manchester and London, and what it’s like for him being away from home during this time.
“Obviously, it’s tough, but we travel all over the world,” he told Jon Wertheim. “There’s been many problems in the last 10-12 years everywhere, it’s not just been in Europe. There was also an issue in Manila a few days ago as well. It’s tough because especially when it’s right close to where you live, it maybe affects you more because you think, ‘Oh, that could be you or some people that you know.’ So it’s been a tough week for the U.K. obviously but I think for the most part [they] showed pretty good solidarity.
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
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.