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.
Roger Federer was fielding questions from the media on Saturday at the US Open when a young boy in the press corps piped up and asked him a question.
“You have been the most consistent player of all time,” the boy asked intrepidly. “Can you please continue to play for eight, nine years so that I can play you when I go pro?”
“Yeah, sure,” Federer replied with a smile. “If you make it on tour, I’ll make sure maybe I come back for you, okay.”
At 36, Federer isn’t likely to play for another eight or nine years but he is playing some of the best tennis of his career at this advanced tennis age — maybe the best tennis.
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.