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.
Denis Shapovalov’s dream run at U.S. Open continues with victory over No. 8 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
NEW YORK — Denis Shapovalov’s dream run at the U.S. Open continues.
The 18-year-old left-hander stunned No. 8 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France, 6-4, 6-4, 7-6(3) before an amped-up night crowd in Arthur Ashe Stadium to advance to the third round on Friday. Shapovalov will meet Britain’s Kyle Edmund, whom he beat at Queen’s Club this summer and also faced in a controversial Davis Cup match in February. Edmund beat American Steve Johnson, 7-5, 6-3, 7-6(4).
“I’ve always dreamed of playing a night match on Arthur Ashe, it’s a dream come true for me,” Shapovalov said in his on-court interview. “Thanks for making my dream come true.”
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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.