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.
One-On-One With ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi On The State Of Men’s Tennis
By ADAM ZAGORIA
With the “Big 3” Era winding down, men’s tennis is at a fascinating crossroads.
With Roger Federer having retired and Rafael Nadal out until 2024 with an injury, Novak Djokovic is the lone member of the “Big 3” playing at the U.S. Open, where he is pursuing his record-tying 24th Grand Slam title. Djokovic and world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz have started a thrilling new rivalry and could meet again in the U.S. Open final on Sept. 10.
Djokovic’s involvement in the Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA), which represents a challenge to the established Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), and the role of Saudi Arabia — which launched the LIV Golf Tour and will host the NextGen Finals from 2023-27 — are other hot topics in the men’s game.
I sat down at the U.S. Open for a one-on-one interview with Andrea Gaudenzi, the Executive Chairman of the ATP, to discuss these and other timely topics. (This interview was edited for clarity and brevity.)
Click here for the full interview on Forbes.
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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.