The Daily Bagel is your dose of the interesting reporting, writing and quipping from around the Internet.
• Have you ever wanted to hear Milos Raonic quote a very famous (and relevant) quote from Seinfeld? Well you can thank Canadian sports network TSN. Now if only they had him saying “Another SAP Open title for Milos!”
• The tantrums are annoying and his recent trend toward baseline bashing is unfortunate, but you can’t knock Ryan Harrison’s approach to the game. He wants to beat you because he’s better than you, not because he gamed the system. “My dad never taught me to take bathroom breaks like you see other coaches trying to tell people to do that to try and disrupt rhythm,” Harrison said last week in San Jose. “I always have had the approach that my game is better than yours and I don’t need to disrupt yours because I’m going to do what I can do and that’s going to be good enough.” If only more players, from juniors to the pros, subscribed to the Harrison school of thought.
• Is Sam Querrey going to start winning ugly? Tennis.com reports he’s hired Brad Gilbert to serve as a part-time coach. Gilbert is still committed to his role as a commentator for ESPN.
• The last time there were four Germans in the Top 20 of the WTA rankings, Andrea Petkovic was 10 months old, Angelique Kerber was 6 months old, and Julia Goerges and Sabine Lisicki weren’t born yet. That changes on Monday, when Angelique Kerber made her Top 20 debut.
• Petra Kvitova is planning to play mixed doubles with Radek Stepanek at the Olympics.
• Jelena Jankovic suffered a muscle tear during Fed Cup. But she’s still in the draw in Dubai so it’s unclear how serious it is.
• Non-tennis: This great longform piece published in GQ, about the Zanesville Zoo escape, has one of the best titles I’ve seen: “18 Tigers, 17 Lions, 8 Bears, 3 Cougars, 2 Wolves, 1 Baboon, 1 Macaque, and 1 Man Dead in Ohio.” It’s well worth your time.