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Daily Bagel: McEnroe critiques Murray

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The Daily Bagel is your dose of the interesting reporting, writing and quipping from around the Internet.

• Video: Roger Federer tries his hand at Gangnam Style.

• John McEnroe wants to see Andy Murray ditch his dour demeanor and look like he’s enjoying himself on the court. As Mike Dickson of The Daily Mail points out, that’s a bit of the pot calling the kettle black, no?

• Rafael Nadal confirms his participation in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi at the end of the month. The exhibition will be his first matches since Wimbledon.

• Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were named the 2012 ITF World Champions. Bob and Mike Bryan and Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci took home the doubles awards. Taylor Townsend and Filip Peliwo were named junior champions.

• The Root isn’t sure if Caroline Wozniacki’s famed impression of Serena is something to be celebrated.

• Nadal says his 2009 loss to Robin Soderling at the French Open was far worse than his loss to Lukas Rosol this year at Wimbledon.

“There is no point of comparison,” he said. “Both have in common that my knee was bad, but I could compete at Roland Garros. In Wimbledon, no. The defeat to Rosol as was a death foretold for me.”

• Steve Tignor looks back at Virginie Razzano’s upset win over Serena Williams at the French Open.

• Here’s a look at some of the professional teams the women of the WTA support.

• Non-tennis: Confessions of a compulsive iPhone photographer.

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  • Published On Dec 11, 2012
  • 4 comments
    rafelle1819
    rafelle1819

    Roger was totally adorkable in that video.  It's nice to see him so relax.  I guess he's channeling Nole, lol.   I love Nole and Andy Roddick ability to interact with the crowd.

    jessica4stein
    jessica4stein

    LOL Rafa. You've lost both times because you were outplayed not because of injury. 

    badgernation74
    badgernation74

     @jessica4stein

    Injury absolutely contributes to being outplayed. Ask Federer when he lost to Berdych in the Wimbledon Qtrs in 2010 or to Djokovic in the 2011 Aussie Semis. Whatever your personal opinion of Rafa, he is a legend in the sport we all love. Making light of the serious injuries he's endured is sad. I'm not a Federer fan, but I will never deny that he brings things to the sport that no else has. Honestly, to deny Rafa's greatness shortchanges what Federer had to go through for some of his victories. If Nadal is nothing special, then beating him is nothing special and getting beat by not so special Nadal 18 times makes Federer not so special,no? NO, of course not! They are both all time greats.

    MatthewNeiger
    MatthewNeiger

    John McEnroe is the most miserable person on the court _ever_.  Saw him play Pat Cash at the hall of fame in a seniors event a number of years ago, and he made Cash just not care about competing through his dour and miserable behavior (it was not angry so much as just rueful).