Friday June 27th, 2014

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

Video: Lesia Tsurenko juuuust missed winning this challenge.

• Lukas Rosol criticized Rafael Nadal for taking too much time between points during their second-round match on Thursday. 

'I think all the players should have the same time between the points. But always the best players, they're taking much more than the normal players, and nobody is telling them nothing. I don't know why," said Rosol afterward.

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During the match, he complained to the chair umpire about Nadal's methodical pacing.

''Somebody has to tell them something. It's not my fault. I said to the referee if it's still okay, and he was saying to me, yes, it was fine,'' said Rosol.

• Meanwhile ... Roger Federer tells the BBC of his quick pace: "I don't see any point whatsoever in taking more than 10 seconds between points."

• Benoit Paire after his first-round loss to Rosol: "I hate Wimbledon and I'm happy to leave as soon as possible."

Last year was Wacky Wimbledon. This year it's Wimblenormal. So far

• Roman Zoltowski, who engraves the Wimbledon trophies, drives 850 miles from Poland to set up shop behind Centre Court. 

• Pat Cash pulled out of the Wimbledon legends' event because his shoes ran afoul of the club's all-white policy. He also said the rule has forced some women to play without bras. Huh? From The Guardian:

 

Calling the restrictions "archaic thinking", Cash said they meant he would be unable to play in the specialist shoes he must wear to prevent injury, forcing the 1987 champion to withdraw.

The restrictions also meant some female players had been forced to remove their bras before going on court, the former player claimed. "Some of the girls have been told to go back and change their bras and tops because they had slight colour on them," he said on Thursday. "I believe some of the girls didn't have suitable sports bras and had to go without them. It has absolutely gone ridiculous."

• Interesting note in this Stu Fraser's Daily Mail diary: Russia is so cash-strapped after the Sochi Olympics that no broadcaster could afford the Wimbledon rights. Wimbledon has set up a free stream with Russian commentary on its own site. 

• The Brits were bound to love this Eugenie Bouchard fact: She and her siblings are all named after British royalty

• Non-tennis: The perfect write-up on the U.S. advancing out of the World Cup group stage. 

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