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Daily Bagel: Did IMG management really dump Bernard Tomic?

Daily Bagel: Did IMG management really dump Bernard Tomic? Photo:

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

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• Bernard Tomic's father says IMG didn't drop Bernard; Bernard left IMG

"Bernard left IMG -- IMG didn't sack, didn't dump Bernard. That is strongly 110 percent true story. If anybody from IMG come and say that they sack or dump Bernard, I will give million dollars. That is not true," Tomic senior told Fairfax Media from the U.S., ahead of next week's tournament in Washington D.C.

"One-and-a-half year we are looking to leave IMG ... but they look to us for $1.5 million to pay to them to let us go. They wanted damage compensation for what they will lose if they don't manage Bernard. But we didn't accept this offer.

"Obviously I use [the] opportunity now that Bernard had operation and dropped ranking, and I ask them and they give me free [release]. And I go. No one didn't dump Bernard, no-one didn't sack him. Bernard left IMG.

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• Simon Cambers for The Tennis Space questions Gstaad's decision to give Viktor Troicki a main draw wildcard. 

• Sandy Harwitt for TenniShorts on why there may be a lack of sympathy for Troicki upon his return. 

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• Non-tennis: Solid summer jam from Robyn and Röyskopp.

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