Daily Bagel: Andy Murray looking for more variety and flair in his game
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• From Kevin Mitchell for The Guardian, Andy Murray wants Amelie Mauresmo to inject his game with flair:
“It’s been a big part of my game since I was young. I played like that when I was a kid and I did it as well when I came on to the Tour until I was 21, 22. But when I was starting to play winning tennis, high-percentage solid tennis, not making many mistakes, moving well, maybe I just got away from using that flair. That’s something I wanted to get back to and try to use in matches.”
• Great interview of Roger Federer by Jon Wertheim. I've always wondered what he thought about the "Federerization of tennis".
• The Grandstand looks at the 11 American men in the main draw.
• Kamakshi Tandon for ESPN.com on why expectations remain low for the American men at this year's Open.
• How does controversy follow Jerzy Janowicz every time he plays? Yesterday he got into more hot water in his match against Joao Sousa at the Winston-Salem Open, when he refused to concede a point after his racket touched a ball that landed out.
• An interview with Steve Johnson:
• More nifty tennis artistry from Tennis Draws.
• Noah Rubin made his ATP debut and lost in three sets to Bradley Klahn.
• Ben Rothenberg for The New York Times asks a bunch of tennis writers how they take notes during matches. It's complicated.
• Non-tennis: The Cleveland Browns will start Brian Hoyer ahead of Johnny Football.