Thursday September 4th, 2014

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

• Kei Nishikori, the first Japanese man to make the semifinals of the Open since 1918, is all over the papers back home:

• Must read: A beautiful piece by Doug Robson after the loss of his mother. Sometimes it's ok to root from the press box. 

• Victoria Azarenka's team wants you to know she was sick during her quarterfinal loss, but don't ask her about it unless you want a deathstare. 

• This golden retriever loves U.S. Open tennis: 

• WTA Backspin on Ekaterina Makarova's win over Azarenka. 

• "Roger Federer Serves Like a Girl": Nice read from Slate on the science of why women can serve as big as the men. 

• Andy Roddick talks about what he misses about tennis on Late Night with Seth Meyers:

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