Daily Bagel: Mouratoglou: Serena's illnesses at Slams are stress-related
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• Great interview with Andy Roddick in The New York Times. Asked whether he craves being back on the court: "Every time I watch a Wawrinka-Djokovic final I’m going, 'I’m soooo good where I’m at.'"
• From the The New York Times, Patrick Mouratoglou believes Serena Williams' health problems at the Australian Open and French Open are stress-related.
• This is some headline: Thanasi Kokkinakis laid low with flatulence. And the article backs actually delivers on the headline.
• In a profile in The Guardian, Rafael Nadal is asked about the concept of "talent" as it relates to his rivalry with Roger Federer:
“It is obvious that he hits the ball easier than me, he serves better than me and he is able to do the things easier than what I do. So his talent is much better there.
“But I have talent too—to be there. I have the talent to put one more ball inside. I have the talent to play with a good level a lot of hours in a row. That is what I did during my whole career. And I have the talent to not miss much, and to come back from very tough positions, to be in a defensive position and pass very quickly to an aggressive position. His style is completely different to mine. Probably that makes the rivalry special.”
• Bernard Tomic will boycott Australia's next Davis Cup tie due to an ever-growing rift with Tennis Australia. The national governing body has refused to offer funding to Tomic's younger sister Sara because of their issues with his father John.
• Nice photoshoot of the ATP's rising teenagers by The Daily Mail.
• Credit to Eugenie Bouchard: She can laugh at herself.
• Stan Wawrinka's shorts continue to leave a lasting impression: Here's his new Subaru commercial.
• Novak Djokovic went shirtless at The Boodles again last week.