Thursday July 2nd, 2015

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

• Today in whimsical reads: Roger Federer Makes Deviled Eggs.

• Nick Kyrgios is into the third round of Wimbledon. He's also spawning an army of think-pieces for his repeated insistence on ripping umpires

• We crave "characters" in tennis. But do we know what to do with them? Eurosport on the trouble with Nick Kyrgios

• Andy Murray winding down the day with his boy Rusty:

Whether I win or lose my little man still loves me😃👅❤

A video posted by Andy Murray (@andymurray) on

• Louisa Thomas for Grantland on the mystifying and talented women of the Czech Republic.

• Looking at the fruits of the IMG/WME merger a year later and the inherent conflicts of interest that permeate the sport, from The New York Times.

“Everybody picks on IMG when it’s time to talk about the conflict of interest,” [Fernando Soler] said, adding: “Everybody is conflicted. If you are not conflicted, it means you are no one, because you do very little.”

• Tune into any match involving an Australian man and you'll probably hit the mute button quickly: On "The Fanatics" one of tennis' most enduring and, at times, obnoxious presences. 

• Reem Abuleil for on the first Arab woman to serve as an umpiring official at Wimbledon.  

• Jack Sock will try and play through a fractured finger as he tries to defend his Wimbledon doubles title:


• Dear Parents: Your child should not be a tennis prodigy.  

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