Tuesday October 27th, 2015

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

• Christopher Clarey of The New York Times on the WTA Finals sans Serena Williams.

• Former World No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt has been named Australia’s new Davis Cup captain. Hewitt’s first tie will be next March when Australia hosts the U.S.

• Courtney Nguyen of the WTA Insider has introduced a new podcast in Singapore.

• Congratulations are in order for Bob Bryan and his wife Michelle, who just welcomed a new baby boy into the world:


• From the Huffington Post: A look into why older players are finding more success in tennis than younger ones.

• On the Tennis Channel, James Blake talked about the status of his excessive force incident and more.

• Justine Henin, Marat Safin and Helena Sukova were nominated for the 2016 International Tennis Hall of Fame Induction.

• An interview with Rafael Nadal about his 2015 season woes:

“I have not lost the mental strength. What I have lost is the control of myself, of the emotions. I have had more anxiety than I should. I have not lost the mental strength because I’m working as usual, even more. I’m very excited, motivated and working more because my physical condition allows me to do it.”

• ICYMI: Lindsay Davenport was once again this week’s guest on the SI Tennis Beyond the Baseline Podcast. Take a listen below and let us know your feedback, suggestions for guests and comments on the podcast on Twitter @SI_Tennis.

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