Daily Bagel: Novak Djokovic comments on Syrian refugee crisis
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• The Czech Republic successfully defended its Fed Cup title on Sunday, after a dramatic and final day of play against Russia in Prague. Karolina Pliskova and Barbora Strycova beat from Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Elena Vesnina 4–6, 6–3, 6–2 to secure the victory.
• Novak Djokovic’s comments on the refugee crisis: “I’m very proud as a Serbian seeing what my people have done for these migrants, people that have suffered so much.”
• The USTA responded to Eugenie Bouchard’s lawsuit over her U.S. Open locker room fall. See the details of the 16-page response here.
• Ravi Ubha for The New York Times on Andy Murray’s quest for an ATP World Tour Finals title and a Davis Cup trophy in the same week—one on indoor hard courts and the other on indoor clay.
• Aljaz Bedene is ineligible to compete in the Davis Cup final after the ITF delayed a decision until March.
• In the newest episode of the WTA Insider Podcast, host Courtney Nugyen looks back on the Fed Cup final and at the nominees for the 2015 WTA Awards, which were just announced on Monday. There is also an interview with David Kotyza, long-time coach to Petra Kvitova.
• Meanwhile, Serena Williams has Rio on her mind.
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• ICYMI: Last week’s SI Tennis Beyond the Baseline Podcast featured guest Steve Johnson. Be sure to listen below and share your feedback and suggestions for guests with us.
• From ESPN: Judy Murray on how she’ll make Great Britain a Fed Cup force.