Tuesday October 4th, 2011

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

• What is it with rap and tennis? First Lil Wayne, now Pusha T talks about his love for Rafael Nadal and the U.S. Open. (Warning: Interview contains strong language.)

• Esther Vergeer: the GOAT of GOATs.

• Fernando Verdasco enjoys very snug suits. Very. Snug.

• Tennis Channel gets a seven-year extension on French Open coverage.

More thoughts on the players' threats of a unionization and a strike.

• Is Li Na slumping or is she simply not built for the pressure of being China's golden girl?

• Interesting read from 72 Unforced Errors on tennis' "earning curve." Worth it alone for the Richie Tenenbaum banner.

• Li is being criticized for her numerous sponsorship deals.

• Radio Wimbledon is no more, but Wimbledon has unveiled a new service for the Championships called "Live @ Wimbledon." That's going to make for an unusable Twitter handle.

• Some pictures from the China Open player party. They are amusing. • Non-tennis: Frisbee dogs are great.

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