Thursday October 13th, 2011

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

• WTA players try their best to speak Chinese with hilarious results.

• Last week it was The Office, and this week tennis (Serena Williams, specifically) gets some lip service on Modern Family.

• Andy Roddick wants to reduce the wear on his body.

• A closer look at the ATP rankings reveals American quantity, Spanish quality.

• Rafael Nadal thinks his level dropped this year. He lost to Florian Mayer in Shanghai on Thursday.

• Flavia Pennetta earned a spot in the record books last week.

• Victoria Azarenka is one of GQ's Hottest Women of 2011.

• Israel's Dudi Sela joins the ATP's burgeoning "Commando Club."

• Talk is cheap, herding cats is hard. • Non-tennis: There are two kinds of people in this world: people affected by Wednesday's BlackBerry outage and people who made fun of the people affected by Wednesday's BlackBerry outage. Regardless of which category you're in, this BBC One video should give you a chuckle.

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