Thursday November 17th, 2011

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

• Above, watch Rafael Nadal pretend he doesn't know how to return serve (starting at the 3:15 mark) in some B-roll footage from his Bacardi campaign.

• Aw, Canada is talking trash in advance of its Davis Cup tie against France. It's cute.

• How does Novak Djokovic's 2011 season stack up historically? Simon Cambers takes a look.

• The ATP crunches the numbers to see which players are the best at coming back after losing the first set. Steve Darcis? Really?

• Who isn't changing their diets these days? Venus Williams is in on the trend.

• Djokovic and his girlfriend, Jelena Ristic, stepped out for the The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1 premiere in London on Wednesday night, as did Laura Robson.

• Rapper Drake is a big Serena Williams fan. We'll leave it at that for now.

ESPN's November Tennis Power Rankings.

• So ... Flavia Pennetta's memoir should be a salacious read.

• The SI.com team assesses the 2011 WTA season. • Non-tennis: Jon Wertheim's and David Epstein's Sports Illustrated cover story on the Penn State scandal is a fantastic read. Wertheim's accompanying podcast about how the piece came together is worth your time, too.

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