Monday December 5th, 2011

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

• I may have been OK with never seeing the above video of Rafael Nadal dancing. But since I suffered through it, I thought you should too.

• Speaking of Rafa, he won't be playing Davis Cup for Spain next year.

Christopher Clarey catches up with Roger Federer. I find it amusing that Federer actually recounts the number of titles he's won in regular conversation with his wife.

• Serena lets it slip that injury wasn't exactly the reason she skipped the Asian swing.

• Russian-born American Alex Bogomolov Jr., will now play for Russia.

• Interesting stuff here about the Argentinian team being awoken at 6:00 a.m. on match day for a doping test, while the Spanish team wasn't.

A courtside view of the Davis Cup final. It looked like an incredible atmosphere.

• This is a great idea: Join the tennis book club forming at Racquet Required.

• A look back at the trials and travails of the U.S. Fed Cup team.

• Steve Tignor beseeches the Grand Slam committee to make the requisite schedule changes. • Non-tennis: Need help with your holiday shopping? Here's a solid list of sports books for gifting.

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