Friday December 9th, 2011

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

• Above, a fun look at the work of an umpire, featuring Pascal Maria.

• Will John McEnroe's tennis academy produce the next generation of all-court players?

• Tennis-Prose.com's Dan Markowitz lists the five most exciting players he's ever seen.

• Some good quotes here from Jim Courier and Mary Joe Fernandez on the current state of Davis Cup, Fed Cup and American tennis.

• Andy Roddick has signed on to co-host a weekly Saturday-afternoon show on Fox Sports Radio. Does this mean he doesn't expect to be playing on the weekends?

This debate on the BBC Sports Personality of the Year offers an interesting glimpse into the current landscape of women's sports in the UK.

• Sam Stosur is back on the court preparing for the 2012 season, which kicks off on home soil.

• Serena Williams shows off some dance moves as she sings karaoke. • Non-tennis: An interesting look at the relationship between war and sport.

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