Wednesday February 1st, 2012

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

• Tennis is a genteel sport of manners and good sportsmanship, right? Well, apparently not if you're sitting in the stands. Celebrating after the men's final, Novak Djokovic walked over to the crowd and threw his shirt at a 14-year-old girl. Unfortunately for the young fan, who has a "Novak Wall" in her bedroom, a woman reached over and snatched it from her. Despite being called out on it, the woman refuses to show any remorse. Come on, Novak. Send the kid a shirt.

• Would you like to rent one of Caroline Wozniacki's New York City apartments? No problem. Just pony up the $17,500 a month and we have a deal.

• Judy Murray is in Israel prepping for Fed Cup and didn't watch one ball of her son's four-hour, 50-minute semifinal against Djokovic. "Everybody has told me since how fantastic he was," Murray said. "I had a really nice email from Ivan Lendl saying he was so proud of Andy's effort and of how he'd fought."

• Best Week Ever takes a pictorial look at the 40 sexiest moments of the Australian Open men's final. Come for the puns, stay for the copious amounts of shirtlessness.

• Do you like numbers with your sports? The Wall Street Journal's Carl Bialik examines Djokovic's long-shot comeback from 2-4 down against Rafael Nadal in the fifth set: "Djokovic had a 9.7% chance of breaking Nadal when he was down 30-15 in that fateful seventh game of the fifth set Sunday, and a 42.7% chance of winning the set and match if he did win the game. He also had a 5.9% chance of winning the match even if he lost the game. Combine those probabilities and he had a 9.5% chance of winning the match at that point."

Here's a worthwhile read on the big-serving Ivo Karlovic, with a nice part about how watching The King's Speech hit home because of his speech impediment. "The movie helped people, who don't know anything about it, to see how it really is for us," Karlovic told DEUCE magazine. "Growing up, people are not educated enough about it. I already knew the [remedial] techniques as I went to a speech therapist a few times. It is something you have to work on every day. It’s not something you can overcome overnight. It is a long process. It is like alcoholism: you are never cured; you always have to think about it." • Non-tennis: The full cast of Arrested Development is returning for a new season for Netflix. See? There's always money in the banana stand.

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