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Daily Bagel: American void left by Roddick's retirement

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

• Video: Bernard Tomic came back from a set down to beat German qualifier Daniel Brands to set up a third-round clash against Roger Federer. How about this scrambling forehand he hit to secure the break in the second set?

• Doug Robson for USA Today on the void left by Andy Roddick's absence in Melbourne.

• Video: The Australian Open asks the top players which qualities they would like to have from other players. Among the answers: Novak Djokovic wants Rafa's Rafter's volleys, and Agnieszka Radwanska wants Sam Stosur's serve.

• Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic have buried the hatchet. Time heals all wounds.

• Some great tidbits in Steve Tignor's daily report from Melbourne.

• From CNN: How women cracked the tennis glass ceiling.

• Self-explanatory blog post from The Changeover: Bernard Tomic wears a hat. Twitter responds accordingly.

• The BBC looks at the challenges of playing in 104-degree heat.

• Non-tennis: Are you as confused as I am about Facebook's new Graph Search feature?
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