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Daily Bagel: Ex-players best coaches?


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

• Video: So, Rafael Nadal is doing OK at the Rio Open.

• Goran Ivanisevic, who is working with Marin Cilic, says ex-players make the best coaches. Agree?

• Sabine Lisicki is continuing to work with Martina Hingis on a trial basis.

• Marion Bartoli stands up for gay rights, posting this picture with French track star Muriel Hurtis.

• For all the talk about equal prize money, Forbes focuses on the pay gap between the men and women in less prestigious events than Grand Slams.

• Laura Robson is still working on her rap game.

• Sloane Stephens updated her blog.

• Very funny rewrite of Celine Dion's It's All Coming Back To Me in honor of Alize Cornet's big win over Serena Williams.

• Is Davis Cup suffering in relevance as a competition? SI.com's Jon Wertheim weighed in with his thoughts in this week's Mailbag and The Overrule blog posted a response.

• Non-tennis: Thursday's USA-Canada women's gold medal hockey game was amazing.

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