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Daily Bagel: Brush up on your tennis vocabulary ahead of the French Open


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

• Video: Highlights from yesterday's draw ceremony with Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams.

• Stop what you're doing and read Grantland's Brian Phillips "Tennis Dictionary". An example:

Hawk-Eye (n.) — A cutting-edge computer system that can determine precisely where a ball has landed by modeling tens of thousands of possible trajectories and selecting the one that makes Roger Federer look stupid.

• According to Fox Sports Australia, Rafael Nadal isn't the best clay court player ever. So who is?

• GIF: Stan Wawrinka follows Roger Federer's footsteps and upgrades to a larger racket.

• A nice roundup of WTA players hitting the French Open player party last night.

• The ITF posted a report on its finances.

• Non-tennis: From SI's Extra Mustard, a round-up of the ten sexiest male sports according to women.

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