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Daily Bagel: Murray makes a statement

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

• Andy Murray's victory against Rafael Nadal in the Tokyo final (which had more than its fair share of points like the one above) made people sit up and take notice.

• Beijing as the fifth Slam? Not a chance. But, boy, are they going to try.

HBO is investigating the sexual harassment and abuse allegations against Hall of Famer Bob Hewitt.

• Were Marat Safin's comments about Dinara Safina's future in tennis newsworthy?

• Sam Stosur's coach, David Taylor, comes to her defense.

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