Daily Bagel: Federer 'so close' to great year

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Roger Federer on his 2011: "I was so close to having another terrific year. If I had won three or four matches more at important stages of the tournaments this year, things would have looked completely different, I would have had the confidence and momentum to go and do even greater things."

• ESPN.com's Ravi Ubha picks Rafael Nadal to win the ATP World Tour Finals and doesn't see Federer getting out of group play. (Our breakdown and predictions are here.)

• The search for the next ATP chief? It's complicated. As Justin Gimelstob says, "This is going to be a very interesting 10 days."

DEUCE magazine with comprehensive coverage of the World Tour Finals.

• Marat Safin doesn't like Andy Murray's chances in London.

• At Tennis.com, Steve Tignor and Kamakshi Tandon touch on a variety of hot topics.

• Boris Becker weighs in on Novak Djokovic's year.

• Michael Mewshaw writes about his experience trying to report on sex abuse in pro tennis.

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