Daily Bagel: Andy Murray looking for more variety and flair in his game

Wednesday August 20th, 2014

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

• From Kevin Mitchell for The Guardian, Andy Murray wants Amelie Mauresmo to inject his game with flair:

“It’s been a big part of my game since I was young. I played like that when I was a kid and I did it as well when I came on to the Tour until I was 21, 22. But when I was starting to play winning tennis, high-percentage solid tennis, not making many mistakes, moving well, maybe I just got away from using that flair. That’s something I wanted to get back to and try to use in matches.”

• Great interview of Roger Federer by Jon Wertheim. I've always wondered what he thought about the "Federerization of tennis".

• The Grandstand looks at the 11 American men in the main draw. 

• Kamakshi Tandon for ESPN.com on why expectations remain low for the American men at this year's Open. 

• How does controversy follow Jerzy Janowicz every time he plays? Yesterday he got into more hot water in his match against Joao Sousa at the Winston-Salem Open, when he refused to concede a point after his racket touched a ball that landed out. 

• An interview with Steve Johnson:

• More nifty tennis artistry from Tennis Draws

• Noah Rubin made his ATP debut and lost in three sets to Bradley Klahn

• Ben Rothenberg for The New York Times asks a bunch of tennis writers how they take notes during matches. It's complicated. 

• Non-tennis: The Cleveland Browns will start Brian Hoyer ahead of Johnny Football. 

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