Roddick poses for a photo ahead of day one of the Statoil Masters Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall.
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By Courtney Nguyen
December 03, 2014

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

• Andy Roddick predicts an ATP shake-up next season as the Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal prioritize health over wins:

"With Roger [Federer] and Nadal, they're going to have to start prioritising their events a little bit more. I think the days are past when they'll win 80 matches in a year, because I don't think it would be smart for them to win 80 matches in a year.  

"I think the days when it was the top two then three, then four - I don't think you can define it with a number anymore. Maybe tiers, the top tier, then the next five or six guys who are all equal as far as winning."

Andy Roddick enjoying his second career as analyst for Fox Sports 1


• Roddick also says that he's happy as a 32-year-old retiree and doesn't miss the grind of the tour.

• More from Roddick: It's the schedule and ranking system that put him into retirement. 



“If Andre Agassi wanted to play only eight events a year we should have held on to him for absolutely as long as we could have,” he said. “If I’d had the option to play eight or 10 events, I might have thought differently about retirement.”

• An interview with Rafael Nadal in Haute Time

• Watch: Serena Williams dances with a fan at the IPTL.


• Tennis has a history of following the money (as any business does). So how will investors shape what tennis looks like in the future? 

• ​More in the IPTL, where players are choosing money over rest. 

• Agnieszka Radwanska is set to name a new "Super trainer" to work alongside her coach Tomasz Wiktorowski. The new consultant is said to be a former Slam champion. 

• Some Gael Monfils exhibition-ness at the IPTL:


• More details on the changes to the Australian Open's extreme-heat policy. 

SI Tennis' 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

• Peter Bodo on Grigor Dimitrov's great season

• Log-rolling: Caroline Wozniacki has nominated Serena Williams for Sports Illustrated's Sports(wo)man of the Year

• And they've reunited at the IPTL in Singapore:


• Leander Paes will pair with Raven Klaasen in doubles next year. And Paes will play mixed doubles with Martina Hingis in Melbourne. 

• Ashleigh Barty will coach juniors as she figures out what her future entails. 

• David Goffin will be training with Ernests Gulbis and Dominic Thiem this off-season. 

• A collection of Stan Wawrinka's best shots of the season:


• As Germany is set to enact stronger legislation for the use of performance-enhancing drugs, Vice Sports asks whether imprisoning offenders is the way to go.

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