Daily Bagel: Roddick made honorary member of the All England Club

Monday December 8th, 2014

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

• According to Tim Henman, the All England Club has made three-time finalist Andy Roddick an honorary member

• Pete Sampras says don't hold your breath for an American resurgence in men's tennis. It won't be happening anytime soon. 

"I don't see anyone, I don't really know anyone that even people are talking about to break through even into the top 10.

"We're not into the 90s anymore. It will be quite a while to see American tennis back to where it was," said the 14-times major winner who is in India to take part in the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL).

"I think the game has got so international, so global that a lot of kids are playing tennis all around the world. So it makes it tougher for the Americans.

• Great read from Linda Pearce for The Age on David Macpherson, the Australian who coaches the Bryans and stepped in to help Switzerland win the Davis Cup final. 

• Is Sloane Stephens hiring Nick Saviano as her coach? Colette Lewis of ZooTennis spotted her practicing in Florida today:


• Lewis also caught up with Vicky Duval, who is now cancer-free and back to training. 

• Judy Murray leaks the news: Andy and Kim are getting married in October

• ESPN picks Stan Wawrinka as their Player of the Year. 

• Former Top 200 player Nick Lindahl has been implicated in match-fixing. Evidence was presented to a court that Lindahl agreed to tank a match and then made money off of the bets. 

• Roger Federer and Gael Monfils played doubles together at the IPTL today. Here's how they celebrated a particularly flashy Monfils point:


• Federer and Novak Djokovic played a pretty high-quality set of tennis at the IPTL. Watch it here:


• And specifically, check out this hook shot forehand Federer hit:


• Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov were spotted in Beverly Hills.

Federer dances courtside, continues dominant form in IPTL debut
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