Daily Bagel: Nadal preps for clay courts; Ivanovic's costume party

Monday February 9th, 2015

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

• Boris Becker turned down an offer to serve as captain of the German Davis Cup team. 

• Ana Ivanovic and Bastian Schweinsteiger seem to be an official pair, after she hosted a costume party in Munich. 

• Ivanovic says she felt "stressed" at the Australian Open. 

• Here's how Rafael Nadal is preparing for clay:


• Incredibly helpful resource provided by Racket Rally: Tournament entry lists

Caroline Wozniacki is featured in the 2015 SI Swimsuit issue, along with UFC champion Ronda Rousey. 

• The LTA is changing its wildcard criteria for Brits at Wimbledon: Being Top 250 is no longer a guarantee. 

• An interview with Kim Clijsters, tournament director at the Diamond Games in Antwerp this week. Good to see that event back on the calendar. 

• Maria Sharapova gets the requisite team selfie:


And leaves her mark on Krakow:


• Here's a music video that appears to be staged at a Hong Kong ITF:


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