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

By Courtney Nguyen
April 15, 2015

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

• Novak Djokovic has won Laureus Sportsman of the Year. Djokovic won Wimbledon and finished the season at No. 1 in 2014. 

• Li Na was in Shanghai to receive the Laureus Academy Exceptional Achievement Award, honoring her historic career. Watch her receive her award here.

• From the BBC: Petra Kvitova says it was her coach's idea for her to take a break and skip Indian Wells and Miami

• I do a podcast with Ben Rothenberg called No Challenges Remaining. We just recently recorded our 100th episode and the interviews with Jelena Jankovic, Ernests Gulbis and Andrea Petkovic are must-listens. Just skip to their interviews. You won't find a group of better personalities in sports. 

• As the ATP looks to be moving towards a crackdown on fan-generated GIFs and Vines, a good roundtable chat on the micro-media that is driving sports fandom today. Tennis needs to get with it. 

• The field at the Aegon Championships is shaping up nicely

• Interesting thoughts from Mary Carillo on how social media simply adds to the outsized pressure on breakout stars:

"If it's more noticeable now [when young players are struggling], it's likely because everything is more noticeable now," said Carillo, a Tennis Channel analyst. "Social media brings a lot of attention and fame, but it also brings snarky, unhealthy commentary into their lives. I wish they didn't care so much about what strangers think of them. I was very happy to hear Sloane say during Indian Wells that she was getting rid of the haters—she unfollowed about a thousand people trying to turn down all that negative noise."

• Hot Shot Gael Monfils: "Oh, stop it!"

 

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