Daily Bagel: Murray a fall guy

Thursday October 6th, 2011

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

• Who doesn't love a good blooper reel?

• Andy Murray loves the fall season and the numbers back it up.

• ESPN.com's Ravi Ubha tracks down Dinara Safina in Germany to discuss retirement rumors.

• According to James LaRosa, skin = win.

• Last week it was the women, and now it's the men's turn to express support for Japan.

• Jon Wertheim talks scheduling and globalization in this week's Mailbag.

• James Blake criticizes the critics.

• Vera Zvonareva posed for the ESPN Body Issue. Here is a behind-the-scenes video.

• Serena Williams is No. 41 on The Root's list of the 100 most influential African-Americans in 2011.

• More thoughts and less sympathy for the players' strike talk at We Are Tennis.

• She hasn't won a tournament all year, but Ana Ivanovic has been awarded a wild card to Bali to defend her title.

• Goodbye, Medibank: Sydney announces a new title sponsor.

• Despite the shortened calendar, WTA CEO Stacy Allaster thinks the tennis season is still too long.

Victoria Azarenka complains about noise. Yup, you heard that right.

• Mardy Fish, on why he prefers low-cut socks.

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