Daily Bagel: Federer 'so close' to great year

Friday November 18th, 2011

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

Roger Federer on his 2011: "I was so close to having another terrific year. If I had won three or four matches more at important stages of the tournaments this year, things would have looked completely different, I would have had the confidence and momentum to go and do even greater things."

• ESPN.com's Ravi Ubha picks Rafael Nadal to win the ATP World Tour Finals and doesn't see Federer getting out of group play. (Our breakdown and predictions are here.)

• The search for the next ATP chief? It's complicated. As Justin Gimelstob says, "This is going to be a very interesting 10 days."

DEUCE magazine with comprehensive coverage of the World Tour Finals.

• Marat Safin doesn't like Andy Murray's chances in London.

• At Tennis.com, Steve Tignor and Kamakshi Tandon touch on a variety of hot topics.

• Boris Becker weighs in on Novak Djokovic's year.

• Michael Mewshaw writes about his experience trying to report on sex abuse in pro tennis.

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