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  1. Australian Open - Ernests Gulbis one of a few players who could u...

    Peter Bodo

    Tennis and real life don't always intersect, but that doesn't mean the players can't glean some real lessons from the Aussie Open.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2015
  2. Australian Open - Just the right start for Rafael Nadal, Andy Mur...

    Peter Bodo

    Given their recent travails, it's hard to say whether Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray are happy, but they should feel guardedly optimistic after the first round of the Aussie Open.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2015
  3. Australian Open - Breaking down the toughest and easiest draws

    Peter Bodo

    The Australian Open draw has been announced, and Pete Bodo breaks down the must-see early matches and predicts the men's and women's quarterfinalists

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2015
  4. Imagine a life without the Big Four

    Peter Bodo

    At Qatar this week, top-seeded and top-ranked Novak Djokovic lost to ATP No. 27 Ivo Karlovic, the 35-year-old Croatian ace machine (is there any other kind of Croatian?). Also at Qatar, No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal was upset in his first-round match by No...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  5. Tennis' version of Santas and superstars

    Peter Bodo

    It has been a terrific year for the tennis coaching industry. It isn't just that so many coaches found gainful employment; it's also because the dignity of the profession -- never a guaranteed thing -- was greatly enhanced by the dramatic increase in...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  6. Federer beats Murray in stunning fashion

    Peter Bodo

    The gap between the sublime and the ridiculous is usually enormous, but Roger Federer leaped across it Thursday with ease at the ATP World Tour Finals in London. He destroyed resurgent Andy Murray's hopes of capping his recent revival with a win in t...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  7. Why Andy Murray went rogue

    Peter Bodo

    If you were looking for a hero during the ATP's post-US Open fall swing, you had a surprising number of choices: There was Kei Nishikori, backing up his exceptional US Open by qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals. How about Roger Federer, piecing...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  8. The man behind Roger Federers success

    Peter Bodo

    In 1992, Stefan Edberg played Michael Chang in the semifinals of the US Open, in what would become the longest match at the tournament since such records have been kept. Edberg won in an excruciating five hours and 26 minutes, after attacking the net...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  9. Clay-to-grass move trips up big names

    Peter Bodo

    Rafael Nadal, who won the French Open for an unprecedented ninth time last Sunday, has now produced a far better trivia question for tennis fans of the future. Nadal was the victim of, conceivably, the least surprising upset in tennis history Thu...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  10. Only Wawrinka has a clear head these days

    Peter Bodo

    Tennis pros don't like working under distracting conditions any more than the rest of us do, which suggests that the upcoming clay-court Masters events and the French Grand Slam will be an interesting test of the top players' ability to focus. As ...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  11. Big Four crumbling as we know it?

    Peter Bodo

    In case you hadn't noticed, the tight little group of ATP players who once were called the Big Four have been fruitful, and they've multiplied: It's now more like a Big Six or Eight ... and counting. It raises the question: Are we in the midst of a maj...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  12. Clay intrigue for women, not for men

    Peter Bodo

    The clay-court swing is officially underway, the first blow struck by Andrea Petkovic of Germany, who won on the green clay of Charleston last Sunday. There are WTA events underway this week in Katowice, Poland, and Bogota, Colombia, where top se...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  13. Weekend proves Davis Cup is alive and well

    Peter Bodo

    Let's assume you're new to tennis and have heard mostly negative things about the Davis Cup. You've been told that nobody cares, that the top players don't feel passionate about it, that the best-of-five-sets format (with no tiebreaker in the fif...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  14. Andy Murray doing the wrong things

    Peter Bodo

    Among all the people who are out of work in our struggling republic, the one I'm least worried about is Ivan Lendl. Coach to Andy Murray until a few days ago, Lendl was as prudent as he was spectacularly successful in his salad years on the pro tour....

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  15. Indian Wells crowns up for grabs

    Peter Bodo

    The most refreshing thing about the Indian Wells tournament that is taking place in the California desert is that both titles appear to be up for grabs in a way they haven't been for a long time, particularly on the ATP side of the pro fence. Now ...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  16. Masters mini-Slam sweep a daunting task

    Peter Bodo

    The Indian Wells Masters 1000 is underway, and Miami follows immediately on its heels. Sweeping the two events is a major accomplishment (among the Big Four, only Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have done it). Call the accomplishment a Masters mini-...

    Blog | March 07, 2014