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  1. Federer has everyone where he wants them

    Peter Bodo

    The greatest player in the history of the ATP Tour's official year-end championships barely crept into the elite eight who comprise the singles field this year. That's Roger Federer, the six-time ATP World Tour Finals champ. He qualified for the...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  2. The wild world that is the WTA

    Peter Bodo

    It feels just like old times around the ATP Tour these days -- that is if 2006 can be said to be a long time ago. You remember 2006, when Roger Federer was busy winning everything in sight. Sunday in the Cincinnati Masters 1000 final, the Swiss once ...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  3. Tennis - Roger Federer is great, but watch out for Li Na at the U...

    Peter Bodo

    Ho hum, Roger Federer did his thing. But the Western & Southern Open showcased a lot more than one rejuvenated superstar.

    Blog | Conversation | August 20, 2012
  4. Will Nadal, Federer eat Djoker's dust?

    Peter Bodo

    I remember when Rafael Nadal was desperately trying to catch up to the pacesetter on the ATP Tour, working to expand beyond his clay-court empire and get within striking distance of the top. And I recall when Roger Federer was likewise engaged, hopin...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  5. Moving the year-ender to London a fruitful decision

    Peter Bodo

    The Tennis Masters Cup, the ATP Tour's year-end championships, is bearing down on us, with a new home in London's brand-new O2 Arena. The Shanghai experiment (the YEC was played there for the past four years) now looks like a woefully unsuc...

    Blog | October 16, 2009
  6. Allaster's hire more than just the next logical step?

    Peter Bodo

    Stacey Allaster is the new chairman and CEO of the WTA Tour, and it's interesting to contrast her selection with that of Adam Helfant, the relatively new head of the partner-rival ATP Tour. The two decisions underscore the two contrasting and mu...

    Blog | July 13, 2009
  7. Allaster's hire more than just the next logical step for WTA?

    Peter Bodo

    How do you think outside the box when you've spend you're entire life in it? Such is the question for new WTA chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster.

    Blog | Conversation | July 13, 2009
  8. Roger Federer's withdrawal a good thing

    Peter Bodo

    As befitting a major final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, a number of records were broken by Sunday's championship match of the ATP World Tour Finals. Unfortunately, all of them were of the wrong or undesirable kind. Roger Federer withd...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  9. Novak Djokovic's job only half done

    Peter Bodo

    Playing the role of the man in black in the sport famous for its fixation on "tennis whites" suits ... Novak Djokovic. Wearing black above and below the waist, the top-seed at the ATP World Tour Finals has gone about his business with a chilling effici...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Federer reminds us why we need Rafa

    Peter Bodo

    The O2 Arena is rapidly becoming "Oh no!" stadium as the ATP World Tour Finals teeter on the brink of becoming a carnival of blowouts. With five matches logged by late afternoon Tuesday in London, the most pertinent prematch question has become, "Is ...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  12. Roger Federer's doomed mission

    Peter Bodo

    A person could be forgiven for wondering why Roger Federer looked so angry when he set forth Sunday at the ATP World Tour Finals to complete what has become his Mission Improbable -- to snatch the prestigious year-end No. 1 ranking out of top-ranked ...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Serena still Serena; Federer still Federer

    Peter Bodo

    We could be wise and resist reading too much into the first week of ATP and WTA tour play for 2014, but what fun would that be? Besides, since the offseason in tennis is short, we can expect the players to be in pretty good fighting trim for the s...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  15. More exhibition than Armageddon?

    Peter Bodo

    It isn't supposed to end this way. The World Tour Finals was conceived to finish things, settle arguments and determine a crystal-clear pecking order dictated by a big computer humming away in some climate-controlled basement. It's designed to produc...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  16. Get ready for Nadal-Djokovic grudge match

    Peter Bodo

    The ATP World Tour Finals won't boast a "dream final" this year (that is, a winner-take-all battle for the year-end No. 1 ranking), but it has what might be the next best thing: A spectacular grudge match between two men whose rivalry already has his...

    Blog | November 11, 2013