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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Novak Djokovic first among the equals

    Peter Bodo

    The ATP year in tennis ended Monday when Novak Djokovic took out Roger Federer in straight sets in the final of the ATP World Tour Finals. The result provided a welcome sense of clarity to the just-completed year because a win at the year-end champi...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  11. Tennis - Novak Djokovic first among the equals

    Peter Bodo

    We'd like to personally thank Novak Djokovic for bringing some order to this chaotic season.

    Blog | Conversation | November 13, 2012
  12. Can No. 1 Djokovic quell Federer?

    Peter Bodo

    Some years, we're lucky enough to get an ATP championships (now called the ATP World Tour Finals) that determines the prestigious year-end No. 1 ranking. For a while this fall, it looked as if we might get another of those years, what with Roge...

    Blog | November 04, 2012
  13. Tennis - Can No. 1 Novak Djokovic quell Roger Federer at the ATP ...

    Peter Bodo

    Novak Djokovic already has secured the top ranking. But there are plenty of unknowns heading into the year-end championships.

    Blog | Conversation | November 04, 2012
  14. Great rivalry returns to the Tour Finals

    Peter Bodo

    When the Group B pairings for the ATP World Tour Finals dictated a Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal round-robin clash, many fans probably had one of two reactions: A: It just doesn't have the same ring. We have moved on. Or B: It feels just like ol...

    Blog | November 18, 2011
  15. More to come from Fed-Nadal rivalry

    Peter Bodo

    Don't turn out those lights just yet, Irene. It looks like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are going to keep a good thing going. That's the big takeaway from the championship match of the ATP World Tour Finals, in which Federer snatched the ...

    Blog | November 30, 2010
  16. A downside to World Tour Finals

    Peter Bodo

    Andy Murray won his first-round match at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday. Big deal, right? A player like Murray, ranked No. 5 in the world and a multiple Grand Slam finalist, is supposed to cruise through the first-rounders. Bu...

    Blog | November 22, 2010