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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Predict London's outcome at your own peril

    Peter Bodo

    It's only fitting that the first singles match in the round-robin portion of the Barclay's ATP World Tour Finals in London on Sunday will feature Robin Soderling versus Andy Murray. You couldn't ask for a more symbolic kickoff in this,...

    Blog | November 19, 2010
  12. End of Roger-Rafa as we know it?

    Peter Bodo

    I visited a bit the other day with Jelena Jankovic, who has been working out these days at her spiritual home, the IMG Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy. Out of curiosity, I asked if she'd watched the ATP World Tour Finals. "I did," she said. "I ...

    Blog | December 11, 2009
  13. Nadal needs more Cup heroics to end '09 well

    Peter Bodo

    After making hash of it at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, Rafael Nadal is looking at one more chance to save a season that started spiraling downward on a chilly, damp afternoon in Paris, where he failed to win his 32nd consecutive singles match...

    Blog | December 04, 2009
  14. Why only Djokovic or Murray will win it all

    Peter Bodo

    Let's cut right to the chase: The men to beat at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals are Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, a pair of guys right out of a David Bowie song, "All the Young Dudes." Together, they have a grand total of one Grand Slam ti...

    Blog | November 19, 2009