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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. How much does Cincinnati matter?

    Peter Bodo

    The promoters of the Cincinnati Masters are going to be hard put to top the show the ATP and WTA put on in Toronto and Montreal, respectively, last week during the Canadian Open. Each tournament was like a jack-in-the-box; you just never knew when a ...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  8. Bouchard, Raonic aiming for Rogers double

    Peter Bodo

    Tennis will stage its own "Game of Thrones" this week in Montreal and Toronto, the equal-opportunity cities where the WTA and ATP alternate staging their simultaneous versions of the Rogers Cup -- or the Canadian Open. In recent months, Milos Raonic ...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  9. Not your average Hamburg summer

    Peter Bodo

    You know you're in trouble when master-of-mayhem Fabio Fognini "leads an exodus" anywhere. In this case, it was back to the pool and karaoke lounge at the official ATP player hotel in Hamburg. The ATP website described it back on Wednesday as an exod...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Bum wrist has del Potro down again

    Peter Bodo

    Juan Martin del Potro, the 2009 U.S. Open champion, is giving American Brian Baker a strong run for the title of Unluckiest ATP Pro. That's a particularly stinging loss for the game because unlike Baker, Delpo is an established, elite player -- and o...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  12. In Roger Federer we trust

    Peter Bodo

    Guess who has emerged as the one person upon whom you can rely as a desert storm ravages the ATP and WTA pecking order heading into the final weekend of the first Masters 1000 of the year, Indian Wells? Roger Federer. Many of you know that the ...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  13. 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
  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. Naughty or nice? Santa's gifts to the players

    Peter Bodo

    Santa is making his rounds again in this space, with gifts for ATP and WTA pros great and small. So let's take a sneak peek into that overloaded sleigh: Rafael Nadal: A pair of tennis shoes that are actually the right size. You've all heard or rea...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  16. 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