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  1. Peter Bodo: Five imperative questions heading into the clay seaso...

    Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

    Five imperative questions heading into the clay season

    Blog | Conversation | April 10, 2009
  2. Was Oz Federer's last stand?

    Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

    It's not a good day to be Roger Federer. The immediate reason is the result of the Australian Open final, which he lost in five sets to Rafael Nadal. As anyone reading this must already know, Federer on Sunday morning stood poised to equal Pete Sampr...

    Blog | Conversation | February 02, 2009
  3. Not a snowball's chance to win Down Under

    Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

    These folks have no shot to win the Australian Open title.

    Blog | Conversation | January 16, 2009
  4. Earning a wild card the right way

    Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

    Earning a wild card the right way

    Blog | Conversation | January 05, 2009
  5. Nothing wrong with players easing into new year

    Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

    The lead-up to the Australian Open won't exactly overtax any of tennis' top men or women. But Peter Bodo can find nothing wrong with that.

    Blog | Conversation | January 02, 2009
  6. Good to be Andy

    Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

    All in all, it's a good time to be Andy Roddick. Despite a rough start at the Australian Open (where Roddick lost to Philipp Kohlschreiber in the third round), he's caught fire. In the past two months, he's won two tournments, beaten each of the elit...

    Blog | Conversation | April 14, 2008
  7. Champions' springboard

    Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

    In some ways, it's been the ATP version of the Wheel of Fortune. Indian Wells, the prestigious Masters Series event that ends the long and not entirely compelling six-week stretch that follows the Australian Open, has a rich history as a career-launc...

    Blog | Conversation | March 14, 2008
  8. Aussie Disappointments

    Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

    We've devoted a lot of space and time to the winners at the Australian Open, those warriors who left Melbourne with their chests flung out, leading with the chin. But to everything, turn, turn, turn, and it's time to acknowledge the big losers -- tho...

    Blog | Conversation | February 01, 2008
  9. Tone set for 2008 season

    Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

    If the first Grand Slam tournament of 2008 is an accurate indicator, we'll be in for a terrific if turbulent ride through the rest of the year. Here are the five most significant developments to emerge from the Australian Open, and how they may shape...

    Blog | Conversation | January 29, 2008
  10. Lansdorp's disciples

    Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

    I'll be curious to see if the name Robert Lansdorp comes up when the first epic clash of the Australian Open takes place in the second round, with Lindsay Davenport going up against Maria Sharapova. That's because Lansdorp's fingerprints are evident ...

    Blog | Conversation | January 14, 2008
  11. Freaky Slam

    Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

    Wimbledon is the traditional Grand Slam event, Roland Garros is the iron (wo)man major and the U.S. Open is the grueling jewel in the lineup. That leaves the upcoming Australian Open, which is the freaky Slam. The tournament took a quantum leap when...

    Blog | Conversation | January 11, 2008
  12. Surprise, surprise?

    Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

    If the first week of tennis in the new year is any indication, the Australian Open will be even more volatile and unpredictable than in years past. This is not because the first events of 2008 turned up surprise winners, but rather because most of th...

    Blog | Conversation | January 07, 2008
  13. Russians deliver for home fans

    Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

    If the tournament directors of Australian Open, Roland Garros or Wimbledon were watching the Kremlin Cup finals Sunday, you just know they were scratching (or banging) their heads, asking, "Why can't that be me?" Elena Dementieva and Nikolay Davyde...

    Blog | Conversation | October 15, 2007
  14. Roddick rebounds on red clay

    Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

    If you think about it, there couldn't have been a better way for Andy Roddick to get over the licking he took from Roger Federer in the Australian Open semifinals (Roddick won just six games) than the Davis Cup weekend that ended last Sunday. Going...

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2007
  15. Semis taste sweet to Serena

    Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

    MELBOURNE, Australia -- The biggest story thus far at the Australian Open has been Serena Williams and, yes, I do know that you could take that any number of ways. There's no doubt that the WTA's diva supreme is overweight, and in a way that makes it...

    Blog | Conversation | January 23, 2007
  16. Changing of the guard

    Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

    Four games. That was the total number won by Nicolas Massu and Alberto Martin in two intriguing first-round matches in the Australian Open. Massu begged three off Novak Djokovic and Martin stole one from Andy Murray, underscoring the notion that this...

    Blog | Conversation | January 16, 2007