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  1. Li Na's titles bigger than tennis

    Peter Bodo

    "Can you tell the Chinese [fans]: Don't teach me how to play tennis?" -- Li Na, to chair umpire Alison Lange, as the Australian Open final of 2011 was slipping out of her grasp. Li Na has retired from tennis with chronic knee injuries. There is...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  2. Rafael Nadal to be tested early in Oz

    Peter Bodo

    The Australian Open has been very kind to Novak Djokovic, and at first glance, it seemed to get even more magnanimous. The defending champion, Djokovic is poised to become the first man in the Open era to carry off the title five times, and he appear...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  3. Why is Roger Federer playing small events?

    Peter Bodo

    The weeks following the Australian Open and Wimbledon are usually toss-off weeks; all the top players are worn out from the grind leading up to the event or the demands and tensions of those events. They can't afford that luxury at the French Open, ...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  4. Is Roger Federer ready for desert defense?

    Peter Bodo

    Since the Australian Open, the pros have been either traipsing all over the world in quest of ranking points and cash or putting their feet up and marking time until the next big event. Now that next big event is here: the Indian Wells combined event...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  5. Australian Open - Novak Djokovic and cohorts going nowhere

    Peter Bodo

    Some things never change, or so it seems. With the top four men's seeds reaching the Aussie semis, it's going to be a long year for the contenders.

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2013
  6. Djokovic, Murray matchup too close to call

    Peter Bodo

    Andy Murray must have something special going on if he can goad model citizen Roger Federer into trash-talking, the way he did near the end of his five-set conquest of the Swiss icon in the semifinals of the Australian Open. The question is: Can he f...

    Blog | January 26, 2013
  7. Tennis - Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray matchup too close to call

    Peter Bodo

    From forehands to backhands to serves, the gamut of goodies Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray bear is so similar that there is no clear winner.

    Blog | Conversation | January 26, 2013
  8. Li Na returns to where it all began

    Peter Bodo

    Li Na recorded a resounding upset of the seemingly invincible Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open, and it put her in the final opposite Victoria Azarenka. The match represented not only a great continuing run by Li but also the closing of a circle...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  9. Australian Open - Li Na returns to where it all began against Vic...

    Peter Bodo

    Li Na finally looks like she has overcome the burden of skyrocketing to fame. But she'll need her A-game to stop Victoria Azarenka.

    Blog | Conversation | January 25, 2013
  10. Tennis - Novak Djokovic-Andy Murray rivalry the best in the biz?

    Peter Bodo

    Goodness knows we've had enough dress rehearsals. Now it's time for the Novak Djokovic-Andy Murray rivalry to rule the tennis circuit.

    Blog | Conversation | January 10, 2013
  11. The season starts in Melbourne

    Peter Bodo

    The rash of early-round upsets of some of the top-ranked players shouldn't be cause for concern. It's just indicative that nowadays, the tennis season really begins at the Australian Open, Peter Bodo writes.

    Blog | Conversation | January 04, 2013
  12. Which Nadal will return to the tour?

    Peter Bodo

    Rafael Nadal's return to the circuit after an absence of almost six months will not happen in Abu Dhabi or the Australian Open. This throws an even larger monkey wrench into an already-ominous early season for Nadal, who has been rehabbing his ...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  13. Which Rafael Nadal will return to the tour?

    Peter Bodo

    A stomach virus has delayed Rafael Nadal's return to action, but when he finally does, the question remains: Can he still be more than just "the King of Clay?"

    Blog | Conversation | December 28, 2012
  14. Novak Djokovic raises the bar yet again

    Peter Bodo

    To fully understand what has happened in the past 12-plus months of ATP tennis, and in the worlds of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, all you need to know is that the most compelling question raised after Sunday's Australian Open, while prematur...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  15. How Nadal can end the skid versus Djoker

    Peter Bodo

    World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 2 Rafael Nadal will play the Australian Open men's final in the match everyone has been hoping to see. Credit both men for making the appointment; getting there is never as easy as it may look. The question de...

    Blog | January 28, 2012
  16. Tough tests for the Andys at the Aussie

    Peter Bodo

    The Australian Open draw is out, and the tennis gods have spoken. Unless I'm mistaken, what they've said is: "Not so fast, Andy Murray. You're going to need Ivan Lendl -- and a whole lot more -- in order to get to the final for a third...

    Blog | January 13, 2012