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  1. Good to be Andy

    Peter Bodo,

    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
  2. Champions' springboard

    Peter Bodo,

    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
  3. Aussie Disappointments

    Peter Bodo,

    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
  4. Tone set for 2008 season

    Peter Bodo,

    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
  5. Lansdorp's disciples

    Peter Bodo,

    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
  6. Freaky Slam

    Peter Bodo,

    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
  7. Surprise, surprise?

    Peter Bodo,

    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
  8. Russians deliver for home fans

    Peter Bodo,

    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
  9. Roddick rebounds on red clay

    Peter Bodo,

    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
  10. Semis taste sweet to Serena

    Peter Bodo,

    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
  11. Changing of the guard

    Peter Bodo,

    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
  12. Evolution of court speed

    Peter Bodo,

    There are all kinds of percolating issues on the eve of the Australian Open, although one of the bigger ones went away yesterday when Venus Williams formally withdrew from the tournament because of lingering problems with her right wrist. But the thi...

    Blog | Conversation | January 11, 2007
  13. Belgian's effect on Australian field

    Peter Bodo,

    The latest installment of "All My Belgians," starring Justine Henin-Hardenne and Kim Clijsters, was such a bombshell that you'd think it was Sweeps Week in Kortrijk. H-2 has withdrawn from the upcoming Australian Open, citing "personal family reasons...

    Blog | Conversation | January 04, 2007