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  1. Nadal a problem without a solution

    Peter Bodo,

    Well, it looks like the operative phrase for the clay-court seasons just may be, "same as it ever was" -- ever,in tennis, generally meaning the last 48 months or so. We're pretty quick to accord dominance -- or to declare it null, because the sport l...

    Blog | Conversation | April 28, 2008
  2. Dream quarterfinals

    Peter Bodo,

    There are lots of reasons to love Rafael Nadal, but the undisputed king of them all is his pure competitive drive. That feature is currently on display in Monte Carlo, where Nadal is about to face a clay-court litmus test in the form of his Spanish c...

    Blog | Conversation | April 24, 2008
  3. Thrown into the deep end

    Peter Bodo,

    Marel Ganollers-Pujol celebrated his big upset of James Blake in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston yesterday by flinging himself into a nearby pool. But it's really the North American players who are being thrown into the deep end, b...

    Blog | Conversation | April 21, 2008
  4. Clay-court myth

    Peter Bodo,

    So Roger Federer got bounced out of the Italian Open, the clay-court tournament at which the dry, hot conditions speed up the clay to the point where bold and inventive players can ride their strokes to victory. Why is it that as time goes on, fewe...

    Blog | Conversation | May 10, 2007
  5. Green with envy

    Peter Bodo,

    (Editor's note: This blog originally ran April 30.) OK, I know we're right in the meat of the clay-court season, but I feel like I've already seen more red dust than they've got on all of Mars. Let's take a little break for green -- cool, damp, gree...

    Blog | Conversation | April 30, 2007
  6. ATP, Masters Series at odds

    Peter Bodo,

    Monte Carlo is under way, kicking off the official lawsuit season! OK, it's supposed to be the onset of the clay-court season. The clay-court events that will transpire over the next few weeks constitute a de facto Roland Garros Series much like t...

    Blog | Conversation | April 16, 2007
  7. Pasta strings

    Peter Bodo,

    Coming off a hard-court swing in which Rafael Nadal won a Masters Series title (the Pacific Life Open) and reached the quarterfinals at another (the Sony Ericsson Open), the critical question looming as the European clay circuit gets under way in a w...

    Blog | Conversation | April 03, 2007