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  1. It's all about Roger and Serena again

    Peter Bodo

    As the summer hard-court events got underway, the odds that the players going into the US Open with the greatest head of steam would be Roger Federer and Serena Williams didn't seem very good. Now, with the last of the big hard-court tuneups conclude...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  2. Things could get worse for Rafa in Madrid

    Peter Bodo

    If Rafael Nadal wanted to put a little pressure on himself, he couldn't have picked a better time than last week, when he lost to a fellow Spaniard on a red clay court for the second time in as many weeks. A few weeks ago it was David Ferrer bounc...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  3. Only Wawrinka has a clear head these days

    Peter Bodo

    Tennis pros don't like working under distracting conditions any more than the rest of us do, which suggests that the upcoming clay-court Masters events and the French Grand Slam will be an interesting test of the top players' ability to focus. As ...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  4. Clay intrigue for women, not for men

    Peter Bodo

    The clay-court swing is officially underway, the first blow struck by Andrea Petkovic of Germany, who won on the green clay of Charleston last Sunday. There are WTA events underway this week in Katowice, Poland, and Bogota, Colombia, where top se...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  5. Bodo - Hingis left an indelible mark

    Peter Bodo

    On the court Martina Hingis was an unstoppable force, but off the court she captivated the fans and made women's tennis fun, Peter Bodo writes

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2013
  6. Much at stake for Roger Federer

    Peter Bodo

    Roger Federer has been flirting with the idea of playing without his headband, but the fact that is that going into the grass court season, there's a lot more at stake for the 17-time Grand Slam champion than many people think, Peter Bodo writes.

    Blog | Conversation | June 14, 2013
  7. Tennis - Much at stake for Roger Federer

    Peter Bodo

    Roger Federer has been flirting with the idea of playing without his headband, but the fact is that going into the grass court season, there's a lot more at stake for the 17-time Grand Slam champion than many people think, Peter Bodo writes.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2013
  8. Red clay just what Isner, U.S. men need

    Peter Bodo

    John Isner won the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship in Houston on Sunday, on the same surface -- red clay -- where all of the ATP action up to and including the French Open will take place over the next two months. Ordinarily, that would be a ...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  9. Tennis - Red clay of the Monte Carlo Masters just what John Isner...

    Peter Bodo

    John Isner won Houston. Great. But what he and most of the U.S. men need is a good, long and successful run on the European red clay.

    Blog | Conversation | April 15, 2013
  10. An upset for the years

    Peter Bodo

    Lukas Rosol's upset over Rafael Nadal in the second round at Wimbledon was not just a top moment this year, it was an upset for the years, Peter Bodo writes.

    Blog | Conversation | December 20, 2012
  11. Five reasons Nadal's absence will help him

    Peter Bodo

    Rafael Nadal might not see action on a tennis court again until well into the new year, which is troubling and disappointing news. But if there was ever a good -- or is it "convenient"? -- time for Nadal to take an extended break, this probably is it...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  12. Tennis - Five reasons Rafael Nadal's absence will help him

    Peter Bodo

    It was the worst of times for Rafael Nadal when he pulled the plug on his 2012 campaign. But his absence should give him a whole new perspective on the game.

    Blog | Conversation | September 28, 2012
  13. Wimbledon - Look out, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal

    Peter Bodo

    It's Wimbledon, so naturally Andy Murray has nothing on his mind but tennis. But was the draw kind to him?

    Blog | Conversation | June 22, 2012
  14. Time to get dirty for the game's best

    Peter Bodo

    With the clay-court season upon us, it's a good time to evaluate what's at stake for the players who will soon constitute a true "dirty dozen" -- the top six ATP and WTA pros, who will spend much time in the coming weeks trying to wash away...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  15. Tennis - Time to get dirty for the game's best

    Peter Bodo

    Ah, the many manifestations of clay. We'll find out what kind of mark it leaves on the game's top 12 players in the coming days.

    Blog | Conversation | April 13, 2012
  16. Audacious Azarenka set for new challenges

    Peter Bodo

    Victoria Azarenka, gently placing her feet into the prints left in the sands of Miami last year by Novak Djokovic, is undefeated through the first major hard-court segment of the year. The Belarussian bomber is 23-0 as she begins her title defense a...

    Blog | March 23, 2012