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  1. Roger Federer's Davis Cup challenge

    Peter Bodo

    Roger Federer is learning that you may be the all-time Grand Slam champion, a distinguished 33-year-old ambassador for the game, a friend of Michael Jordan and Anna Wintour, and a guy with some hefty hotel bills, considering his two sets of twins, bu...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  2. Federer motivated to get Davis Cup win

    Peter Bodo

    Give credit to US Open men's singles finalist Kei Nishikori and champion Marin Cilic, but you just know top-seeded Novak Djokovic and No. 2 seed Roger Federer were bummed out about the lost opportunity to win a major without having to go through Rafa...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  3. Weekend proves Davis Cup is alive and well

    Peter Bodo

    Let's assume you're new to tennis and have heard mostly negative things about the Davis Cup. You've been told that nobody cares, that the top players don't feel passionate about it, that the best-of-five-sets format (with no tiebreaker in the fif...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  4. Yes, America, Davis Cup still matters

    Peter Bodo

    The Davis Cup World Group quarterfinals will take place this weekend, with the U.S. already out of the competition thanks to that shocking first-round loss to Great Britain back February. Of course, that won't stop American fans from spending the ...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  5. Team competition has its faults

    Peter Bodo

    The Davis Cup and Fed Cup were played on back-to-back weekends, and once again the results -- and reviews -- for the most credible and storied of annual international team sports competitions were mixed. There was some controversy as well, coming...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  6. From bad to worse for U.S. Davis Cup

    Peter Bodo

    Here's how bad it is for the U.S. team in the Davis Cup: The squad lost in the first round of World Group play this past weekend to Great Britain, a nation that had not won a single WG match (a "tie" in Davis Cup patois) in 30 years. Not bad enoug...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  7. Roger Federer's sudden national service

    Peter Bodo

    Until Wednesday, the first round of Davis Cup World Group play shaped up as a low-key spectacle. Andy Murray, the most junior member of tennis' suddenly beleaguered Big Four, was the only member of the quartet who volunteered to do national service. ...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  8. Why park the Ferrari in the garage?

    Peter Bodo

    The Czech Republic's Radek Stepanek made history in the Davis Cup final Sunday, becoming the first player to win consecutive live fifth-set rubbers in Davis Cup finals. The question many people will be debating over the coming days is, "Should Serbia...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  9. How winning hurt Novak Djokovic

    Peter Bodo

    Now that three of tennis' big four have taken their bows and added to their resumes during the third (and best) Davis Cup week (you get the semifinals and the critical World Group Playoffs), it's time to look ahead to the final segment of the season...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  10. Big weekend, big names at Davis Cup

    Peter Bodo

    Isn't it great to see three members of the tennis world's vaunted big four still battling on, even though the US Open has been over for nearly a week? Roger Federer is the only one of that group who won't be swinging a racket this week, but there...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  11. U.S. game plan went up in smoke

    Peter Bodo

    Once again, a Davis Cup truism kicked in and played an outsized role in determining the outcome of a tie -- in this case, the clash of the U.S. and Serbia in Boise, Idaho, this weekend. The motto? Beware the doubles. Going into the tie, the skinny w...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  12. Tennis - Tough but not impossible task for U.S. in Davis Cup vers...

    Peter Bodo

    Sam Querrey and Jon Isner have had their share of doldrums lately, and now they face Novak Djokovic and Serbia in Davis Cup. Can they pull off the upset?

    Blog | Conversation | April 05, 2013
  13. Team USA going through growing pains

    Peter Bodo

    It wasn't a pretty victory, but a victory nonetheless as the new-look Team USA began its Davis Cup season against Brazil, Peter Bodo writes.

    Blog | Conversation | February 04, 2013
  14. Soft launch a chance for U.S. team to jell

    Peter Bodo

    Every red-blooded American wants to spend Sunday gorging on junk food and watching the Super Bowl, right? That means that Team USA has all the incentive it needs to sweep Brazil 3-0 in this weekend's first round of Davis Cup World Group play, en...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  15. Tennis - John Isner begins quest to make U.S. Davis Cup team his ...

    Peter Bodo

    The U.S. opens Davis Cup play against Brazil with a good chance to get off on the right foot, and that's welcome news for a talented team in transition.

    Blog | Conversation | January 31, 2013
  16. Radek Stepanek, your new Davis Cup hero

    Peter Bodo

    In his reaction story on the critical Davis Cup-deciding fifth rubber between the Czech and defending champion Spain, my Tennis magazine colleague Steve Tignor wrote: "That should have been the end of Almagro. In any of the majors, it would have bee...

    Blog | November 19, 2012