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  1. Peter Bodo: Five imperative questions heading into the clay seaso...

    Peter Bodo,

    Five imperative questions heading into the clay season

    Blog | Conversation | April 10, 2009
  2. We have learned that we have a lot to learn

    Peter Bodo,

    The reality that Rafael Nadal might lose ground on clay, and Roger Federer's relief that the hard-court season is over: Are we in complete disarray, or what?

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2009
  3. Can sublime Serbs stop the slide?

    Peter Bodo,

    Less than two years ago, we were in the grip of the Summer of Serbian Love, which gave us its very own version of the legendary Monterey Pop music festival at Roland Garros in the first week of June 2007. Surely you remember: Novak Djokovic, Ana Ivan...

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2009
  4. Djokovic re-establishes himself as a force

    Peter Bodo,

    Satisfying endings, like beauty, are in the eyes of the beholder, even though tennis produces them on a week-to-week basis rather than a season-to-season one. Ours is the convenience store of sports; it's open all the time, even though the ATP and WT...

    Blog | Conversation | November 17, 2008
  5. Spain's shining star in Beijing

    Peter Bodo,

    When I saw Rafael Nadal hit the deck after his Olympic Games semifinal win over Novak Djokovic (I gave him a nine out of 10 for that particular back flop) it occurred to me that his exuberance was caused by more than Djokovic's ugly unforced error (a...

    Blog | Conversation | August 15, 2008
  6. The Djokovic dynamic

    Peter Bodo,

    Being the third wheel is usually an uncomfortable role; it can be downright humiliating (think: dating). But it suits Novak Djokovic just fine -- and it's great for the game of tennis. Since the Spring Masters events of last year, Djokovic has merri...

    Blog | Conversation | June 16, 2008
  7. It's the luck of the draw

    Peter Bodo,

    They don't make draws like they used to, and that's a real shame as we sit here asking ourselves the same question: Who's going to get Novak Djokovic in the semifinals, Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal? Back in the day -- actually, officials couldn't p...

    Blog | Conversation | May 22, 2008
  8. Djoker's career management

    Peter Bodo,

    I can give you a dozen reasons Novak Djokovic will be a multiple Grand Slam champion and something that Rafael Nadal currently is not -- an all-seasons, all-surfaces threat to Roger Federer. But one of the least acknowledged and most convincing of hi...

    Blog | Conversation | May 12, 2008
  9. Gambling reaching tipping point

    Peter Bodo,

    Pro tennis might not have a significant gambling problem, but it sure is smoking out the innocent. In the past few weeks, a host of players, including such well-known ones as Novak Djokovic, Dmitry Tursunov and Paul Goldstein, along with lesser-light...

    Blog | Conversation | October 01, 2007
  10. What a grind for Federer

    Peter Bodo,

    Something a colleague said the other day about the way Novak Djokovic won Montreal, beating the top three players in the world, only to lose in the first round in Cincinnati, got me thinking about one of the most commonly used words in tennis, "grind...

    Blog | Conversation | August 20, 2007
  11. Serbia's moment

    Peter Bodo,

    Two couples were in the tennis news in a big way Sunday for being "just friends:" Radek Stepanek and Martina Hingis (Hingis, just friends with an ATP pro? Hahahahaha!), and Novak Djokovic and Ana Ivanovic. Stepanek leaked word through ATP officials t...

    Blog | Conversation | August 12, 2007
  12. Djokovic ready for Big Dawgs?

    Peter Bodo,

    Novak Djokovic played like he had a point to prove against Lleyton Hewitt today, although it may have been the wrong point. Djokovic banged out a 7-6, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6 win, playing mostly from the baseline on Wimbledon's spongy, slick turf. Sometime bet...

    Blog | Conversation | July 05, 2007
  13. 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
  14. Players not to watch in 2007

    Peter Bodo,

    Well, it's the time of year when many pundits post their "Players to Watch" lists. And the first tournaments of 2007 offered up winners who may be making opening statements in potential breakthrough years: Novak Djokovic of Serbia won in Adelaide, wh...

    Blog | Conversation | January 08, 2007