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  1. Australian Open - Rafael Nadal one of a few players who had memor...

    Peter Bodo

    Sometimes the things they say are as interesting as the action on the tennis court, as we saw in Week 1 at the Australian Open.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2015
  2. Australian Open - Why Lleyton Hewitt soldiers on

    Peter Bodo

    After 19 years Down Under, it's getting harder and harder for Hewitt to bend and pull the starter cord on that famous imaginary lawn mower, but he just loves the life.

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2015
  3. Australian Open - Stan Wawrinka a different kind of "Stanimal"

    Peter Bodo

    Based on his start, Stan Wawrinka likely doesn't get what all the fuss is about trying to defend a title, Peter Bodo writes.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2015
  4. Australian Open - Just the right start for Rafael Nadal, Andy Mur...

    Peter Bodo

    Given their recent travails, it's hard to say whether Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray are happy, but they should feel guardedly optimistic after the first round of the Aussie Open.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2015
  5. Australian Open - Breaking down the toughest and easiest draws

    Peter Bodo

    The Australian Open draw has been announced, and Pete Bodo breaks down the must-see early matches and predicts the men's and women's quarterfinalists

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2015
  6. Same old bosses, Fed, Sharapova still rule

    Peter Bodo

    Judging from the first week of play in the new year, 2015 is less likely to be a year of sweeping change than one of business as usual. Sure, top-ranked and top-seeded Novak Djokovic was upset at Qatar. But isn't that what Ivo Karlovic does for a liv...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  7. Imagine a life without the Big Four

    Peter Bodo

    At Qatar this week, top-seeded and top-ranked Novak Djokovic lost to ATP No. 27 Ivo Karlovic, the 35-year-old Croatian ace machine (is there any other kind of Croatian?). Also at Qatar, No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal was upset in his first-round match by No...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  8. Predicting the champions and contenders

    Peter Bodo

    Not every year has equal significance in the career of a tennis player; it's obvious as a young pro struggles to break through, but it's also true later -- after he or she has cracked the code. January is not merely a month brimming with hope. For so...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  9. Tennis anything but a patriot's game

    Peter Bodo

    I met the guy, a tennis fan, at a holiday party. Within two minutes, he told me he had a serious beef about the game. "Oh no," I thought. "Another Rafael Nadal fan who hates Roger Federer, or a Novak Djokovic fan who hates Nadal, or a Jimmy Connors f...

    Blog | January 02, 2015
  10. IPTL a blueprint for future events?

    Peter Bodo

    If you were to judge tournaments by the number of "shiny-happy-people" selfies they generate, the International Professional Tennis League matches would be right up there with the Indian Wells Masters 1000, perhaps even the French Open. I am assum...

    Blog | December 26, 2014
  11. Serena Williams, Kei Nishikori are POYs

    Peter Bodo

    In some years, the players of the year are those who clearly dominated the playing field. Think Roger Federer in 2006, Novak Djokovic in 2011, or Serena Williams almost any time (on the Mayan as well as Gregorian calendars). This year, my choices...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  12. Roger Federer's withdrawal a good thing

    Peter Bodo

    As befitting a major final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, a number of records were broken by Sunday's championship match of the ATP World Tour Finals. Unfortunately, all of them were of the wrong or undesirable kind. Roger Federer withd...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  13. Novak Djokovic's job only half done

    Peter Bodo

    Playing the role of the man in black in the sport famous for its fixation on "tennis whites" suits ... Novak Djokovic. Wearing black above and below the waist, the top-seed at the ATP World Tour Finals has gone about his business with a chilling effici...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  14. Roger Federer's doomed mission

    Peter Bodo

    A person could be forgiven for wondering why Roger Federer looked so angry when he set forth Sunday at the ATP World Tour Finals to complete what has become his Mission Improbable -- to snatch the prestigious year-end No. 1 ranking out of top-ranked ...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  15. 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
  16. How much does Cincinnati matter?

    Peter Bodo

    The promoters of the Cincinnati Masters are going to be hard put to top the show the ATP and WTA put on in Toronto and Montreal, respectively, last week during the Canadian Open. Each tournament was like a jack-in-the-box; you just never knew when a ...

    Blog | August 11, 2014